Press Releases

June 1, 2006

News for Anime Expo 2006:

Anime Expo announces 9th guest of honor

Anaheim, California (June 1, 2006) -- Anime Expo® 2006 (AX2006) welcomes Romi Paku as a Guest of Honor at the nations largest Anime/Manga convention's 15th year anniversary at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is available at

As one of the leading female seiyuu in the industry, Romi Paku has had many roles, making her well known to Japanese and American fans alike. She has done work in Samurai Seven, Matantei Loki Ragnarok, Shaman King, Turn A Gundam, Gakuen Alice, Stellvia, Brain Powered and Digimon but has become better known for her roles in Naruto, NANA, Full Metal Alchemist and Gundam SEED (Special Edition only). She usually plays male roles, but has the capacity to voice either gender at any age.

Ms. Paku joins, previously announced, CLAMP, Seiji Mizushima, Vic Mignogna, Laura Bailey, Mick Takeuchi, Yutaka Izubuchi, Tomoki Kyoda and Koge-Donbo as Anime Expo® 2006 official Guests of Honor.

Individuals can now register via online ( for Anime Expo® 2006. All attendees that register prior to June 1, 2006 will be automatically placed into the 2nd Annual Pre-Registration Contest to win DVD's, Posters and other amazing prizes.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 - 4, 2006 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its official website (

About SPJA
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property - Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its official website (