Press Releases

June 11, 2008

News for Anime Expo 2008:

Anime Expo 2008 and Intermixi Tours to give away trip to Japan

One Lucky Winner Will Experience the Ultimate Japan Trip

Anaheim, California (June 9, 2008) -- Love Jyukai? Fans of Yoko Ishida? Want to experience Kyoto? Get wild in Osaka? See the all that is anime/manga in Tokyo? Attend the Tokyo Anime Fair? Be part of the Tokyo Game Show? Anime Expo® 2008 and Intermixi Japan Tours will be giving away an ultimate trip to Japan to a Jyukai Concert premium ticket holder at the Jyukai Concert with special guest Yoko Ishida at Anime Expo® 2008! The lucky winner will be announced at the Jyukai Concert held at Anime Expo® 2008. Anime Expo® 2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

One (1) lucky Jyukai Concert premium ticket attendee will win an all expense paid trip (including roundtrip airfare, hotel, excursions, some meals and much more) courtesy of Intermixi Japan Tours. Winners will be able to choose from the following seasonal tours (as available):

  • Kame Hame Kansai Tour
  • Neo Tokyo Tour
  • Tokyo Game Show Tour

For full description of tours, please go to

Current list of official Guests of Honor include up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki, the new Japanese "It-Girl" Shokotan and the legendary character designer Takada Akemi in Anime Expo® 2008's amazing line up of Guests of Honor.

Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at

Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at

This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television. Platinum Sponsor is Imagi Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation'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 2008 will be held July 3 - July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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 website (

About Intermixi Japan Tours
Intermixi Japan Tours have been established to provide both the casual and intermediate traveler an alternative, pop cultured look at the "land of the rising sun". While not ignoring the cultural history of Japan, Intermixi Japan Tours shows you the side you will never see anywhere else. Intermixi Japan Tours current yearly schedule will be the summer, fall and winter season. Please contact for special tour inquiries. More information can be found at its website (

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.