Press Releases

January 27, 2005

News for Anime Overdose 2005:

Anime Overdose announces additional anime-related content and guests

Anime Overdose is pleased to announce a very special wide variety of content and guests.

Family Guy's very own Alex Borstein, both voice of the beloved Lois Griffin and a staff writer on the show, makes her convention appearance for a Sunday focus on Family Guy and her work on the show.

Mondo Media, the studio behind the rabidly popular Happy Tree Friends, makes a personal appearance on the Saturday of the convention for a focus panel, Q&A, and autographs and photos.

Korean director Kim Moon Sang and producer Kay Hwang, the couple behind the sensational Sky Blue movie (also known as Wonderful Days), make their first convention appearances as well at the Maxmedia focus panel. In addition to Sky Blue, Maxmedia was also involved in the 2001 drama-thriller, The Others.

Tofu Records will be appearing for a panel session and be having a booth at Anime Overdose.

Animation veteran Ken Pontac, who has been all over the board in the past couple decades, will lead a panel on censorship in animation on the Saturday of the convention.

This year, Anime Overdose 2005 will be screening the best in Japanese, American, and Korean animation. Fruits Land, a very fun Korean animation with an educational twist, is among the numerous animations, cartoons, and anime being screened. The Fruits Land trailer is availible online at

For more information, including information on guests, events, registration, and the charity auction benefiting the San Francicso AIDS Foundation, please visit

Anime Overdose 2005 is sponsored by both the consulate general's office of Japan in San Francisco and the consulate general's office of Korea in San Francisco.

Anime Overdose began in 1997 as a small group of fans in Campbell, California, who met on a weekly basis to watch and review anime movies and has since grown into a large convention. Anime Overdose is owned and operated by Synchronous Entertainment, LLC and was established to highlight anime in the context of the great tradition of worldwide animation, and help people from all backgrounds and circumstances recognize anime as something special by presenting animation and animation professionals from America, Japan, and South Korea.