Press Releases

June 20, 2003

News for AnimeNEXT 2003:

AnimeNEXT Announces Moneca Stori, James Arnold Taylor, Musical Guest: B! Machine

From Universal Animation, Inc.


Universal Animation, Inc.
PO Box 1088
Pearl River, NY 10965
[email protected]


New York, NY -- June 20, 2003 -- AnimeNEXT will take place
in the Rye Town Hilton on October 3-5, 2003.  Conveniently
located only 30 minutes north of NYC, AnimeNEXT is sure to
be one of the most exciting Anime events of 2003!  Come and
see why we are "the NEXT evolution of anime conventions"!

We are please to announce two new voice guests and a new
musical guest for our show.  The talented Moneca Stori and
James Arnold Taylor will be joining us this year and sharing
stories and insights regarding their roles as Kagome in
Inuyasha, and Tidus in Final Fantasy X respectively.

AnimeNEXT has also added a second musical act to its
schedule.  B! Machine ( will be
performing on Saturday October 4. 

AnimeNEXT has also set its dates and venue for it's next
event in 2004. Mark your calendars today! AnimeNEXT 2004
will be held on the weekend of June 18-20, 2004 at the
Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ.  This was the
site of AnimeNEXT 2002 and is conveniently located only
10 miles from midtown Manhattan near public transportation.


* GUEST: Moneca Stori (Kagome, Inuyasha; Laura, Hamtaro)
* GUEST: James Arnold Taylor (Tidus, Final Fantasy X)
* GUEST: B! Machine in Concert on October 4, 2003
* DATES: AnimeNEXT 2004 06/18-06/20 @ Secaucus, NJ

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Now's the time to pre-register before the rates go up!
The current convention rate is $35 until September 1, 2003.
After that, pre-registration will close, and you can only
register at the door for the $45 rate.

You register online at:


Universal Animation is a non-profit organization devoted
to promoting anime and manga in the United States.  Founded
in NYC in 2002, the company is organizing the AnimeNEXT
convention to aid in its goals.