Press Releases

June 7, 2005

News for Anime Expo 2005:

Anime Expo announces online registration

Anaheim, California (April 28, 2005) — The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announces the availability of pre-registration and payment for Anime Expo 2005 attendee badges. This year's convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2005. More information is available at

SPJA CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Trulee Karahashi states, "Continuing our history of customer service, the SPJA has developed improved pre-registration software for our attendees. We expect that our merchant card processing capabilities will increase the security, response time, customer service, and convenience for our attendees. The new pre-registration interface should streamline registration and enable customers to register for multiple attendees on the same credit card."

New and returning attendees are encouraged to use the new register-friendly system. By pre-registering, attendees will avoid waiting in long lines at the Anaheim Convention Center registration site. Onsite registration will still be available at the convention center during July 4th weekend.

Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo, the world'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 2005 will be held July 1 – 4, 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its website (

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.