Press Releases

May 25, 2009

News for Anime Expo 2009:

Cartoon Network to hold portfolio reviews at Anime Expo 2009

Anaheim, California (May 22, 2009) —Anime Expo® 2009 welcomes Cartoon Network to host portfolio reviews at the Artist Alley of the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009. More information can be found on the website

All artists that are interested, and are registered attendees of the convention, are eligible to sign up for a professional review of their work on Friday and Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am till noon and then 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Reviews are done at a first come first serve basis, via sign-ups located at the Cartoon Network section of the Anime Expo® 2009 Artist Alley area within the Exhibit Hall at this year's convention.

"We are so delighted to welcome Cartoon Network to our convention," states Anime Expo® 2009 Artist Alley Manager Ms. Jennifer Bennett, "to have Cartoon Network review your portfolio is a dream to many U.S. artists in the anime and manga genre."

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC, Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.

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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 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 (

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.