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A round up of Anime Expo 2007 news, reports, and more from around the internet, updated constantly, so you don't have to look for them.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, JUNE 6, 2007– In conjunction with the special exhibition Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga, the Asian Art Museum presents Blast Off!, a manga (Japanese comics), anime (animation), and pop culture convention that will captivate all ages and inclinations, aficionados and amateurs alike. Featuring a vast array of engaging programs—all FREE with museum admission—the museum-wide extravaganza promises to educate and excite the whole family.

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On July 7th, a special manga, anime, and pop culture event called "Blast Off!" will take place at the Asian Art Museum in conjunction to the exhibition Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga:

Don't miss the Asian Art Museum's manga (Japanese comics), anime (animation), and pop culture extravaganza. With a rocket-fueled schedule offering everything from cosplay ("costume play") and music to art activities and Dance Dance Revolution, aficionados and amateurs of all ages and inclinations will have a blast.

Visitors will also have a chance to check out special exhibitions Tezuka:The Marvel of Manga and Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales.

Source: ActiveAnime

topThe Japan Football Museum announced that a special Captain Tsubasa Exhibition hosted by Captain Tsubasa creator Yoichi Takahashi and Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump will start on July 21st. The exhibition's theme will be "Everyone was once a 'Captain Tsubasa.'"

The exhibition, held at the special exhibition zone on floor B2, is directed toward the Beijing 2008 Olympic, and aims to support the Beijing Olympic Games - Asian preliminary round "with the 'help' of Captain Tsubasa's protagonist Tsubasa Oozora." Adult entrance is 500 yen and 300 yen for elementary to middle school students.

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Newark, NJ - Media Blasters, media publisher of products targeted to fan-oriented specialty markets and Yuricon, a celebration of yuri in anime and manga, are teaming up at Yuricon's 2007 "Yurisai" event to present the Yuricon "Simoun Cosplay" contest, in honor of one of Media Blasters' most exciting upcoming anime series!

Cosplay Contest entry has never been easier - come to Yuricon's "Yurisai" Event and register for the contest at the door. No pre-registration needed. Please read Yuricon's general Cosplay Contest Rules for registration and costume guidleines. (http://www.yuricon.org/events/07Cosplay.html)

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From ICv2 comes a report of this year's American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. publishers that appeared at the event include Viz Media, Tokyopop and Yen Press:

With graphic novels for teens at the heart of the expansion of graphic novels in libraries, but growing numbers of titles also hitting juvenile and adult collections as well, libraries continue to grow in importance as a distribution channel for graphic novel publishers, and as a way for new fans to be exposed to the medium.

(LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2007) - Anime Expo 2007 (June 29-July 2) in Long Beach is almost upon us and Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce its upcoming convention plans.

Booth No. 1021, 1120, 1122

You like sexy maids? How about eyepatch-wearing gothic Lolita demon hunters? For the first time anywhere, the hit manga HE IS MY MASTER volume 1 and
VENUS VERSUS VIRUS volume 1 will be sold at the Seven Seas booth prior to book stores! So come on down! We'll have a total of 8 brand new manga titles hot off the presses and available for the first time ever!

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LOS ANGELES - Manga publisher Go! Comi has announced its schedule of events at Anime Expo 2007 in Long Beach.

Go! Comi will be exhibiting at booth #1222 in the dealer's room from Friday June 29th through Monday July 2nd. Drop by for free posters, bookmark, and postcards from the most popular Go! series, as well as new and upcoming series.

Additionally, there will be a full slate of Go! activities on Saturday the 30th:

9:30 A.M.: Join Go! Comi CEO David Wise and other industry leaders for Anime Expo's "Manga Mania" panel in Room LP4.

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The following Galaxy Angel cast and staff will be attending Anime Expo 2007:

Yuuna Inamura
Voice actress of Apricot Sakuraba from "Galaxy Angel Rune"

Sumire Nanohana
Author of "Galaxy Angel II" novel series

Takaaki Kidani
Founder of Broccoli Co., Ltd & producer of "Galaxy Angel" series. Currently CEO &
President of newly established Bushi Lord Co., Ltd.