Manga Artist Mimei Sakamoto Book Signing at Los Angeles Kinokuniya

Renowned cartoonist and TV personality Mimei Sakamoto will sign copies of her latest manga ( Japanese-style comic books ) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Kinokuniya Books, 123 Onizuka St., Los Angeles.

Sakamoto, whose popular Nippon no Mimei manga series appears in the weekly Japanese magazine "Spa," is co-author of Harvey and Etsuko's Manga Guide to Japan, a zany east-meets-west look at what happens when a cartoon mouse from Manhattan asks a manga cat from Tokyo to help him find the keys to fame and fortune in Japan.

She is also a regular panelist on Nippon Television's current-affairs program "Sukkiri."

Published in November 2007 by Japanime Co. Ltd. and already in its second printing, Harvey and Etsuko's Manga Guide to Japan is Sakamoto's first manga to be released in English. She will sign copies of that book and her other manga on sale at Kinokuniya.

Sakamoto, who is in Los Angeles to conduct research for an upcoming book, is also available for media interviews in English or Japanese.

To schedule an interview, please contact Japanime Co. Ltd. at or call 1-877-289-6264 ( toll-free within the United States ).

For more information about the book signing, please contact Japanime Co. Ltd. at or visit us online at, or call Kinokuniya Books Los Angeles at 1-213-687-4447.