Dynamic Musical Duo Attends the Nation’s Largest Anime/Manga Convention
Anaheim, California (April 15, 2008) ‹Anime Expo® 2008 is proud to announce
the attendance of Jyukai-the musical duo consisting of Manami (vocals) and
Dewa Yoshiaki (composition) to this year’s Anime Expo® 2008 held from July
3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More
information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.
Jyukai, formed in the summer of 2004 and began performing live around Osaka.
On March 15th, 2006, they had their TV anime debut with the ending theme for
“Fate/Stay Night.” Their song, “Anata ga Ita Mori” (The Forest in Which You
Were), ranked 16th on the March 27th Oricon Chart in its first week of
release. Since then they have released songs for various anime and movies
including the opening song for “Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy,” the
ending theme for “Buso Renkin,” and the opening theme for the live action
movie “Shin – Onna Tachigui Retsuden” directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the
Shell: Innocence). Last fall they released “Ai no Hoshi” (Love Star) and
“Hanamuke no Melody” (Farewell Melody) as well as a cover of the opening and
ending themes for “Ah! My Goddess: Fighting Wings,” a special commemorative
program for the 20th anniversary of “Ah! My Goddess.” They recently
released their second album, “Harvest,” on December 12, 2007. Their album
has received favorable reviews for having such high quality songs.
Jyukai’s songs are usually composed and arranged by Dewa, while the lyrics
are written and sung by Manami. With his policy “never forget the pop parts
in any song,” Dewa creates delicate music with a sense of sorrow. His songs
are easy to listen to and fascinate people time and time again. Manami’s
lyrics possess their own realistic and unique vision, often unlocking
stories and memories deep within everyone’s heart. Manami’s emotional vocals
strike a chord in the hearts of the listeners, touching them deeply.
Jyukai joins legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON
director Masamitsu Hidaka and the new Japanese “It-Girl” Shokotan in Anime
Expo® 2008’s amazing line up of Guests of Honor.
Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add
on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online
Registration Area at www.anime-expo.org.
Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular
non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services
during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in
the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local
traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle
service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both
are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at www.AXBackstage.org.
This year’s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s 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 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
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 (www.spja.org).
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