Press Releases

February 18, 2011

News for Anime Expo 2011:

Anime Expo 2011 presents the world premiere of Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-

LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2011) Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Anime Expo -- North America's largest anime and manga event -- will present the highly-anticipated world premiere of "LASTEXILE -Fam, The Silver Wing-." Anime Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1 - 4, 2011 with the largest exhibition and program in its history.

"We are beyond thrilled to host the world premiere of a new chapter in the popular "LASTEXILE" series at Anime Expo 2011," said Marc Perez, Chairman and CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the non-profit that produces the event. "GONZO, the production team behind the LASTEXILE saga, has long created amazing works of art and we're excited to help share them with the world. We are certain that the news of this epic premiere will make our many attendees very, very happy."

Themed the "Year of the Fan," Anime Expo 2011 will fully immerse guests into the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion. Anime Expo is a non-stop marathon of Japanese pop culture that's been likened to Halloween in July.

More information about the premiere will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Anime Expo®

Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America's largest anime and manga event. Anime Expo gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. AX 2011 will be held July 1 - July 4, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register or for more information, please visit

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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®. For more information, please visit

About Gonzo K.K.

Gonzo K.K. is a Tokyo-based media company founded in September 1992. Through its Emmy-winning production company, Gonzo produces innovative content for both domestic and international markets. Also an experienced media rights manager, Gonzo usually controls licensing, merchandising, and international distribution rights to the content it produces. For additional information, please visit (Japanese only).