June 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Comcast’s Anime Selects ON DEMAND network will return to Anime Expo® this year with an amazing lineup of special events at their studio on the convention floor. The annual extravaganza for fans of Japanese-style animation and manga, Anime Expo® will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, June 29-July 2. More information can be found at

Returning this year are fan favorite events such as Open Mic, Konami’s DDR, Cosplay Contest and Bang Zoom!’s Adventures in Voice Acting workshop where fans try their hand at being a VO actor.

The new event at the Anime Selects studio is Red Octane’s Guitar Hero II. This successful game will make its AX debut and Anime Selects is thrilled to have fans stop by and share their god-like guitar skills.

To add to the excitement of the convention, Anime Selects is strongly encouraging anime clubs that plan on attending AX to participate in many of our events. Do you think your anime club is the best in the nation? Prove it by stopping by our studio and join in our events.

Last year, Anime Selects followed Man-Faye for a day around AX. This year, they’re looking to follow 10 devoted Otaku who would love to share their story of how and why they attend AX. To participate, please send an email to with your name, age, picture of yourself in cosplay and a short essay (no more than 200 words) on the following: “Why cosplay is important to anime conventions.” You must be an AX attendee to participate. Open call closes on June 21, 2007.

Anime Selects is one of 19 VOD (Video-On-Demand) channels available to Comcast and Cox digital subscribers through Select ON DEMAND. Since its launch in 2004, Anime Selects has been one of the most watched VOD channels and continues to grow. IKKI TOUSEN, MARMALADE BOY, SHINGU: SECRET OF THE STELLAR WARS, ESCAFLOWNE and GUNDAM SEED DESTINY are just a few of the hits available from Anime Selects, which also airs original programming, covering major anime conventions in the U.S. as well as Japan. For more information, go to

Select On Demand is ushering in the next generation of television programming with the development of new digital cable networks designed exclusively for on-demand viewing. With a growing portfolio of digital networks from Anime to Fitness to Home Improvement and Gambling, Select On Demand is revolutionizing a whole new way of watching television through VOD technology.
VOD, short for Video-on-Demand, is a service being offered through digital cable that allows viewers to select videos from a menu on their televisions and get instant viewing access. Viewers can fast forward, rewind and pause the programming they’re watching, just as they would while watching a DVD. This interactivity allows complete control of personal viewing time.

Located in Long Beach, 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 2007 will be held June 29 – July 2, 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. SPONSORS: ADV Films, Bandai Entertainment, Copic Markers, Digital Manga, Gaia Online, Go! Media, Infinity Studios, ImaginAsian TV (IaTV) and the Los Angeles Times. More information can be found at its website (

AnimeTV™ is a free fifteen (15) minute online video podcast program produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. (Headquartered in Burbank, CA) appearing every other Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time on and a host of other outlets including iTunes and More information can be found on the show’s World Wide Web site, which is located at

Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a leading and award winning full service audio post production studio working in the fields of feature films, television, electronic entertainment, anime and direct to home entertainment projects. Founded in 1993, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. maintains operations in the U.S. with three buildings, six recording/mixing stages and just under 200 staff of actors, writers, directors and technicians. Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is also committed to carrying out projects that contribute to the promotion of innovative cultural awareness internationally. More information about Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at