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New York Comic Con Allows Fans to Vote for the American Anime Awards

American Anime AwardsNew York, New York, USAFeb. 24, 2006Deadline: Jan. 31, 2007

The New York Comic Con will host the first-ever American Anime Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

The American Anime Awards celebrates Japanese animation (anime), which has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. The awards showcase the very best anime to make its way to North America and the winners will be chosen by anime fans themselves.

Anime fans will have a chance to vote for their favorites online during the month of January 2007. The five nominees receiving the most votes will be announced Feb. 5, and the winners will be announced at the American Anime Awards ceremony. North America's most prominent anime and manga companies will be on hand at the awards, including VIZ Media, TOKYOPOP, Media Blasters, Geneon, FUNimation, Del Rey, Bandai and ADV Films.

The American Anime Awards presentation ceremony will be hosted by a group of top voice actresses, including Christine Auten, Jessica Boone, Shelley Calene-Black, Luci Christian, Alice Fulks, Hilary Haag, Taylor Hannah and Serena Varghese. Many more voice actors, directors and anime professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony and the post-awards gala that follows.

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