[PR] MORNING MUSUME’S “3,2,1 – BREAKIN’ OUT!” ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL ANIME EXPO® 2009 THEME SONG


Nation’s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Announces Official 2009 Theme
Song With Up Front Agency and JapanFiles.com

Anaheim, California and Tokyo, Japan (April 20, 2009) — “3,2,1 Breakin’
Out!” by Anime Expo® 2009 Guests of Honor MORNING MUSUME?, is announced as
the official convention theme song for this year’s event held July 2-5, 2009
at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  More information can be found on the
website www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

Written and produced by prolific music producer TSUNKU?, this “3-2-1
Breakin’ Out!” will appear on all Anime Expo® 2009 media campaigns. “Hello,
How do you do? I am TSUNKU??”, states  the legendary producer, writer and
musician, “I am a producer of MORNING MUSUME?I am happy to hear that there
are many anime fans in America. I think Anime culture is universal and I’m
glad to hear American people are so into it. I believe good anime remains a
masterpiece forever.  At the same time, there is a very important element:
music. I think music is a universal language, and music should be enjoyable
from generation to generation.  I am proud that MORNING MUSUME?has made the
theme song for Anime Expo® 2009. The concept of this song is positive power
even during hard times. I wrote this song just for Anime Expo® 2009. I
imagined everybody’s smile when I wrote it, and I’m looking forward to
seeing you guys at the MORNING MUSUME?concert. I hope new great energy will
be born at the convention from this collaboration between Japanese and US
culture, and that it will last into the future.”

A :30 second preview sample of this song will be available on the Anime
Expo® 2009 website and on JapanFiles.com’s MySpace page
(www.myspace.com/japanfiles <http://www.myspace.com/japanfiles
<http://www.myspace.com/japanfiles> > ).

In connection with the MORNING MUSUME? performance at Anime Expo® 2009,
JapanFiles.com will produce physical and digital USA CD releases of both
PLATINUM 9 DISC and "Shouganai Yumeoibito" (which includes "3,2,1 – Breakin’
Out!"). Both CDs will be identical to the regular Japanese releases, and
PLATINUM 9 DISC will also include random member photo cards.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
<http://www.AXBackstage.org>  and to register for the 2009 convention at
www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, 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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 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 <http://www.spja.org>
).

About JAPANFILES.COM <http://JAPANFILES.COM <http://JAPANFILES.COM> >
Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles.com specializes in
digital music sales and media promotion for Japanese music, with over 300
indie and major artists reaching their USA fans – rock, pop, hip-hop, punk,
and techno! All downloads are DRM-free and only 99 cents each!

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"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
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number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA’s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
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Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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