[PR] FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT TO PREMIERE ENGLISH DUB OF EVANGELION:1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE. AT ANIME EXPO(R) 2009

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FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT TO PREMIERE ENGLISH DUB OF EVANGELION:1.0 YOU ARE
(NOT) ALONE. AT ANIME EXPO(R) 2009


Flower Mound, TX & Anaheim, CA (June 22, 2009) – FUNimation(R) Entertainment
today announced that it will premiere the English dubbed version of Hideaki
Anno’s "EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE." at Anime Expo(R) held this year
at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 2-5, 2009.  More information about
the convention can be found at www.anime-expo.org
<http://www.anime-expo.org> .

"EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE" is the film sequel to the sci-fi
animated series blockbuster Neon Genesis Evangelion (also written and
directed by Hideaki Anno) which aired on Japanese television in the mid
1990′s.

Director in Chief Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and the creative
staff of this film made a complete rebuild of the design and visuals rather
than magnifying the original 16 mm film from the series. The team was also
able to employ 3D computer graphics to enrich the depth and breadth of the
Evangelion world as well as digital photography and composite nonlinear
editing.

ABOUT EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
There was no foreseeable warning before it happened — a catastrophe of
unparalleled scale and magnitude overwhelmed the entire globe. This event,
recorded in history as "The Second Impact," caused half the population of
the Earth to perish and devastated the world. All that remains of Japan is
Tokyo-3, a city that is now being attacked by giant creatures that seek to
destroy mankind. These creatures are called Angels.

Fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his father who he
hasn’t seen in more than eight years. He is asked to come to the NERV
headquarters to meet his father. His father reveals to him a gigantic
humanoid weapons system that the special governmental agency has secretly
developed to fight the Angels and then orders Shinji to pilot the giant
artificial human Evangelion Unit One.

With the fate of the world resting on his shoulders, how will the 14 year
old boy Shinji fight? What is the truth behind "The Human Instrumentality
Project," an operation somehow related to the "Second Impact"? And who is
the true enemy? The Angels, NERV, the mysterious SEELE, or the demons held
within the hearts of all involved?

Gend? Ikari, a man who holds many answers to these questions, watches
silently and attentively as his son fights a desperate battle…
Funimation Entertainment will premiere EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
Friday, July 3, in room LP1 at Anime Expo.

Anime Expo(R) 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Yun Kouga, Hiroyuki
Imaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi
Nishimura, Takashi Okazaki and Kari Wahlgren.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.axbackstage.org.

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB
Hollywood.


About Anime Expo(R)
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo(R), 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(R).   More
information can be found at its website www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org> .

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation(R) Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation,
is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the
United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing
brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands
including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video
sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment
and its brands, visit www.funimation.com <http://www.funimation.com> .
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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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