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  Morning Musume's "3,2,1 – BREAKIN’ OUT!" to be Anime Expo 2009 theme song  
  Hello!Project Written by Kuno , updated: 19:22, 20-Apr 2009  
  Morning Musume’s “3,2,1 – BREAKIN’ OUT!” Announced As Official Anime Expo® 2009 Theme Song

MP3 sample of "3,2,1 BREAKIN' OUT!, courtesy of JapanFiles' Myspace

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.

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 MUSUMEhas 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).

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 and to register for the 2009 convention at 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 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 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).

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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