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Contents: My Favorite Anime: Saiyuki, Featured Artist: MugiBunny, Random Ninjas Benefit Concert, Documentary Crew Comes to PMX to Interview Anime Fans/Cosplayers , Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

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My Favorite Anime: Saiyuki
by Kathryna Young, contributing writer

If you are into killing demons and action filled anime with a comedic twist, you will definitely like the anime Saiyuki. Saiyuki is about four heroes sent to restore order to the world after a virus called the Minus Wave caused all the demons in the land of Shangri-La to go berserk. The group of four then traveled west to find the source that had triggered the Minus Wave and destroy it.

The four main characters each have their own unique personalities. The leader of the group is Genjyo Sanzo. He is not your average priest. He smokes, drinks, kills and carries a demon banishing gun. He also wields the Maten Scripture, one of the five heavenly scriptures that every villain wants to get a hold of. Son Goku is a main character, a determined fighter, and a walking refrigerator. In the anime he has a reputation for eating a lot and is often teased by other characters like, Sha Gojyo for example. Sha Gojyo is another member of Sanzo’s party. He is well known for being good with the ladies. Because he was born half demon and half human, he has very distinctive features such as his blood red hair and eyes. Gojyo’s best friend Hakkai is not only his best friend but he is also the fourth member of Sanzo’s group. He is a shy and polite person with a dark past. He also has a pet dragon named Hakuryuu, who turns into a jeep that the four men travel in.

Saiyuki is based off of a popular Chinese novel called Journey to the West. On Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai’s journey to the west they conquer many difficult times. Some of these times had even brought back memories of each character’s morose past. They also encountered many different enemies. Each enemy wanted the Maten Scripture for their own twisted purposes. Saiyuki also has its funny moments, like when Goku and Gojyo have their immature quarrels that Sanzo or Hakkai have to settle. All in all Saiyuki is a very exciting anime that will keep you in suspense and wanting to watch it over and over again.

Featured Artist: MugiBunny

PMX 2009 Registration Cards

Our featured artist, MugiBunny, designed our mascot in 2007. You might've seen our cute pink-haired mascot on our 2007 staff T-shirts and on our 2008 postcards. MugiBunny is back with the PMX mascot welcoming you to Pacific Media Expo 2009! Please watch your mailbox for the postcard above in the next few days. Only pre-paid pre-registered attendees will be getting this postcard. Thank you, MugiBunny, for such great work! To see more of MugiBunny's work please go to her site at

Random Ninjas Performing for a Benefit Concert to Help Victims of the Philippine Typhoons

Random Ninjas Flood of Hope

Random Ninjas, PMX music veterans from 2005, will be performing for a benefit concert to help victims of the Philippine typhoons on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles, CA. The Ninjas are part of a star-studded lineup featuring Filipino American groups such as Elson and the Soul Barkada, Kapoteng Bakal, and many others.

The Philippine typhoons have taken the lives of hundreds of Filipinos in the suburbs of Manila. There are untold thousands still missing when the first rains poured onto the archipelago in late September. Proceeds from this concert will go to Doctors Without Borders. For more information, please click on the flyer to your left.

Documentary Crew Comes to PMX to Interview Anime Fans and Cosplayers

A documentary crew working on a movie called "Fanime" (working title) will be at PMX to conduct interviews of anime fans and cosplayers. How did anime influence you and your lifestyle? How much time did you spend on your costume? Get ready to be on film to discuss your feelings about anime and anime fandom. If you want to be part of this documentary, please contact the producers of the documentary by clicking on the link here: Please note that interview slots are limited.

Contests and Freebies for October/November 2009

Rosaleen Dhu Designs
Photo Credit: Rosaleen Dhu Designs
We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, November 30, 2009. This month's prize is an: Framed Suicide Ali postcard and a kitty scarf from Rosaleen Dhu Designs! Go to to enter. Get more information on Rosaleen Dhu Designs.

Note, that this is our last Newsletter for 2009. Our newsletter and monthly raffle will resume on January 2010.

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May 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Click here. (05.08.10)

April 17-18 Swap Meet
Vendor registration is now open for the PMX Anime Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! Click here for event information and links. (04.13.10)

April 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Aoi Kidokoro mini poster! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.10) (04.13.10)

March 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed UchuSentai NOIZ poster! (March Raffle closed on 04.10.10) (03.29.10)

February 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed button of Takuya Angel! (February Raffle closed on 03.10.10) (02.22.10)

January 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed self-portrait sketch of Excel Saga director Nabeshin! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.10) (01.07.10)

PMX Holiday Swap Meet
Do you want your anime fix and shop with your friends at the same time? Come to the Valley Gakuen Japanese School/PMX Holiday Anime Swap Meet and Screening - Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Click here for more info. (11.30.09)

Event tracking
Check out the PMX09 Programming Schedule. (11.06.09)

Buy a ticket and get a free autograph from UchuSentai NOIZ. Pit tickets get a signed photo and signed poster. Middle tickets get a signed poster. (11.06.09)

Many sounds
Hydraphonic is PMX's Saturday music event. Hydraphonic features Poel, Nobu Albatross, Kiryu, and Lemon Drop Kick. No ticket needed. Hydraphonic is at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. (10.31.09)

At-Con Registration
The Registration page has been completely updated. Click here to see all the Registration policies for 2009. (10.27.09)

Concert tickets
Tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert are now on sale. See the Music Ticketing Policy to buy. (10.23.09)

More music
Joining the lineup for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert is Ai Chérie and Rusika. (10.23.09)

Meet the DJs
The PMX Dance brings you the talents of Takuya Angel, DJ ¡PAZ!, DJ Tw33k, DJ Tory Trajec, and DJ Oui-Ji. (10.23.09)

October/November 2009 raffle
Win: A framed Suicide Ali postcard and a kitty scarf from Rosaleen Dhu Designs! (October/November Raffle closed on 11.30.09) (10.21.09)

Tea Party Auction
The online parallel auction for Head Table tickets is ready to go! The auction bidder registration page is open NOW. Bids will be accepted starting at Noon today (Oct 18). The original planned closing time of 8pm Oct 22 still applies. (10.18.09)

$35 Pre-Reg extended
The October pre-reg rate for Full memberships has been extended to the 20th. Click here for registration info. (10.16.09)

Cat scratch fashion
Designer Gashikon of the Hangry & Angry fashion line of h.Naoto to show off her works at the PMX Fashion Show. Find out more. (10.16.09)

Sakedol dreams
Pop idol duo Papillon to perform in the Pacific Music Live 09 concert. More on music. (10.16.09)

Meet Kiryu
Singer/Songwriter Kiryu will be at PMX to meet his fans! Find out more about Kiryu's visit here. (10.14.09)

Return of the NOIZ
Visual kei rock band UchuSentai NOIZ returns! Catch them in concert at Pacific Music Live 09. (10.14.09)

Angelic Pretty is back!
Iconic lolita fashion label Angelic Pretty returns! Click here for more information about their Magical Boutique, Wonderland Tea Party, and the PMX Fashion Show. (10.05.09)

Nabeshin at PMX09
Anime director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel. (09.29.09)

Cutting-edge fashion
PMX09 is pleased to announce its first Guest of Honor: Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel. Check out Takuya Angel designs in the fashion show and boutique. Watch Takuya Sawada spin during the dance. (09.04.09)

September 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali Poster! (September Raffle closed on 09.30.09) (09.02.09)

August 2009 raffle
Win: Uchusentai Noiz DVD, Sample CD, and 2 PMX 09 Full Badges! (August Raffle closed on 08.31.09) (08.08.09)

Cosplay info posted
Information about Cosplay at PMX and our CosFest competition is up. Click here. (08.03.09)

Press and Industry info posted
Policies for Press and Industry passes are up and registration links are active. (07.28.09)

July 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Kaya poster! (July Raffle closed on 08.05.09) (07.01.09)

June 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali poster! (June Raffle closed on 06.30.09) (06.22.09)

You can now register for PMX09 here. And book your hotel room at the special con rate here. (05.22.09)

New look
Welcome to the website's look for 2009. This is a work-in-progress, so please check often for news and updates. (05.21.09)

May 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! (May Raffle closed on 05.31.09) (05.19.09)

April 2009 raffle
Win: Framed and autographed Kaya postcard! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.09) (04.14.09)

PMX Collectors' Swap Meet
Join us at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival (April 18-19, 11 AM - 6 PM). (03.28.09)

March 2009 raffle
Win: Robotech Shadow Chronicles 2-Disc Collector's Edition, a VF-1A Max Type Valkyrie Super Poseable Figure, and 2 PMX 2009 Full Memberships! (March Raffle closed on 03.31.09) (03.06.09)

February 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Kaya postcard! (February Raffle closed on 02.28.09) (02.10.09)

Save the date! Nov. 6-8, '09
PMX 2009 returns to the LAX Hilton for another year of fun! (01.14.09)

January 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Suicide Ali postcard! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.09) (01.02.09)

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