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Sakura-Con is April 3-5 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, and the best deal is always pre-registering for your membership!

Pre-registration will close March 6th, moving the price from $55.00 to $70.00 at the door. Save yourself a little cash for the exhibits hall and Pre-Register now!

See the growing list of Guests and Activities, and most importantly get your pre-registration before it's too late!

       

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Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive Returns!

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Sakura-Con is joining with Bloodworks Northwest and YOU to save even more lives in 2015!

Please visit their website located here to schedule your donation today.


And remember, blood drives normally include juice and cookies, but Sakura-Con is the only blood donation opportunity that gives you FREE MANGA courtesy of Dark Horse!

 
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2015 Guest of Honor: Kanako Itõ

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Kanako Itou

Sakura-Con is pleased to announce singer Kanako Itõ as a Guest of Honor! Don't miss her concert on Saturday!

 
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Sakura-Con is seeking volunteers!

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Volunteering for Sakura-Con is fun! There are many positions still available but time is running out.

If you'd like to join the team, please contact us at volunteers@sakuracon.org or check out our volunteers page.

By fulfilling your volunteer requirements you will receive a complimentary membership and food/snacks during your shifts to help you donate your time.

 
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Act With Japan - Event at Seattle Art Museum

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The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle and the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington are very happy to partner in presenting “Act With Japan”!


With the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami approaching, this event’s theme is “Moving Forward Together: the Next Generation of Japanese and American Leaders Coming Together to Strengthen Communities.” Through people-to-people efforts, this generation has valuable lessons they can teach us about strengthening and revitalizing communities.


The event will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 East Prospect Street in Volunteer Park) from 1:30pm – 2:55pm. The event is open to the public and features free admission for all. A flyer for the event can be seen here.

 
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2015 BlazBlue Guests of Honor

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Sakura-Con presents three more Guests of Honor, Toshimichi Mori, Kanako Kondo and Kana Ueda as part of a special BlazBlue package!
 
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Pony Canyon USA Hosting Two Special Premiere Events

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Pony Canyon USA will be hosting two special premiere events on 4/3 Friday at Sakura-Con featuring Haruka Terui and Producers Tetsuya Kinoshita and Ryosuke Tsuboi!

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Yuki Yuna
The event features the English dub Premiere of the first two episodes of Yuki Yuna is a Hero. The BD/DVD box set will be released with English dub on Apr. 10th, but here you’ll experience these English dub episodes before anyone else! Right after the screening, there will be Q&A session with Haruka Terui (Voice of Yuki Yuna) and Tetsuya Kinoshita (Producer). Don’t miss this once-only opportunity.
ETOTAMA
The event features the English subtitled Premiere of the first two episodes of ETOTAMA. ETOTAMA is an entirely original TV animation combining 2D and 3D animation, and is a collaboration of Shirogumi and Tablier Communications. Immediately after the screening, there will be Q&A session with the producers Tetsuya Kinoshita and Ryosuke Tsuboi. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pose your questions to the producers.
 
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2015 Guest of Honor: Haruka Terui

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Haruka Terui

Sakura-Con presents Haruka Terui as a 2015 guest of honor alongside a special premiere event from Pony Canyon USA!

 
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Arc System Works Brings the Fight to Sakura Con 2015

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Blazblue

Sakura-Con will be hosting officially sponsored tournaments for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, as well as a special exhibition tournament for the unreleased BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The tournaments are taking place at Sakura-Con on April 3-5, 2015, in Seattle, Washington, capping off with a Grand Finals event which will be broadcast on the official Arc System Works Twitch channel and available as a Video On Demand on YouTube soon after the competition.

Sign-ups will be taken in-person only in room 6D at the Washington State Convention Center until sixty-four entrants per tournament are filled. There is no entry fee for the the tournament but participants must be attending members of Sakura-Con 2015. Please see here for more information.

 
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2015 Guests of Honor and US Premiere Event

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Sword Art Online II Event Sakura-con is pleased to bring you guests of honor, voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Bryce Papenbrook and producer Shinichiro Kashiwada! All will be joining Aniplex of America's Sword Art Online II English Dub US Premiere Event for Sakura-Con 2015!

Celebrating the debut of Sword Art Online II on Toonami, this event will be held simultaneously at Anime Conventions in both the West (Sakura Con) and East Coast (Anime Boston) on Saturday, April 4th. The Event features the English Dub Premiere of select episodes from Sword Art Online II. Guests in attendance at Sakura Con including Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Voice of Kirito), Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer) and Bryce Papenbrook (English Voice of Kirito) will be participating in this special event.

There will also be other Sword Art Online contents featuring all the guests. Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy Sword Art Online II at the convention closest to you!
 
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2015 Guests of Honor: Osamu Kobayashi and Hiromi Kato

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Hiromi Kato Sakura-Con is pleased to present two new guests of honor for Sakura-Con 2015! Animation director and character designer Hiromi Kato, known for his artistic talents displayed in such beloved titles as Azumango Daioh, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Guilty Crown.

Also appearing will be Osamu Kobayashi, animation director and character designer known for his work in Blue Submarine No. 6, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Paradise Kiss and more.
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Osamu Kobayashi
 
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2015 Guest of Honor: GARNiDELiA

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GARNiDELiA GARNiDELiA is a Sakura-Con 2015 Guest of Honor. Appearing for the first time in the USA, this talented duo are associated with several dynamic anime themes such as Gundam Reconguista in G and Kill La Kill. GARNiDELiA will be featured on the Sakura-Con main stage!
 
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2015 Guest of Honor: Sumi Shimamoto

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Sumi Shimamoto Sakura-Con is pleased to welcome Sumi Shimamoto as a 2015 guest of honor! Ms. Shimamoto is an extremely prolific voice actress known for several Ghibli titles, as well as seminal classics such as Maison Ikkoku, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro and many more.

With well over 100 titles to her credit in anime series, ova's and games there is a good chance every fan will find a favorite. We are honored to welcome Ms. Shimamoto for her second Sakura-Con appearance.
 
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