Welcome to the Sakura-Con Mascot Contest. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on April 1st, 2019 and will only be accepted electronically. No entries will be accepted after this point and prizing information will be available soon. For a complete copy of the rules, please see the Contest Rules.
Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to bring back a long-time friend of our convention, Hiroshi Nagahama! Fans will recognize him as a celebrated director who has worked on Mushishi, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and many others.
Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Yutaka Minowa! Fans will recognize him for the art and animation of Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
Jamie Marchi is a voice actress for video games and anime with over 300 characters to date. She’s the voice of Ellie from Borderlands 2 and Freya from Smite, amongst other video game characters.
Alexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 250 titles so far with more announcements on the way!
Ryukishi first appeared in the anime industry when he founded the doujinshi software circle, 07th Expansion, with the help of his brothers. He and his circle debuted with “Higurashi When They Cry,” a title which has grown to see several anime, manga, and live-action adaptations, fighting game spin-offs, and more!
We have a special video message from our musical guest ROOKiEZ IS PUNK'D!
Posted by Official ANCEA/Sakura-Con on Friday, February 15, 2019
The band has done many theme songs for popular anime series such as “Durarara!!,” “BLEACH,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Yowamushi Pedal.” As such, their audience encompasses a wide range of age groups across all genders. In recent years, they’ve been increasingly active overseas as well, overcoming language and cultural boundaries.
Always wanted to be in a Fashion show?
Well here’s your chance! GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita Fashion is holding an open call for models for Sakura Con 2019.
Selected applicants will model in the GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita fashion show held Saturday afternoon.
Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Satoshi Shiki, a manga artist and illustrator whose works include: “Attack on Titan~Before the fall~” (story by Hajime Isayama), and the newest “Dororo” (story by Osamu Tezuka). Fans may also recognize his art from “Riot,” “Kamikaze,” “Daphne in the Brilliant Blue,” “X Blade,” and many others!
This will be his first appearance at Sakura Con, and his first American appearance since 2003.
$55 effective starting 10-1-2018
$60 effective starting 11-1-2018
$65 effective starting 12-1-2018
$70 effective starting 2-1-2019
$80.00 at the convention
Attention all AMV creators and video editors! Enjoy making videos? Love Sakura-Con? Want to help get people pumped up? Why not try your hand at making us a video for our Opening Ceremonies?
We want our opening video to start Sakura-Con off right, and we want you to do it. What’s in it for us? We get an awesome video to play in front of everyone at Opening Ceremonies. What’s in it for you? Getting to show off your stuff in front of everyone at Opening Ceremonies, and two complimentary memberships for Sakura-Con 2019. It’s win-win for everyone!
Come one come all to the brawl of the year! Magic versus Melee! Fisticuffs and spells. Join us and put your best defense on the line!
Cosplay Chess is now accepting applications for all three games, Friday Night’s Late Night, Saturday’s Main and Sunday’s Improv.
Please apply at: Sakura-Con 2019 Cosplay Chess Form
Sakura-Con’s 2019 Karaoke Contest is a two-part karaoke idol contest. You must have a badge to attend Sakura-Con both Friday and Saturday to participate in this contest.