Guest Announcement: Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle is an American actor. His birth was foretold by a swallow, in a remote location in Orlando, Florida. At the moment he burst forth from the womb a new star formed and illuminated the sky, the seasons suddenly changed from winter to spring, and a double rainbow appeared. At three weeks old he had learned to walk and by eight weeks he was talking. His voice over career began soon after. He was raised in Austin, TX, which was retroactively named after him.

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Our 2023 mobile app is live!

Visit: or scan the QR code below with your mobile device!

1. Download the application on the device of your choice using the link above!
2. Open the app and use the same email your membership is under. If you use social sign-in, the social account you use must match the email address you registered with. For example if you use Facebook to log in, the associated email must match your membership email.
3. Create a password.
4. Your information will be automatically filled for you – DO NOT EDIT THIS – and submit the form as-is. This information is tied to our Registration system, we will make any changes during Badge Pickup. Submit the form.
5. Sakura-Con will show up under your Current & Upcoming Events – click on that and you are all set!

Guest Announcement: Junya Enoki

Junya was born in Tokyo on October 19th.  His major works include Yuji Itadori from JUJUTSU KAISEN, Seishu Inui from Tokyo Revengers, Jona Busta from Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, and Pannacotta Fugo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

He also dubs for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man in MCU’s Spider-Man series, which includes Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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Guest Announcement: KOUHEI EGUCHI

Kouhei Eguchi is a Producer at Eight Bit Co., Ltd. He is a utility player who is familiar with all aspects of animation production and can take the lead or play a supporting role.

He worked as an Animation Producer on “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond” and is currently working on “BLUE LOCK” and “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3”.

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Guest Announcement: SHINTARO INOKAWA

Shintaro Inokawa is a Unit Director. His roles include Animation Director, Unit Director, and Storyboards for the animation works of Eight Bit Co., Ltd. He’s known as “a hero in a pinch” for his high speed and high-quality work.

His most recent works are “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond”, the “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” Series, and “BLUE LOCK”.

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Guest Announcement: YOSHIHIRO WATANABE

Watanabe is a producer at animation studio Orange Ltd. Watanabe is currently working on TRIGUN STAMPEDE and BEASTARS as business producer and as creative producer of yet-unannounced projects at Orange.

Watanabe grew up in America but after college, by some weird twist of fate, began working for studio Madhouse Inc.. After leaving Madhouse, Watanabe became a freelance producer/coordinator and worked closely with studio P.A.WORKS. He has been a Producer for works including Eccentric Family, 2 and the League of Legends Commercial: New Journey.

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Guest Announcement: WAKI KIYOTAKA

Chief Producer at studio Orange. Waki is TRIGUN STAMPEDE’s lead production producer. In 2007, Waki joined the animation studio Madhouse.

After working with producer Yuichiro Saito at Madhouse, in 2011 he joined Mamoru Hosoda’s Studio Chizu as one of its founding members. At Studio Chizu, Waki was involved with projects including ‘Wolf Children’ (2012), and ‘Boy and The Beast’ (2015). Then in 2016, Waki joined the animation studio Orange and worked on ‘Land of the Lustrous’ (2017) as Producer and since then as Chief Producer on ‘BEASTERS’ (2019) and ‘Godzilla S.P’ (2020). Waki is also producing ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE’ (2023) for studio Orange.

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Guest Announcement: KENJI MUTO

Director of TRIGUN STAMPEDE. Beginning with a background in live-action film, Kenji joined the animation industry more than a decade ago.

Kenji learned animation directing while working with Director Satoshi Nishimura, director of the 1998 Trigun animation series. In 2017, Kenji began working with studio Orange on Land of The Lustrous as an episode director. Now he is making his mark with his dynamic camera work and action sequences, and his directorial debut with TRIGUN STAMPEDE (2023). 

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Guest Announcement: FLOW

Featuring, KOHSHI (Vo), KEIGO (Vo), TAKE (Gt), GOT’S (Ba), IWASAKI (Dr)

FLOW is a mixed-genre rock band.

With the strength of their catchy melodies and wide range of musicality woven by their two vocalists, FLOW is especially well known for their work with anime, including the opening theme “GO!!!” of “Naruto,” “COLORS” of “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion,” and many more. 

Since 2006, FLOW has been actively sharing their music around the world, having performed 62 live shows in 19 countries so far.

FLOW’s song “Sign,” which is an opening theme for “Naruto Shippuden” currently has over 94 million streams on Spotify, with their full discography totalling at 400 million streams worldwide!

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MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion

Always wanted to be in a Fashion show? 

Well here’s your chance!!!!

MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion is holding an open call for models. 

Selected applicants will model in the MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion show held Saturday.

To enter, please send an email to with the following:

  • Two Photos (One headshot, One full body)
  • Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist)
  • A brief statement telling why you want to be apart of the fashion event

All applications must be submitted by Monday March 27, 2023
All applicants must be convention attendees to be eligible.  

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Guest Announcement: MINT NeKO

MINT, the designer of MINT NeKO, was born in Shimane in 1984.

After graduating Bunka Fashion College, he became an assistant designer of h.NAOTO and made his debut as a designer of Sixh. in 2006.

While part of a fashion duet with the brand Sixh., MINT has created his own line called MINT NeKO. MINT NeKO uses oriental silhouettes inspired by mode style with cat character graphics. There are actually more than 250 original kitty characters that are created and used in the garments.

MINT has created cats to collaborate in the world of fashion. MINT has collaborated with many Japanese artists and is becoming one of the leading young designers in Japan.

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