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Guest Announcement: Hiroshi Nagahama

Sakura-Con is pleased to announce Hiroshi Nagahama, celebrated animator, designer and director, as a 2017 guest of honor! Hiroshi Nagahama began his career in 1989 with “Yawara!” from Madhouse. US fans may know him best as the Director of Mushishi, the Assistant Director of Fruits Basket, and for his design work on Revolutionary Girl Utena and the Cockpit, along with many more.

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Guest Announcement: Illustrator Shiki Douji

Sakura-Con is proud to present Shiki Douji as a guest of honor for our 20th Anniversary! Shiki Douji is a prolific character designer and illustrator known best for the Full Metal Panic! series of manga, light novels, TV, and OAV.

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Guest Announcement: Director Yasuhiro Irie

Sakura-Con 2017 is pleased to announce our first Guest of Honor, just in time for the Holidays! Director Yasuhiro Irie, Director of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, will be appearing for Sakura-Con’s 20th Anniversary!

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Opening Ceremonies Video Contest

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?

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