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Sakura-Con 2018 News Letter

As members of  ANCEA/Sakura-Con, you are invited to celebrate Sakura-Con’s 21st Year!

This newsletter is meant to help you prepare for this year’s convention, and to share a little preview of what’s to come. Enjoy! And always, remember that if you have ANY questions about ANCEA/Sakura-Con please e-mail us.

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Sakura-Con Welcomes Mamoru Yokota

Mr. Yokota was the producer for Air Movie, Kanon TV show and the animation director for Death Note. He was the character designer for Magical Kanan, Angelium, Rune Soldier Louie and Naruto Shippuden. Gaming fans will recognize his work in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II as the animation director and director of the opening sequence.

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Special Event Announcement: LiSA Video Concert

JOIN US at Sakura-Con 2018 for the “SEATTLE” Video Concert premiere of:

  LiSA    LiVE is Smile Always 

~LiTTLE DEViL PARADE~

Attendees of this video concert will get to witness LiSA’s Saitama Super Arena performance for the first time in the Emerald City and will receive a free LiSA light stick!

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Sakura-Con Welcomes Ray Chase

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time.  In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius from TALES OF BERSERIA,  Roy/Gauis/Alphonse/Fernand from FIRE EMBLEM, Eve from NIER AUTOMATA, and his most celebrated role as the Subway Announcer in PERSONA 5.

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Sakura-Con Welcomes John Swasey

John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with Sentai Films, Funimation, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons just to name a few.  John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.

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Sakura-Con Welcomes Leah Clark

Leah Clark is an American voice actor primarily associated with FUNimation productions. Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrials and video games such as Smite and Borderlands II.

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Sakura-Con Welcomes Rumi Okubo and Yosuke Shiokawa

Rumi Okubo is a voice actress who has accomplished so much in her young career. She has been involved in many high profile projects including SERVANT x SERVICEMagi: The Kingdom of Magic and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.

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In 2000, Mr. Shiokawa started his career at Square (currently Square Enix) and joined SQUARE ENIX, INC. (North America) in 2009. Prior to his current position at DELiGHTWORKS Inc., Mr. Shiokawa also worked for Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.’s Tokyo RPG Factory.

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Sakura-Con welcomes Chiharu Sawashiro and Takanori Matsuoka

This is Chiharu Sawashiro‘s first American convention, and he will appear at Sakura Con to promote the new upcoming anime, “Caligula” in which he voices one of the main characters, Ritsu Shikishima. Come see him in the special Caligula panel, with an exclusive screening of this new show!

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In Takanori Matsuoka‘s latest project, he is the Producer for the upcoming anime, “Caligula”, which is scheduled for an April 2018 release.  Come see him in the special Caligula world premiere panel exclusively here at Sakura Con!

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