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Guest of Honor Announcement: Hiroshi Nagahama

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.

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Guest Announcement: Jamie Marchi

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. 

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Guest Announcement: Alexis Tipton

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! 

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Ryukishi07

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!

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Guest of Honor Announcement: ROOKiEZ IS PUNK’D

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.

Last September, they released their 2nd Full Album, The Sun Also Rises.

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Sakuracon 2019 fashion guest: GOUK MIYABI

Sakuracon 2019 welcomes back the Japanese fashion brand : GOUK!
This year, we are please to introduce the debut of GOUK-MIYABI Lolita designer : Karin Moriguchi.
The GOUK-MIYABI brand captures the elegance of traditional Japanese style with the cuteness of Lolita fashion.  Including Moriguchi as a designer, she provides a new vision to the WA Lolita style.

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Fashion Show model Applications

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.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Satoshi Shiki

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.

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