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Guest of Honor Announcement: Erica Lindbeck

She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Cheetara and Wily Kit in the upcoming ThunderCats Roar, Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Sally Whitemane in Heroes of the Storm, Delaryn Summermoon in WoW: Battle for Azeroth, Sophitia in Soul Calibur VI, Roll in Mega Man 11, Black Cat in Spider-Man (PS4), Miriam in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha, Hijiri in FLCL: Alternative, Ves-Ves in Sailor Moon, Dr. Jane Foster in Avengers: Secret Wars, Windblade in Transformers: RID Combiner Force, Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Menat in Street Fighter V, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah & Zoe in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Eli Ayase in Love Live! School Idol Project, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few.

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Guest of Honor announcement: Hideo Okamoto

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome back Hideo Okamoto! Mr. Okamoto is a renowned prop designer, mecha designer, and illustrator, whose notable works include Ronin Warriors, Pokemon: Black and White, and the Godzilla films from the 1990’s where he designed the Batra and Destroyer kaiju.

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Mascot Contest 2020 Announcement

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.

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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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