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.
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.
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.
Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Yutaka Minowa! Fans will recognize him for the art and animation of Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
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.
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!
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!
We have a special video message from our musical guest ROOKiEZ IS PUNK'D!
Posted by Official ANCEA/Sakura-Con on Friday, February 15, 2019
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.