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There are many different opportunities to meet with Sakura-Con’s Guests of Honor over the weekend. Our guests will be attending both Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Also, the Guests will be available for various panels and autograph sessions. For a really up close experience, you can attend the Guests Reception Friday night of the Convention. Come mingle and enjoy dinner and dessert, conversing with your favorite Guest.

Abec

Abec

Abec was awarded the winner of the Best Illustrator category in the "This Light Novel is Amazing! 2013" (Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi! 2013). He is the original character designer for the "Sword Art Online" series and also for the "Sword Art Online Movie"...
Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, writer and director with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (at age 12). His other major ro...
Ayumi Yamada

Ayumi Yamada

Ayumi Yamada's career began when she joined Studio Deen. She advanced through the ranks when she was given the fortune of working as a main animator on Attack on Titan, and soon after as the Chief Animation Director on Seraph of the End. Sakura con 2016...
BAND-MAID

BAND-MAID

BAND-MAID is an all-girl Japanese rock group from Tokyo formed in 2013. Their authentic maid cafe outfits, based on founder Miku’s experiences in Akihabara’s maid cafes, contrast with the band’s aggressive hard rock sound. BAND-MAID’s breakthrough video “...
Chuck Huber

Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day - The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater,...
Hijiri Sanpei

Hijiri Sanpei

Hijiri Sanpei frequently serves as an assistant director or episode director for many anime series, elevating them with his distinct flare. He was the assistant director for works including “Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-”, and “MAOYU - Archenemy &...
Hiroyasu Kobayashi

Hiroyasu Kobayashi

Hiroyasu Kobayashi - CG Anime Director and Designer. Kobayashi was born in 1972 in Nigata Prefecture. After completing his master's degree at Musashino Art University, Kobayashi entered into the movie industry as a matte painter but expanded his c...
Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair

Recently announced as the voice of Gija in Yona of the Dawn, Yousuke in Death Parade, and Sousuke in Free! Eternal Summer, Ian Sinclair has been voice acting since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he’s been working i...
J. Michael Tatum

J. Michael Tatum

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing,...
Joji Wada

Joji Wada

Joji Wada is the founder and the president of WIT studio, a subsidiary production and development studio established under IG Port (The parent company of Production I.G.). He was originally a Production I.G. producer and has produced many popular titles...
Jonathan Klein

Jonathan Klein

Jonathan Klein is a Videogame & Anime voice director & producer. He most recently directed the English language version of Street Fighter V for Capcom. His company, New Generation Pictures, has worked on hundreds of different projects, for both...
Kai Sasaki

Kai Sasaki

Kai Sasaki has been with Good Smile Company since 2012 as a prototype maker and sculpting director assistant. He has created various figures such as Nendoroid Ryuko Matoi ,Nendoroid Tomoyo Daidouji , Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika , and the newly unveiled...
Kazuma Miki

Kazuma Miki

Kazuma Miki works for the publishing company, ASCII Media Works, which is a brand company of KADOKAWA Corporation and is the Editor in Chief of Dengeki Bunko publishing. Miki has worked on numerous hit titles as the editor including the international...
Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Street Fighter 5/Wreck-It Ralph (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best...
Kyojin

Kyojin

Kyojin has been with Good Smile Company since 2010. He is the main planning manager at Good Smile Company and is responsible for product development of Nendoroid and scale figures based on various anime series. These properties include Attack on Titan...
Masashi Ishihama

Masashi Ishihama

Director Masashi Ishihama is known for his distinctively "cool" visuals and unique worldview. His talent is showcased in works such as “Shin Sekai Yori” and the opening storyboard of “Attack on Titan”. In “Shin Sekai Yori”, Ishihama adapted an epic SF ...
Masashi Koizuka

Masashi Koizuka

Masashi Koizuka was born in 1980, and graduated from Hosei University. Koizuka is a talented young artist who made his director debut on Tales of Asteria. He then moved on to the animation production company, Bee Train Co., Ltd. Over the course of his...
Megan Emerick

Megan Emerick

Megan Emerick is a FUNimation veteran of almost 9 years, with some of the best shows the company's anime catalog has to offer under her belt! Some of those roles include One Piece (Kitton), Blood Blockade Battlefront (White), Ouran HS Host Club (Sumire),...
Mesuka

Mesuka

Mesuka has been with Good Smile Company since 2010 as the top sculptor director. She is in charge of the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku series and other newer products like Nendoroid Elsa , Nendoroid Anna , Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker ver. and Nendoroid...
Micah Solusod

Micah Solusod

Despite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional voice actor and illustrator. The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater . He has shown up in...
Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover is a voice actor who has done work for anime and video games that you love! Recent roles include Sonia Nevermind from the acclaimed title Danganropa 2:Goodbye Despair, Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!, Tiara in Fairy Fencer F, Ayn Felice in Tales...
Reki Kawahara

Reki Kawahara

Kawahara made his debut in 2009 with "Accel World" (published by ASCII Media Work’s Dengeki Bunko) which won the 15th Dengeki Bunko Prize in 2008. Along with "Accel World", Kawahara’s major hit series, "Sword Art Online" has also been serialized since 200...
Reuben Langdon

Reuben Langdon

Reuben Langdon is a Los Angeles-based Actor/Filmmaker/Truth Seeker and one of Hollywood and Asia’s most sought-after martial art/stuntmen. At a young age Reuben began his career in Japan as a series regular acting in the Japanese superhero T...
Rie Matsumoto

Rie Matsumoto

Rie Matsumoto graduated from Toei Animation Trainning school and is now a highly anticipated director known for her credits in the PreCure! series and Studio Bones's new show Blood Blockadge Battlefront. Rie Matsumoto loves anything directed by Stanley...
Ryoichi Ishihara

Ryoichi Ishihara

Ryoichi Ishihara is a producer for Pony Canyon and has worked on numerous anime series loved by fans. He has left his mark on works like “Devil Survivor 2 the Animation”, “Kamisama Kiss”, and “SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation”.
Shigeto Koyama

Shigeto Koyama

Shigeto Koyama is an active designer in Japan’s media industry. Making his debut in 2014 as mechanic design and guest character design for Aim for the Top 2! (Diebuster ), he has participated in many notable titles ever since. Some of these title includes: H...
Shinichiro Kashiwada

Shinichiro Kashiwada

As Aniplex’s producer, Shinichiro Kashiwada has worked on numerous hit titles including "Sword Art Online 1&2", "OREIMO 1&2", "The irregular at magic high school", "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend" and his most recent project "The A...
Takahiro Yoshimatsu

Takahiro Yoshimatsu

Takahiro Yoshimatsu is an animator with numerous character design and animation credits to his name. He has worked on many titles, including Future GPX Cyber Formula, Slayers the Movie, TRIGUN, Jubei-chan, Muryou Gakuen Senki, Ninja Scroll, Fullmetal...
Takeshi Kunitomo

Takeshi Kunitomo

Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. In 1993, he joined S-inc. and started the "T.KUNITOMO" brand. Early on T.KUNITOMO...
Takeo Takahashi

Takeo Takahashi

Takeo Takahashi is talented animation director famed for directing works such as “Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-”, “MAOYU - Archenemy & Hero”, and the beloved tale of economics and intrigue, “Spice and Wolf”. His most recent work “Rokka -Braves of th...
Tatsuya Ishiguro

Tatsuya Ishiguro

Tatsuya Ishiguro is a producer for Pony Canyon, having worked on a variety of unique, striking anime series. He served as producer for works such as the recent mystery adventure “Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-”, “Spice and Wolf”, “MAOYU - Archenemy...
Tori bird

Tori bird

Tori bird has been with Good Smile Company since 2011. He is the Factory representative for Good Smile Company’s Lucky Factory , Good Smile Company’s first Japanese factory, located in Tottori, Japan. Torii oversees all of the products made at Good Smi...
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Toshihiro Kawamoto

Born in 1963, Mr.Toshihiro Kawamoto founded Studio BONES in 1998, together with Masahiko Minami (former Sunrise producer) and Hiroshi Ousaka (animator colleague who passed away in 2007). He is the board member of the said animation production company...

Past Guests

Sakura-Con 2015 Guests Masaki Asai Christopher Bevins Johnny Yong Bosch Kotomi Deai GARNiDELiA h.NAOTO Arifumi Imai Kanako Itõ Shinichiro Kashiwada Hiromi Kato Katsuhiko Kitada Osamu Kobayashi Kanako Kondo Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...