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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"...
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 “...
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 &...
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 ...
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 best seller,...
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...
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”.
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...
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...

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 ...