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Alexis Tipton

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 withmore announcements on the way! Some of her dub credits include Yoshino Koharu(Sakura Quest), Mei Hatsume...
Cherami Leigh

Cherami Leigh

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost ...
Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee

Cristina “Vee” Valenzuela is an American voice over actor, singer, producer, and director. She’s known for her work in anime as Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Hawk in The S...
David Vincent

David Vincent

David Vincent is an award-winning voice actor and director based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of animation, anime episodes and video game titles, and also appeared as a guest star on TV shows including The Mentalist and NCIS. David c...
Eiji Nakada

Eiji Nakada

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Eiji Nakada!  Some of his most notable works include Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion , where he designed the Knightmare Frames and also worked as a main animator.  He has also been a main animator for Eureka Sev...
Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck is a Los Angeles based actress who holds her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Cheetara and W...
Erika Harlacher

Erika Harlacher

Erika Harlacher is a Los Angeles based voice actress in anime, video games, and cartoons. Some of her most notable roles include: Ann Takamaki (PERSONA 5), Violet Evergarden (VIOLET EVERGARDEN), Elizabeth Liones (SEVEN DEADLY SINS), Ruler aka Jeanne...
Goro Taniguchi

Goro Taniguchi

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Goro Taniguchi!  As a director, his most notable works include: Infinite Ryvius, S-CRY-ed, Planetes, Maria the Virgin Witch, ID-0, Revisions (2019),  and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion .  In addition, he has ...
GOUK MIYABI

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...
Hideo Okamoto

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 h...
Hiroshi Nagahama

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. Hiroshi Nagahama worked closely...
Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair is an actor, director, and voice actor that has been working in the anime and videogame industry for over a decade. Some of his more popular roles include: Whis from DragonBall Z, Brook from One Piece, Dandy from Space Dandy, Berkut in...
Jamie Marchi

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. Jamie’smost popular anime roles include Rias Gremory fro...
Justin Briner

Justin Briner

Justin Briner is a Dallas-based actor and singer known primarily for his work in anime and video games. Recently, he's started up the third season of My Hero Academia as Izuku "Deku" Midoriya. He can also be heard as Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Nova...
Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles.  Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major ...
Kenta Suzuki

Kenta Suzuki

As a producer from Aniplex, Kenta Suzuki is responsible for numerous fan favorite shows including ERASED, GRANDBLUE FANTASY The Animation, Wotakoi:  Love is Hard for Otaku,  and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online . Mr. Suzuki continues to ...
Kojiro Taniguchi

Kojiro Taniguchi

Mr. Taniguchi has been a producer at Sunrise since 2000, and has been involved with Overman King Gainer , Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion , and was the lead project manager for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans .  He has headed up every pro...
Mamoru Kanbe

Mamoru Kanbe

Mamoru Kanbe is a Japanese anime director whose repertoire features a wide range of works across all genres. He has served as director for many prestigious anime series including Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san , Elfen Lied , The Perfect Insider , and th...
Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey...
ROOKiEZ IS PUNK'D

ROOKiEZ IS PUNK'D

Formed in 2006, ROOKiEZ IS PUNK'D is a rock band centering around Rock, Punk, and Emo genres, but they have also explored other genres of music along the way.  They focus on down-to-earth lyrics meant to move the heart, strong melodies, meant to express ...
Ryukishi07

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,...
Satoshi Shiki

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 f...
Shinobu Ono

Shinobu Ono

Originally from Niigata Prefecture, Shinobu Ono is a producer at Cloverworks studio. Mr. Ono is responsible for producing many hit shows including IDOLM@STER SideM  and this year’s most talked about show - The Promised Neverland .  ...
Sumire Morohoshi

Sumire Morohoshi

We are pleased to announce the Promised Neverland secret guest: the lead voice actress of Emma, Sumire Morohoshi! The Promised Neverland special event at Sakura Con 2019 is brought to you by Aniplex! Saturday 4/20/2019 at 5 pm, room 6C. ...
Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one o...
Yutaka Minowa

Yutaka Minowa

D ue to health reasons, we regret to inform you that Yutaka Minowa's guest appearance has been cancelled at Sakura-con 2019. Please join us in sending him our warmest wishes for a full and speedy recovery Fans will recognize him for the art and animation...
Yuriko Chiba

Yuriko Chiba

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Yuriko Chiba!  Her most notable work is as a main animator for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion .  In addition, she has worked as a character designer for Planetes , and character design and animation director of ...

Guest Reception

This is the attendee's rare chance to meet up close with the Guests of Honor. You'll be able to ask Guests questions in a more personal environment while enjoying a buffet style meal being provided by the hotel. Not only can you ask your favorite Guest...
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