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Local Events of Interest for Otakus

Now through Dec 1: Exhibit Gentleman Warrior: Art of the Samurai (Seattle Art Museum,

Sept 26-Oct 6: Sale Kyoto Arts & Antiques fall sale. They are only open twice a year!

Sept 28: Festival JAPAN WEEK wraps up with a day of fun and activities, including a Sakura-Con sponsored Cosplay Contest! (Bellevue College…

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News

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: 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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Sakuracon 2019 fashion guest: 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 of Lolita fashion.  Including Moriguchi as a designer, she provides a new vision to the WA Lolita style.

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Fashion Show model Applications

Always wanted to be in a Fashion show?

Well here’s your chance! GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita Fashion is holding an open call for models for Sakura Con 2019.

Selected applicants will model in the GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita fashion show held Saturday afternoon.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: 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 from “Riot,” “Kamikaze,” “Daphne in the Brilliant Blue,” “X Blade,” and many others!

This will be his first appearance at Sakura Con, and his first American appearance since 2003.

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