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Guests

Guests Reception Past Guests

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.

We also encourage everyone to read the autograph and photography Policies and guidelines regarding Guests. This ensures that the Guests of Honor and fans will have positive mojo for the entire weekend.

2014 Guests of Honor

Todd Haberkorn
In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Keroro from Sgt.[more]
Leah Clark
Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area.[more]
Patrick Seitz
Patrick's anime roles include Franky in One Piece, Sky High in Tiger & Bunny, Germany in Hetalia, Agil in Sword Art Online, Senji in Deadman Wonderland, Simon in Durarara, Laxus in Fairy Tail, Sloth in FMA: Brotherhood, JP in Redline, Agni in Black Butler, Motochika Chosokabe in Sengoku Basara, Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club, Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, and Grimmer in Monster.[more]
Koichi Ohata
Koichi Ohata may be best known for his classic work in MD Geist and Genocyber. He is wonderfully prolific with credits in numerous films and series such as: Cybernetis Guardian; Blue Gender; Burst Angel; Dangaioh; You're Under Arrest—Full Thruttle; Ikki Tousen–Dragon Destiny, Great Gardians and Xtream Xecutor; Maken-Ki!; Macross 2 OVA (mecha design); Gunbuster OVA (mecha design).[more]
Hiroshi Nagahama
Sakura-con welcomes back Anime Director and Designer Hiroshi Nagahama-always a fan favorite. Mr. Nagahama is known for his design work on many titles such as: Samurai Deeper Kyo, The Cockpit, the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series and more.[more]
ELISA
The Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association is proud to present ELISA as a Musical Guest of Honor for Sakura-Con 2014. ELISA is from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and debuted in 2007 with the song "euphoric field", the opening theme song for the anime series "ef-a tale of memories.[more]
Tomohiko Ito
Tomohiko Ito works at A-1 Pictures, and is most recognized as the director of the hit series “Sword Art Online”. He made his directorial debut with the animated series “Occult Academy.” Ito’s long list of credits includes “Death Note”, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “Summer Wars” to name a few.[more]
Shingo Adachi
Shingo Adachi is an animator, character designer, and episodic director originally from Osaka. He began his career working with Xebec Studio. Adachi debuted as a character designer while working on Megaman EXE+ and as an animation director with Megaman EXE.[more]
Koji Masunari
Koji Masunari is the Director and Scriptwriter of several popular anime series and theatrical features. His most notable credits as a director include "Magi", "R.O.D", "Kamichu!" (given the Highest Award at Japan Media Arts Festival), and "Welcome to the Space Show", which was selected as one of the official screening at the Berlin International Film Festival.[more]
Toshifumi Akai
As an Animator and Character Designer, Toshifumi Akai has worked on numerous high profile titles including "Magi", "So Ra No Wo To", "THE IDOLM@STER", and "Kokoro Connect". Attending Sakura Con for the first time, Akai is looking forward to presenting his most recent work, "Magi".[more]
Erica Mendez
Originally from Chicago, Erica Mendez became interested in voice-over during her early teen years through anime and video games. Making up and imitating voices as a hobby quickly turned into long term goal to get into the voice-over industry.[more]
Erik Scott Kimerer
Erik Scott Kimerer is a voice actor from Edmonds, WA. You can hear him as Alibaba in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic," Haruyuki Arita in "Accel World," Ducker in "Sword Art Online," Joven Glacius in "Heroes of Newerth," one of the Black Egrets in "Skullgirls," and many more.[more]
Matthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects a "Resident Evil 6" and "Resident Evil: Damnation", "Fate/Zero", "Batman: Arkham Origins", and many more.[more]
Christopher Smith
Chris is “the guy you've heard but haven't heard of.” He started his career in the original "Robotech" and "Captain Harlock" series as third-guy-from-the-left-who-screams-when-he-blows-up. These days he plays characters who have actual names.[more]
Yui Ishikawa
Yui Ishikawa is a new star voice actress from Sunaoka agency and plays Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Dhianeila Y Leisha Altoria Ol Yunos in Heroic Age, China Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters and Yutika in Lupin III: Princess of the breeze.[more]
Kyoji Asano
Kyoji Asano joined Production I.G. as a key animator after graduating from Yoyogi Animation School and has worked at WIT studio since 2012. Asano is known for his famous stylized drawing and many animation directors praise his expression of emotion.[more]
Tetsuya Nakatake
Tetsuya Nakatake is credited as an animation producer for OVA Tokyo Marble Chocorate (SICAF 2008, Official Competition Grandprix of Full Length Section), TV animation Sengoku BASARA, Kimini Todoke, Guilty Crown.[more]
Tetsuya Kinoshita
Tetsuya Kinoshita is the star producer from Pony Canyon behind the hit series Attack on Titan. His other credits include Ghost Hound, Sengoku BASARA, and From the New World. This will be Tetsuya Kinoshita’s first North America appearance.[more]
Mami Koyama
Since her debut in the NHK Youth Drama live action show Kiyoko wa Nakumonka (Kiyoko Won't Cry) actress Mami Koyama has been a highly praised voice actress and is credited as one of fandom's leading Seiyus.[more]
Shigehiko Sato
Shigehiko Sato joined Fuji Creative Corp in 1999. He has since been involved in licensing and launching many anime series in the US and other territories outside of Japan. For example, he led the US launch of the classic fan favorite "Yu Yu Hakusho" and also worked as the co-producer for "Fushigi Yugi-Eikoden" and "Galaxy Railways".[more]
Range Murata
Range Murata is a prolific artist and designer best known for his beautiful character and/or conceptual design work in series such as "Last Exile", "Blue Submarine No. 6", "Shangri-la", "Solty Rei" and more.[more]
MINT
MINT debuted with Sixh., a collaboration brand with designer IBI under h.NAOTO. The fashion that MINT creates starts with a gothic aesthetic that has evolved into more decorative, ornamental ventures, emerging into an essence that is simple, yet high fashion.[more]
Angelic Pretty (maki)
Founded in 1979, Angelic Pretty has been a constant presence for years with fifteen stores total Japan, and San Francisco. As a brand known for it's characteristic "Pop & Cute" style reminiscent of the princess in every girl, Angelic Pretty’s collections and designs have quickly become a favorite among enthusiasts even outside of Japan.[more]
RinRin Doll
RinRin is a model and blogger active in the Harajuku scene. She is most known for modeling for the lolita brand, Angelic Pretty. She has also appeared in magazines such as KERA!, Gothic Lolita Bible, and Alice Deco, as well as TV shows like NHK Kawaii International.[more]
Chuck Huber
Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt.[more]

If your curious about Guests that have attended our Convention in the past, be sure to check the Past Guests page.

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