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Anime Expo 2023 Announces Guests of Honor List

Date: 2023 June 18 15:35

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Anime Expo has just announced it's guest list. The event's guest of honor include Koichi Naruse (producer for the work, The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2), Yoshitaka Amano (the artist behind Final Fantasy illustrations to say the least), Yoko Taro (NieR:Automata) and Yoshiki.

Anime Expo also known as AX is the largest anime convention in North America, held annually in Downtown Los Angeles. It's set to run July 1-4 2023.

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Anime Expo 2023

This year's guests include an accomplished group of illustrators, voice actors, directors, producers and more who have made significant contributions to anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. The Guests of Honor will participate in a panel discussion sharing their recent works, autograph sessions and more!

  • Acky Bright - Manga artist and illustrator who has worked for DC Comics, Hasbro, and BMW
  • Atsushi Ohkubo - Creator of hit manga "Soul Eater" and "Fire Force"
  • Hirotaka Kobayashi - The voice of Mammon in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Hiroyuki Seshita - Director of many CG animation films, including "Knights of Sidonia" and "BLAME!." His next film is "GAMERA -Rebirth-" (2023).
  • Jin - Versatile artist and creator, working as a composer, lyricist, novelist, and scriptwriter for manga adaptations and anime.
  • Kafka Asagiri - Author and creator of Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Kazuaki Terasawa - Director of "The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm"
  • Kazutaka Kodaka - Scenario writer for Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE. Manga artist, novelist, and anime screenwriter.
  • Kazuya Yamashita - The voice of Lucifer in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Kohei Tokuoka - Chief Animation Director for "The Ancient Magus' Bride SEASON 2"
  • Koichi Naruse - Animation producer for "The Ancient Magus' Bride SEASON 2"
  • Kotaro Takata - Creator of Hallelujah Overdrive, currently working on the Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead series
  • Kyohei Yaguchi - The voice of Beelzebub in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Masahiko Minami - President and Producer of BONES INC. Formerly at Sunrise
  • Masakazu Morita - Voice actor for Tidus in "Final Fantasy X," and currently stars as Ichigo Kurosaki in BLEACH
  • Miura Ayme - The voice of Asmodeus in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Satoshi Kada - The voice of Leviathan in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Satoshi Onishi - The voice of Belphegor in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Shinya Sumi - The voice of Satan in Obey Me! Nightbringer
  • Takayuki Hirao - Director of "Pompo the Cinephile," "The Garden of Sinners" and the TV anime "GOD EATER"
  • Toshihiro Kawamoto - Animator, Character Designer who worked on "Urusei Yatsura," "Cowboy Bebop," "Noragami," and "Blood Blockade Battlefront"
  • YOKO TARO - President of Bukkoro, game creator, manga author, and playwright. Creator of "KamiErabi"
  • YOSHIKI - Composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock groups X JAPAN and THE LAST ROCKSTARS.
  • Yoshitaka Amano - Artist and character designer, internationally acclaimed for his unique art style and notable works such as the Final Fantasy series
  • Yusuke Kozaki - Nintendo / Pokemon Go Character Designer

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