MangaGamer Announce Massive Guest List For Anime Expo

By Ishaan . June 20, 2010 . 1:20pm

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MangaGamer are holding an interesting panel at Anime Expo this year, titled “The Now and Future of Bishoujo Games,” where they will be discussing their company, the visual novel business as a whole, making project announcements and taking questions from fans in attendance.

 

In addition, they’re bringing a long star-studded line-up of guests with them to the expo, some of which will be part of their panel as well. The list is rather extensive, so we’re going to resort to quoting their handy press release:

 

Executives

Continuing from last year, we will once again be joined by Matsumura Kazutoshi “Tororo-Dancho”, President of CIRCUS and Producer of Da Capo; Sora wo Tobu, Mitsu no Houhou; MaiHime, Unmei no Keitouju, Gift, and True Tears.

 

Also joining us again this year is Takeuchi “bamboo” Hiroshi, President of OVERDRIVE, Producer of Edelweiss, Edelweiss Eiden Fantasia, Kira Kira, Kira Kira Curtain Call, and vocalist for the rock band, mliktub, which created the first ending theme for Baka to Test to Shokanju . He was also the president of GROOVER, and producer of the Green Green series.

 

Artists

This year we’re proud to announce we’ll be joined by Fujimaru, one of OVERDRIVE‘s artists who worked on Kira Kira Curtain Call, and Dear Drops, which recently went on sale!

 

We will also be joined once again by Katakura Shinji, One of OVERDRIVE‘s artists, responsible for artwork on Edelweiss, Edelweiss Eiden Fantasia, Kira Kira, and Kira Kira Curtain Call. Mr. Katakura previously worked with bamboo in the past for GROOVER, handling the artwork for Green Green. Furthermore, he was the character designer for the Green Green anime, as well as both the anime and manga versions of Melody of Oblivion.

 

We will also be joined by Kayura Yuka, one of the artists from CIRCUS. Ms. Kayura’s work includes Da Capo II and its many iterations such as D.C.II To You, D.C. II Fall in Love, as well as Valkyrie Complex, and Gift. She also draws the A.C.D.C. II and Suika AS+ manga.

 

Vocalists

 

UR@N: Joining us with Overdrive this year will be the vocalist, UR@N. In the past she’s worked with milktub on many different songs, included the opening theme for Green Green 2, “Like a Green,” the ending theme for Sakura’s arc in Edelweiss Eiden Fantasia, “Cherry Blossom Diary,” the ending theme for Ran’s arc in Edelweiss, 晴れた日の午後に, Ran’s image song: “Give me XXX!!,” and more. But amongst the readers here, she’s probably more well known as the voice of Kirari Shiino for Kira Kira‘s music! We’re proud to announce that she’ll be performing alongside milktub this year at Anime Expo!

 

Special guests

 

Furthermore, publisher Age, will be appearing with us this year as a special guest! Age is known for the MuvLuv series as well as Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts), and with them, they will also be bringing a set of guests of their own:

 

Miyata Sou, artist. Some of his projects include the upcoming Kimi Ga Ita Kisetsu and Shapeshifter, by Age’s sister brand φage.

 

Himukai Kyousuke, artist. His works also include many from their sister brand φage such as Shapeshifter, Owarinaki Natsu Eien Naru Onritsu, and Piko Piko Kimochi no Nemuru Basho.

 

Anime Expo will be held from July 1st – 4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in LA. You can follow MangaGamer’s Twitter feed here, if you want to catch the occasional glimpse of John Pickett, head translator, fall victim to his unfortunate moe obsession, while the rest of us pull his leg.


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  • nyobzoo

    so much stuff to do at the Expo, so little time. Too bad I won’t have time to go to all of the events

    • http://blackwings.net Sayoko

      I don’t want to complain but really, yeah, I agree… too much to do in so little time! :|

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Hey Ishaan, i imagine you already knew but NISA is bringing the VA that made Ami and Minorin of Tora Dora :D, so cool T_T i wish i lived in the US

    • Ereek

      It’s in LA. It’s going to be hot and miserable in July in LA. 110F/43C or more probably. Unless they spend a lot of money on air conditioning, it’s going to be miserable. Most of the larger conventions are.

      Not saying it wouldn’t be interesting to go to (I’d go, but I’m out of state at that time), I’m just trying to make you feel better by pointing out the negatives.

      • http://twitter.com/nameoftheyear Elliot T.

        To be fair, it’s closer to 80F, maybe 90F at most, and the Convention Center is well air conditioned. I know you’re trying to make him feel better but this is a more accurate assessment. :P

        • Ereek

          I don’t know, it’s usually around 110F in July in Northern California. It’s already been 90F the last few days.I think we have a lot more dramatic spikes in temperature, though, since in the winter it also gets down to around 0-10F where my California home is.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            haha xD thanks anyway, i will just try to think that way, even if i’m lying to myself >:D

      • Asura

        Sorry, I have gone for the past 5 years, and the only time it is miserable if you are outside in the direct sunlight waiting for something. And that only happens if you have to buy your entry badge.Otherwise, everything is inside and I never once felt the need to whine about the conditions inside, because quite frankly, they are quite good. And walking around outside otherwise never had me break a sweat. Though I guess if you’re a cosplayer with a whole load of clothes over you it may be different. Not trying to make you guys unhappy, just correcting the false negatives.

      • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

        It’s not that bad, yet. Living just outside L.A. I’ve been grateful that we’re getting some cool winds. It’s heating up a little, but it’s not humid. It’s get bad towards September; dry wind (if that) and of course half the state catches on fire :(
        Then again, this will be my first huge convention visit, so I should keep stuff like this in mind.

      • Nekobo

        I didn’t have any issues with the weather during AX the last 2 years in LA. The last time the weather was unbearable during AX was when it was held at Long Beach. It super humid that year.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Katakura Shinji is pretty much why I got my stuff together to actually make it this year.
    Wow… 44,000 people attended last year, right? Hopefully, there will be areas where you just sit and relax, heh. My only other concern (for now) is how much cash is required at certain points. I’ll probably have to step out and have some Lunchables. A day in L.A. can be so expensive.
    Looking at the schedule, though, it’s only active for a few hours. I was under the impression that activities and events would go on till the morning. Hmm…

  • Nekobo

    I hope I can make it to their panel this year. Last year I missed out because there was some other event going on at the same time. I definitely want to check out the Aksys Games and JAST USA panels, too.

    • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

      Don’t forget to say hi to NISA =)

      • Nekobo

        Of course. I’ll definitely visit on Saturday. Hopefully you’ll recognize me. ;)

        Are you guys having a panel this year? I didn’t see anything on the schedule.

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