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posted on 2003-03-03 11:59 EST
Sakura-Con announced over its mailing list that Atsushi "Jun" Okuda will be their final Japanese Guest of Honor for next months convention. Sakura-Con will be Mr. Okuda's first US convention appearance. Megatokyo artist and writer Fred "Piro Gallagher will also be appearing.

Mr. Okuda began his career as a Key Framer in Japan for notable shows such as Thunderbirds 2086, Mospeada (Robotech Masters); and Thundercats. Mr. Okuda was the Animation Director for Riding Bean, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA1 Episode 1, the Ah! My Goddess movie and Armitage: Dual-Matrix. Mr. Okuda has also worked as Character Designer for Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Battle Athletes TV, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, El Hazard: The Alternative World and the current Tenchi Muyo GXP. Sakura-Con will be Mr. Okuda's first US convention appearance. Mr. Okuda is attending Sakura-Con courtesy of Funimation.

Fred "Piro" Gallagher is the main creative force(artist and writer) behind the insanely popular webcomic Megatokyo. Mr. Gallagher is also currently working on Warmth
which will appear in Amerimanga(published by I.C. Entertainment), beginning with issue 3.

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