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posted on 2003-03-13 14:28 EST
Anime Central has announced new Japanese Guests for their upcoming convention in Chicago.

Kazuko Tadano revolutionalized the way we saw magical girls with her character designs on the sensational Sailor Moon. She also served as animation director on many of the episodes of the first and second season, as well the Sailor Moon R movie. She was also responsible for the character designs on Dancougar, Crystal Triangle, Sotsugyou ~Graduation~ and Wedding Peach.

Kouhei Tanaka, anime composer. His most famous works include the original scores to Dragon Ball, Project A-Ko, Sakura Taisen, Gundam G, Gundam MS 08 Team (movie), the original Patlabor OAVs, Otaku no Video, Gunbuster, Spirit of Wonder, Bastard!, Gatekeepers, One Piece, Tenchi GXP, Dragon Half and the Violinist of Hamelin. Mr. Tanaka also composes the songs to each one of the Sakura Taisen musicals and is a former student of Boston's Berklee College of Music.

Maya Okamoto, who is a well known voice actress. This will be her first U.S. convention appearance.As Sakura Taisen's Orihime Soletta, Ms. Okamoto has acted in games, anime and even on stage in the Sakura Taisen musicals. She is also known for her roles in Hummingbird as Reiko, Silent Moebius as Yuki, Touch as Natsuko, and Saber Marionette J Again as Marine.

Yasunori Ide will be attending his first ever North American appearance is a director. Mr. Ide started out as a storyboard artist and technical director for Riding Bean. He is most known for his recent work, as director of the Onegai Teacher series (and the upcoming Onegai Teacher 2 series).

Duel Jewel A five-member visual-kei indies rock band from Japan.

follow-up of New ACen 2003 Guests

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