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New Otakon Guests

posted on 2004-07-08 22:19 EDT
Otakon announced 3 new guests last week, Angela, Tony Ching Siu-Tung and Matt Thorn

Japanese band Angela is best known in North America for their work on the opening and ending themes of Stellvia.

Hong Kong action director Tony Ching Siu-Tung is well known for many of his movies, including Steven Chow's Shaolin Soccer (action director) and Jet Li's Hero (choreographer). The live action adaptation of City Hunter is also one of the many movies he has worked on during his 30 year career. Otakon will host a special North American premiere of Hero.

Matt Thorn is a translator and cultural anthropologist specializing in manga and comics. He worked as a translator at Viz during the nineties, translating Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Sanctuary, Banana Fish and more.

Other guests at Otakon 2004 include:

Koge Donbo
Ichiro Okouchi
Tatsuo Sato
L'Arc-en-Ciel
Fred Perry
Lianne Sentar
John Burgmeier
Luci Christian
Richard Epcar
Chris Patton
Monica Rial
Chris Sabat

For more details visit Otkaon's website at www.otakon.com.

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