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Sakura-Con has announced that it will host voice actresses Rika Morinaga and Mai Kadowaki at the April 2-4 convention in Seattle. This will be the first North American convention appearance for both actresses.
Morinaga has voiced roles in more than 20 anime, including Rozen Maiden's Souseiseki, Minami-ke's Makoto/Mako-chan, and Princess Resurrection's Francesca. Morinaga has also sang theme songs for Seto no Hanayome and Wandaba Style, and is also the lead singer of the goth rock band function code.
Kadowaki has voiced roles in more than 50 anime, including Fate/stay night's Illyasviel von Einzbern, MoonPhase's Hikaru Mido, Negima!?'s Satomi Hakase, and Strike Witches' Sanya V. Litvyak. Kadowaki has also sang theme songs for Negima!?, Kodomo no Jikan, and Strike Witches.
The rock bands High and Mighty Color and Dazzle Vision, voice actress Mayumi Tanaka, voice actor Ryo Horikawa, animator Tsuyoshi Nonaka, director Satoshi Nishimura, character designers Yutaka Minowa and Takahiro Yoshimatsu, and illustrator Noizi Ito will also attend the convention.