News Hawaii's Kawaii Kon Hosts Voice Actor Kappei Yamaguchi
posted on 2011-01-19 12:01 EST
Honolulu-based anime convention Kawaii Kon announced that voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi will appear at the April 29-May 1 event, along with dubbing director David Williams and rock group Eleven Staples.
Yamaguchi is best known for his titular roles in Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha, both anime adaptations of works by Rumiko Takahashi, and for his role of L in Death Note. Yamaguchi also portrays Usopp in One Piece and Shinichi Kudo in Case Closed (called Jimmy Kudo in the English-language version). Last year, Yamaguchi attended North Carolina's Animazement event, and the year prior he appeared at Seattle's Sakura-Con. In 2008, Otakon hosted the voice actor.
Eleven Staples is a band consisting of anime, manga, and game fans local to Hawaii; it will be their second appearance at Kawaii Kon. Also attending this year's event are Arashi Productions' Jonathan Tarbox, voice actor Scott McNeill, and voice actress Wendee Lee.