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Sydney Manga and Anime Show on this Saturday

The Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH) is on this Saturday the 14th of July at the Sydney Convention Centre. Their guests include Sakura Tange (Card Captor Sakura), Yūko Miyamura (Neon Genesis Evangalion) and Shinichiro Miki;

Sakura Tange is most famously known for her role as Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura), Opening theme and Maico in Android Announcer Maico 2010, Lilica Ebett (Burn Up W / Burn Up Excess) and Rinko Kobayakawa in DS game Loveplus. Sakura is also a prolific singer having not only released music under a variety of names (Little Seraph, Angelic Alice, A N G E L and さくら/SAKURA) but also a variety of insert performances in titles including Card Captor Sakura and The World God Only Knows. Sakura Tange's panel will start at 10:00am on the Main Stage and signings will be from 1:00pm to 1:30pm and 3:30pm to 4:00pm in the signings and activities room.

Yūko Miyamura is no stranger to SMASH having attended the convention back in 2010 with Tiffany Grant. Yuko is most famously known for her role as Asuka Langley Sohryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion along side roles including Kazuha Toyama (Detective Conan), Casca (Beserk) and Aisha Clanclan (Outlaw Star). She has also starred as Chun-Li and Rose in various Street Fighter games and Larxene in the Kingdom Hearts series. We interviewed Yuko back in 2010 and you can read the interview here. Yūko Miyamura's Voice Acting Workshop will be conducted on the main stage from 11:00am and signings will be from 1:00pm to 1:00pm in the signings and activities room.

Shin-ichiro Miki is quite a prolific voice actor, having voiced over 340 roles in various anime including Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Kisuke Urahara (Bleach), Kojiro (James from Pokémon) and Lockon Stratos (Mobile Suit Gundam 00). Shin-ichiro Miki's panel will start at 11:00am on the Main Stage and signings will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the signings and activities room.

SMASH has a interesting set of events all packed into one day, so here are a few of our highlights.

You can find the schedule for SMASH here.

Full information on SMASH including location, ticket prices, floor plan and even how to get transport to the venue.

If you would like to know what we get up to at SMASH, you can read our previous convention report for 2011 here.

And finally you can visit SMASH's website or facebook page for further information.


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