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NY Comic Con to Host Voice Actress/Singer Yuu Asakawa, Blogger/TV Host Danny Choo

posted on 2012-09-13 15:00 EDT
Crypton Future Media staff, 'Mikumentary' filmmaker to also attend October 11-14 event

The organizers of New York Comic Con confirmed on Thursday that voice actress and singer Yuu Asakawa and blogger and television show host Danny Choo will attend the convention courtesy of The Japan Foundation. The convention will be held at the Javits Convention Center from October 11-14.

Asakawa has voiced roles in more than 70 anime titles, including Love Hina (Motoko), Azumanga Daioh (Sakaki), Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (Priss), and Amagami SS (Hibiki), and she also lent her voice to the Vocaloid 2 virtual singer character Megurine Luka. Asakawa sang theme songs for Bubblegum Crisis 2040, the Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve, and Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls, and voiced roles in the Final Fantasy XIII and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII video games. Asakawa previously attended Kawaii Kon in Hawaii earlier this year.

Choo first became well-known for cosplaying in Tokyo as an Imperial Stormtrooper from the Star Wars films. He has since launched Culture Japan, a television series which airs in Japan and runs on Animax Asia and on Mnet in the United States. Choo previously attended Anime Expo earlier this year.

New York Comic Con will also host Crypton Future Media staff member Kanae Muraki courtesy of The Japan Foundation. Muraki is the Director of of Global Development for Crypton Future Media and is charge of United States and European development of Hatsune Miku. Muraki will be joined at a Crypton Future Media panel by Tara Knight, a filmmaker and animator known for her upcoming "Mikumentary" series of documentary shorts. The panel on Sunday will discuss the Vocaloid software's success and behind-the-scenes stories of Hatsune Miku.

New York Comic Con will also host artist Yoshitaka Amano, voice actor Bryce Papenbrook, and author Susan Napier.

Thanks to Stan for the news tip.

Update: Typo corrected. Thanks, smapdi.


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