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The American incarnation of the Japan Expo convention announced on Monday that it will host game art director Tatsurō Iwamoto. Iwamoto was the art director and character designer for CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) game franchise, and he even voices prosecuting attorney Miles Edgeworth in the Japanese editions of the games.
Iwamoto's other projects include character motion work on Clover Studio's PlayStation 2 platformer Okami and character designs in Idea Factory's Bakudan Handan.
The American version of Japan Expo will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Northern California from August 23 to August 25. Its other guests include singer You Kikkawa, Evangelion manga creator and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and manga creator and character designer Yuusuke Kozaki (Donyatsu, Fire Emblem Awakening, No More Heroes). This will be the first convention run by SEFA Entertainment, the United States subsidiary of SEFA Event. SEFA holds the main Japan Expo in France, where the event drew "219,614 certified attendees in 2012."