AnimeNEXT Announces Third Japanese Guest

May 29th 2006

AnimeNEXT is very proud to be able to bring attendees three Japanese
Guests of Honor this year. Our third Guest of Honor is Harold Sakuishi.
Mr. Sakuishi is storming the states with BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad,
manga about what it means to be a teenager, but more importantly, what
it means to ROCK!!! With BECK, Sakuishi has displayed a keen sense for
crafting characters that generate an emotional resonance with his
readers. Through his detailed storytelling and sitcom like set-up, it's
hard not to connect to the main characters, Koyuki, Ryusuke, their
and their friends. Sakuishi's love for music and pop-culture globally
can be felt throughout the series and specifically through the chapter
covers in BECK that parody famous rock album covers.

Mr. Sakuishi has a wide variety of interests that include baseball
Chunichi Dragons fan), martial arts (Loves pro wrestling), and music.
Each of these has become the basis for his most popular series
in Stopper Busujima, fighting in Bakaichi, and music in BECK). His
series also often include character cameos from his past works; one of
the newspaper reporters in BECK is actually from Stopper Busujima and

This is Mr. Sakuishi's first visit to the U.S. and we're proud to
welcome him to AnimeNEXT 2006! To find out more about Harold Sakuishi
please visit the AnimeNEXT web site's Guest Page at

AnimeNEXT is the New York City area anime convention. Located at the
Meadowlands Expo Center and the Holiday Inn in Secaucus, NJ, AnimeNEXT
is only minutes from New York City. AnimeNEXT is June 16-18, 2006. Come
out to see the latest anime titles in our 24-hour video rooms, check
the latest manga in our Manga Library, and see what's playing in the
video game room. AnimeNEXT will also feature industry guests, voice
actors, music videos, anime game shows, artist's alley, the art show,
cosplay and a whole lot more. To find out more, visit our Web site at . We'll see you in June!

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