Seiyu Noriko Hidaka and Yuji Mitsuya to Appear at Nan Desu Kan 2008

Sep 10th 2008
Studio MADHOUSE voice actors to make rare US appearance in Denver, CO

DENVER, CO – September 7, 2008 – Nan Desu Kan (NDK) confirmed that Noriko Hidaka and Yuji Mitsuya will be guests at this year's event. They will be available for autographs and panel discussions over the convention weekend, September 12 – 14, 2008 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

Noriko Hidaka is not only a well-known voice actress, she has also worked as a radio DJ, a narrator, a reporter, and more. A native of Tokyo, her hobbies are traveling, enjoying aroma therapy, watching movies and theatrical plays, and going to concerts. Yuji Mitsuya is probably best known as a talented actor and voice actor, however, he also works as a sound and script director. He is from Aichi Prefecture.

Making her voice acting debut in 1984 in Southern Cross as Musica Nova, Noriko Hidaka has played varied roles in dozens of anime. Some prominent roles of her career include: Minami Asakura (Touch), Satsuki Kusakabe (My Neighbor Totoro), Noriko Takaya (Gunbuster),  Akane Tendo (Ranma ½), Jean (Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water), Sojiro Seta (Rurouni Kenshin), Kikyo (Inuyasha), Erica Fontaine (Sakura Taisen 3), Shiine (Akazukin Chacha), and Near (Death Note). She plays the mother in Chi's Sweet Home, which is currently airing in Japan on TV Tokyo and is produced by Studio MADH OUSE.

Perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for his roles in Ranma ½ and Dragon Ball Z, Yuji Mitsuya has appeared in many series over the years. Some highlights of his career include such roles as Tatsuya Uesugi (Touch), Tongari (Kiteretsu Daihyakka), Dr. Tofu Ono (Ranma ½), Supreme Kai (Dragon Ball Z), Kurumi Moriya (Nurse Angel Ririka SOS), Sorges (Akazukin Chacha), Sarutobi Nikumaru (Sasuga no Sarutobi), Miino and Shaka (Saint Seiya), and Katsudon Man and Hamburger Kid (Anpan Man).

He has also done Japanese dubbing work for theatrical movies, performing such roles as Marty McFly (Back to the future), Mozart (Amadeus), and Rex(Toy Story).

ABOUT NAN DESU KAN: NDK(www.ndkdenver.org), a non-profit convention started 12 years ago, provides a diverse mix of anime related programming and includes numerous cultural panels and musical guests. The largest non-profit anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region, it will be held September 12-14 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Denver, CO 80237. Tickets are still available at the door. The cost is $50 for a full weekend pass.

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