Video Game Creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori will Attend FanimeCon 2010 as Guests of Honor

Apr 9th 2010

San Jose, CA, USA / Yokohama, Japan (April 9, 2010) — FanimeCon, Aksys Games, and Arc System Works are proud to announce video game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor at FanimeCon 2010, which is being held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th to May 31st, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Mr. Daisuke Ishiwatari is famous for creating the Guilty Gear video game series. While he denies having created the game single-handedly, his extensive work on the series includes an eclectic assortment of talents: “I was entertained by the idea that I could create a game, and got my toes wet in areas like concept, planning, direction, design, music, writing, and voice acting.” He also composed the soundtrack for the BlazBlue series of video games.

Mr. Toshimichi Mori has many talents as well. He not only directed and produced the BlazBlue video game series but also designed the characters and wrote the scenarios. Mr. Mori played many video games growing up, and he decided to create them when an amazing RPG made him realize, “I want to make a game like THIS!”

BlazBlue is the latest anime-style fighting game series from Arc System Works. Aksys Games will be showing a preview of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the second installment, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, at FanimeCon 2010.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!

Aksys Games will host a Q&A panel with the famous duo! So remember to bring all your questions and shikishi for the signing at the end! Don't forget to stop by our booth and show us some love and buy stuff and maybe get some free swag.

About FanimeCon - FanimeCon is Northern California's largest matsuri ("celebration") of anime, manga, and related arts and cultures. Held annually over Memorial Day Weekend, FanimeCon entertained over 15,000 people in 2009. FanimeCon is "By Fans, For Fans" and is run entirely by volunteers who love putting together a weekend full of activities and events that feature anime, manga, cosplay, music, video/tabletop gaming, guests from around the world and much, much more! FanimeCon 2010 will be held from May 28th to May 31st in Downtown San Jose. To learn more and find out what's in store, please visit http://www.fanime.com

About Aksys Games - Based in Torrance, California, Aksys Games is a leading video game publisher with extensive knowledge of localization. Lead by Akibo Shieh and a group of talented professionals, Aksys Games is renowned for its collaborative work with Idea Factory, Red, Compile Heart, XSEED, Atlus USA, Sonic Games, Gaijin Games, and Arc System Works. The company's portfolio includes work on popular series such as Digimon, Naruto, Jake Hunter, and Kunio. Aksys Games is also responsible for bringing the two world-leading fighting game franchises to the US: Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. For more information about Aksys, please visit http://www.aksysgames.com

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