Anime Expo 2011 Announces Nitroplus President Takaki Digitarou Kosaka As An Industry Guest
LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2011) — Anime Expo 2011 has announced President and Chief Producer of Nitroplus, Takaki Digitarou Kosaka, as an Industry Guest. Fans will have a chance to meet and hear from the man responsible for overseeing the scripts for all the episodes of “Puella Magi Madoka Magika,” during an attendee panel at Anime Expo, when it returns to the LA Convention Center from July 1 – 4, 2011.
Founded in 1999, Nitroplus has obtained enthusiastic fans in the PC game market by using the advantage of profound storylines and a wide range of appealing characters in various styles of works such as “Phantom PHANTOM OF INFERNO,” “Demonbane,” and “SONICOMI. Nitroplus has been working to expand its works into manga, music, and animation. Most recently, their critically acclaimed XBox 360 game “STEINS;GATE,” co-produced with 5p.b., has been adapted into an anime.
The roster of Anime Expo 2011 Guests of Honor includes Japanese pop trio Kalafina; singing sensation Maon Kurosaki; techno pop band Nirgilis; “LASTEXILE -Fam, The Silver Wing-“ production team Koichi Chigira, Makoto Kobayashi, Takaaki Suzuki and Hiroyuki Birukawa; Japanese TV Host and blogger Danny Choo; voice actress and singer Miyuki Sawashiro; voice actors Toshio Furukawa, Vic Mignogna, Toshiyuki Morikawa and Taliesin Jaffe; stars of the Power Rangers series and movies; video game developer Sohei Niikawa; Crypton Future Media CEO Hiroyuki Itoh and Producer Wataru Sasaki; Vocaloid songwriter Onyx Kobayashi; manga artists Izumi Matsumoto and Fred Gallagher and anime director Seiji Mizushima. Anime Expo has also announced Hatsune Miku as its first ever Virtual Guest of Honor. Themed the “Year of the Fan,” Anime Expo 2011 will fully immerse guests into the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion. Anime Expo is a non-stop marathon of Japanese pop culture that's been likened to Halloween in July.
About Anime Expo
Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America's largest anime and manga celebration. Anime Expo gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. AX 2011 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register or for more information, please visit www.anime-expo.org.
About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property, Anime Expo®. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.
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