Sakura-con Guest Update

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Norio Shioyama, character designer for Ronin Warriors to be at Sakura-con 2002

Sakura-Con has announced that they have added Norio Shioyama to their list of Guests of Honor. Mr. Shioyama is a veteran of the animation industry in Japan. He has worked on numerous well known anime projects including stints as the character designer for the well known Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) series. He was born in Kumamoto Japan in 1940 .

He is a veteran of the animation industry in Japan working as a character designer and animation director at Sunrise studios. He is credited for his designs in many of the popular "giant robot" shows from the early eighties up to today's most recent hit anime series. More recently, Mr. Shioyama has served as key animator for the popular Gaogaigar and Infinite Ryvius series by Sunrise studios as well as the lead monster designer for Inuyasha. This is his first convention appearance here in the United States.

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