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New York Anime Festival Announces New Guests

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
Faust editor-in-chief, Battle Royale advisor, cosplay photographer, more

The New York Anime Festival, which will be held in New York City's Javits Convention Center on December 7-9, has announced six more Japanese and American guests that will be participating in the event. The guests include the following:

Katsushi Ota, editor-in-chief, Faust magazine: Published by Kodansha, Faust is a unique literary and comics magazine that has featured works from many of Japan's well-known manga creators. Starting in 2008, Del Rey Manga will begin publishing selections from the magazine. Ota's appearance at NYAFF is sponsored by Del Rey.

Yasuhiro Koshi, CEO, Big Fighter Project: A former Japan Ground Self-Defense Force non-commissioned officer, kosHi has worked as a military and weapons advisor on a variety of recent films, including Battle Royale, Casshern, and The Last Samurai. He also writes for Arms Magazine, one of Japan's leading military hobby magazines.

Elena Dorfman, author and photographer: Dorfman's most recent book is a collection of photographs of anime, manga, and videogame cosplayers that was the subject of an article in the New York Times Style Magazine.

Sean Schemmel, voice actor: Schemmel is best known for voicing Goku in the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragonball GT television series and the many DBZ movies.

Michael Sinterniklaas, president of recording studio NYAV Post and voice actor: Sinterniklaas has directed the dubs of such anime as Berserk, Gaogaigar, Weiss Kreuz, and Samurai Deeper Kyo.

Josh Elder, comics creator, winner of Tokyopop's 2005 Rising Stars of Manga contest: Elder's winning entry, Mail Order Ninja, is currently syndicated in newspapers nationwide, as well as being published in graphic novel form by Tokyopop.

These new guests join several whose names were announced previously, including Evangelion 1.0 co-director Kobun Shizuno, Speed Racer voice actor Peter Fernandez, and numerous other voice actors, comedians, comics artists, and academics.

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