Pittsburgh's Tekkoshocon to Host Singer Mari Iijima
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Mari Iijima, the singer and voice actress known for playing the role of Lynn Minmay in both the Japanese and English dub versions of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross science-fiction anime series, will appear as a guest at the Tekkoshocon convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from April 8 to April 11.
Iijima contributed songs to later Macross projects and had her own independent music career. Her debut album, Rosé, was produced by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. In 2006, Iijima returned to Macross to reprise her role as Lynn Minmay in the English dub. In doing so, Iijima made history by becoming the one of the first Japanese voice actresses to reprise a major role in the English dub of a Japanese anime. Iijima currently lives in Los Angeles.
Other Japanese music guests attending Tekkoshocon include J-rock bands Luzmelt and Suicide Ali.
Thanks to Joe Mello for the news tip.