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Otakon to Host Madhouse Founder Masao Maruyama

posted on by Egan Loo
July 29-31 event to also host K-ON mini-concert by English cast in Baltimore

The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that Madhouse anime studio founder Masao Maruyama will return to the July 29-31 convention in Baltimore. Otakon will also host a K-ON! mini-concert by English voice actresses Stephanie Sheh (Yui), Cristina Vee (Mio), Cassandra Lee (Ritsu), and Shelby Lindley (Mugi), along with cosplayer/singer Karrie Shirou.

Maruyama was involved in the establishment of MADHOUSE in 1972. Since then, he has nurtured talents such as Tetsuro Araki, Atsuko Ishizuka and the late Satoshi Kon. Among the anime he has produced are Unico, Ninja Scroll, Card Captor Sakura, Monster, Death Note, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Paprika, Redline, and Supernatural the Animation.

The short concert that Sheh, Vee, Lee, and Lindley will hold will be their first performance at Otakon as a group.

In addition, Otakon 2011 will host a concert with three Japanese voice actresses from Angel ScandyS, and singer Kylee will perform separately.

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