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N. Carolina's Animazement to Host Singer Kotoko, Manga Creator Mayu Shinjo

posted on by Kimberly Grace

Animazement, a convention which will run during the May 25-27 holiday weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced on Tuesday that it will host pop singer KOTOKO (pictured right) and manga artist Mayu Shinjo (Sensual Phrase, Ai Ore, Love Celeb) as guests.

Other Japanese guests will be Madhouse anime studio co-founder Masao Maruyama and anime director Hiroshi Nagahama (Detroit Metal City, Mushi-Shi). The American anime voice actors and English dub production staff members Chris Cason, Kara Edwards, Clarine Harp, Shelby Lindley, Spike Spencer, and Cristina Vee will also appear at Animazement 2012.

KOTOKO recently recorded an ending theme song for the Accel World television anime series, which premiered on April 6. Murayama also attended last year's Animazement in May and has appeared at several conventions including Otakon 2011 and AM2 Con.

The director Noboru Ishiguro (Space Battleship Yamato, Astro Boy, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross) was scheduled to attend this year's Animazement before he passed away in March.

Thanks to Kathy Yang for the news tip

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