SMASH Announces Kotono Mitsuishi to Attend 2014 Event
posted on by Jon Hayward
The special guest announcement was made via SMASH's Press Release on Wednesday the 30th of April 2014, you can read the release here. Kotono Mitsuishi's announcement as SMASH's special guest was made possible by Japan Foundation's partnership as principal sponsor with SMASH.
Japan Foundation's Jessica Chow stated;
“We are proud to be sponsoring Mitsuishi-san, particularly as it is her first visit to Sydney. These big names in the industry are always more than happy to visit Australia because they recognise Australia's love for Japanese pop-culture. This is a great opportunity for fans to meet high-profile talent from Japan, which fits perfectly with our mission of ‘Bringing Japan to You’.”
While the press release states that fans will be able to interact with Kotono Mitsuishi at SMASH exact events and timing are yet to be announced.
© Kotono Mitsuishi
A talented voice-actor, Kotono Mitsuishi started her career in 1988 with a role on the OAV Ace o Nerae! 2, but it was Kotono's role as Usagi Tsukino in Sailor Moon that saw her popularity rise. Since then Kotono has voiced Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion (including the recent films), Cathy Taymor in Kaleido Star, Mink in Dragon Half, Murrue Ramius in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Kagura Soma in Fruits Basket and most recently Rinko Iori in Gundam Build Fighters.
Kotono has also been confirmed to be reprising her role as Usagi in the upcoming Sailor Moon remake, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
The Sydney Manga and Anime Show is a (now) two day convention to be held in it's new home at the Rosehill Gardens in Western Sydney. SMASH has traditionally hosted Japanese voice-actors and musical acts as special guests but SMASH also hosts the Australian nationals of the Gunpla Builders World Cup and now the Australian preliminaries of the World Cosplay Summit.
- Where: Rosehill Gardens, James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142.
- When: Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of August 2014.
- Cost: Prices are currently unknown.
- Website: http://www.smash.org.au.