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Seattle's Sakura-Con Will Host Sword Art Online Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada, Voice Actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

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Voice actor Bryce Papenbrook will also visit April 3-5 convention

Seattle's Sakura-Con convention announced on Friday that it will host Sword Art Online producer Shinichiro Kashiwada and the voice actors who play Kirito in the Japanese and English dubs, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Bryce Papenbrook. The convention will take place April 3-5 at the Washington State Convention Center.

In addition to serving as a chief producer for Sword Art Online, Kashiwada was also an associate producer for other Aniplex titles such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Oreimo, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, The irregular at magic high school, and Nanana's Buried Treasure.

He previously attended Otakon last year.

Matsuoka's other recent anime roles include No Game, No Life's Sora, Absolute Duo's Thor, Unlimited Fafnir's Yū Mononobe, Trinity Seven's Arata Kasuga, and Buddy Complex's Aoba. This will be Matsuoka's first US appearance.

Other Sakura-Con guests include musical duo GARNiDELiA, animation director and character designer Hiromi Kato, director and animator Osamu Kobayashi, voice actress Sumi Shimamoto, and voice actor Vic Mignogna.

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