Sakura-Con Will Host Singer Kanako Itou, Wit Studio's Otomi Deai, Katsuhiko Kitada, Arifumi Imai
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Sakura-Con announced this week that it will host singer Kanako Itou and Wit Studio staff members Otomi Deai, Katsuhiko Kitada and Arifumi Imai in Seattle in April.
Kanako Itou regularly performs themes for Nitroplus games and anime adaptations. Her works include theme songs for Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, Chaos;HEAd, School Days, Demonbane, Song of Saya, and more. Itou previously performed at Anime Boston in 2012.
Director Otomi Deai (Silver Spoon second season), character designer Katsuhiko Kitada, and action animation director Arifumi Imai are currently collaborating on The Rolling Girls original anime television series. The show premiered in January and Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan in its original language and as part of its English Broadcast Dubs.
Funimation describes the story:
Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure ofThe Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan, as the world once knew it, no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations ruled by heroes known as Bests. Each Best commands an army made of the Rest as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. These four intrepid and adorable girls are ordered by their Best to travel across the country by motorcycle, keeping a watchful eye on the field of battle wherever they encounter violence between warring nations!
Other Japanese guests that will appear at Sakura-Con include producers Tetsuya Kinoshita, Ryōsuke Tsuboi, Shinichiro Kashiwada, musical duo GARNiDELiA, singer Kanako Kondou, animation director and character designer Hiromi Kato, director and animator Osamu Kobayashi, game director Toshimichi Mori, voice actresses Sumi Shimamoto, Kana Ueda, and Haruka Terui, and voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. The convention will also host voice actors Vic Mignogna and Bryce Papenbrook.
Sakura-Con will take place at the Washington State Convention Center from April 3-5.
Thanks to Omiya for the news tip