Vancouver's Anirevo to Host Voice Actors Yuu Asakawa, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Minami Takahashi
posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Vancouver convention Anirevo announced last week that it will host voice actors and actresses Yuu Asakawa, Nobuyuki Hiyama, and Minami Takahashi at this year's event. The convention also announced that sound director Takeshi Takadera will attend the con and musician KOTOKO will perform.
Asakawa has voiced roles in more than 70 anime titles, including Love Hina (Motoko), Azumanga Daioh (Sakaki), Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (Priss), and Amagami SS (Hibiki), and she also lent her voice to the Vocaloid 2 virtual singer character Megurine Luka. Asakawa sang theme songs for Bubblegum Crisis 2040, the Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve, and Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls, and voiced roles in the Final Fantasy XIII and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII video games. Recently, she voiced Rider in Fate/stay night and Leone in Akame ga KILL!
This year's Anirevo will be Asakawa's 10th appearance at a North American convention.
KOTOKO performed her first anime theme song in 2001 for the television series Please Teacher!. She later performed opening songs for television series such as Hayate the Combat Butler, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, Shakugan no Shana, Accel World, and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS. Her latest anime theme song performance was for the 2014 series Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen.
Anirevo will take place August 14-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.