Anime Expo Hosts Chaika, Sound! Euphonium Voice Actress Chika Anzai
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Los Angeles anime convention Anime Expo announced on Tuesday that it will host voice actress Chika Anzai at this year's event. This will be her first appearance at a United States convention. She will host a Q&A panel and autograph sessions during the convention.
Anzai has played roles in such anime as Sound! Euphonium (Reina Kōsaka), Chaika - The Coffin Princess (Chaika Travant), Riddle Story of Devil (Suzu Shutō), Danbōru Senki Wars (Sakuya Hosono), AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Kiseki Kusanagi), Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Mary), Schwarzes Marken (Anett Hosenfeld), and Sky Wizards Academy (Amie Mustung). She will play the role of Asuha Chigusa in the upcoming Qualidea Code television anime, and has also been cast as Tōko Ichinose in the upcoming Taboo-Tattoo anime.
Anime Expo will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its convention this year from July 1-4. Previously announced guests include Vampire Hunter D and Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano, Your Lie in April manga creator Naoshi Arakawa, and singer Michi.
Last year's Anime Expo set a new attendance record with 90,500 unique attendees, up 12% from 2014. This year's event will launch a Youth Protection Program. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the California-based non-profit organization behind Anime Expo, is partnering with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center to launch the program to protect young attendees at Anime Expo.