New Jersey's AnimeNEXT to Host ReLIFE's Tomochi Kosaka, Junko Yamanaka, Reina Ueda
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The official Twitter account for New Jersey-based anime convention AnimeNext announced on Wednesday that it will host director Tomochi Kosaka, animator and character designer Junko Yamanaka, and voice actress Reina Ueda at its 2017 convention.
Kosaka directed the television anime adaptation of Yayoiso's ReLIFE manga after previously serving as episode animation director for series such as Yowamushi Pedal and Giant Killing. Kosaka's other credits include key animation on Detective Conan and Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White!
Yamanaka's character design credits include ReLIFE, Detective Conan, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, Kamisama Kiss, Servamp, Aoharu x Machinegun and The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior. She has also served as chief animation director on Kamisama Kiss 2, Servamp, and Aoharu x Machinegun, among other shows.
Ueda's anime voice credits include An Onoya in ReLIFE, Hane Sakura in Bakuon, Neyka in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Naru Sekiya in Hanayamata, Katra Paige in Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, Jasminka Antonenko in Little Witch Academia and Ajime Kiki and Jewlulu in Pripara. She was a winner of the Best New Actress award at the 9th Annual Seiyū Awards in 2015.
AnimeNEXT 2017 will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 9-11. Previously announced guests include Studio Trigger's Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, Shuhei Handa, and Yoh Yoshinari