Anime Expo to Host Voice Actor Miyu Irino
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff of Anime Expo announced on Thursday that the convention will host voice actor Miyu Irino as a guest of honor. He will participate in a panel and autograph sessions. This will be his first overseas convention appearance.
Irino was born in 1988, and gained notice at a young age when he played the male lead Haku in Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away in 2001. Irino's many roles include Shoya in A Silent Voice, Todomatsu in Mr. Osomatsu, Sora in the Kingdom Hearts games, Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Akito Hyuga in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Takao in The Garden of Words.
Irino also performed in films and stage productions and sang in songs for Eyeshield 21, Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere deorum, Karneval, Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Mr. Osomatsu, and You and Me. He formally started his career as a musical artist in 2009.
Irino announced in November that he would go on hiatus in January to study abroad.
This year's Anime Expo convention will run from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30.