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Anime Expo to Host Voice Actor Miyu Irino

posted on by Karen Ressler
Spirited Away, Mr. Osomatsu, A Silent Voice voice actor to appear at his 1st overseas convention

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.

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