Otakon to Host Voice Actor Nobutoshi Canna as Guest
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Otakon announced on Saturday that it will host voice actor Nobutoshi Canna as a guest at this year's convention.
Canna is perhaps best known for voicing Lancer/Cú Chulainn in the Fate/stay Night franchise, Nekki Basara in Macross 7, Guts in the 1997 Berserk anime, and Knuckles in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He has also voiced roles in such anime as Fushigi Yugi (Tasuki), Shaman King (Pailong), Little Busters! (Masato Inohara), Junjō Romantica (Nowaki Kusama), Naruto Shippūden (Kabuto Yakushi), Air (Ryuya), and Guilty Crown (Makoto Waltz Seiga).
Otakon had also announced on January 5 that the convention will also host Studio Ghibli production desk Hirokatsu Kihara.
Kihara has served behind the production desk as coordinator on such Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films as My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Kiki's Delivery Service. He also served as production desk or production runner on other anime such as Kanamemo, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza, Outbreak Company, Lady Jewelpet, In Search of the Lost Future, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, and This Art Club Has a Problem!. He also wrote the story for the Graduale der Wolken manga.
Kihara is known today as a writer of horror stories, working on the Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan film series, and has written his own series of horror books.
Otakon 2018 will be held from August 10-12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Other announced guests include composer Nobuo Uematsu and music director and conductor Arnie Roth.