Sakura-con Guests

Sakura-Con: Pacific Northwest Anime Convention
April 23rd to April 25th, 2004
Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center and
Sea-Tac Marriott Hotel

Sakura-Con 2004 is proud to announce several more Guests of Honor for 2004!

YoshiToshi ABe - Director/creator Geneon

Yoshitoshi ABe has been in many different roles such as story and screenwriting for Haibane Renmei, and character design for Serial Experiments Lain. While many of his recent works involves illustrator works, but he also publicize occasional manga works. Mr. ABe is currently in charge of Character Conceptual Design for Texhnolyze. Mr. Abe appears courtesy of Geneon.

Yasuyuki Ueda - Director

Yasuyuki Ueda has directed shows such as Hellsing (as an Executive producer), Hyper Doll, Nazca, Texhnolyze. He also worked on Serial Experiments Lain as Original story and planning, and the Legend of Black Heaven as Music Producer. Mr. Ueda appears courtesy of Geneon.

Monica Rial - Voice Actress

Ms. Rial is a prolific voice actress, who has worked on a number of popular titles in recent years. Her roles have included Hyatt from Excel Saga, Kirika from Noir, Haruka from RahXephon, Saki from Steel Angel Kurumi, and Minamo from Azumanga Daioh. She is currently playing the role of Lumiere in Kiddy Grade.

Colleen Clinkenbeard - Voice Actress

Ms. Clinkenbeard is one of the newest voice actors to debut on the anime scene. She has done the voice of Colm from Dragonball GT, as well as other various fill in roles. Her first lead voice role in an anime series is Éclair from Kiddy Grade. She has worked in theater and stage for many years.

Hiroki Kikuta - Game Music Composer / Game Director

Since 1991, Hiroki Kikuta worked with Square Co. Ltd. and has directed and composed music for various well known video games, such as Secret of Mana series, Soukaigi, as well as many CDs. He has also worked on sound effects in Romancing SaGa.

Scott McNeil - Voice Actor

Extended: Mr. McNeil is a very prolific actor who has done voice acting in a number of anime and non-anime titles. His roles have included Captain Harlock in Galaxy Express 999, Principal Kuno in Ranma 1/2, and Duo Maxwell in GundamWing. He is currently playing the role of Lt. Fraga and GundamSEED.

Michael Dobson - Voice Actor

Extended: Mr. Dobson is a voice actor and director hailing from Canada. His roles include Dryden Fassa in Vision of Escaflowne, Kazuki Fuse in Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, and Lt. Otto in GundamWing. He is also a voice director, and has worked on Hakkenden, Ogre Slayer, and Ranma 1/2.

Akitaroh Daichi

Mr. Daichi is the creator of such successful shows as "Elf Princess Raine", "Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl", "Now and Then, Here and There", and "Carried By the Wind Tsukikaze Ran". Mr. Daichi is also known for the direction of such hits "Kodomo No Omocha (Child's Toy)", "Akazukin Cha Cha (Little Red Riding Hood Cha Cha)", Nurse Angel Ririka", and "Fruits
Basket". He is currently working on directing "Jubei-chan 2". This will be Mr. Daichi's first trip to the Pacific Northwest!

This is just the beginning; visit our site to find out who else will be joining us this year!

Both the Hilton and Marriott hotels are less the 5 minutes away from Sea-Tac Airport. Be sure to use the reservation code "SAK" when booking your hotel rooms.

$45 before March 31st, 2004. Visit our website to register online. You can use PayPal for on-line registration, or you can download the form and mail it in with check or money order to the address above.

A general schedule of events has been posted to the website for your enjoyment. You may being planning your time at the convention.

The Sakura-Con forum just passed over 900 members. The forums are a venue to talk with other people going to the convention, and give suggestions for the 2004 convention.

Further contact information about various functions at our convention can be found here.

ANCEA is a Washington State and Federal non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage the appreciation of Asian Culture through Japanese Animation and Comics. Founded in 1999 in Washington, the group is responsible for coordinating Sakura-Con, a convention held in the Greater Seattle Area.

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