Sakura-Con Announces New Guests

Seattle, WA 02-04-2010 - ANCEA (Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association) is proud to present the thirteenth annual Sakura-Con April 2-4 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle Washington. Sakura-Con is the Northwest's first and largest convention devoted to Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), gaming and Asian culture (established 1998). It is the destination event for an expected attendance of over 18,000 fans, industry leaders, celebrities, and artists. Sakura-Con is one of the largest events of it's kind in the United States-ranking in the top 5 for attendance.

ANCEA is proud to present Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Yasuhiro Imagawa, and Yutaka Minowa. Look forward to more exciting guest announcements in the coming weeks. Visit for full details.

Tsuyoshi Nonaka is a Mechanical designer known for his work on D.I.C.E. (TV) and Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen. This will be Nonaka-San's first Sakura-Con.

Yasuhiro Imagawa has directed several unconventional updates of classic Japanese robot stories, such as Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and most recently, Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen. He also wrote scrips for Pet Shop of Horrors, Violinist of Hamelin, Berserk and Harelya II Boy. This is Imagawa-San's first Sakura-Con.

Yutaka Minowa is a character designer and animation director who works almost exclusively with Madhouse, one of the premiere Japanese animation companies. His work is most notably recognized in the Yoshiaki Kawijiri movies he has designed characters for, among them Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. He's also worked as character designer and/or animation director for many popular titles including Outlaw Star, The Animatrix, and many, many more. This is Minowa-san's second Sakura-Con.

Priority entrance to concerts and main events is offered to all members also reserving a Sakura-Con affiliated Hotel room during the 2010 convention. See

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