Voice Actress/Vocalist Yuuka Nanri to Appear at Otakon 2012

Baltimore, MD (July 11, 2012) – Voice Actress and Vocalist Yuuka Nanri will be appearing at Otakon 2012.

Yuuka Nanri was born on March 13, 1984 in Nagasaki, Japan. Following her debut as a voice actress portraying Bubbles in the Japanese version of The Powerpuff Girls in 2001, she has played as Nao Yuuki of My-HiME, Sayuri Sawatari of The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Henrietta of Gunslinger Girl, Nami Shishido of Sora Kake Girl, and Saori Chiba of Wandering Son, just to name a few of her roles. Her most recent role was Ritsuko Mukae in Kids on the Slope.

Ms. Nanri's vocal talents aren't only in acting. In 2003, she was selected for Yuki Kajiura's vocal solo project “Fiction Junction” and sang the insert song “Akatsuki no Kuruma” for Gundam SEED. Her powerful and clear voice has been highly acclaimed and in all she released 7 singles and 2 albums as “Fiction Junction YUUKA”.

In 2009, Ms. Nanri took the path of a solo singer, where she has performed a number of memorable anime theme songs, with some of her representative works being “Tsukishirube”, the ending theme for Ookami-Kakushi, and “Kiseki”, the ending theme for Sacred Seven.

More information about Yuuka Nanri can be found at her official site: http://www.spacecraft.co.jp/ nanri_yuuka/

Otakon 2012 will be held July 27 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its nineteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 31,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 85,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2012, see http://www.otakon.com/

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