Anime Expo Welcomes Voice Actor Kazuhiko Inoue as Guest of Honor

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 6th, 2013 – Anime Expo proudly announces voice actor Kazuhiko Inoue as a Guest of Honor for AX2013! Mr. Inoue has a prolific and memorable body of work extending from the 1970s through today, including seminal anime series like Candy Candy and Space Battleship Yamato, to contemporary hits like Naruto and Fruits Basket.

Mr. Inoue's roles include Anthony in Candy Candy, Joe Shimamura in Cyborg 009, Hatake Kakashi in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Hatori Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jerid Messa in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Champ in Zillion, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, Flit Asuna in Gundam AGE, Dusty Attenborough in Legend of Galactic Heroes, Shingo Tachibana in Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Akira Yamamoto in Space Battleship Yamato, Keiichi Tamaru in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Nyanko Sensei in Natsume's Book of Friends. Mr. Inoue has also acted in drama CDs, and worked as a narrator for television shows, in addition to dubbing American series for Japanese TV.

​Anime Expo is excited to welcome Kazuhiko Inoue as a Guest of Honor to AX 2013, where attendees can connect with their favorite artists, voice actors, and musicians from Japan, display their amazing cosplay and other artistic creations, and enjoy the best in Japanese anime and pop culture. Connect. Create. Culture. All at Anime Expo 2013!

About Anime Expo
Hosted annually in Los Angeles, SPJA event Anime Expo is North America's largest celebration of Japanese culture. Anime Expo 2013 will be held July 4 - 7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register, or for more information, please visit the Anime Expo website.

About the SPJA

The SPJA ("Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation") is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit the SPJA website.

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