Anime Expo Announces US Premiere of Blue Exorcist: The Movie with Character Designer Keigo Sasaki as Guest of Honor

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 16th, 2013 – Anime Expo proudly announces the US premiere of Blue Exorcist: The Movie presented by Aniplex of America, with Supervising Animation Director and Character Designer Keigo Sasaki attending as a Guest of Honor!

Mr. Sasaki's vast credits include Sengoku Basara 1 & 2 (Design Works) and Nightraid (Supervising Animation Director and Character Design), and most recently he worked on internationally popular Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: The Movie as Supervising Animation Director and Character Designer. This will be Mr. Sasaki's first time appearing at an anime convention in the US.

​Mr. Sasaki will be joining Anime Expo to meet, and feel the energy of Blue Exorcist fans in the US, and share his thoughts and experiences on the project.

The US premiere of Blue Exorcist: The Movie will be subtitled in English.

Anime Expo is excited to welcome Keigo Sasaki 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!

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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