Voice Actor Kirk Thornton Added to Otakon Guest List
Thornton's major roles include Brandon Heat in "Gungrave," Hotohori in "Fushigi Yūgi," Jin in "Samurai Champloo," Hajime Saito in "Rurouni Kenshin," Jet Link in "Cyborg 009," Don Patch in "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo," and numerous Digimon.
Additionally, Thornton co-directed for the popular anime series "Bleach" and also serves as the narrator. In video games, he voices Number VII Organization XIII member Saïx in the "Kingdom Hearts" series and Shadow the Hedgehog in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series.
Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-sixth 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 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
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