Animazement has announced that the following Japanese anime voice actors will be guests at their next convention: Ai Nonaka, Tohru Furuya, Keiko Han, Ryusei Nakao, Shuuichi Ikeda, and Toshio Furukawa. In addition, the convention also announced that producer Shin Sasaki and MADHOUSE co-founder Masao Maruyama will also be attending.
Nonaka’s credits include Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Konoka Konoe in Negima!, Fuuko Ibuki in Clannad, and Miko Saegusa in Kamichu!
Furuya’s credits include Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, Yamucha in Dragon Ball Z, and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen in Sailor Moon.
Han’s credits include Lalah Sune in Mobile Suit Gundam, Athena in Saint Seiya, Luna in Sailor Moon, and Sheila in The World Is Still Beautiful.
Nakao’s credits include Freeza in Dragon Ball Z, Baikinman in the Soreike! Anpanman franchise, Kurotsuchi Mayuri in Bleach, and Dr. Indigo in One Piece: Strong World.
Furukawa’s credits include Ataru Moroboshi in Urusei Yatsura, Shin in Fist of the North Star, Piccolo in Dragon Ball, Sakamoto in Maison Ikkoku, Asuma Shinohara in Patlabor, Leon McNichol in Bubblegum Crisis, Hawks Eye in Sailor Moon Super S, Portgas D. Ace in One Piece, and Asura in Soul Eater.
Ikeda’s credits include Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam, Kite in Hunter x Hunter, Seijuro Hiko in Rurouni Kenshin, Shouka Kou in The Story of Saiunkoku, and Shanks in the One Piece films.
Sasaki has worked on such series as Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Gundam Build Fighters, and Buddy Complex.
Maruyama is one one of the co-founders of Studio MADHOIUSE. In 2012, he formed a new company called MAPPA, which has produced works such as Kids on the Slope, Space Brothers, and Space Dandy.
Animazement will be taking place May 23-25, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.