Animazement has announced that voice actors Hiroaki Hirata, Ryusei Nakao, and Keiko Han will be guests at their next convention. In addition, A-1 Pictures director Masuo Ueda and mechanical illustrator and designer Hidetaka Tenjin will also be in attendance.
Hirata’s anime roles include Sanji in One Piece, Benny in Black Lagoon, Mutta Namba in Space Brothers, Sha Gojyo in the Saiyuki anime franchise, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi in Tiger & Bunny, and Klein in Sword Art Online.
Nakao’s credits include Frieza in Dragon Ball Z, Baikinman in the Soreike! Anpanman franchise, Isami Nishimura in Touch, Caesar Clown in One Piece, and Kurotsuchi Mayumi in Bleach.
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.
Ueda began working at Aniplex in 2003, and currently serves as its chairman. He became President and CEO of A-1 Pictures in 2010, and is also the director of The Association of Japanese Animation (AJA).
Tenjin is a illustrator and mechanical artist whose credits include Macross Zero, Aquarion, Noein – to your other self, Hellsing Ultimate, and Macross Frontier. He also drafted mechanical art for the Gundam and Space Battleship Yamato franchises.
Animazement will be taking place May 26-28, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. North Carolina.