Anime Expo has announced that ADK Emotions will host illustrator Range Murata at this year’s convention. Staff also announced that director Junichi Yamamoto, as well as voice actresses Aimi and Haruka Kudō will attend the event.
Murata provided the original characters designs for the upcoming anime BEM, and he will appear at a panel about the anime’s characters on July 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. His anime credits include designs for Blue Submarine No. 6, Last Exile, Solty Rei, the cancelled Mardock Scramble OVA, and Shangri-La. Murata received the Best Artist award at the Seiun Awards in 2006.
Yamamoto will participate in panels and autograph sessions at the convention. He has directed the Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen and TIME DRIVER: Bokura ga Kaita Mirai anime.
Aimi and Kudō will participate in a panel for BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! and Revue Starlight Re LIVE on July 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. PDT. Aimi’s anime credits include Kasumi Toyama in BanG Dream!, Suiko in Cardfight!! Vanguard, and Kazumi Tokiwa in Futari wa Milky Holmes. Kudō is currently voicing a character in the Revue Starlight Re LIVE app.
Anime Expo will be taking place July 4-7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.