Otakon has announced that voice actor Toru Furuya and director Yoshiaki Kyougoku will be guests at their upcoming convention.
Furuya’s credits include Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha in Dragon Ball, Rei Furuya in Detective Conan, Sabo in One Piece, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, and Ribbons Almark in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
Kyogoku began his career at Production I.G, serving as key animator on such anime as Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Sengoku Basara, and Eden of the East. He served as episode animation director or episode director on select episodes of such anime as Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season, Kuroko’s Basketball, Blood-C, Robotics;Notes, Tokyo Ghoul, and Encouragement of Climb Second Season. He made his series directorial debut with the Laid-Back Camp anime.
Otakon will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26-28, 2019.