Kawaii Kon guest watch, round 2

January 23rd, 2010

Shinji Aramaki: Here in 2009; here again in 2010.Kawaii Kon announced its second round of guests for this year’s event this morning; without further ado, here are those announcements, this time with the distinctive flavor of the Japanese side of the anime industry:

  • Shinji Aramaki (shown at right), director of the CGI Appleseed (2004) and its sequel, Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007) and character/mechanical designer on shows old and new, from Bubblegum Crisis and Megazone 23 to Soul Eater and Fullmetal Alchemist. This is Aramaki’s second visit to Kawaii Kon.
  • Daisuke Kishio, Japanese voice actor whose most notable roles are in three highly coveted series that have yet to be formally released in the United States: Kaname Kuran in Vampire Knight, Soichi Negishi in Detroit Metal City, and Cody in Super Street Fighter IV. Among series released in the U.S., he’s the voice of Imadori Kyousuke in School Rumble and Pinocchio in Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~.

Kawaii Kon is April 16-18 at the Hawaii Convention Center; get a discount on three-day passes by using the discount code “celshaded2010″ when registering.

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