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  1. Hideyuki Tomioka is a Senior Managing Director at SUNRISE, Inc. His production credits include many popular shows including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, INUYASHA, and STEAMBOY. Katsuyuki Sumizawa is an anime screenwriter and novelist who has worked on various famous shows including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Macross 7, Inuyasha, and Naruto. Read more about Hideyuki Tomioka and Katsuyuki Sumizawa on our website, as well as all our announced guests.
  2. Toshio Furukawa is a prolific Japanese voice actor (affiliated with Aoni Production) who has voiced a myriad of roles for over 4 decades, including the voice of the famous Namekian known as Piccolo in the hit series "Dragon Ball" and that of Portgas D. Ace, the older brother of Monkey D. Luffy in the hit series "One Piece". To this day he continues to contribute his voice to various works and can be heard in various shows such as "Hunter x Hunter", "Polar Bear Cafe", "Space Dandy", "Dragon Ball Super", and "Ushio and Tora". Shino Kakinuma is a Japanese voice actress who has worked for over 3 decades in the industry. She is best known for her roles as Videl in "Dragon Ball Kai", Suzuko in "Mahôtsukai Sally", and as Naru Osaka, Usagi's best friend in "Sailor Moon". Read more about Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma on our website, as well as all our announced guests.
  3. JAM Project, composed of Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama, has announced information about their new album, tour, and their first live album digital release. Their original album TOKYO DIVE will be released on September 27th. The group also announced their next tour will kick off on November 2nd at Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, and will include 10 shows running through February 11, 2018. In commemoration of the tour, the group’s first live album AREA Z Live Edition will receive a digital release in Japan. The digital release will include 6 live tracks from last year’s “JAM Project LIVE TOUR 2016 ~AREA Z~” performance held on November 23.
  4. Otakorp puts a firm emphasis on the safety of our members. In addition to our Paid Security team, we also will have on and off duty Metropolitan Police officers in and around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. We maintain constant dialogue with Destination DC to remain up to date on any safety concerns and how they are being handled.
  5. Ei Aoki is an animation director. Since his directorial debut in 2004, Ei Aoki has worked on many critically acclaimed titles such as “GA-REI-ZERO”, The Garden of Sinners”, FATE/Zero, and "ALDNOAH.ZERO". Read more on our website and view our all our announced guests here: https://www.otakon.com/guests/
  6. Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from Los Angeles and New York. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture. The Otakon Matsuri will be running as a cultural track all weekend long. Find out more on our website: https://www.otakon.com/matsuri/
  7. Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from Los Angeles and New York. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture. The Otakon Matsuri will be running as a cultural track all weekend long. Find out more on our website: https://www.otakon.com/matsuri/
  8. Otakon is thrilled to feature a special screening, in collaboration with Shout! Factory Films, of the crowd-funded award winning feature animated film, “In This Corner of the World”. In attendance as guests of Otakon will be producer, Masao Maruyama, and character designer, Hidenori Matsubara. Screening times and dates will be published when the Otakon schedule goes live. Read more on our Special Screenings page on our website.
  9. Our guest announcements continue! Please join us in welcoming Japanese guests MASAO MARUYAMA and HIDENORI MATSUBARA to Otakon 2017! You can view all our announced guests here: https://www.otakon.com/guests/
  10. Otakon is pleased to announce that voice actress, actor, singer and producer Sandy Fox will be appering at Otakon 2017.
  11. Otakon is pleased to announce that voice actor and director Lex Lang will be appering at Otakon 2017.
  12. Otakon is pleased to announce our Sunday Concert guests, Wadaiko (Japanese traditional drum) players: AUN+HIDE!
  13. This years musical acts for the Otakon Matsuri Cultural Celebration will include Project BECK and The Slants.
  14. Otakon is pleased to announce that voice actor, producer, and advocate Jamie McGonnigal will be appering at Otakon 2017.
  15. Otakon is pleased to announce that voice actress, director, and writer Stephanie Sheh will be appering at Otakon 2017!