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Might as well start it now
Yuri Lowenthal
Tara Platt
Steve Blum
Travis Willingham
Troy Baker
Nolan North
Team Four Star (most of them are legit voice actors now)
Scott Frerichs
Nick Landis
Curtis Arnott
Lawrence Simpson
Kirran Somerlade
Grant Smith
 

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A 16 year hobby with 5 of the years at Otakon, too many guests that I can think of, I usually let conventions decide who to invite and not make any requests.  But with the chance that I may not be able to continue whether it's lack of motivation or issues at home, Only two possible guests I can think of can change my mind.

(1) Aqours - I would not have considered bringing the name up for an east coast appearance if SubUnit Guilty Kiss were not given an invite for a different east coast convention later this year.  If the whole group, or even the other SubUnits (Cyaron or Azalea) were invited I would be convinced to return for another year.

(2) Kana Hanazawa - alot of favorite characters I can think of that she has voiced 

 

 

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In no particular order...

  • Norio Wakamoto
  • Natsuko Kuwatani
  • Carrie Keranen
  • Laura Post
  • Cristina Vee
  • Matt Mercer
  • Tara Platt
  • Yuri Lowenthal

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  • Megumi Hayashibara
  • Chris Patton
  • Utada Hikaru
  • Yuri Lowenthall
  • Taku Iwasaki
  • Sam Regal
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • Jason Lee

I have more, but this is a good start

 

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Idols! Like someone mentioned Aquors or just a sub unit of Aquors would be great, but getting the next generation of Love Live, Nijigaski Idol Club in a US debut would be AMAZING!

Studio Trigger. Yes I know you just did but, man, they're amazing.

Manga artist Akiko Higashimura.

Manga artist Arina Tanemura

The idol group i☆Ris

The idol group Run Girls, Run

Otherwise I'd love to see more animators , idols, and artists from Japan.

 

 

 

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EARLY GUEST REQUESTS:

Japanese:  Hirokatsu Kihara, Mai Toda, Folks from WHITE FOX, SUNRISE, and/or KINEMA CITRUS
English:  Dani Chambers, Morgan Berry, Monica Rial, Bryn Appril, Juliet Simmons, Sarah Wiedenheft, Daman MIlls, Justin Briner, David Matranga, Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Kevin Penkin.

EARLY CONCERT REQUEST:
fhana, Tatsuro Yamashita.

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With the theme of next year being the 2020 Olympics, I think Otakon should stay true to that theme and bring in some of the people involved in Akira (in which said event serves as a plot point).

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Both Trigger & Kihara already came back once. Hope they can again!

But two U.S. hits with strong dub followings are seeing some pretty big anniversaries so it would be awesome if Otakon could get a group for Evangelion's 25th and/or FLCL's 20th.

I'd love to see a panel like the champloo one this year for the FLCL eng. cast with Kari Wahlgren coming back along with Barbara Goodson and Stephanie Sheh. But if you could book The Pillows... I know people who haven't come in years that would suddenly be back on board.

As for eva, I have no idea what the future of the funi rebuild dub is or how cross-industry panels would work but I think it would be really fun to see members of the original/funi cast and the netflix cast in the same panel.

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Here we go!:

VAs: Kyle Hebert, Ali Hillis, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Tiffany Grant, Spike Spencer.

 

Seiyuu: Nao Toyama, Minori Suzuki, Nozomi Nishida, Kiyono Yasuno, Ami Koshimizu, Megumi Nakajima, Aya Endou, Yoko Hikasa.

 

Musical: Walkure, JUNNA, Megumi Nakajima, May'n, Shonen Knife, BAND-MAID, The HU(so they're Mongolian, that should count, right?)

 

Mangaka: Bkub Okawa, Kaoru Mori

 

Others: Hiroshi Fujioka(KAMEN RIDER ICHIGO), Naoki Yoshida( YOSHI-P!!!!)

 

That's all for now, I think...

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The yearly tradition will continue with requesting - Yoshiyuki Tomino!

I know one of these years we might finally get him, or at least I can dream. 

Other Requests:
- Shūichi Ikeda
- Fumihiko Takayama

- David Hayter
- Steve Blum
 

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Going to throw the left field of my wishlist out there:

-Yasuomi Umetsu: animator and director that has done major work in character design for works including Kokkoku: Moment by Moment; Casshan: Robot Hunter, Lily C.A.T., and Megazone 23 Part II.

-Toshio Maeda: prolific manga writer and casually cited creator of the modern "tentacles" trope.

-Satoshi Urushihara: artist. In addition to his own stuff he has worked in animation on a wide range of titles including Akira.  He also has a rare story of being senior staff on a number of U.S. market shows including Jem, G.I. Joe, and Transformers (where he was also animation director).


-Maki Murakami: mangaka.  Known for Gravitation, Kanpai!, and Gamerz Heaven.  Previously appeared at Otakon 2007.

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Okay so for my request, I would love to see:

Cristina Vee

Xander Mobus

Cassandra Lee Morris

Brianna Knickerbocker

Kayli Mills

Greg Chun

Matt Mercer

Laura Post

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I've made earlier requests like Monkey Majik and m-flo known.

Besides them, Konomi Suzuki, fhána, GRANRODEO, the seiyuu Aoi Yuuki, director Shingo Natsume, Monica Rial, Cristina Vee

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19 hours ago, Aresef said:

I've made earlier requests like Monkey Majik and m-flo known.

Besides them, Konomi Suzuki, fhána, GRANRODEO, the seiyuu Aoi Yuuki, director Shingo Natsume, Monica Rial, Cristina Vee

Definitely going to toss my vote in with Monkey Majik, Perhaps even Invite the Yoshida Brothers for a re-appearance (and the Change Encore of course)
Myth & Roid would be fun (Overlord OP S3, ED S1, ED S1; Re:Zero ED2) https://myanimelist.net/people/40497/MYTH___ROID
GARNiDELiA  (Animegataris OP; Gundam: G OP1; Kill la Kill OP2; Mahouka Koukou no Rittousei ED) https://myanimelist.net/people/28539/GARNiDELiA
8-Bit Big Band FT: Kaho Kidoguchi 木戸口歌穂 - they do video game covers, they're "local" based out of NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBovvL03dKQ - Kaho Kidoguchi Mao Mao OP (Cartoon Network), currently lives and performs in Japan

 

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Yeah, what I was told in the thread for this year was that they've tried to get Monkey Majik in the past, but the scheduling hasn't worked.

Sidebar: It's super weird when an Avex act performs stateside now because literally none of their newer CDs are available even in dealer's rooms now due to the baffling export ban. I wanted to get something signed by Verbal and Taku Takuhashi at ACen, but found nothing physical in the dealers room for them to sign. And then there's the absurd way autograph tickets were handled at ACen, so even if I found something... but that's another story.

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For context: Grandrodeo and Garnidella have both been attempted before.  I feel like we may have come close with M-flo a while ago, but I know we had Taku this past year.

Scheduling is always a challenge, especially for folks who work the lucrative summer festivals in Japan.

 

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On 7/29/2019 at 6:16 PM, viga said:

Idols!

But they're not idols! lol.

 

Performers:

  • Tadokoro Azusa - I think her brand of rock is great for the typical Otakon concert crowd
  • Machico - Same, but more skin
  • Roselia - Same, but more weird/vk-ish
  • Mizuki Nana
  • Kanno Yoko
  • May'n
  • KOTOKO
  • Okui Masami - don't people want Slayers music...
  • SoundOrion - a selfish request lol
  • Trysail
  • Sphere
  • fhana
  • Suzuki Minori
  • Suzuki Konomi
  • THE IDOLM@STER - any of them, 765ProALLSTARS, Million Stars, Cinderella Girls, SideM, Shiny Colors. It'll be the 15th anniversary in 2020 for the franchise.
  • nano.RIPE
  • Onsen Musume
  • Oresama
  • TK
  • ZAQ
  • JAM Project
  • Earphones
  • Nishizawa Shiena
  • MIyano Mamoru
  • Sawano Hiroyuki's thing...SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]

 

Seiyuu:

  • Takahashi Rie
  • Kouno Marika
  • Takahashi Minami
  • Suwa Ayaka
  • Tanaka Minami
  • Asakura Momo
  • Amamiya Sora
  • Miyake Marie
  • Kouno Hiyori
  • Isobe Karin
  • Nishi Asuka
  • Taneda Risa
  • Sugita Tomokazu
  • Nakamura Yuichi
  • Fujita Akane
  • Hikasa Yoko
  • Kito Akari
  • Tachibana Rika
  • MAO
  • Tsuda Minami
  • Yuuki Aoi
  • Taketatsu Ayana
  • Yamamura Hibiku
  • Koiwai Kotori
  • Abe Rika
  • Otsubo Yuka
  • Shiraishi Ryoko
  • Hanazawa Kana
  • Imai Asami
  • Aoki Ruriko
  • Fujii Yukiyo
  • Ozora Naomi
  • Asano Masumi
  • Ueda Reina
  • Komagata Yuri
  • Lynn
  • Numakura Manami
  • Akasaki Chinatsu
  • Asumi Kana
  • Mizuhashi Kaori

Production:

  • Yamamoto Yousuke - composer, musician
  • Kurehito Misaki - character designer, illustrator
  • Bahi JD - animator
  • TRIGGER folks are always a blast
  • Hisaishi Joe
  • Shunji Inoue - Lantis guy, LAZY keyboardist
  • Matsui Kouhei - composer, musician

 

Maybe more later...

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On 9/3/2019 at 5:26 PM, rotinoma said:

 

  • Shunji Inoue - Lantis guy, LAZY keyboardisT

He’s been to otakon a lot, and is a friend. But he rarely performs these days because he essentially runs lantis and typically accompanies JAM project... (not as keyboardist, though).

the Lazy reunion may have changed his mind.

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5 hours ago, alabaster said:

He’s been to otakon a lot, and is a friend. But he rarely performs these days because he essentially runs lantis and typically accompanies JAM project... (not as keyboardist, though).

the Lazy reunion may have changed his mind.

I have definitely seen him in the halls at Otakon several times! But would be nice if he gets a panel or something.

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16 hours ago, rotinoma said:

I have definitely seen him in the halls at Otakon several times! But would be nice if he gets a panel or something.

He has had the option.  :)

i just realized I have known him for 12 years now!

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Other VAs I want to see for next year:

Crispin Freeman

Billy Kametz

Tara Platt

Allegra Clark

Johnny Yong Bosch

 

Also, I have  non-VA requests but I would love to see Luxlo Cosplay? Plus, is it possible to get Bang Zoom as guests and do their panel for voice acting?

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I’d like to submit Sarawr Cosplay as a cosplay guest. She’s had steady growth in the community is approaching a million users with her TikTok account. She has great content and variety and tends to collaborate on larger builds for best accuracy.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarawrcosplay/

TikTok: sarawrcosplay1 

Business Email: SarawrCosplay@gmail.com

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I originally planned on giving up on guest requests, but part of me felt as though I should give this another chance.  While I normally give a bit of a list of guests I'd like to see be invited, this time, I'm only going to limit to only 2 people for the time being.  I apologize for the topic I'm about to bring up, as it was the last thing I wanted to bring up too.  But please really hear me out for a moment.

The only 2 guest I would like to see the staff invite for Otakon 2020 are Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial.

These last 11 months have been utter hell for them.  They've lost quite a bit of work because of a certain issue, which I won't go into detail, as you all know what it is.  I really feel that they both could some strong supporters.  People who sympathize with what they both went through.

I'm not saying all of this not just because they both haven't been to Otakon for years, but it's because of how tough they've both had for this year all for doing the right thing.

So please consider having them for 2020.  They both said they would love to come back, and I hope there'll be people who will have hearts for them, given the hell they've both been through the last 11 months, as of this typing.

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