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March 14, 2005

News for Sakura-Con 2005:

Sakura-Con announces guests of honor

From Anime News Network

SEATTLE, WA. MARCH 13TH - The 8th annual Sakura-Con is proud to announce the following guests of honor.

Hiroshi Nagahama - Design work:The Cockpit, Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series; Assistant Director: Fruits Basket; Opening Animator: Samurai Deeper Kyo.
Ikue Ohtani - Seiyuu voice actress:Merle (Escaflowne), Konohamaru (Naruto),Chopper (One Piece),Tin Nyanko (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars),Pikachu (Pokemon),and more
Hiroki Kikuta - Video game composer of Secret of Mana, and Soukaigi.
Tatsuo Sato - Director of: Martian Successor Nadesico Ninja Scroll TV Series, Tobe! Isami, Uchuu no Stellvia, and more
JPOP Group Angela in concert - Angela is made up of composer/guitarist KATSU and singer/songwriter atsuko. Their most recent works include the theme songs to Uchuu no Stellvia and Sokyuu no Fafner.
Tom Bateman - Harmony Gold Coordinator of Special Events.
Greg Dean - Greg Dean is the author of the Online Comic "Real Life" (at This will be Greg's first time at Sakura-Con.
Travis Willingham - Voice Actor:Blue Gender, Case Closed/Detective Conan, Full Metal Alchemist, Kiddy Grade, Yu Yu Hakusho
Tommy Yune - Harmony Gold Creative Director, Writer/Illustrator Robotech comic book
Gabe and Tycho creators of online comic "Penny Arcade"
Run Sasaki - Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie), Mobile Fighter G Gundam (TV), Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (TV) as Mayor's wife; Vanessa Laird

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