Press Releases

February 20, 2007

News for Sakura-Con 2007:

Sumi Shimamoto to attend Sakura-Con

Seattle, WA- 2-20-2007 With pre-registration's end just around the corner, Sakura-Con keeps the exciting news coming for their 10th Anniversary. With the generous support of Dream Catchers Sakura-Con is pleased to present Sumi Shimamoto.

Sumi Shimamoto is an accomplished Japanese voice actress with literally over 100 titles to her credit. Among many titles well known to anime fans around the world, Ms. Shimamoto had major roles in some of fandom's most beloved classics, including several Miyazaki titles. The short list includes: NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (NausicaƤ), My Neighbor Totoro (Yasuko Kusakabe), Princess Mononoke (Toki), Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (Clarisse d'Cagliostro) and Maison Ikkoku (Kyōko Otonashi).

Pre-Register now and save substantially versus at door prices. Pre-registration helps ANCEA, a state and federal non-profit organization, put on the best Sakura-Con possible! Be sure to get the full benefit of our 24 hour event by reserving your room for Sakura-Con right away. Room blocks are filling up fast! For more information please visit our website at

$45 until 2-28-2007 (Please pre-register!)
$60 at the door (single day options also available for average of $35 but only at the door)
Children age 6-12 are half-price
Children under 6 are free. All attendees become members of ANCEA. See for more details.
ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about popular and traditional Asian media and culture.