Anime Expo 2014: Guests of Honor

Topic started by takashichea on April 29, 2014. Last post by takashichea 4 months ago.
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Here are the guests of honor announced by Anime Expo 2014. For a full list, see Anime Expo Guests of Honor.

Voice Actor/Actresses Guests

Karen Bernstein
Karen Bernstein
Date and Time: Not Available
Karen Bernstein is best known for voicing Sailor Mercury.
Katie Griffin
Katie Griffin
Date and Time: Not Available
Katie Griffin is best known for voicing Sailor Mars
Linda Ballantyne
Linda Ballantyne
Date and Time: Not Available
Linda Ballantyne (known for her role in voicing Sailor Moon. She and some of the Sailor Moon voice actresses are participating in a Sailor Moon panel as well as doing individual autograph sessions.
Stephanie Morgenstern
Stephanie Morgenstern
Date and Time: Not Available
Stephanie Morgenstern is best known for voicing Sailor Venus.
Susan Roman
Susan Roman
Date and Time: Not Available
Susan Roman is best known for voicing Sailor Jupiter.

Industry Guests

Eiko Tanaka
Eiko Tanaka
Date and Time: Not available
Eiko Tanaka (CEO of Studio 4°C) will be hosting an Q & A panel.

Editor's Note

Rather than making individual news pieces on each guest of honor, this would be a hub blog for all the news and updates on Anime Expo 2014. It will be updated frequently with dates and time. Let me know if I miss anything.

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Post by takashichea (12,242 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Hey BigHeart711, don't know if you had learned of this. Linda Ballantyne (VA of Sailor Moon), Stephanie Morgenstern, Katie Griffin, Karen Bernstein, and Susan Roman are revealed as AX 2014's guests of honor for the Sailor Moon panel.

I know you live in Georgia. I'll carry your spirit with me. I'm still waiting to purchase the 2 day tickets. I can't attend 4 days because of July 4th.

Source: AX 2014

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@takashichea: Good luck with the con, Taka! You're a lot more luckier than me today. T__T

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@Bigheart711:

I heard lines are really get bad and longer in AX. I might not be lucky if this panel is in the morning like some of the panels I missed last year since I use the Metro.

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@Bigheart711:

Who's your favorite Sailor Moon character? Mine would be Sailor Neptune.

Post by Bigheart711 (3,898 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Sailor Mercury since I ended up getting attached to her character back then.

The SMCrystal rumors must be widespread about these gals right now.

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I really wish I could go, but I have prior arrangements for this summer. Hopefully next year I can drive/fly out there though :D.

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@Vapovile:

I forgot what state you came from Vapovile.

Here are the expos in the Pacific Coast

I might have to check my summer school schedule now that you mentioned about plans. Oh, it ends on July 3rd. Yeah, I can't do 4 days.

@Bigheart711:

Sailor Mercury - I see her VA, Karen Bernstein is at the panel. Chances are that she would do an autograph session. I should get one for you.

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Updates

The event will also feature a special talk session with all the Kill la Kill guests, an exclusive screening of the English Dub Premiere of Kill la Kill, and a special concert featuring Eir Aoi, singer of the opening theme song. Tickets for the Kill la Kill special event go on sale starting May 12th at 9pm PST for Premier Fans and start on May 15th at 9pm PST for the general public. For ticket purchases please visit: tickets.anime-expo.org

Guest Information

Kazuki Nakashima is a playwright and screenwriter. In 1985, he became one of the key writers for the modern Japanese theater company, Gekidan Shinkansen and since then has been labeled as the “action theater playwright” giving birth to numerous plays that emphasize both the storyline and entertainment aspects such as “Eyes of Ashura Castle” and “SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE,” using techniques typical to the “Inoue Kabuki” style. Nakashima’s other theatrical works include the “Ten Heroes of Sanada” (13). Nakashima is also very active in comic book writing and anime screenwriting including “GURREN LAGANN” (07, 09) (screenwriter, series composition), “Nodame Cantabile Finale” (10) (series composition), “Kamen Rider Fourze” (11-12) (screenwriter, main writer) and also one of this summer’s hit anime series, “KILL la KILL” (13, 14) (screenwriter, series composition). He was also the screenwriter of “Crayon Shin-Chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back.”

SUSHIO’s work has been featured in numerous critically acclaimed anime titles such as “Diebuster,” “GURREN LAGANN,” “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” from GAINAX and “ONE PIECE THE MOVIE Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island,” and the “Ojamajo Doremi” series from Toei Animation and many more. This would be his first visit to Anime Expo, to promote his most current work as a Character Designer and Chief Animation Director for the smash hit anime series, “KILL la KILL.”

Ami Koshimizu born on February 15th is a Tokyo based voice actress affiliated with Axlone Co., Ltd. Her most recent works include Ryuko Matoi in the highly popular anime series, “KILL la KILL,” Cure Melody in “Sweet Pretty Cure ♪,” Demon King in “Maoyu” , and Tomo Asama in “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere.” She also plays Rinka in the anime adaptation of the game, “Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky.”

Ryoka Yuzuki is a Japanese Voice-Actress originally from Aichi Prefecture, affiliated with 81 Produce. She plays Satsuki Kiryuin in the highly popular, “KILL la KILL.” Her voice has been featured in many popular anime titles including Ino Yamanaka from “NARUTO,” Shizuka Hiratsuka from “My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected,” Memetchi in the “Tamagotchi!” series, Cuune from “Nyaruko: Crawling with Love,” and Dakki from “Houzuki no Reitetsu.”

Yousuke Toba joined Aniplex in 2004 after working as an Assistant Director at Studio Ghibli, where he worked on “Howl’s Moving Castle” and other Ghibli titles. At Aniplex, he produced several popular titles including “Gurren Lagann,” “AngelBeats!,” and “iDOLM@STER.” Most recently, he produced the smash hit series “Kill la Kill,” in 2013-2014. Yousuke Toba joins Studio Trigger to present “Kill la Kill” at Anime Expo 2014.

Eir Aoi is a Japanese singer who debuted with Sony Music Entertainment Japan with her first single in 2011. Her music has been featured in many hit anime series such as “Fate/Zero”, “Mobile Suit Gundam AGE” and “Sword Art Online”. Her singles “Sirius” and “Sanbika” are both featured in the highly popular TV anime series “KILL la KILL.”

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