Anime Expo 2023 is pulling out the stops this year with a large list of Guests of Honor to appear during panels and signings.
Here’s the list that has been announced:
- Acky Bright – Manga artist and illustrator who has worked for DC Comics, Hasbro, and BMW
- Atsushi Ohkubo – Creator of hit manga “Soul Eater” and “Fire Force”
- Hirotaka Kobayashi – The voice of Mammon in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Hiroyuki Seshita – Director of many CG animation films, including “Knights of Sidonia” and “BLAME!.” His next film is “GAMERA -Rebirth-” (2023).
- Jin – Versatile artist and creator, working as a composer, lyricist, novelist, and scriptwriter for manga adaptations and anime.
- Kafka Asagiri – Author and creator of Bungo Stray Dogs
- Kazuaki Terasawa – Director of “The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm”
- Kazutaka Kodaka – Scenario writer for Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE. Manga artist, novelist, and anime screenwriter.
- Kazuya Yamashita – The voice of Lucifer in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Kohei Tokuoka – Chief Animation Director for “The Ancient Magus’ Bride SEASON 2”
- Koichi Naruse – Animation producer for “The Ancient Magus’ Bride SEASON 2”
- Kotaro Takata – Creator of Hallelujah Overdrive, currently working on the Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead series
- Kyohei Yaguchi – The voice of Beelzebub in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Masahiko Minami – President and Producer of BONES INC. Formerly at Sunrise
- Masakazu Morita – Voice actor for Tidus in “Final Fantasy X,” and currently stars as Ichigo Kurosaki in BLEACH
- Miura Ayme – The voice of Asmodeus in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Satoshi Kada – The voice of Leviathan in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Satoshi Onishi – The voice of Belphegor in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Shinya Sumi – The voice of Satan in Obey Me! Nightbringer
- Takayuki Hirao – Director of “Pompo the Cinephile,” “The Garden of Sinners” and the TV anime “GOD EATER”
- Toshihiro Kawamoto – Animator, Character Designer who worked on “Urusei Yatsura,” “Cowboy Bebop,” “Noragami,” and “Blood Blockade Battlefront”
- YOKO TARO – President of Bukkoro, game creator, manga author, and playwright. Creator of “KamiErabi GOD.app.”
- YOSHIKI – Composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock groups X JAPAN and THE LAST ROCKSTARS.
- Yoshitaka Amano – Artist and character designer, internationally acclaimed for his unique art style and notable works such as the Final Fantasy series
- Yusuke Kozaki – Nintendo / Pokemon Go Character Designer
Anime Expo 2023 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1 through July 4. 4 day and 1-day badges are still currently available at the official website.
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