Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2017

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Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2017

Post by Chairman Miaow » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:23 pm

This thread is for Non-Musical Japanese Guest Suggestions Only.
To request a Japanese Musical Guest, please go to this thread.

If you have someone you'd like to see as a Japanese Guest at Anime Boston 2017, please use this thread to make your suggestion.

Here's some guidelines to keep in mind:

When suggesting a Japanese guest, please give us their name and not just what shows they've been in or their character names. Linking to their Wikipedia, Anime News Network, or Facebook page is a big help.

Keep in mind that even though someone may make a great Japanese guest, there are a number of factors that go into the Guest of Honor selection process including - but not limited to - availability, scheduling conflicts, travel expenses, and logistics.

This is a suggestion thread, not a nomination or voting process; posts seconding and agreeing with suggestions may be removed to keep the thread focused on the suggestions themselves.

No matter how enthusiastic you are, do not ask someone if they'd be interested in attending Anime Boston as a Guest. Sometimes when a potential guest is contacted by fans about attending Anime Boston it can be misinterpreted it as an official invitation from the convention itself. This can lead to confusion, mixed signals, and disappointment for everyone. These situations can actually backfire and hurt the convention's chances to have a guest attend.


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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2017

Post by balusisy » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:40 pm

I would be excited if someone from Cute High Earth Defense Club could come as a Seiyuu Guest :D

Kazutomi Yamamoto,
Yuichiro Umehara,
Kotaro Nishiyama,
Yuusuke Shirai,
Toshiki Masuda!

Or if possible they could be a musical guest and come together as a group!
I will write that in detail at the thread relating to mucial guest!

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Post by andyjay729 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:23 pm

For all the hard work Marina Inoue has put in as an actress and singer, I think she's only been invited to one North American anime convention (Anime Evolution in Vancouver). Let's give the actress of Attack on Titan's Armin, Minami-ke's Kana, and Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei's Chiri some recognition!

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Post by Kilgamayan » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:02 am

To the surprise of absolutely no one, I'd like to suggest Jun'ya Ota/ZUN, who made his second U.S. appearance at this past Anime Expo (his first was at AWA 2013). He's the sole member of Team Shanghai Alice, the "group" behind the Touhou Project game series, and generally is well-respected in Japan for his opinions on and experience in the doujin gaming scene. He would be good as a computer/game programming and content creation guest.

It is worth noting that Touhou Project has had a presence in the video game room for several years now with the Touhou Road Shou.

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Post by Nemra » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:07 am

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https://www.facebook.com/GARNiDELiA/?fref=ts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnidelia
Please note this thread is for non-musical Japanese guests.

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Post by President Aria » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:08 am

I'll post my usual set of guests in the hopes that some year it'll come true and then I suppose I can tolerate the security lines even if it's just one out of them.

Rie Kugimiya https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Kugimiya

Norio Wakamoto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norio_Wakamoto

Miyuki Sawashiro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyuki_Sawashiro

Kotono Mitsuishi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotono_Mitsuishi

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Post by s0ra » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:19 am

I'd love to meet Kodaka Kazutaka, creator of Dangan Ronpa! I really can't think of any guest I'd enjoy seeing more!

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Post by Gackage » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:38 pm

It would be great if Gackt could come to anime boston 2017! He is planning a world tour for 2017 so it might be great to kick off his world tour in america at anime boston or at least have anime boston be one of his tour stops.

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He's also done some voice acting for anime & videos games such as Genisis from Final Fantasy and Kaijin in the upcoming Trickster anime. He would make one amazing guest.

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Post by Sunflowerchild » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:05 am

I would love to see Junichi Suwabe as a guest for Anime Boston 2017! I've loved his works as a voice actor for many years and as the many characters that I've become attached to from his work. Even so that this is a suggestion to have him as a guest, I would understand that if he is busy with work. It is fine, I don't really expect it to happen but it's still a nice chance to have him come. I know that he has been to Anime Weekend Atlanta, and just recently this year he had gone to Anime Expo in California I'm not sure of any other past convention visits he had gone to as a guest.

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Post by andyjay729 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:55 am

Just saw a story on ANN that my musical choice, Kato*Fuku, will stop playing as a unit. It'd still be nice if we could honor the 10th anniversary of Lucky Star by bringing in Emiri Katou (Kagami, and also Kyubey from Madoka and Mayoi from Monogatari), Kaori Fukuhara (Tsukasa, as well as Koromo from Saki and Maria from Sister New Devil), Aya Endo (Miyuki as well as Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier), and maybe even Aya Hirano (Konata and Haruhi), even though Hirano has somewhat retired from voice acting.

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http://myanimelist.net/people/52/Emiri_Katou?q=emiri%20

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Post by ffboy2378 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:37 pm

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Post by Derpuppy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:27 am

May I suggest Haruka Tomatsu? While she does sing, she's also known for her voice acting roles, including Morgiana from "Magi", Lala Deviluke from "To Love-Ru" and Asuna from "Sword Art Online." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruka_Tomatsu

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Post by HimariChan » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:17 pm

Firstly, if you got Mamoru Miyano, I would be SO HAPPY! Asami Imai from that show would be great to see as well. I'd love to see the voice of Saber herself, Ayako Kawasumi, as well.

I'd also like to see either Jun Mochizuki or Hotaru Odagiri for mangaka guests. If you got both, that woukd be even better!

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Post by thedamndirtymonkey » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:40 pm

I would like to suggest Hirohiko Araki the creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, thus guy is LEGENDARY and it would be awesome if he was able to come

i also suggest Takehito Koyasu the seiyuu of DIO

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Post by Mirotic » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:07 pm

Anime Boston says "retro" and I can't help but think of these old school legends-

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Hideyuki Kikuchi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideyuki_Kikuchi

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Satoshi Tajiri: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Tajiri
Rumiko Takahashi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumiko_Takahashi
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Post by Nenie » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:29 am

bring me Masaki Sumitani (Hard Gay)
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AB08-Bouquet from Blue Dragon & Kairi from KH2
AB09-Dawn from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
AB10-Pan from Dragon Ball GT
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AB13-Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena
AB14- Rico Brzenska from Attack on Titan & Terra from Teen Titans
AB15- Rico Brzenska from Attack on Titan & Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena
AB16- Casey from Pokemon

AB17- Kiyone from Tenchi Muyo & Pokemon Go Trainer

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Post by thedamndirtymonkey » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:36 pm

Here's some ideas for some Japanese guests

Romi Park (Edward Elric in FMA and FMA: Brotherhood, Toshiro Hitsugaya in Bleach)

Masako Nozawa (Goku in every Dragonball series EVER)

Noriyuki Abe (Director for the Bleach anime, Yu Yu Hakusho, and surprisingly the Ghost Stories anime)

Norio Wakamoto (Cell in DBZ, Emperor Charles Zi Britannia in Code Geass, Chiyo's Dad in Azumanga Daioh, Father Alexander Anderson in Hellsing Ultimate)

Ikue Otani (Chopper in One Piece, Pikachu in Pokemon)

Miyu Irino (Sora and Vanitas in the Kingdom Hearts series, Saji Crossroad in Gundam 00, Todomatsu Matsuno in Osomatsu-san

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Post by SpaceTuxedo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:45 pm

It would be nice if I got to meet some of the following guests:
Kunihiko Ikuhara
Kotono Mitsuishi
Ikue Ohtani
Junichi Sato
Kappei Yamaguchi
Maaya Sakamoto
Emi Shinohara
Shinichiro Watanabe
Hayao Miyazaki
Yuji Ueda

I'll let you know if I think of more guests to invite.

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Post by MrowrMix » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:52 pm

I think Megumi Ogata would be a great guest!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megumi_Ogata

A lot of her earlier works fall in line with the retro theme (YuYu Hakusho, Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, and more) and she's currently still active as a voice artist.

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Post by kibakesticles » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:00 am

Directors:
01. Hayao Miyazaki
02. Tatsuya Ishihara
03. Mamoru Hosoda
04. Tetsurou Araki
05. Kazuhiro Furuhashi
06. Makoto Shinkai

Voice Actors:
01. Miyu Irino
02. Tomokazu Seki
03. Nozomu Sasaki
04. Rie Kugimiya
05. Miyuki Sawashiro
06. Mamoru Miyano
07. Ayako Kawasumi
08. Keiji Fujiwara
09. Haruka Tomatsu
10. Tomokazu Sugita

Character Designers:
01. Kyuta Sakai
02. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
03. Masashi Andou
04. Masayoshi Tanaka
05. Yoshihiko Umakoshi
06. Kazumi Ikeda
07. Tomonori Sudou

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Post by KoriMichele » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:15 pm

I would like to suggest as guests two of the women behind the blockbuster winter anime Yuri!!! on Ice:

Director Sayo Yamamoto
(also director of Michiko to Hatchiin and Lupin III:Fujiko Mine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayo_Yamamoto
Writer Mitsurō Kubo (also a mangaka under a pseudonym, titles include Again!! and Moteki)
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Post by Danni » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:23 pm

Sunflowerchild wrote:I would love to see Junichi Suwabe as a guest for Anime Boston 2017! I've loved his works as a voice actor for many years and as the many characters that I've become attached to from his work. Even so that this is a suggestion to have him as a guest, I would understand that if he is busy with work. It is fine, I don't really expect it to happen but it's still a nice chance to have him come. I know that he has been to Anime Weekend Atlanta, and just recently this year he had gone to Anime Expo in California I'm not sure of any other past convention visits he had gone to as a guest.

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Post by balusisy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Found out I post my rely to the wrong thread.
Forgive me to post it here again.

Kensuke Takahashi who act as Daichi Ozora in Ultraman X please.
Also Ultraman Orb The Movie is showing on Japan March 2017 (which Daichi also shows up in)
So if possible I wish we will be able to watch it at Anime Boston!

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Post by Rick » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:29 pm

To fit in with the theme of "Retro"...

This may be a stretch, but I think it would be amazing to have the star of Game Center CX himself, Shinya Arino! With the popularity of Game Center CX continually on the rise with 20 seasons (not to mention that he's also an unlockable costume and several levels of his own creation in at least the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker!), I think it'd be a fantastic idea, though I'm not sure if it'd be possible.

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Wikipedia page of Game Center CX (episode spoilers in episode list)
Arino's Twitter account
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Post by lillylatte » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Assassination Classroom
Yusei Matsui: http://ansatsukyoshitsu.wikia.com/wiki/Yūsei_Matsui

Yuri On Ice
Sayo Yamamoto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayo_Yamamoto

Sailor Moon
Naoko Takeuchi: http://sailormoon.wikia.com/wiki/Naoko_Takeuchi


I know these are tough directors/creators to reach, but I believe many Anime Fans would love to see them in person ^^.
I hope things will work out. Fighting!

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Post by parttimegamer93 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:32 pm

I'd like to strongly second Ayako Kawasumi, the voice of Saber. With Heaven's Feel coming out this year, I think convincing some of the cast and crew to do a US promo tour would be more possible than at other times. Would certainly make a high point for my year.


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