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Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:25 pm
by Chairman Miaow
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 2018, 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.


Thank you.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:50 pm
by kibakesticles
Directors:
01. Hayao Miyazaki
02. Tatsuya Ishihara
03. Mamoru Hosoda
04. Tetsurou Araki
05. Kazuhiro Furuhashi
06. Makoto Shinkai

Voice Actors:
01. Tomokazu Seki
02. Miyu Irino
03. Rie Kugimiya
04. Nozomu Sasaki
05. Miyuki Sawashiro
06. Kaito Ishikawa
07. Mamoru Miyano
08. Hiroshi Kamiya
09. Sayaka Ohara
10. Tomokazu Sugita

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:50 pm
by kumano-nada
Shizuka Itou - Wikipedia/ANN
Madoka Yonezawa - Wikipedia/ANN
Hitomi Nabatame - Wikipedia/ANN
Yuuki Takada - Wikipedia/ANN
Ai Shimizu - Wikipedia/ANN
Saori Hayami - Wikipedia/ANN

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 pm
by Birdkingjay
Tetsu Inada
Tomokazu Seki
Yuki Ono
Norio Wakamoto

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:35 pm
by PockyBebop
Voice Actors

1. Jouji Nakata -> Twitter, ANN

2. Hiroshi Kamiya -> ANN

3. Mamoru Miyano -> ANN

4. Takehito Koyasu -> ANN

5. Maaya Sakamoto -> ANN

6. Koichi Yamadera -> Twitter, ANN

Artists / Directors / Composers

1. Yoshitoshi ABe [Artist: Haibane Renmei, Serial Experiments Lain] -> Twitter, ANN

2. Yoshitaka Amano [Artist: Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D] -> ANN

3. Masaaki Yuasa [Director: Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy] -> Twitter, ANN

4. Sayo Yamamoto [Director: Yuri!! on Ice, Lupin: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine] -> ANN

5. Hiroyuki Imaishi [Director: Kill La Kill Gurren Lagann, Co-Founder of TRIGGER Studios] -> Twitter, ANN

6. Yutaka Nakamura [Animator: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, One Punch Man] -> Twitter, ANN,

7. Kunihiko Ikuhara [Director: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum] -> Twitter, ANN

8. Keiichi Okabe [Composer for Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Drakengard 3, Nier; Founder of Studio MONACA] -> ANN, Twitter

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 pm
by Dostovei Illuminas
I'd like to meet Fujima Takuya, the manga artist for Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid and Dog Days. Get him to draw some Nanoha stuff for your charity auction and I'll throw a ton of money at you.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:25 pm
by lawless
Japanese Voice Actors
1. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
2. Junko Takeuchi
3. Yuichi Nakamura
4. Hiroshi Kamiya
5. Yūki Kaji
6. Akemi Okamura
7. Rie Kugimiya
8. Miyuki Sawashiro
9. Romi Park
10.Kenta Muyake

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:35 pm
by freezeex
Jun'ya Ota (Zun), the creator of Touhou Project. He has been in AWA and Anime Expo.
Since there is always a huge fan base of Touhou in the East Coast. Having Zun would definitely hype up AB 2018!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/korindo

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:52 pm
by Kilgamayan
freezeex wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Jun'ya Ota (Zun), the creator of Touhou Project. He has been in AWA and Anime Expo.
Since there is always a huge fan base of Touhou in the East Coast. Having Zun would definitely hype up AB 2018!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/korindo
Other useful links for ZUN: Wikipedia (links to his development group, of which he is the sole member) | Blog

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:29 am
by animosc
Yoshimasa Hosoya - Otabek Altin in Yuri on Ice, Junpei Hyuga in Kuroko's Basketball, Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan, Fumikage Tokoyami in My Hero Academia, Sousuke Yamazaki in Free! Eternal Summer
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Personal site

Toshiki Masuda - Eijiro Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Toranosuke Miyamura in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Chikara Ennoshita in Haikyu!!, Ryu Zao in Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! (1 & 2)
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Agency

Sumi Shimamoto - Nausicaa in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku, Flora in Berserk (2016)
Wiki / IMDB / ANN

Megumi Han - Gon in Hunter x Hunter (2011), Akko Kagari in Little Witch Academia, Keita Amano in Gamers!, Jeanne D'Arc in Rage of Bahamut Genesis & Virgin Soul
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Agency / Twitter

Satoshi Hino - Daichi Sawamura in Haikyu!!, Sai in Naruto Shippuden, Hayato Shinkai in Yowamushi Pedal, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Constance in Plastic Memories, Sho Iwaizumi in Rail Wars
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Agency / Personal site

Daisuke Hirakawa - Rei Ryugazaki in Free!, Noriaki Kakyoin in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Harklight in Aldnoah.Zero, Tsubasa Hiragi in Star-Myu
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Personal site

Kensho Ono - Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko's Basketball, Mikaela Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Phichit Chulanont in Yuri on Ice, Slaine Troyard in Aldnoah Zero
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Agency / Official site / Blog

Kyosuke Ikeda - Yukitaka Izumi in Haikyu!!, Hikaru Tsuki in Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, Denzel in Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, III in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Wiki / IMDB / ANN

Kenjiro Tsuda - Seijuro Mikoshiba in Free!, Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Nicolas Brown in Gangsta., Nathan Seymour (Fire Emblem) in Tiger & Bunny, Salt in Flip Flappers
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Personal site / Twitter

Sachi Kokuryu - Azee Gurumin in Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Kazuki in Snow White with the Red Hair 2, Ilse Langnar in Attack on Titan (OVA), Chibita in Mr. Osomatsu
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Blog

Hiroki Takahashi - Japan in Hetalia, Katsuya Jonouchi in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kenji Harima in School Rumble, Hisoka in Hunter x Hunter (1999), Pariston Hill in Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Wiki/ IMDB / ANN / Agency

Mitsuru Miyamoto - Roger Smith in Big O, Steven A. Starphase in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Gaku Yashiro in Erased, Hubb Lebowski in Wolf's Rain
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Theater co. / Blog

Koki Uchiyama - Tomura Shigaraki in My Hero Academia, Yuri Plisetsky in Yuri on Ice, Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!!, Benedict Bleu in Violet Evergarden
Wiki / IMDB / ANN

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:06 pm
by frostedlil
Could you guys bring over Hiro Mashima? He's the creator of Fairy Tail and I would love to see him!

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:04 pm
by Thrillho
PockyBebop wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:35 pm
5. Hiroyuki Imaishi [Director: Kill La Kill Gurren Lagann, Co-Founder of TRIGGER Studios] -> Twitter, ANN
OMG yes, along with Masahiko Ohtsuka. Seriously, just airlift the entire TRIGGER Studios directly to AB.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:13 pm
by Smashy_cloud
I've got a suggestion!!
Akira Sasanuma
Voice of Austria in Hetalia: Axis Powers
Voice of Link in The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
Link to Wikipedia page is here
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Sasanuma

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:24 pm
by wgo
Hato Moa (http://hatoking.com/)
Creator of the pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend and its sequel Holiday Star, has worked on manga, translation projects, and other games.
Previously attended Daisho Con and AOD as a guest, and hosted autograph sessions and Q&A panels on Hatoful, doujinshi, and dating sims.

Thanks for the consideration!

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:11 am
by thedamndirtymonkey
Voice Actors:

Tomokazu Sugita: Joseph Joestar in JJBA, Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya, Chrom From Fire Emblem Awakening

Norio Wakamoto: Charles zi Britannia in Code Geass, Cell in DBZ, Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts 2, Chiyo-Dad in Azumanga Daioh (HELLO EVERY-NYAN)

Daisuke Ono: Jotaro Kujo in JJBA, Jyushimatsu Matsuna in Osomatsu San, Fafnir in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Directors:

Yoko Taro: Drakengard, Drakengard 3, Nier, Nier Automata. Dude is crazy but in an awesome way

Gen Urobuchi: Madoka Magica, Kamen Rider Gaim, head writer on Psycho Pass, also known as the "Urobutcher"

Hiroyuki Imaishi: co-founder of Studio TRIGGER, directed Kill La Kill, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:44 pm
by Shinden
Because of the huge amount of content they have produced the past few years, with more projects in the pipeline, Studio Trigger would be a goldmine for guests, from Sushio to Yoshinari to Kengo Saito.

Official PR guy is @Trigger_Tattun on Twitter.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:12 am
by balusisy
Voice Actor:
Shunsuke Takeuchi
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Toshiki Masuda

Please!!!

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 pm
by NoDoubtNoHarm
wgo wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Hato Moa (http://hatoking.com/)
Creator of the pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend and its sequel Holiday Star, has worked on manga, translation projects, and other games.
Previously attended Daisho Con and AOD as a guest, and hosted autograph sessions and Q&A panels on Hatoful, doujinshi, and dating sims.

Thanks for the consideration!
Oh, YES, I would love that so much. I would bring my Hatoful dakimakura if that happens.
I would also like to suggest Yasunori Mitsuda because I want to see him in person at least once in my life. He may be best known for his work on the Chrono Trigger soundtrack, but that was the first soundtrack he did. Plenty of great stuff since then. Also an interesting guy.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:45 pm
by Gabbalot
I think it would be cool to have Sayo Yamamoto (director of Yuri!!! On Ice) and Mitsurou Kubo (co-writer of Yuri!!! On Ice, and mangaka). They've been to other cons in the US, so they might be interested in coming up to good ole' New England :) Hopefully the weather won't scare any guests away...

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:35 am
by eternaltorture
PLEASE BRING STUDIO TRIGGER TO ANIME BOSTON 2018, thank you!!! (I especially want Sushio but any Trigger staff is welcome!!!)

Also, some other suggestions:
Kenji Horikawa - President of P.A. Works, produced Angel Beats!, Another, Hanasaku Iroha, Shirobako, etc.

Haruka Chisuga - Voice Actress, had main roles in Akatsuki no Yona (Ki-ja), Owari no Seraph (Mikaela), Shirobako (Shizuka), etc.

Masaki Tachibana - Director. Some of his works: Princess Principal, Barakamon, and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (I actually just met him in AnimeNYC but would love to meet him again in AB)

Daisuke Namikawa - Voice Actor. God Daisuke. Insane range and most versatile in the industry. I would pay big $$$ to see him.

Aoi Yuuki - Voice Actress, she did the voice of everyone's favorite frog girl in My Hero Academia. She also voiced Diane in Nanatsu no Taizai and Tatsumaki in OPM amongst other roles.

Tensai Okamura - Director and animator. Some of his works: Blue Exorcist, Ghost in the Shell, Nanatsu no Taizai and Wolf's Rain.

Shiori Mikami - Voice Actress. Krista's voice in Attack on Titan and Akari's in Yuru Yuri.

Masahiko Oota - Director. Some of his works: Himouto! Umaru-chan, Minami-ke, and Yuru Yuri.

Yoshida Reiko - Screenwriter. Some of her stuff: Aria, Bakuman, K-On and Non Non Biyori.

Shinya Kawatsura - Directed Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun and more.


:o :oops: EDIT: Wanted to add a few more: :oops: :o
Ryo Horikawa - Voice Actor. Vegeta in DBZ, Heiji in Detective Conan, Reinhard in Legend of Galactic Heroes and the list goes on.

Megumi Hayashibara - Voice Actress. Living legend. Faye in Cowboy Bebop, Haibara in Detective Conan, Rei in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Musashi in Pokemon, Ranma in Ranma ½, Anna in Shaman King, Genkai in Yu Yu Hakusho and more!!

Yoichi Fujita - Director. Gintama and Osomatsu-san.

Rikiya Koyama - Voice Actor. "Dad". Voice of Detective Conan's Mouri, Fate series' Kiritsugu, Hajime no Ippo's Takamura, Kekkai Sensen's Klaus, Naruto's Yamato, and more.

Kenji Kodama - Director and storyboard artist. City Hunter, Detective Conan and Lupin III.

Yuuichi Nakamura - Voice Actor. Tomoya in Clannad, Toyohisa in Drifters, Gray in Fairy Tail, Greed in FMA:Brotherhood, Kuroo in Haikyuu!!, Karamatsu in Osomatsu-san, and tons more.

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:29 pm
by eternaltorture
Just to add on to my other post:

Tsubasa Yonaga - Voice Actor. Nagisa in Free!, :shock: Izumi in Love Stage!! (Trust me, you will get a lot of yaoi fans if you invite him!), Mihashi in Ookiku Furikabutte, Manami in Yowamushi Pedal.

Kouki Miyata - Voice Actor. Kouta in Baka to Test, Hanatarou in Bleach, Nitori in Free!, Vash in Trigun.

Yoko Hikasa - Voice Actress. Can I say Queen? Rias in High School DxD, Mio in K-On!, Diana in Little Witch Academia, Stephanie in NGNL. If you get her, I guarantee all her fanboys are going to come cause MIO!!

Mamoru Miyano - Voice Actor. Taichi in Chihayafuru, Light in Death Note, Rin in Free!, Chrollo in HxH, Setsuna in Gundam00, Okabe in Stein;Gates, Shuu in Tokyo Ghoul, and the list goes on. Insanely popular VA.

Megumi Han - Voice Actress. Main girl Atsuko in Little Witch Academia, Gon in Hunter x Hunter.

Makoto Shinkai - Director. "The New Miyazaki". Some of his movies: Your Name, The Garden of Words.

Yumi Unita - Mangaka, her most popular work: Usagi Drop (aka Bunny Drop).

Kanta Kamei - Director. Some of his works: Dimension W, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Usagi Drop.

Yutaka Yamamoto - Director. Kannagi, Wake Up, Girls!, some of Lucky☆Star.

Kenji Nagasaki - Director. His works: Gundam Build Fighters, My Hero Academia :shock: , No.6.

Yuki Kaji - Voice Actor. Todoroki in My Hero Academia, Kenma in Haikyuu!!, Sonic in One Punch Man, Eren in Attack on Titan.

Hiroyuki Yoshino - Screenwriter. Some of his works: Guilty Crown, Kuroshitsuji, Magi, World Trigger.

Toshiki Masuda - Voice Actor. Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Ennoshita in Haikyuu!!, Toranosuke in Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches.

Akari Kageyama - Voice Actress. Ebina in Himouto! Umaru-chan, Beatrice in Princess Principal, Aine in Masou Gakuen HxH.

Taichi Ishidate - Animator & Director. A Silent Voice, Beyond the Boundary, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Violet Evergarden!!!

Tatsuya Ishihara - Director. Air, Clannad, Hibike! Euphonium, Lucky☆Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Mamoru Hosoda - Animator & Director. Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children.

Hiraku Kaneko - Director. Seikon no Qwaser, Tsurezure Children, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid.

Yuka Iguchi - Voice Actress. Tsukihi in Bakemonogatari, Mako in Girls und Panzer, Subaru in Mayo Chiki!, Index in Toaru Majutsu no Index.

Yoshiyuki Fujiwara - Director. Engaged to the Unidentified, New Game!, Plastic Memories.

Hikaru Kondou - Animation Producer & Founder of ufotable. IMDb

Kunihiko Ikuhara - Director & Writer. Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor Moon Super S, Mawaru-Penguindrum. IMDb

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If Anime Boston is able to get maybe at least 2 guests out of my list of 39, I will opt out of Anime Matsuri or Sakura-Con and come to AB2018!!! (Though the most important is STUDIO TRIGGER, if you have them then I will go no matter what)

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm
by pheechan
My suggestion for a Japanese guest would be Akuno-P. He is a vocaloid producer and light novel author who is credited with creating one of the most popular vocaloid songs (The Servant of Evil) as well as a comprehensive song series with over 50 songs known as Evillious Chronicles. He has created many light novels and manga based on said Evillious Chronicles including the Aku no Taizai series, the Aku no Musume series, and many more.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mothy_akuno (Twitter)

http://mothy.blog39.fc2.com (FC2 blog)

http://sp.nicovideo.jp/mylist/5298418 (Nico Nico Douga)

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCSmHk3xH3nkWqF0nm9z2-2Q (YouTube)

http://piapro.jp/mothy (Piapro)

I'd like to additionally suggest Ichika, who has illustrated a majority of the PVs, manga, and light novels written by Akuno-P.


https://mobile.twitter.com/ichi_ka (Twitter)

http://blog.livedoor.jp/ichi_ka01 (livedoor blog)

http://sp.nicovideo.jp/mylist/6380100 (Nico Nico Douga)

http://piapro.jp/ichi_ka (Piapro)

http://ichi-ka.tumblr.com (Main Tumblr)

https://touch.pixiv.net/member.php?id=382325 (Pixiv)

I'm a huge nerd for Evillious Chronicles. Please tell me if I gave enough information and put it in the right section. Thank you. :)

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:05 pm
by Frenchfriedflowers
My suggestions for Japanese guests this year, I would love to see some manga artists this year.

1. Kazuki Takahashi - the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
2. Haruichi Furudate - the creator of Haikyuu
3. Kohei Horikoshi - the creator of My Hero Academia

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 am
by ickycosplay
I'd like to add my support for Yuki Kaji and Hato Moa. As a general note, I'd be interested in seeing panels featuring manga creators, light novel authors, or editors of manga and light novels (though I do know how busy their schedules are!).

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 pm
by Starmiya
It'd be cool if you could get Hiro Shimono (seiyuu)!

Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:58 pm
by TGCF
If I can suggest one, Hitoshi Ariga, who was the author of Rockman Megamix and Gigamix, and someone who designed a few Pokemon for the games.