Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Share your excitement about Anime Boston's various guests of honor. Show them how enthusiastic Anime Boston fans can be! (Sometimes they read this forum too!)
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Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Chairman Miaow » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:38 am

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 2019, 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 2019

Post by kumano-nada » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:05 pm

Just a passerby.

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by PockyBebop » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:48 pm

Voice Actors:

- Jouji Nakata (Kirei Kotomine in the Fate series, Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Alucard in Hellsing)
- Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Madoka Magica, Pascal in Nier: Automata, Tanya Degurechaff in The Saga of Tanya the Evil)
- Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa in Evangelion, Fish Eye in Sailor Moon, Kotarou Katsura in Gintama)
- Tomoyo Kurosawa (Kumiko Oumae in Sound! Euphonium, Phosphophyllite in Land of the Lustrous, Aiko in FLCL Progressive)
- Maaya Sakamoto (Aerith Gainsborough in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Ciel Phantomhive in Kuroshitsuji, Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club)
- Kouichi Yamadera (Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop, Ryoji Kaji in Evangelion, official Japanese voice for Disney characters like Stitch and Donald Duck)
- Takehito Koyasu (Touga Kiryuu in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Dio Brando in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Excalibur in Soul Eater)
- Tomokazu Seki (Van Fanel in Escaflowne, Domon Kasshu in G Gundam, Gilgamesh in the Fate series)

Animators / Directors:

- Masaaki Yuasa (Director for Mind Game, Devilman Crybaby, and Kaiba)
- Sayo Yamamoto (Director for Fujiko and Hatchin and Yuri!!! on ICE; Storyboards for the Persona 5 and Kakegurui OPs)
- Yoh Yoshinari (Director of Little Witch Academia, art designs for Gurren Lagann and FLCL)
- Kunihiko Ikuhara (Director of Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yuri Kuma Arashi, and Mawaru Penguindrum)
- Naoko Yamada (Director for A Silent Voice and Sound! Euphonium; Storyboards for Violet Evergarden and Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
- Yoko Taro (Director of the Drakengard and Nier games)

Manga Authors / Artists:

- Kentarou Miura (Creator: Berserk)
- Satoru Noda (Creator: Golden Kamuy)
- Inio Asano (Creator: Goodnight Punpun, Solanin, Nijigahara Holograph)
- Yoshitaka Amano (illustrator for Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D)
- Akiko Takase (Character designer for Violet Evergarden; key animator for Free!, Beyond the Boundary, and A Silent Voice)


- Yuki Kajiura (Composer for Kara no Kyoukai, .hack//SIGN, and Fate/Zero)
- Kensuke Ushio (Composer for Liz and the Bluebird, Devilman Crybaby, and A Silent Voice)
AB Cosplays:
Kaworu Nagisa (Evangelion, AB '07)
Original Black Rose Duelist (Utena, AB '08)
Rule 63 Light Yagami (Death Note, AB '09)
KAITO (Vocaloid, AB '10)
Beatrice (Umineko, AB '11)
Matryoshka!Miku (Vocaloid, AB '12)
James Moriarty (BBC Sherlock, AB '12)
Nano (Nichijou, AB '13)
Thom Yorke (Radiohead, AB '14)
Daiya Higashikata (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, AB '15)
Elizabeth "Lisa Lisa" Joestar (Jojo, AB '16)
Rohan Kishbe (Jojo, AB '17)

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by animosc » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 pm

I had no idea that the 2019 guest suggestion threads were up. I hope you make an announcement on Facebook/Twitter so more people know about this. I only thought to log in today because of seeing the announcement about needing to change our passwords. Anyway, here are my suggestions, which are almost the same as the ones I posted last year:

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!
Wiki / IMDB / ANN / Personal site

Toshiki Masuda - Eijiro Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Kashuu Kiyomitsu in Touken Ranbu, Toranosuke Miyamura in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Chikara Ennoshita in Haikyu!!
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!, Tatami Nakagame in My Hero Academia
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, Nao Serizawa in Free!
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, Phichit Chulanont in Yuri on Ice, Giorno Giovanna in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Nanase Riku in IDOLiSH7
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, Fujiwara in Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
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, Yonji Vinsmoke in One Piece
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), Arthur Pendragon in Seven Deadly Sins
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!!, Ikuya Kirishima in Free!, Akira Fudo in Devilman Crybaby
Wiki / IMDB / ANN

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by BigGuyOtaku » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:14 pm

Fun Stuff. Im mostly interested in Japanese Animators and I think Anime Boston could use more!

Kazuto Nakazawa (Key Animator, Samurai Champloo Chara Design) https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... hp?id=1551

Yoh Yoshinari (Trigger Animator, Director of Little Witch Academia)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... hp?id=3702

Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop Chara Designer, Studio Bones Animator)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... .php?id=96

Sushio (Trigger Animator, Kill la Kill Chara Designer)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... p?id=31564

Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Key Animator, Devilman Crybaby Chara Designer)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... p?id=59371

Yusuke Nakamura (Illustrator, Chara Designer for Tatami Galaxy)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... p?id=85032

Hiroshi NAGAHAMA (Animator, Director of Mushishi)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... p?id=25257

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by waynoinsano » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 am

Aya Hirano is looking to do overseas cons
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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by RiderFan18 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 pm

Fumihiko Tachiki (Kenpachi Zaraki from Bleach, Gendo Ikari from Evangelion, Akainu and Don Krieg from One Piece, Hasegawa Taizou and the narrator from Gintama, and many more.)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumihiko_Tachiki / https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... hp?id=1465

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by iamchang » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:00 pm


Tomohiro Furukawa (Animator for Mawaru Penguindrum, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Director for Revue Starlight)
Masaaki Yuasa, Eunyoung Choi (Founders of Science Saru, Directors of Ping Pong the Animation, The Tatami Galaxy)
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Ponkan8 (Original Character Design for Oregairu, Shirobako)
ANN twitter
Noizi Itou (Original Character Design for Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Shakugan no Shana)
ANN Official Site twitter


Tatsuya Katou (OST for Shokugeki no Soma, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Free)
ANN Affiliated Company twitter
Yoshiaki Fujisawa (OST for Houseki no Kuni, No Game No Life Zero, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight)
ANN Official Site twitter
Takeshi Abo (OST for Steins;Gate, Steins;Gate 0, Chaos;Child)
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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Lizmaex3 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 pm

Kazutaka Kodaka- Creator of Danganronpa

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Post by mrclawking » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:53 am

how about Jeremy Shada (voltron)

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by LadyMacbeth » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Actress Jitsuko Yoshimura 😍
She performed in Onibaba.
Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitsuko_Yoshimura
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Oiwa from Yotsuya Kaidan
Ran from Detective Conan
Yugiri from Zombieland Saga
Botan from Yu Yu Hakusho

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Re: Japanese Guest Suggestions (Non-Musical) for Anime Boston 2019

Post by eternaltorture » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:22 am

Please invite Yuji Muto to AB again!!!
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycl ... hp?id=6676

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