Anime Expo 2023 guest list includes Yoko Taro and more

The guest list for the upcoming Anime Expo 2023 includes a gallery of industry veterans ranging from Soul Eater and Fire Force creator Atsushi Ohkubo to Nier creator Yoko Taro.

Anime Expo (AX) is an upcoming convention being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center the weekend of July 1 through the 4.

You can find all of the Guests of Honor listed below:

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”

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

Last year’s Anime Expo was also a star-studded event with the second season of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt being announced.


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