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