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Makoto Shinkai to Appear at Otakon 2011

by Naruleach
Jun 23, 2011 1:43 AM | 17 Comments
According to their website, Otakon has announced that award winning director, animator, and voice actor Makoto Shinkai will appear as a guest at this year's convention.

Otakon is the second largest anime convention in North America second only to Anime Expo. This year it will be held from July 29 - July 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. Other guests to be at Otakon this year include Johnny Yong Bosch, CHEMISTRY, Tony Oliver, Lisa Ortiz, and Tom Wayland.

Makoto Shinkai's newest movie, Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, was released this past May.

Source: Otakon

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17 Comments Recent Comments

I live in Arizona and we never get any international voice-actors, directors, anything, here. I'd have to go to AX but I wish I could go. I don't have enough money to make a trip for it.
Los Angeles mostly gets everything but Maryland?! I never expected it!

Jun 30, 2011 12:13 AM by animelly

So cool. Wish I could go!

Jun 29, 2011 7:49 PM by GoodEnoughForMe

Makoto and Yong Bosch?!?

What's so great about Maryland anyway?!? *angrily mumbles to self*

Jun 24, 2011 1:19 PM by ChronosXIII

I really wish I could go there

Jun 23, 2011 9:26 PM by zheren

I don't know him though..

Jun 23, 2011 8:51 PM by Yorozuya-GIN

Oh him.. the name was familiar.

Jun 23, 2011 4:09 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Totally gonna see him there! It'll be my first time at Otakon too. x_x

Jun 23, 2011 1:29 PM by Mimi_Taylor

Good for you, you lucky bastards ♥~

Jun 23, 2011 8:44 AM by Aozure

Do we have a DVD/Bluray release date yet for Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo?

Jun 23, 2011 6:59 AM by Sohei

the movie looks interesting

Jun 23, 2011 6:36 AM by Mr_Gutts

Oh how I wish I could go...the man is a genius and one of my role-models, and it'd be a huge honor to meet him.

Jun 23, 2011 6:31 AM by Gone__Forever__

I'd probably be having a seizure if I got to see Shinkai in person.

Jun 23, 2011 4:45 AM by HawthorneKitty

Wow~ Now I really wish I could go there >______>

Jun 23, 2011 4:42 AM by AmnaMJ

Now that would be some one I wanted get over here to AX.
Too bad all where getting is mostly industry people. Compared to last years AX it was awesome.

I feel your pain Metty, I wish for those as well.

Jun 23, 2011 4:11 AM by echoshadow

Funding! Friends! A means of transportation! Oh, how I wish for them :v

Jun 23, 2011 2:56 AM by Pizzaholic

Johnny Yong Bosch, CHEMISTRY ... ? nice .

now if only i had found a way to get there >>

Jun 23, 2011 2:54 AM by Eternal_Shield

Man, this sucks. I wish I could go to Otakon than AX this year. Would rather meet him than any of this year's AX guests.

Jun 23, 2011 2:12 AM by Faust721

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