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2018 Industry Announcement: COSPA Inc.

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to COSPA Inc.as a 2018 Industry Partner! COSPA Inc. is one of the top manufacturers of character apparel, goods and costumes from anime, manga and games in Japan. We own several brands: COSPA, Nijigen COSPA, Resinya!, COSPATIO and TranTrip. Each has a unique brand concept. We were established in 1995 and have created the character goods market for everyone who loves character apparel, goods and costumes. Our goal is to…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Erica Mendez

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Erica Mendez as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Chicago native Erica Mendez is longtime anime and video game fan turned voice actress. She has been fortunate to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus in the new Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Akko in Little Witch…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Tony Oliver

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Tony Oliver as a 2018 Guest of Honor! TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (“The Sea Prince and the Fire…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Mitsuo Iso

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Mitsuo Iso as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Mitsuo Iso is a Japanese a freelance animator, director, and screenwriter.  He was enrolled at Studio Ghibli from 1990 to 1992, where he worked on key animation for films including Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru), Only Yesterday, and Porco Rosso.  Additionally, he worked on the key animation of several iconic anime television series, including Gundam 0080, Neon Genesis Evangelion (co-writer of episode…

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