Anime Boston 2019 could not get off to a better start!

Long list of voice talent to appear this weekend at Hynes Convention Center

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Anime Boston 2019 is this weekend (April 19-21) and it is already off to an amazing start. There are many panels and things to do at the convention. You can go to a signing to meet your favorite voice actor or just walk around the exhibition halls and see what is available for purchase from brands or from artist/creators themselves.

The convention has just started and there is still the rest of the weekend to enjoy the events.

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MIYAVI (right) during opening day of Anime Boston 2019 at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, April 19..

Located in the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Hotel, fans from all over the United States and abroad flock annually to Anime Boston to celebrate Japanese animation through cosplay, games, fan and guest panels, movie and show premieres, as well as other exciting events. With a diversity of panels and events ranging from family-friendly play areas to 18+ panels hosted late at night, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Guests for Anime Boston this year include:

Goh Wakabayashi is producer working at Aniplex who is well known for producing shows such as “Dragon Ball Z Kai” and most recently “City Hunters: Shinjuku Private Eyes.”

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Kenji Kodama (right) during opening day of Anime Boston 2019 at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, April 19..

Kenji Kodama is a series director who has worked on titles such as “City Hunter”, “Detective Conan (Case Closed)”, “Kekkaishi”, and “Tales of the Abyss”.

Naohiro Ogata is producer working at Sunrise, a company well known for Gundam and Mecha anime, who has worked on series such as “Tales of the Abyss”, “Mobile Suit Gundam UC”, “Mobile Suit Gundam NT”, and, most recently, “City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes”.

Yoko Shimomura is “the most celebrated woman” in the video game industry, composing notable works for the Kingdom Hearts Series, Final Fantasy XV, and Street Fighter II.

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Yoko Shimomura (right) during opening day of Anime Boston 2019 at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, April 19..

MIYAVI is musician, actor, and philanthropist known as the “samurai guitarist”, having released 12 studio albums, actively participated in charity work, and debuting in the Oscar-nominated film “Unbroken”.

Yoichi Kato is a screenwriter who worked on shows such as “Yo-kai Watch”, “Aikatsu”, and “Space Brothers”. He has also worked with director Kenji Kodama on “Kekkaishi”, “Tales of the Abyss”, and, most recently, “City Hunters: Shinjuku Private Eyes”.

From the likes of “Naruto”, “Bleach”, and “Pokemon” to newer shows such as “My Hero Academia”, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, and “Darling in the Franx” to even video games such as Devilman Cry 5, Marvel’s Spiderman (PS4), and Kingdom Hearts, these talented voice actors are as recognizable and unique as the characters they play.

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Johnny Yong Bosch during opening day of Anime Boston 2019 at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, April 19..

Among the American voice acting guests will be: Billy Kametz, Lisa Ortiz, Tara Sands, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kara Edwards, Greg Ayres, Leah Clark, Ellyn Stern, and Richard Epcar.

Registration is still open! Tickets — as well as the convention schedule and important announcements — are available online at http://www.animeboston.com/.

–April 19, 2019–

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Meron Hagos, Raider Times staff

Meron Hagos is a member of the Raider Times staff. Beginning in September 2018, she is serving as Travel Editor.

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