|Guests of Honor for this
year's awesomely huge Anime Central included: director Koji Masunari (Read or Die), creator
Hideyuki Kurata (Read or Die), voice actress Chiwa Saito (Read or Die), character designer
Taraku Uon (Read or Die), character designer Masashi Ishihama (Read or Die), composer Taku
Iwasaki (Read or Die), production designer Noriyuki Zinguzi (Read or Die), producer Tomonori
Ochikoshi (Read or Die), character designer Yuji Moriyama (Saiyuki), character designer
Yasuhisa Kato (Azumanga Daioh), character designer Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga), director
Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga), J-Rock band SID, voice actor Greg Ayres (Saiyuki), voice
actress Kelli Cousins (Steel Angel Kurumi), voice actor Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Panic),
artist Robert and Emily Dejesus (Studio Capsule), artist Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo), artist
Bruce Lewis (CPM Comics), voice actor Scott McNeil (Gundam Wing), voice actor Chris Patton
(Full Metal Panic), voice actress Monica Rial (Excel Saga), animation producer Jan
Scott-Frazier (Locke the Superman), and voice actor Brett Weaver (Sorcerer Hunters).
| Read or Die Extravanganza guests (left to
right) producer Tomonori Ochikoshi, character designer Masashi Ishihama, original/concept
character designer Taraku Uon, voice actress Chiwa Saito, and series creator Hideyuki Kurata.
|| Matt Greenfield, Chris Patton, Kelli
Cousins, and Brett Weaver talk about their voice acting experiences at their panel.
| Robert Dejesus cooks up another big batch
of exclusive anime convention badges for all his fans.
|| Greg Ayres, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial, and
Shinichi Watanabe talk about the whole East and West differences when it comes to voice
| Character designers and mecha designers
join forces to shed light upon
the processes of drawing up all those cool robots, ships, and cute girls.
[Guests of Honor]