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).

Anime Central 2004
Guests of Honor

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 acting.
Character designers and mecha designers join forces to shed light upon 
the processes of drawing up all those cool robots, ships, and cute girls.

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