Taking a guided stroll through AX98's opening ceremonies, the public SPJA Charity Art Auction, and the Meet the Guests Reception, we are able to bring you pictures of some of AX98's Guests of Honor as well as additional guests. Official Guests of Honor included: Mika Akitaka, Junichi Hayama, Akira Kamiya, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Yu Watase, Takahiro Yoshimatsu. Attending past and friends of Guests of Honor as well as anime industry favorites included: Yukio Kikukawa, Yasuhiro Naito, Mr. Maruyama, Scott Frazier, Allen Hastings, Amanda Winn Lee, Jason Lee, Doug Smith, and Matt K. Miller.

Anime Expo 98
Guests of Honor

Mr. Junichi Hayama (right) with his wife relaxing at Opening Ceremonies
Mika Akitaka sketching out some cool signboards for his fans
Ms. Yu Watase signs exclusive Animerica editions for the Viz fans
Akira Kamiya is all smiles at Meet the Guests Reception
Mr. Maruyama, president of Madhouse Studios, relaxing before Opening Ceremonies
Mr. Junichi Hayama at Meet the Guests Reception
Akira Kamiya (right) and his attending family members enjoying their exclusive front row seating before the big Masquerade event
Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Mika Akitaka give a warm cheers at the Meet the Guests Reception
AX Big Cheese Mike Tatsugawa (left) and Scott Frazier (right) are all smiles before the big Masquerade event
Longtime friends and family of AX Toshi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux hanging out in the halls with their fans

[Main Page] [Events and Panels 1] [Events and Panels 2] [Guests of Honor] [The AX Experience]
[Art Show Gallery 1] [Art Show Gallery 2] [Modeling Show Gallery 1] [Modeling Show Gallery 2]
[Exhibit Hall Gallery 1] [Exhibit Hall Gallery 2][Staff Spirit Gallery 1] [Staff Spirit Gallery 2]
[Cosplay Gallery 1] [Cosplay Gallery 2] [Cosplay Gallery 3] [Cosplay Gallery 4]
[Cosplay Gallery 5] [Cosplay Gallery 6] [Fan Fun!] [Alien Sightings]