SakuraCon 2003 had a great lineup of guests for this year including: Hiroshi Nagahama (Anime Director and Designer: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch, Fruits Basket); Michelle Ruff (Voice Actress: Real Bout High School (Hitomi Yuuki), X TV Series (Yuzuriha Nekoi), Carried by the Wind Tsukikage Ran (Meow)); Hilary Haag (Voice Actress: Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (Nene), Excel Saga (Menchi), Gasaraki (Misuzu), Noir (Chloe), Princess Nine (Ryo), RahXephon (Megumi), and Steel Angel Kurumi (Karinka)); Fred "Piro" Gallagher (web comic artist: Megatokyo); Susumu Sakurai (video game author and convention volunteer); Yukio Kikukawa (Producer: Legend of Galactic Heroes); Hidakazu Shinamura (Character Designer: Angel Sanctuary), Yamakawa Yoshinobu (Character Designer: Digi Charat).

SakuraCon 2003
Guests of Honor

Hilary Haag of such shows as Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (Nene), Excel Saga (Menchi), Gasaraki (Misuzu), Noir (Chloe), and many more, was all smiles during her autograph sessions.


Not quite Guests but just as grateful to be an anime convention celebrity, the duo behind Penny Arcade was available in the Dealers Room to sign autographed posters of their online product for their lines of webcomic fans.

Anime Director and Designer Hiroshi Nagahama signs autographs for his Fruits Basket fans.


American Guests Michelle Ruff (middle) and Hilary Haag (right) provided their skill insights for the audiences during their panels.

Japanese Guests of Honor Roundtable: Susumu Sakurai, Yukio Kikukawa, moderator, Hidakazu Shinamura, Yamakawa Yoshinobu, and Hiroshi Nagahama
Fred "Piro" Gallagher signs autographs and draws sketches for his grateful legions of fans of the online Megatokyo web comic.

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