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04 Limited Sazabys - J-rock / punk
Uverworld - J-rock
Rip Slyme - J-Rap
Kreva - J-Rap
Baby Metal - J-Metal
The Indigo - Japanese folk / pop
M-Flo - J-Rap / Electronic
Dragon Ash - J-Rock / J-Rap
Yoko Kanno - Composer
Guest suggestions by type (highlighted means someone I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see at Fanime), but would be happy with any or all of these

Cosplay related:

  • Lisa Lou Who
  • Vampy Bit Me
  • Danielle Denicola
  • Kairu Photography
  • Irene Meier
  • Spidey Luc
  • Emily Aurelia
  • Enji Night
  • Nicole Evee Davis

Music (for musicfest):

  • One Ok Rock - J-Rock / Alternative
  • Rip Slyme - J-Rap (appeared on Gantz soundtrack)
  • Dragon Ash - J-Rock / Rap (on Battle Royale soundtrack)
  • Baby Metal - J-Rock / Metal
  • The Indigo - Japanese Folk / Pop (on Someday's Dreamer and Ai Yori Aoshi soundtracks)
  • M-Flo - Japanese rap / pop
  • 04 Limited Sazabys - Japanese rock / punk
  • Uverworld - J-Rock (appear on Aoi Exorcist soundtracks)
  • Radwimps - J-Rock / Pop (appear on Your Name. Soundtrack)


  • John from AnimeNation
  • Mamoru Hosoda - Director of Samurai Champloo, Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, etc.
  • Ayako Kawasumi - Voice Actress - Samurai Champloo, Danmachi Sword Oratoria, etc.
  • Yoko Kanno - Composer - Ghost in the Shell, Wolf's Rain, etc.
  • Akamatsu Ken - Mangaka - Love Hina, Negima!, etc.
  • Hiroyuki Sanada - Actor - Twilight Samurai, The Wolverine, 47 Ronin, Sunshine, etc.
  • Takeru Satoh - Actor - Ruroni Kenshin Live Action, Kamen Rider, etc.
  • Tomoya Nagase - Actor / VA - My Boss My Hero, Sword of the Stranger, etc.
  • Yuu Shindo - Art Director - My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu
  • Kanami Sekiguchi - Character Designer - Charlotte, Sakura Quest, Shirobako, etc.

Would be fun to have a celebrity chef for something like Japanese Sushi or Ramen too, especially if they could setup a booth at the event to sell their food. Maybe have a food truck aisle in a nearby area (doesn't have to be next to Fanime, if it's hard to coordinate).

Fanime usually does a great job finding a variety of guests so hopefully one of these sparks something in their selection process.
- The Pillows - FLCL soundtrack, rock group
- Rip Slyme - Japanese rap group, did OP for Gantz anime and Sponge Bob theme in Japan
- Dragon Ash - Rock/Ska/Rap group from Japan, their music was in Battle Royale and Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift.
- Perfume - Electro-Jpop trio from Japan
- One Ok Rock - Japanese rock group
- UVERworld - Japanese rock group, music appears on Blue Exorcist and more.
- 04 Limited Sazabys - Japanese punk/rock group
- Base Ball Bear - Japanese rock group
- illion - Japanese solo artists
- Asian Kung Fu Generation - Japanese rock group
- Radwimps - Japanese rock group, conributed music for Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai.
- M-Flo - Japanese DJ / Rapper duo

- Joe Hisaishi - Composer, famous for Ghibli
- Nobuo Uematsu or Distant Worlds Symphony group - Composer, famous for Final Fantasy (or the traveling orchestra / symphony that performs his music in America)
- Puppet - Electronic artist, not related to anime / games
- AJR - Electronic/Pop trio (brothers) from New York
My guest suggestions (I would die if any of these suggestions came. Might even be willing to sell both testes and one of my kidneys to make it happen!)

Anime staff related:
- Makoto Shinkia - Your Name. 5cm. per second, etc. director -- Meh, worth a shot
- Mamoru Hosoda - Director of Summer Wars, Boy and the Beast, Girl who Leapt Through Time and more. Long shot, but worth a shot.
- Shinichiro Watanabe - Director of Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, and more.
- Shiro Sasaki - Producer of RahXephon, Samurai Champloo, X, Ghost in the Shell Solid State Society
- Kazuto Nakazawa - Character design for Samurai Champloo, key animator for Steamboy, Hunter x Hunter, Ergo Proxy, etc.

Anime / Game Voice Actors:
- Kazuya Nakai - Voice for Ryuuji from Blue Exorcist, Gaomon in Digimon, Lancer in Fate/Protoype, Borma in Ghost in the Shell, Mugen in Samurai Champloo.
- Maaya Sakamoto - Voice for Leila in Code Geass, Hitomi in Escaflowne, Aerith in FF7 Advent Children, Motoko in Ghost in the Shell movie + Arise.
- David Hayter - Voice for Snake in Metal Gear Solid

Manga related:
- Shinobu Kaitani - Author / artist behind Liar Game manga.
- Katsuhiro Otomo - Creator of Akira manga, directed the Anime.
- Ken Akamatsu - Creator / artist behind Love Hina and Magical Teacher Negima

Music related (will request in the music thread too):
- The Pillows - Famous for the FLCL soundtrack, Japanese rock group
- Babymetal - J-pop metal group
- Rip Slyme - Japanese Hip-hop group, did the Japanese sponge bob theme, the OP for Gantz, and more.
- UVERworld - Japanese rock group, did the OP for multiple Blue Exorcist incarnations.
- Joe Hisaishi - Japanese composer, famous for Ghibli soundtracks and more
- Nobuo uematsu or Distand Worlds - Japanese composer, famous for Final Fantasy soundtracks (Distand Worlds is a traveling orchestra/symphony that performs those songs).
- Dragon Ash - Rock/Ska/Hip-hop group from Japan famous for their song on the Battle Royale and Fast and the Furious (Tokyo drift) soundtracks
- Utada Hikaru - J-Pop. She came out of retirement recently I believe. Involved in Kingdom Hearts songs and others.

Cosplay/ Other related:
- Lisa Lou Who -
- Missyeru -
- Kairu Photography - Nor-cal published cosplay photographer -
- Danielle DeNicola -
- Ivan Orkin - Ramen Chef from New York
- Food Trucks - Maybe setup 5 or so food trucks in the parking lot behind the convention center (big blue tents)? Or setup a food festival on one of the days with Japanese related foods in the blue tent area (previously where the artist alley was a few years ago)?

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2017
January 19, 2017, 09:11:38 AM
Fanime (in general) does a good job with acquiring a few new or interesting guests and musical artists, but I saw two responses this/last year stating that Fanime staff looks and and reviews all suggestions like these and did a quick check of last year's thread and none of the guests requested were officially brought on as guests.

That's not to say every suggestion is feasible, but I do feel like for a number of guests suggested last year (and this year), they should have been possible (and affordable). The guests don't have to be a big one (like a Japanese Seiyuu, manga-ka, or director) but maybe one or two of the smaller or more local suggestions could be possible?

I recognize organizing and arranging these things is probably very difficult, just saying it would be nice to see our voices listened to in this regard (even if it's not mine... for example saw a few suggestions for Da-iCE last year, and they were the musical guest. I don't like them, but appreciated that a group who people requested were brought on).

Just my 2 cents. Sorry for the rant.
Video Programming / Re: Makoto Shinkai - Your Name
November 01, 2016, 10:01:34 AM
Quote from: echoshadow on September 20, 2016, 10:09:32 PM
The Bluray/DVDs might be out before fanime. Chances might be good.
I wouldn't mind a watching a Makoto Shinkai's films marathon

Oh man, a Shinkai marathon in the Marathon room would be so amazing. I'd for sure do it !
Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2017
November 01, 2016, 09:46:42 AM
The Pillows - Music group who has been featured on the FLCL soundtrack (requested them in the Musicfest thread, but thought I'd try here too!)

Azuma Kiyohiko - Manga-ka who did Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh -- Don't know if he's ever done an American appearance, so would be awesome to have him at Fanime !

Kairu Photography - A friend of mine who does cosplay photography. Has presented a cosplay photography panel at Fanime before and has covered many conventions and done a lot of cosplay photoshoots.

Katsuhiro Otomo - Akira Manga-ka, 'nuff said.

Eguchi, Takuya - Voice actor for Hachiman from My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu (Japanese version)
Video Programming / Makoto Shinkai - Your Name
September 20, 2016, 03:34:11 PM
I would LOVE to be able to watch a screening (subbed) of Makoto Shinkai's new movie, "Your Name" or "君の名は" at Fanime 2017.

Any possibility of that?
Video Programming / Re: Video Programming Feedback 2016
September 20, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Great assortment of material to view this year. Overall great but had some technical issues during Ruroni Kenshin (movie #2) which caused us to lose 30 min of the movie (so had to stop early). The main issue was loading subtitles since it was a different program / computer than the operator was used to. Hopefully similar blips can be avoided in the future. 

  • Uverworld - Rock
  • Babymetal - Rock/Metal/J-pop
  • Joe Hisaishi + an orchestra - Classical
  • ClariS - Jpop
  • Sambomaster - Rock / Funk (I would die if they came to Fanime)
I am looking for this Lara Croft I saw on Day 4 (Monday) at the convention center downstairs cosplay area

Any info would be appreciated.
Big Event Showcase / Music Fest Photos
May 30, 2013, 12:05:59 AM
My friend and I had some great seats on the balcony near the stage. Hopefully you enjoy some of these photos:

If you like the photos, please like my page as I am just starting out ! Much appreciated !

I started to upload my photos, but you can take a look at the first batch (trying to get some minor post-processing in before I post them):

Note: Just updated the page with Musicfest photos as well !

Don't forget to like the page if you appreciate the photos :)

Thanks guys and gals ! Hope you had as much fun as I did at Fanime 2013
I went on Monday, clearly if you see 1 or 2 items on the schedule you are interested in, it's worth going. The crowds are similar to early Friday when not everyone is off-work or done registering. I still got to see one of the BEST lara croft's of the weekend and get a few pictures of her ( - this one, even tho I didn't take this photo). That alone made it worth it for Monday for me haha.