Otakon Vegas to Host Voice Actors Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma
Otakon has announced the appearance of veteran voice actors Toshio Furukawa and his wife, Shino Kakinuma at Otakon Vegas 2015.
Toshio Furukawa is a highly recognizable and prolific voice actor for current anime fans and old school fans alike. His anime voice acting career began 1974, yet we still know him for contemporary roles such as Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z, Portaz D Ace in One Piece, and Kageroza Inaba in Bleach. If you are an old school fan, he is recognizable as the voice of Kai Shiden in Mobile Suit Gundam, Ataru Moroboshi in Urusei Yatsura, and Shin in Fist of the North Star.
Mr. Furukawa will be attending Otakon Vegas accompanied by Shino Kakinuma – voice actor and his wife. Shino Kakinuma was featured in several productions including Sailor Moon as Naru Osaka and in Dragonball Z Kai as Videl.
Otakon Vegas 2015 will be held January 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Otakon Vegas is the second annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture presented by Otakorp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Otakon Vegas celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture. Otakon Vegas is a ticket based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.