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Otakon Announces its First Guests for Otakon 2014

yusuke_kozakiOtakon has announced some of its first guests for their 2014 convention. Yusuke Kozaki began accumulating accolades at the age of 19, winning the Young Magazine young talent award, and the Chiba Tetsuya Award soon after. His first short story, Mikakunin Higoshojo Kaoru, was published by Young Magazine, and in 2002 his long-form story Kyoko Karasuma appeared in B-Street.

Kozaki is an in demand character designer providing them for anime, video games and more.

hiro_yuraJoining Kozaki is the second announced guest, Hiroaki Yura. This will be Yura’s third appearance at Otakon.

Hiroaki Yura is a video producer and director for many video games and anime. He began his career as a classical solo violinist and later founded the Eminence Symphony Orchestra, a contemporary anime/videogame performance ensemble.

Yura is also founder to Creative Intelligence Arts, a company that blends international diversity with hard work and creativity.

The violin virtuoso is also credited with directing orchestral pieces for Diablo III, Soulcalibur IV, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Valkyrie Chronicles amongst many more titles.

Otakon 2014 will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.