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Voice Actor Kazuki Yao to Attend Anime Boston 2018


We are, we are on the cruise~! To the Hynes!

Earlier today, Anime Boston announced that voice actor Kazuki Yao will attend this year’s event as a guest. The director is the ninth Japanese guest confirmed for the con.

This will be Yao’s first-ever East-Coast convention appearance.

Kazuki Yao has been active in the industry since the 1980s, where he played Heffner in Captain Tsubasa. Through his career, Yao has breathed life into numerous iconic characters, including:

  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Judau Ashta (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ)
  • Fei Long (Street Fighter II V)
  • Hamel (Violinist of Hamelin)
  • Koichiro Iketani (Initial D)
  • Gaston (Berserk: The Golden Age)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)

Kazuki Yao joins twenty-one previously confirmed guests:

  • Asaka
  • FLOW
  • Greg Ayres
  • Monica Rial
  • Hideyuki Tomioka
  • Katsuyuki Sumizawa
  • Hirokatsu Kihara
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Kaoru Wada
  • Kaiji Tang
  • Josh Grelle
  • Amanda C. Miller
  • Jez Roth
  • Rachel Robinson
  • Christopher Bevins
  • J. Michael Tatum
  • Brandon McInnis
  • Caitlynn French
  • Scott Gibbs
  • Yūji Mutō
  • Steve Blum
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Anime Boston will be held at the Hynes Convention Center from March 30 – April 1.

Source: Anime Boston (Press Release)

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