Sakura-Con 2010

Sakura-Con is going to be bigger and better than ever this year!

With Appearances by:


Tsuyoshi Nonaka is a Mechanical designer known for his work on D.I.C.E. (TV) and Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z-Hen. This will be Nonaka-San’s first Sakura-Con.


Yasuhiro Imagawa has directed several unconventional updates of classic Japanese robot stories, such as Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and most recently, Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z-Hen. He also wrote scrips for Pet Shop of Horrors, Violinist of Hamelin, Beserk and Harelya II Boy. This is Imagawa-San’s first Sakura-Con.


Yutaka Minowa is a character designer and animation director who works almost exclusively with Madhouse, one of the premiere Japanese animation companies. His work is most notably recognized in the Yoshiaki Kawijiri movies he has designed characters for, among them Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. He’s also worked as character designer and/or animation director for many popular titles including Outlaw Star, Animatrix, and many, many more. This is Minowa-san’s second Sakura-Con.

The thirteenth annual Sakura-Con will be April 2nd-4th at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle Washington.

Register for the event here:

More about Sakura-Con:

Sakura-Con is the Northwest’s first and largest convention devoted to Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), gaming and Asian culture (established 1998). It is the destination event for an expected attendance of over 18,000 fans, industry leaders, celebrities, and artists. Sakura-Con is one of the largest events of it’s kind in the United States-ranking in the top 5 for attendance.

Sakura-Con features artists, performers, educators, musicians, authors, directors, producers, and more from anime, manga, j-pop, the Asian cultural community and gaming. The event runs 24 hours a day, round the clock from start to finish and is packed with programming including: 4 theaters, concerts, the largest console and video gaming suite of any event in the Northwest, fan panels, industry panels, cultural panels, guest appearances, art show, cultural performers, educational panels, and an exhibitors hall with over 250 vendors.

To attend Sakura-Con you must become a member of the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association. Once a member you will be able to attend ANCEA’s main event and will additionally receive members benefits including a local mailing list to keep you in touch with Japanese cultural events in the Greater Puget Sound area, a Member’s Newsletter, and discounts for special ANCEA/Sakura-Con events and offers as available.

To Register just visit Memberships are priced to encourage early registration to help ANCEA put on the best Sakura-Con possible-as well as to provide the most benefits to our members.

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