London MCM Comic Con, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, returns to ExCel London on 25-27 October. As well as hosting a galaxy of great sci-fi, movie, games, comics, anime and cosplay content, they have also got a brilliant line up of special guests to entertain the show’s 80,000 plus visitors. Here’s a round-up of who’s been announced so far:
- This year’s Anime Guests of Honour are Studio WIT (Attack On Titan, Hal) – producer George Wada; Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack On Titan); Tetsuya Nakatake (animation producer for Attack On Titan) and one of the studio’s rising stars, Hal director Ryotaro Makihara.
- Movie actor and comic book writer Thomas Jane (The Punisher, Boogie Nights, Bad Planet) and top cover artist Tim Bradstreet (Transmetropolitan; The Punisher; Hellblazer) are attending MCM London Comic Con to promote comic book company RAW Studios. Thomas Jane will also be presenting the movie short Punisher: Dirty Laundry.
- As well as presenting their biggest ever games line-up, Namco Bandai are bringing games producers Hideo Baba (Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles), Hiroshi Matsuyama (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle), Kunio Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z) and Ryo Mito (Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers) to the show, along with Andi Ewington, Rob Williams and Simon Coleby, creators of the Dark Souls II: Into The Light comic book.
- Elias Toufexis is best known to gamers for roles in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Splinter Cell: Conviction, I Am Alive and the Assassin’s Creed series. Elias has also appeared in TV shows such as Smallville, Supernatural, Eureka, Stargate Atlantis and Dead Like Me.
- Yuri Lowenthal’s many anime credits include Naruto, Tiger & Bunny and Gurren Lagann, while Western cartoon fans know him from Ben 10. Yuri has also starred in a host of games, including Persona 3; Soulcalibur V; Call of Duty: Black Ops and the Prince of Persia series.
- Tara Platt’s anime credits range from Temari in Naruto to Barasuishou in Rozen Maiden Träumend, Agnes Joubert in Tiger & Bunny to Akari in 5 Centimeters Per Second, by way of shows such as Oblivion Island, Nodame Cantabile and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
- Richard Epcar’s anime roles include Ghost in the Shell; Lupin III; Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo; Digimon; Macross Plus and The Castle of Cagliostro, while his anime credits range from Kingdom Hearts II to Mortal Combat to World of Warcraft.
- Perhaps best known for voicing Masaki Kurosaki in the hit anime series Bleach, Ellyn Stern has also appeared in shows such as Genma Wars; MÄR; Vampire Princess Miyu; Noein; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.
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