Noizi Ito to Appear at Anime Expo 2013
Planning on attending Anime Expo 2013 this year? If you are so lucky, be sure to meet and greet with Haruhi Suzumiya character designer and illustrator, Noizi Ito. Ms. Ito will appear as a Guest of Honor for AX2013 and will likely have her own panel at the convention along with other notable guests such as Danny Choo (Mirai Inc.) and Mari Okada (Black Butler, Toradora!). Ms. Ito has worked as a character designer or illustrator on a number of popular series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shakugan no Shana, Another light novels, as well as providing artwork for various video games and related media. Ms. Ito is not a stranger to North American anime conventions, she has also appeared at Seattle’s Sakura-Con convention in 2010 and at Hawaii’s Kawaii Kon last month.
Anime Expo is an annual anime and manga convention which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between July 4-7; a four-day pass is about $65. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention after A-kon in Texas.