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November 9, 2011

News for Ushicon 2012:

Veteran anime director Junichi Sato appearing at Ushicon 2012

Ushicon 2012 announces appearance for veteran director, Junichi Sato

Austin, TX-November 9, 2011-Ushicon 2012 is proud to announce prolific, veteran director, Junichi Sato as our latest anime industry guest for Ushicon 2012 on February 3 - 5, in north Austin, TX.

Junichi Sato has already had an incredibly successful and prolific career in anime, working on some of the greatest titles fandom has ever seen, and he's not done yet. Sato is well known for his work on some of the most beloved shoujo anime including "Sailor Moon" and "Princess Tutu". He has also worked on a vast array of what fans refer to as 'healing' anime, like "Aria" and his current series "Tamayura".

But Sato has an extensive range of work, including various hits like "Gate Keepers", "Sgt. Frog (Keroro Gunso)", "Magic Users Club", "Ojamojo Doreimi", "Slayers Premium", "Kaleido Star", "Futago Hime", and "Pretear". He's also done storyboard work for such well known anime as "Cowboy Bebop", "Evangelion", "His & Her Circumstances", "Revolutionary Girl Utena", and "Saber Marionette J to X". Sato comes to Ushicon bearing a wealth of experience in the anime industry, with extensive knowledge and information to share with fans. This will mark Junichi Sato's first ever American anime convention appearance.

Further information about Ushicon can be found at, including details about Pre-Registration, Panels & Events and our other interesting anime industry guests.

About Ushicon: Ushicon began in 2002 as an anime convention serving the fans of central Texas. After several years followed by a brief hiatus, Ushicon returned in 2010 as an anime focused event targeted to fans ages 18 and up. Our main goals remain the promotion of anime and community for anime fans, and we will always be a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans. For more information please visit