Press Releases

December 13, 2011

News for Kawaii Kon 2012:

Kawaii Kon's fourth guest announcement for 2012

Honolulu, HI - December 13th, 2011 - Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's premier anime convention and conference is proud to announce three new guests to the 2012 lineup.

Ryo Horikawa - Japanese Voice Actor
Ryo Horikawa is a Japanese voice actor from Osaka, Japan, most famous for his roles as Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Andromeda Shun (Saint Seiya), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan), and Reinhard (Legend of the Galatic Heroes). He is also known for his video game role as Captain Falcon (Super Smash Bros. series). Ryo has been doing voice work since 1984, when he debuted as the protagonist of the 1984 anime Yume Senshi Wingman.

Christopher Sabat - Voice Actor/ADR Director/Line Producer
Christopher Sabat is an American voice actor, ADR Director, and Line Producer, from Washington D.C., most famous for his voice work in Dragon Ball as several main characters such as Vegeta and Piccolo. Other roles includes Ayame Sohma in Fruits Basket, Kiuchiyo in Samurai 7, Alex Louis Armstrong in Fullmetal Alchemist, Kazuma Kuwabara in Yu Yu Hakusho, Giroro in Sgt. Frog, and Roronoa Zoro in One Piece. Chris is also the founder and director at the OkraTron 5000 audio production facility in Dallas, Texas.

Kenichi Miya - Japanese Voice Actor
Kenichi Miya is a Japanese voice actor most noted for his roles as Dragan (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's) and Entre ([C] - Control). He has also done voice work for Detective CONAN and Magic Kaito. In addition to his anime roles, Miya-san has also voiced characters in several video games, including Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 (PSP) and Xenoblade (Wii). Kenichi has also performed on stage and in voice dramas.

About Kawaii Kon: Kawaii Kon is dedicated to creating a broader awareness of, and appreciation for Japanese animation by celebrating the richness of this artform. Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon hopes to facilitate growth of the anime, manga and related industries in Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans and enthusiasts, Kawaii Kon seeks to become a vehicle for sharing and disseminating industry information. Kawaii Kon also provides the community and related industries the opportunity to network and conduct business.

Kawaii Kon will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from March 16th to 18th, 2012. For more information please visit: