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March 22, 2004

News for Anime Boston 2004:

Anime Boston 2004 announces second round of guests

From New England Anime Society

BOSTON, Mass. - March 22, 2004 - The New England Anime Society is proud to announce the following Guests of Honor will be attending Anime Boston 2004: character designer Nobuteru Yuuki, writer Carl Horn, and voice actors Lex Lang and Michael Coleman.

Nobuteru Yuuki, character designer and animation director, is one of hottest names in the anime industry today. The self-taught artist started out as an employee of Artland, Studio Min, and DAST, working as an animator on various titles such as Megazone 23. Yuuki is perhaps best known for his design work on the Record of Lodoss War OAV and Escaflowne television series and movie. However, he has many other fan favorites to his credit, such as the X movie and accompanying X2 music video, Gunnm (Battle Angel), and Five Star Stories. He has also used his magic touch on designs for Battle Royal High School, Angel Cop, and Weathering Continent. Yuuki's latest anime designs can be seen in Heat Guy J and Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey, both currently in the process of being released in North America. He also recently contributed to an animated opening video for Ragnarok Online. In addition to his work in the field of anime, Yuuki has designed characters for numerous games, including Dragon Force II, Legend of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, and Chrono Cross. He has also produced several volumes of an original manga called Vaelber Saga.

Carl Horn has been a professional anime writer for the last ten years and has been a manga editor for the past seven. A former associate editor at Animerica and manga editor for Pulp magazine, he is also co-author of the book Japan Edge. In 1999, Japan Edge had the honor of being the first book on otaku culture to make Newsweek. Together with Tokyoscope author Patrick Macias, he has presented on anime at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam and the Festival Internacional de Cine Independente, Buenos Aires, and has provided commentary on the field to Wired, Clarín, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Recent editorial projects have included the English editions of the Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky anime comic novels.

Lex Lang, originally from Hollywood, California, is one of the most versatile voice actors in the business. He has appeared in dozens of anime projects, including Heat Guy J, Apocalypse Zero, and Rurouni Kenshin, and has directed episodes of Ex-Driver and Babel the Second. Lang has also worked on as a voice replacement actor on such movies as Gangs of New York and The Time Machine and can impersonate the voices of multiple celebrities, ranging from Bill Cosby to Sean Connery. He has also appeared in several live action movies, including Dark Tides and HBO's Blood Justice. Lang can currently be heard on Comedy Central's Prime Time Glick as the announcer and on his recently released CD LeXLang.

Michael Coleman was discovered ten years ago working the comedy circuit in British Columbia. Since then, he has gone on to numerous starring roles in TV and film, including A Midsummer's Nightmare, Y2K, and Slasher Flick. Coleman also has appeared in several anime projects such a Dragon Ball Z, Galaxy Angels, Dragon Drive, and X-Men. Coleman is currently working on a new TV series The Triple 8, which is set to air in the fall of 2004.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston, held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest Japanese animation convention in New England. The three-day event will be held April 9-11, 2004 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Anime Boston 2004's comprehensive programming schedule includes video screenings, a masquerade, game shows, a music video contest, karaoke, dances, video games, role-playing games, panels hosted by fans, industry representatives and special guests, and more. Anime Boston 2004 will also host a dealers' room and art show at The Castle at Park Plaza. More information about Anime Boston is available at

About The New England Anime Society:
Founded in 2001, The New England Anime Society Inc. is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at