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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Anime Central Announces the Japanese Voice Cast and Crew of Soul Eater

Anime Central, in cooperation with FUNimation and Media Factory, welcomes four Japanese voice actors from the currently running Soul Eater television series.  
Ms. Yumiko Kobayashi (Black Star), Mr. Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater), Ms. Kaori Nazuka (Tsubaki), and Ms. Narumi Takahira (Patty) will attend the annual event on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 to host panel and autograph sessions.

All four actors eagerly await this year’s event. Ms. Kobayashi, Mr. Uchiyama, and Mr. Takahira are especially excited, as Anime Central marks their overseas debut. Ms. Takahira in particular can’t wait to fulfill her dream of visiting the United States.

Also attending is Mr. Masazumi Kato, producer for the Soul Eater television series. An 18-year industry veteran, he eagerly anticipates returning to America and visiting Anime Central.

Full schedules are available on Anime Central’s website, The event debuted a Flash-based calendar application this year to help plan convention activities in advance. All Soul Eater- and Funimation-related panels are listed.

Anime Central (ACen) is the Midwest’s premier anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention. Started in 1997, Anime Central now attracts over 17,000 fans years yearly. It is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency hotel in Rosemont, IL. 

Funimation Entertainment produces, markets, and distributes anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. Originally founded in 1994 by Gen Fukunaga, the company became a subsidiary of Navarre Corporation in 2005. Funimation. The company is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas.

Media Factory is a Japanese publisher and anime distributor. Founded on December 1, 1986, the company is a subsidary of Recruit Co., Ltd. They distribute many popular anime titles, including Project A-Ko, RahXephon, Gankutsuou, and the currently running Soul Eater.

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