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Special Guests at Anime Expo 2018

We would like to announce that NIS America will be attending Anime Expo from July 5-8! 
 
This year, we will be bringing over two special guests for panels and signings.
(Locations Pending):
EISUKE OGURA
SNK Senior Artist
Character Designer, Illustrator
 
 
Joined SNK in 1996. He participated in the creation of numerous titles in the Fatal Fury series, among other titles during his early years at SNK. Since 2001, Mr. Ogura has participated in the development of THE KING OF FIGHTERS series and after many development projects, began work as an illustrator for NEOGEO Battle Coliseum. He worked on illustrations for both KOF XII and XIII, and was the character designer and worked on key illustrations for KOF XIV as well. 
 
The most recent game he has worked on is SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy.
 
Get to hear from Mr. Ogura at the panels below:
 
Day 2: Friday, July 6 -
Designing the Heroines of SNK with Artist Eisuke Ogura
 - Dive into the mindset of SNK Artist Eisuke Ogura as he approached the re-design of famous characters within SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy!
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Room: WS 1/403 B
 
Day 4: Sunday, July 8 -
Designing Characters from inside a Japanese Game Development Studio
 - Eisuke Ogura (SNK) and Takehito Harada (Freelance, Nippon Ichi Software) comment on their long history designing and creating characters for such hit series as King of Fighters, Disgaea, Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, and SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy.
Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Room: LP 4/411
 
Ogura Signing Sessions:  (Location TBD)
July 6, Day 2 - 1:30 PM
July 7, Day 3 - 2:00 PM
July 8, Day 4 - 11:30 AM

TAKEHITO HARADA
Illustrator, Character Designer
 
The main artist in charge of the illustrations and character designs for Nippon Ichi Software’s titles like Disgaea, Prinny series, Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, and The Witch and the Hundred Knight series!

His most recent game he has worked on is Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
 
Get to hear from Mr. Harada at the panels below:
 
Day 2: Friday, July 6 -
A look at the Legendary Artist Takehito Harada's Designs
 - Celebrating 15 years of the iconic style and design of Takehito Harada, we take a look at the evolution of his work! Starting back from the original Disgaea to today's upcoming title Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk!
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Room: WS 1/403 B
 
Day 4: Sunday, July 8 -
Designing Characters from inside a Japanese Game Development Studio
 - Eisuke Ogura (SNK) and Takehito Harada (Freelance, Nippon Ichi Software) comment on their long history designing and creating characters for such hit series as King of FightersDisgaeaLabyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, and SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy.
Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Room: LP 4/411
 
Harada Signing Sessions: (Location TBD)
July 6, Day 2 - 3:00 PM
July 7, Day 3 - 3:30 PM
July 8, Day 4 - 10:00 AM
Further details will be provided as soon as we have more information.
 
Make sure to look here for any and all updated information for Anime Expo 2018! We look forward to seeing you there, dood!