As the guest lineup for the US west coast's mega anime convention begins to shape up, Anime Expo has posted a guest trailer for prolific, and sometimes divisive, writer Mari Okada.
AX is scheduled to take place July 4 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register, check out http://www.anime-expo.org/registration/
Ms. Okada was born in 1976 in Saitama, Japan. She made her debut as a television/cinema scriptwriter in 1996. She then worked as a freelance writer for original manga, game scenarios, and radio dramas--all spanning a variety of genres. After Ms. Okada took charge of the script for DT Eightron in 1998, she shifted her focus to writing for anime. Ms. Okada has worked on titles such as Black Butler and Toradora! and many other series such as True Tears, Canaan, anohana: The Flower That We Saw That Day , and Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow ~ . Her credits also include Lupin III: A Woman Called Fujiko, AKB0048, Aquarion Evol and Vampire Knight. Ms. Okada was the recipient of the 16th Animation Kobe Award in 2011.
Johnny got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers--a role that he played for three-and-a-half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in subsequent seasons. Johnny is also well-known for voice acting work in numerous anime titles, including Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, and Yukio in Blue Exorcist. Johnny's voice can also be heard in numerous video games, including Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and voiceover work in titles like .hack//G.U., Persona 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia, Eternal Sonata, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.