Otakon 20 to Feature Seiyuu Tomokazu Seki
Tomokazu Seki is one of the industry’s most versatile and prolific actors, known for both dramatic and comedic roles. His very first role was as Tomache Massarik in Mobile Suit Victor Gundam. Other noteworthy credits include: Domon Kasshu and Yzak Joule in various Gundam series; Rob Lucci in One Piece; Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple; Gilgamesh in Fate/stay night and Archer in Fate/Zero; Van Fanel in The Vision of Escaflowne; Toji Suzuhara in Evangelion; and Kyo in Fruits Basket.
Seki’s many other characters include Sakura’s older brother Toya in Cardcaptor Sakura; Chichiri in Fushigi Yuugi; Shinichi in Nodame Cantabile; Nobuo in NANA; and Ken Hidaka in Weiß Kreuz. Younger Japanese children may recognize him as the voice of Suneo in the most recent incarnation of Doraemon. He’s also lent his voice to several characters in various Kamen Rider and other tokosatsu series.
A singer as well, Seki has a number of anime themes under his belt, including the Weiß Kreuz OAV, Demon Lord Dante, and Knight Hunters.
Seki is currently head of Atomic Monkey, a talent agency specializing in voice actors. He was last seen at Otakon in 2007.
Otakon 2013 will be held August 9-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twentieth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city-wide events, drawing over 32,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 89,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
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