Aniplex bringing KILL la KILL Guests to Anime Expo 2014 For Special Event

Aniplex of America to bring Guests from KILL la KILL to Anime Expo For Special Event and Concert

PR Kill la Kill guests at AX 2014 - 01PR Kill la Kill guests at AX final_page4_image2
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 12, 2014) – This July, fans of KILL la KILL are in for a real treat. Aniplex of America Inc. has just announced that multiple guests from the animation series KILL la KILL will be attending Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles as Guests of Honor. The Guests of Honor include Kazuki Nakashima (Original Story and Script Writer), SUSHIO (Character Designer and Chief Animation Director), Ami Koshimizu (the voice of Ryuko Matoi), Ryoka Yuzuki (the voice of Satsuki Kiryuin) and Yousuke Toba (Producer). All the guests will be participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events throughout Anime Expo weekend. Please see the Anime Expo schedule for official times.

For one night only all of the guests will be part of a special KILL la KILL event happening at Anime Expo on Friday July 4th. This star-studded event will feature a variety of programming including a special talk session with these guests and a premiere screening of the English Dubbed First Episode. The event will also feature a special concert featuring Eir Aoi, singer of the opening theme song “Sirius”. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that fans don’t want to miss.

Tickets for the Kill la Kill event go on sale starting today at 9:00pm PST for AX Premier Fans and starting May 15th  at 9:00pm PST for the general public. For ticket purchases please visit:

For more information on KILL la KILL please visit

KILL la KILL Featured Guests

Kazuki NakashimaKazuki Nakashima

Nakashima is a playwright and screenwriter. In 1985, he became one of the key writers for the modern Japanese theater company, Gekidan Shinkansen and since then has been labeled as the “action theater playwright” giving birth to numerous plays that emphasize both the storyline and entertainment aspects such as “Eyes of Ashura Castle” and “SEVEN SOULS IN   THE   SKULL   CASTLE,”   using   techniques   typical   to   the   “Inoue   Kabuki”   style.

Nakashima’s other theatrical works include the “Ten Heroes of Sanada” (13). Nakashima is also  very  active  in  comic  book  writing  and  anime  screenwriting  including  “GURREN LAGANN”  (07,  09)  (screenwriter,  series  composition),  “Nodame  Cantabile  Finale”  (10) (series  composition),  “Kamen  Rider  Fourze”  (11-12)  (screenwriter,  main  writer)  and  also one  of  this  summer’s  hit  anime  series,  “KILL  la  KILL”  (13,  14)  (screenwriter,  series composition). He was also the screenwriter  of “Crayon Shin-Chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back.”


SUSHIO’s  work  has  been  featured  in  numerous  critically  acclaimed  anime  titles  such  as “Diebuster,” “GURREN LAGANN,” “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” from GAINAX and “ONE  PIECE  THE  MOVIE  Baron  Omatsuri  and  the  Secret  Island,”  and  the  “Ojamajo Doremi” series from Toei Animation and many more. This would be his first visit to Anime Expo,  to  promote  his  most  current  work  as  a  Character  Designer  and  Chief  Animation Director for the smash hit anime series, “KILL la KILL.”

ami koshimizuAmi Koshimizu

Ami  Koshimizu  born  on  February  15th   is  a  Tokyo  based  voice  actress  affiliated  with Axlone Co., Ltd. Her most recent works include Ryuko Matoi in the highly popular anime series, “KILL la KILL,” Cure Melody in “Sweet Pretty Cure ♪,” Demon King in “Maoyu” , and Tomo Asama in “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere.” She also plays Rinka in the anime adaptation of the game, “Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky.”


Ryoka Yuzuki
Ryoka Yuzuki

Ryoka Yuzuki is a Japanese Voice-Actress originally from Aichi Prefecture, affiliated with  81  Produce.  She  plays  Satsuki  Kiryuin  in  the  highly  popular  series,  “KILL  la KILL.”  Her  voice  has  been  featured  in  many  popular  anime  titles  including  Ino Yamanaka from “NARUTO,” Shizuka Hiratsuka from “My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected,” Memetchi in the “Tamagotchi!” series, Cuune from “Nyaruko: Crawling with Love,” and Dakki from “Houzuki no Reitetsu.”

Yousuke TobaYousuke Toba

Yousuke Toba joined Aniplex in 2004 after working as an Assistant Director at Studio Ghibli, where he worked on “Howl’s Moving Castle” and other Ghibli titles. At Aniplex, he produced several popular titles including “GURREN LAGANN,” “AngelBeats!,” and “iDOLM@STER.” Most recently, he produced the smash hit series “KILL la KILL,” in 2013-2014. Yousuke Toba is here along with Studio Trigger to present “KILL la KILL” at Anime Expo.


eir aoiEir Aoi

Eir Aoi is a Japanese singer who debuted with Sony Music Entertainment Japan with her first single in 2011. Her music has been featured in many hit anime series such as “Fate/Zero”,  “Mobile  Suit  Gundam  AGE”  and  “Sword  Art  Online”.  Her  singles “Sirius” and “Sanbika” are both featured in the highly popular TV anime series “KILL la KILL”.



About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, Fate/Zero, Blast of Tempest, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreshura, and Vividred Operation. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles KILL la KILL, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, The irregular at magic high schoolMushi-Shi -Next Passage-, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, Nisekoi, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Samurai Flamenco, Silver Spoon, and Oreimo 2.