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Japanese voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi to attend SMASH! 2017

Sydney, NSW, May 2nd, 2017 — Sydney’s #1 anime convention, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, is highly acclaimed for bringing prolific guests to the Australian pop-culture scene. Following the guest announcement of international cosplayers BAOZI and HANA, SMASH! is delighted to reveal the second guest for SMASH! 2017: Japanese voice actor DAISUKE SAKAGUCHI.

With a career that spans over twenty years, Daisuke Sakaguchi is a Japanese voice actor who has worked on numerous titles across the anime, dubbing, and gaming industry. Sakaguchi is best known for his roles as Shinpachi Shimura (Gintama), Leonardo Watch (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Satoshi Fukube (Hyouka), Youhei Sunohara (Clannad), and Uso Ewin (Mobile Suit Victory Gundam).

Besides his voice-acting work in anime, Sakaguchi has worked in the video gaming industry as well. Some of his recent titles include Gnome (Tales of Symphonia), Yuki Mishima (Persona 5), and Tatsu (Xenoblade Chronicles X).

SMASH! President Andrew Qiu says there is a “significant demand” to bring Japanese voice talent to the convention every year.

“It is a great honour to have Mr Sakaguchi as one of our special guests for SMASH! 2017,” Qiu said.

“Australian fans are always eager to learn about the Japanese animation industry. This is a great chance for fans to learn more about Sakaguchi’s journey, and his experiences as a voice actor in the industry.”

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Daisuke Sakaguchi at the convention and attend exclusive Q&A panels.

SMASH! 2017 is a Japanese pop-culture convention to be held at Rosehill Gardens (NSW) on August 19th and 20th. For more event and ticketing information, visit www.smash.org.au.