Thursday, July 8, 2010

Voice Actress Minori Chihara Comes To NYAF!

NYAF and Bandai Entertainment are today proud to announce Japanese voice actress and singer Minori Chihara will be appearing at the 2010 New York Anime Festival as a Guest of Honor. Ms. Chihara is most well-known as the voice of Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Her appearance at NYAF will include panel sessions, autograph signings, a concert, and an introduction to the new film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

And in addition to voicing Yuki Nagato in the new Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film, Ms. Chihara also performs its theme song, "Yasashii Boukyaku". Ms. Chihara's additional starring roles include Chiaki Minami in Minami-ke, Kagura Tsuchimiya in Ga-Rei -Zero-, Toka Ryumonbuchi in Saki, Aya Natsume in Tenjho Tenge, Minami Iwasaki in Lucky Star, Toa in Dragonaut, and Raquel Mayol in My-Otome 0~S.ifr~.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya proves again and again to win new fans, and we're excited now, four years after the original premiere of the series, to have Ms. Chihara with us as we present the newest chapter of the saga -- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Ms. Chihara has a brilliant voice and amazing talent, and while I know fans across America have become familiar with her on television screens, we want fans to discover her again, this time face-to-face, at the New York Anime Festival.

Ms. Chihara's full schedule will be announced later this summer, and it will include both panel sessions and autograph signings. Bandai will present a special screening of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya at NYAF, with Ms. Chihara welcoming fans to the premiere. On Saturday, October 9, Ms. Chihara will perform a concert at NYAF. General admission to Ms. Chihara's concert is free and first-come, first-served. For fans wishing to guarantee a seat, paid, reserved seating will be available via the Tickets page at starting at 12 Noon EST on July 15th.

And now a little more about Ms. Chihara...

Birthday: November 18th
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: B
Hobby: Cleaning the house
Licenses: Calligraphy 4th degree, Penmanship 3rd degree, Chairman of the Committee to Promote Tyrol Chocolate with Kinako Mochi filling (self appointed)
Personality: Shy, indecisive, stubborn
Personal treasure: Family
Happiest moment: Bath time
Place you most want to visit: Okinawa
Animal you're most like: Cat
Favorite perfume: Ultramarine
Favorite fruit: Pears
Favorite food: Chocolate, boiled shrimp, salmon
Favorite book: "Initiation Love" by Kurumi Inui
Favorite artists: Yutaka Ozaki, B'z


h8gwb said...

OMFG! Must. find. all. owned. nagato. yuki. merchandise. to. autograph.

Peter, I'd kiss you if you didn't keep screwing me over in the raffles at Kinokuniya. And that I can no longer get discounted NYAF tickets. And that I'm a male.

I literally air-fisted at this news. I never air-fist when by myself.