Baltimore, MD (July 11, 2011) – Otakon 2011 to host Noboru Ishiguro who will Premiere Angel ScandyS along with Seiyuu Orine Fukushima, Momoka Ohara, and Chiaki Shimogama along with a Saturday concert.
Angel ScandyS is a comedy about three normal girls, three demons, and three angels, trying to become idols.
So just why are angels and demons trying to become idols? It’s because a certain man’s soul got double booked for heaven and hell due to a system error! This man was the Principal of Lilliard Music School, the school that’s produced countless stars. As soon as he died, the evil chairman of the board took over the school. The original Principal won’t rest in peace without taking his school back. So he is refusing to go to heaven or hell!
The angels and demons don’t know what to do, until the Principal says that he will give his soul to whoever does more to help him take back his school. The angels and demons are interested in becoming idols to begin with, so they gladly accepted! Now the angels and demons are going through idol training on Earth!
Otakon is proud to welcome director Noboru Ishiguro back to our convention. Ishiguro is best known as a director, with some of his notable titles including Space Battleship Yamato, Macross, Megazone 23, Astro Boy (1980), Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Tytania. Ishiguro drafted the story for Megazone 23 based on his personal views of government, having seen his own mislead with lies and obfuscation to lead the people to war. Ishiguro also founded his own studio, Artland, in 1978. He currently remains a part of the studio as Chairman, while also pursuing his love of directing. Fans meeting Ishiguro at Otakon will also have the chance to his new directorial project: Angel ScandyS!
Orine Fukushima is not only an accomplished voice actress, artist, and producer; she’s also the CEO of Water Orion, Inc, the voice talent firm she founded. As a voice actress Fukushima has starred in Yanbo, Ninbo, Tonbo as Yanbo, Let’s Go Anpan-man! as Monaka, Ponta, and Kumata; Initial D as Saori; and Berserk as Young Guts. On the video game side, she’s been Yayoi Dojima in the Ryu Ga Gotoko/Yakuza series; young Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue; and President Elizabeth Winters in Vanquish. Fukushima will also be a voice actress in the upcoming anime project, Angel ScandyS!
Momoko Ohara is relatively new to the voice acting world, with his first role being Yu in the 2007 series Minami-ke. She reprised the character in the follow-ups to that series, Minami-ke: Okawari and Minami-ke: Okaeri. Ohara’s characters tend to be on the young side and since Minami-ke, she’s been Nao in Kanamemo; Miyashita in Mitsudomoe; young Shizou in Durarara!; Nicola in Jewelpet Tinkle; and Osamu Momochi in Level E. In her upcoming project, Angel ScandyS, Ohara will be playing Grill, a tomboy devil with the heart of a shounen manga hero.
Otakon is also proud to welcome Chiaki Shimogawa to this year’s convention. Shimogawa is a relative newcomer with her first starring role being Edward Thomas in 2009’s Before Green Gables, an anime adaptation of the prequel to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Later that year, she voiced Hiro-kun in Yumeiro Patissiere for a few episodes. Shimogawa will be voicing schoolgirl Tsuzumi Usui in Angel ScandyS, bringing her vibrant voice to a character with a cheerful outlook on life.
Otakon 2011 will be held July 29 – 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.