Hyper Japan runs from Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17 at Olympia in London. The festival will feature a 'Game & Anime Park' area 'dedicated to otaku merchandise and activities,' with Crunchyroll, Nintendo and other companies getting in on the event.
The festival has also confirmed the following anime-related guests:
Azumi Inoue, who sung the songs in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
The Vocaloid character IA. IA's voice is provided by the singer Lia, who sang theme songs for Air, Clannad, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Angel Beats!, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku, Little Busters! Refrain, and Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil.
- Kaoru Wada, musician for numerous anime including Ninja Scroll, InuYasha, D.Gray-man and D.Gray-man Hallow.
- Suwa Michihiko, Chief Producer at the animation department of Yomiuri TV, who has production credits on many incarnations of Detective Conan, City Hunter, InuYasha and Yawara!
- Watanabe Tetsuya described as "a leading advertising agency producer of Japan," who has worked on such series as Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (The File of Young Kindaichi).
- Hirokatsu Kihara. He formerly worked in production at Studio Ghibli, where he was involved in Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service.
- Takaaki Kono, a Japanese male singer who sings covers anime songs.
There will also be Manga workshops all over the show with your favourite anime distributors like Manga Entertainment, Anime Limited and MVM just to name a few.
This is your time to get a ticket (still some tickets are available at the door) and have fun in a place where you can be a kid again... plus enjoy the saki!!