Press Releases

September 7, 2004

News for Cascadia Con 2005:

Hiroaki Inoue to be Special Anime Guest of Honor at Cascadia Con

Cascadia Con is honored to announce our Special Anime Guest of Honor Hiroaki Inoue.

Hiroaki Inoue has been selected to be a part of the special Japanese cultural and Anime programming which will take place at Cascadia Con, September 1-5, 2005 in Seattle Washington.

Hiroaki Inoue after leaving Texuka Productions, co-founded Gainax. In 1989 he established Oniro Co., Ltd. and produced numerous animation movies. His credits include:

  • AD Police (TV) : Producer
  • Armitage III (OAV) : Producer
  • Blue Gender (TV) : Producer
  • Blue Gender: The Warrior (movie) : Producer
  • Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV) : Producer
  • Catnapped! The Movie : Producer
  • De:vadasy (OAV) : Producer
  • Great Dangaioh (TV) : Producer
  • Hyper Doll (OAV) : Producer
  • Macross II (OAV) : Producer
  • Moldiver (OAV) : Producer
  • Now and Then, Here and There (TV) : General Producer
  • Oni-Tensei (OAV) : Executive producer
  • Perfect Blue (movie) : Producer
  • Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise (1987)
  • Sex Demon Queen (OAV) : Producer
  • Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special : Producer
  • The Legend of Black Heaven (TV) : Producer
  • The Wings of Honneamise (movie) : Producer
  • Virgin Fleet (OAV) : Producer (AIC)

Hiroaki Inoue will participate with Cascadia Con in exploring Science Fiction and Fantasy in Japanese literature, Manga and film. There is such a close tie that frequently goes unmentioned between Science Fiction, Fantasy and Anime, with thousands of great pieces going largely ignored by the American Science Fiction and Fantasy communities.

Cascadia Con is the 8th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 30 years. A NASFiC is only held when the Worldcon for that year is outside of North America. In 2005 the Worldcon will be in Scotland and Seattle will host the NASFiC. Cascadia Con will be host to a number of Japanese cultural events such as; a Japanese tea ceremony, Martial Arts Demos, Anime Music Dance and Anime Music Video, 24 hour viewing rooms, panels exploring the history of SF in Japan, Current Japanese Pop Culture items, and current trends in Anime style games and gaming. Cascadia Con is a 100% volunteer run organization and a fully qualified 501c3 company.