Voice actors Jun Fukushima and Maaya Uchida were appointed as Okoshiyasu ambassadors for the upcoming two-day event KYOMAF: KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA ANIME FAIR 2022. Okoshiyasu is a phrase used in the Kyoto dialect and it means “welcome.” The 11th KYOMAF event will be held on September 17 and 18 in Kyoto city.
Jun Fukushima is known for his roles such as Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) and currently voicing Takafumi in Uncle from Another World, while Maaya Uchida has voiced Rikka Takanashi (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) among other titles, and is currently voicing of Vermeil in Vermeil in Gold this season. The new KYOMAF ambassadors made their comments on the appointment.
I was appointed as Okoshiyasu ambassador for KYOMAF: KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA ANIME FAIR 2022, this is Jun Fukuyama! It’s already an honor for me to join the western Japan’s largest class event for manga, anime, and games held in Kyoto, this is the very first KYOMAF experience for me and I’m really excited for the event to open! With my fellow ambassador Uchida-san, we will liven KYOMAF up. I would like you to look forward to it!!Jun Fukuyama
Hello, everyone! I’m Maaya Uchida. In KYOMAF2022, I’m pleased to work as the ambassador for the event again. I’m really glad to have it! I had the pleasure working for the event in 2021, which was wonderful two days and filled me with pleasures of how attractive Kyoto is and the whole KYOMAF event. So [the appointment] was exactly long-awaited for me. I will enjoy KYOMAF this year as well! I will look forward to meeting with you all.Maaya Uchida
KYOMAF2022 has attracted 64 companies as exhibitors, and 20 stage programs are scheduled for the event including the one for Kagyua-sama: Love is War franchise and Fate/Grand Order. The event also released a visual today which features Kyoto City’s mascot “Kyono Tsukasa” illustrated by Akane Minamioka who graduated from Kyoto Seika University located in the city.
Source: Official Website, Press Release
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