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San Japan Announces Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe As Japanese Guest Of Honor

By Shawn Scott Smith| April 21, 2011 | Comments Off on San Japan Announces Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe As Japanese Guest Of Honor

Famous Japanese director and seiyu to appear in the Alamo City

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – April 21st, 2011 – San Japan, San Antonio’s major
Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, has announced that anime
director and seiyu Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe will be a Japanese
Guest Of Honor for the upcoming convention happening on August
5th-7th, 2011.

Mr. Watanabe has been an anime director since 1995 starting with
Bonobono and has gone on to direct popular anime series which include
Excel Saga, The Wallflower, Tenchi Muyo! GXP and Nerima Daikon
Brothers. In addition to his work as a director, Mr. Watanabe also
appears as the voice of Nabeshin. His likeness has appeared in such
titles as Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy, Eyeshield, Hayate No Gotoku,
Nyan Koi! And Tayutama. Mr. Watanabe will be seen with his signature
red blazer and afro.

San Japan will be happening on the weekend of August 5th-7th, 2011 in
the middle of the famous Riverwalk located at the San Antonio Marriott
Rivercenter Hotel, adjacent to the Rivercenter Mall. Pre-Registration
for the upcoming convention is currently at a discount rate of $40 for
a discount 3-day weekend pass. Hotel rooms are available at the
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel for a special convention rate of $126 per

For more information on registering for San Japan and a list of events
about the upcoming convention along with more information can be found
on the official San Japan website at



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