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Bandai Visual Sets Otakon Plans (PR)

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Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation announced their events today related to “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” at the upcoming Otakon 2012. Followed by the success at Anime Expo 2012, Bandai Visual is honored to join the several events with staff and cast from “Gundam UC”. Otakon will be held from July 27 to July 29, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tetsuya Kakihara and Michael Sinterniklaas, Japanese and English voices of “Gundam UC” Character Angelo Sauper respectively, have been invited to Otakon as Guests of Honor. Joining them will be Shin Sasaki, Sunrise’s Genereal Manager of Gundam Division, who has been invited as an Industry Guest. Together, they will be hosting several autograph sessions, an East Coast premiere of “Gundam UC” episode 5 along with a Q&A session afterwards. A special surprise contest amongst fans is planned to be held during the Q&A session.

Bandai Visual will have a booth (Booth #IND15) together with Aniplex of America and Palos Verdes Peninsula Filmworks. There are events at the booth and Otakon halls. Following is the schedule:

Friday, July 27, 2012

15:00 – 16:00 Tetsuya Kakihara Focus Panel (Panel 1)
16:30 – 17:30 Tetsuya Kakihara Autograph Session (Autograph 1)
18:00 – 19:00 Shin Sasaki & Michael Sinterniklaas Autograph Session (Booth IND15)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

15:00 – 16:00 Tetsuya Kakihara & Michael Sinterniklaas Ticketed Autograph Session (Autograph 1)
16:30 – 17:30 Gundam Official Panel by SUNRISE (Panel 1)
18:00 – 19:00 Screening of Story So Far and episode 5 (Video 5 HD)
19:00 – 20:00 Gundam UC Q & A Session (Video 5 HD)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

11:00-12:00 Michael Sinterniklaas Autograph Session (Booth IND15)

*Times & Location are subject to change without notice.

Kakihara, Sinterniklaas and Sasaki’s profiles can bee seen on Otakon’s official website:

Blu-ray Product of “Gundam UC” Volume 5 became available worldwide in June 2012. In the US, besides Otakon, blu-ray products are purchased online through Right Stuf ( For more information about the show, visit Official Site ( and Facebook (

About Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.

Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has constantly held the top market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.

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