Otakon has announced today, Yu Makino will be attending this year's Otakon in Baltimore, Maryland.
Makino began her career as a child actor at age 3. At age 4, she started playing piano, and her talent was discovered by film director Shunji Iwai at age 8, where she played incidental music for his film "Love Letter." Throughout the years, she has played for two more of his films, "All About Lily Chou-Chou" and "Hana and Alice." In April 2005, Makino debuted as a voice actress as Sakura, the main character of "Tsubasa Chronicle," while at the same time she pre-debuted as a singer with “Omna Magni,” the ending theme song for "Genesis of Aquarion." In August, she debuted as a singer with “Amrita,” which was the theme song for "Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom." Since then, she has continued on to sing theme songs for anime, such as “Undine” for"ARIA The ANIMATION"; “Euforia” for "Aria The Natural"; “Sketchbook wo Motta Mama” for "Sketchbook ~full color’s~"; “Synchronicity” for "Tsubasa Chronicle: Tokyo Revelations" OVAs; “Spirale” for "Aria The Origination"; and "Sasayaki wa Crescendo” for "Francesca," to name a few.
Otakon 2016 will be held August 12-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. For more information about Yu Makino, Otakon's other special guests, and other events, visit their website at www.otakon.com.