Yu-Gi-Oh! VA Megumi Ogata at Fan Expo Canada 2010

August 27, 2010 at 5:34 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! series 1 Magic & Wizards cards with Fan Expo Canada logo

This weekend, Megumi Ogata, the voice actress for Yuugi Mutou in Yu-Gi-Oh! (the first series, released in 1998), will be appearing as a featured guest at Fan Expo Canada (CNAnime) in Toronto! Though her focus has shifted from voice acting to music in recent times, fans can still ask her all about the different characters that she has voiced at a Q&A session she will hold on Saturday! Later that evening, Ogata will follow up with a live concert!

Surprisingly, not many Japanese voice actors who played major or quasi-major roles in the two original Yu-Gi-Oh! series have made it to this side of the planet. As far as I know, there have only been six others:

  • Rica Matsumoto (Bakura in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, episodes 50+), most recently at Nan Desu Kan 2009
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa (Jounouchi in Yu-Gi-Oh!) at Anime Expo 2009
  • Nozomu Sasaki (Shadhi in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters) at Sakura-Con 2009
  • Yukana Nogami (Miho in Yu-Gi-Oh!) at Pacific Media Expo 2007
  • Sumi Shimamoto (Ishizu in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters), most recently at Sakura-Con 2007
  • Hikaru Midorikawa (Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!), most recently at Anime North 2003

So, to all the Yu-Gi-Oh! fans who are lucky enough to see Ogata this weekend, cherish the moment! You’re taking part in a rare event!

Fan Expo Canada 2010 will be held in Toronto, Ontario from August 27 to 29.

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