April 1st, 2017 – MangaGamer Announces Anime Expo Guests amidst April Fools promotion!
With April Fools upon us, MangaGamer has taken the opportunity to run a site full of fake news, Erogawker, complete with many different articles. But it’s not uncommon this time of year for many companies to sneak real news out amongst the jokes, and MangaGamer has confirmed that two of the pieces are real: the announcements of their guests for Anime Expo!
This year, MangaGamer will be bringing over Itaru Hinoue. As a character designer and illustrator, Itaru Hinoue is an iconic figure within otaku culture. With popular titles such as CLANNAD, Little Busters!, and Rewrite among her accomplishments, she easily stands out amidst her contemporaries in the industry. Her unique art style is popularly considered the archetype for modern “moe,” making her illustrations and designs easily the most recognizable in the genre.
MangaGamer hints in their article that she could be working on a new game, but is that real? Could it be a hint as to why MangaGamer is the one bringing over an artist long associated with Visual Arts and Key? It’ll certainly be worth keeping eyes on MangaGamer in the months leading up to Anime Expo!
And lastly, the second guest MangaGamer has announced is Yamakaze Ran!
Yamakaze Ran is the lead concept artist, graphic designer, and illustrator at MOONSTONE. He is most well known for his modern take on the Japanese “moe” character art style, making him stand out among the plethora of notable artists and illustrators within the industry today. His most notable titles include “Princess Evangile” and “Magical Marriage Lunatics!!”
It’ll be exciting to see what news MangaGamer and Ran brings with them for fans this summer!
MangaGamer is also celebrating April Fool’s with a 24-hour flash sale, so be sure to check it out for deals on specific titles:
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