Idea Factory International announced their guests of honor during Anime Expo 2017.
The publisher will bring Neptunia Illustrator and Character Designer Tsunako as well as Producer Naoko Mizuno.
Both Tsunako and Mizuno will be participating in a panel, as well as autograph sessions throughout the weekend (schedule TBA).
Tsunako has been designing characters in games since the early 2000’s. Her work can be seen in past Idea Factory titles like Cross Edge, Date A Live, and of course the Neptunia series. She’s been working at Idea Factory in Japan since 2008.
The publisher details Tsunako further:
Tsunako is an illustrator at Idea Factory, known for her character designs for series like Neptunia and Date-A-Live (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko). At the age of 10, she decided to become a game graphic designer and at 18 was already working on illustrations and comics! Upon graduating with a design major in 2008 she joined Idea Factory, which she chose as a fan of their Neverland series. In 2016 she released her personal illustration book and in 2017 an illustration book based off the light novel “Date-A-Live”.
Naoko Mizuno has worked as Director and Producer of several Neptunia titles, with a goal to bring one entry of the series to fans a year.
The publisher details Mizuno-san further:
Mizuno is well-known as the producer of the Neptunia series. Playing games as a child inspired her to become someone “who can create games,” yet she found herself working in another field after graduating. But she realized she couldn’t give up her dream! She quit everything to move to Tokyo, and attended school for 3D graphic design. Soon after, she joined Idea Factory as a 3D designer, and 10 years later produced the first Hyperdimension Neptunia. She’s gone on to produce every Neptunia game, as well as the Fairy Fencer F series.
Anime Expo 2017 begins on July 1 – July 4 in Los Angeles California.