Guests of honor of TIBE 2010, first round
GNN, Central Daily, and Mighty Media's own official website have all announced the first round of guests of honors of Comic and Animation Hall, Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2010 yesterday afternoon. Four names have been announced: Range Murata (conceptual character designer of Last Exile), Miho Obana (mangaka of Kodocha), Rie Kugimiya (Shana of Shakugan no Shana), and Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki of Naruto). Details of autograph eligibility can be read by clicking respective links.
Mighty always play big at TIBE (as opposed to Comic Exhibitions in summers); they indeed invest a lot on three guests of honor, all are key figures of their most popular titles, notably merchandise of Shakugan no Shana (life-size pillows in particular). Patients of Kugimiya syndrome are already "burning" right now.
On the other hand, Range Murata, who had visited Taiwan three years ago, have little connection with Mighty this year, unless Mighty is looking forward acquiring Shangri-La....