otakon announced on Monday that game music composer Harumi Fujita will be participating in this year’s event. The convention shared a video of Fujita:
Fujita joined SNK in 1983 and composed for the play The Mad Crusher. She quickly started working for CAPCOM and has composed music for franchises such as Ghosts and Goblins, Bionic Commander, Tic and Tac, final fightand Mega Man 3. Fujita launched his independent career in the 1990s and worked on titles such as Fall!, PULSTARand BURNING STAR. She has also composed for WayForward’s spidersaurs. Additionally, Fujita works on games and other media with his son, a mixing engineer.
Takahiro Izutani will also participate in this year’s event. Izutani composed for the Solid metal gear 4 and Bayonet Games. He previously collaborated with musical artist Ayumi Hamasaki. Under the name of Dugo, he released his first solo album Lingua franca in 2017.
The otakon The 2021 event hosted Fujita, Izutani and Manami Matsumae (mega man) last August. All three composers were scheduled to attend the 2020 convention event before it was canceled due to COVID-19.
otakon 2022 is scheduled for July 29-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC
The event will require its attendees to be fully vaccinated and masked in all convention areas of the Walter E Washington Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis.
Source: press release