March 18-19, 2017, Santa Clara Marriott

Guests of Honor

AOD is working hard behind-the-scenes to bring you an amazing list of talented actors, creators, and visionaries who each contribute to the world of animation and video games in their own unique way. Stay tuned for the next few weeks as we start to announce AOD's 2017 lineup!


Kio Nachi

The Fruit of Grisaia, Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue

Video Game Scenario Writer

Kio Nachi is a renowned veteran of the visual novel industry, acting as author and graphic designer on dozens of games. As a scenario writer, his most famous works are The Fruit of Grisaia, which has been translated into English and released on Steam, and Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, which was adapted into an anime in 2016. His design works are sought after by studios across the Japanese PC gaming industry as well, with his work appearing in such popular games as Hidamari Sketch and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Kio Nachi will appear at AOD 2017 in partnership with Sekai Project.




p19 is an illustrator from Japan who works in character design for PC games and light novels. She designed the characters for visual novels Himawari!! and KARAKARA, and provides illustrations for the light novel series Hime Gitsune no Servant, Crovence Senki Bloody Biscara, and VAMP on the DEADLINE. For the third straight year, p19 will also provide the program guide and promotional illustrations for AOD!

p19 will appear at AOD 2017 in partnership with Sekai Project.




Pan is an artist who provides original art and illustrations to PC games and visual novels. When she's not working on games like Sakura no Reply (onomatope*) or Ama Koi Syrups (Mint CUBE), she is leading her doujinshi circle "Pan no Mimi", which makes makes regular appearances at Japan's famous Comic Market and its fluffy-eared cousin Mimiket.

Pan will appear at AOD 2017 courtesy of Sekai Project.




Suimya is an unabashed fan of twintails whose art credits include Ama Koi Syrups (Mint CUBE) and Yomegami (Alcot). When she's not working on art for games, she and her circle "chilly polka" can be found in the halls of Comic Market and other doujinshi events, offering original doujinshi and illustration collections.

Suimya will appear at AOD 2017 courtesy of Sekai Project.