Anime Expo 2016 and P.A. Works have announced that P.A. Works’ CEO, founder, and producer Kenji Horikawa will be a guest at this year’s event. It was also announced that Kazuya Tsurumaki and Mayumi Shintani will also be guests.
Horikawa will present a P.A. Works 15th Anniversary Exhibit at this year’s convention in the Entertainment Hall. The exhibit will include production artworks and production items for such anime as True Tears, Angel Beats!, Hana-Saku Iroha, The Eccentric Family, SHIROBAKO, Charlotte, and Kuromukuro. The exhibit will also feature P.A. Works’ collaborations with various local governments in Japan.
Production I.G vice president and producer Maki Terashima-Furuta will host a FLCL 2 panel with Adult Swim’s Jason DeMarco, as well as original FLCL creator Kazuya Tsurumaki and Haruko’s voice actress Mayumi Shintani. Tsurumaki also directed His and Her Circumstances, served as the animation director for Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water, and as an assistant director on Neon Genesis Evangelion. He is currently working on the Rebuild of Evangelion four-part film series.
Shintani has also played Nonon in Kill la Kill, Tsubasa in His and Her Circumstances, and Midori in Space Patrol Luluco.
Anime Expo is taking place July 1-4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.