Anime Boston 2017 has announced that Japanese anime producer and BONES INC. founder Masahiko Minami will be a guest at its upcoming convention.

Masahiko Minami was born on August 24, 1961 and is from the Mie Prefecture in Japan. After graduating from the Theater Arts Department of Osaka University of the Arts, he joined the anime production company Nihon Sunrise (now SUNRISE INC.) and produced several shows such as Whirl Wind! Iron Leaguer, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, The Vision of Escaflowne, and Cowboy Bebop. In 1998, Minami decided to leave SUNRISE to start BONES INC., with animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto, where he now doubles as both the President and a Producer.

Minami’s other credits include Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia, Space Dandy, and Mob Psycho 100.

Anime Boston will be taking place March 31-April 2, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.