Anime Boston has announced that former Studio Ghibli production desk Hirokatsu Kihara and producer Michihiko Suwa will be guests at their upcoming convention.
Kihara has served behind the production desk as coordinator on such Studio Ghibli films as My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. He also served as production desk or production runner on other anime such as Kanamemo, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza, Outbreak Company, Lady Jewelpet, In Search of the Lost Future, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, and This Art Club Has a Problem!. He also wrote the story for the Graduale der Wolken manga.
Suwa has been involved in the anime industry for more than 35 years. His credits include Inuyasha, Detective Conan (Case Closed), Lupin III, Magic Knight Rayearth, City Hunter, The File of Young Kindaichi, Black Jack, Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl, Angel Heart, and Kekkaishi.
Anime Boston will be taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts from March 30-April 1, 2018.