Anime Central has announced that manga artist Takeshi Nogami and anime director Mitsuo Iso will be guests at their upcoming convention.
Nogami assisted with original character designs for the Girls und Panzer anime, and then worked on the character designs for Girls und Panzer der Film. He has also worked on character designs for the High School Fleet anime, and designed the “Third Aerial Girls Squad” for the Shirobako anime.
Iso is the original creator, director, and screenwriter of the Den-noh Coil anime. He won the Excellence Award in Animation at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival for the series. He has worked as a key animator for such series and films as: Ninja Robots, Gegege no Kitarō, Ocean Waves, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Napping Princess, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OAV, Perfect Blue, Porco Rosso, FLCL, Only Yesterday, and RahXephon.
Anime Central will be taking place in Rosemont, Illinois from May 18-20, 2018.