Otakuthon has announced that former Studio Ghibli production desk Hirokatsu Kihara will be a guest at their upcoming convention.
Kihara has served behind the production desk as coordinator on such Hayao Miyazaki and 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.
The bilingual convention will be taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 3-5, 2018.