Anime NYC has announced that manga publisher Denpa will bring manga creators and illustrators Hiroyuki Asada and Range Murata as guests of the convention. Both artists will appear at panels and autograph signings during the event.
Asada made his manga debut with the Hades manga in Shueisha’s Monthly Shonen Jump magazine in 1986. He also later serialized Bad da ne Yoshio-kun! in the same magazine. He launched his basketball manga I’ll [Generation Basket] in 1995, and his PEZ science fiction manga in 2004. He launched a manga set in the same world as PEZ titled Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee in 2006. Recently, he has provided the original character designs for the anime Cheer Boys!! and The Girl in Twilight.
Murata is a prolific illustrator who has done work in video games, manga, and anime. His anime credits include designs for Blue Submarine No. 6, Last Exile, Solty Rei, the cancelled Mardock Scramble OVA, and Shangri-La.
Anime NYC will be taking place November 16-18, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City.