Anime NYC has announced that Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator and director of the Mobile Suit Gundam television anime series, will be a guest at its upcoming convention. He is commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television anime.
Tomino created and directed the Mobile Suit Gundam anime in 1979. He made his debut at Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Production where he worked on the Astro Boy television anime. He also served as director on the Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Char’s Counterattack, Gundam F91, Victory Gundam, Turn A Gundam, Muteki Kōjin Daitarn 3, Space Runaway Ideon, Aura Battler Dunbine, and Gundam: Reconguista in G anime.
Tomino will appear at Anime NYC for panel discussions, autograph sessions, and special events. He will be a part of large Gundam 40th Anniversary festivities at the convention, including the final U.S. contest for the 2019 Gunpla Builders World Cup, an annual international competition featuring Gunpla model builders from across the world.
Anime NYC will be taking place at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan in New York from November 15-17, 2019.