AnimeNEXT has announced has announced that manga creator Rei Hiroe will be a guest at their next convention. Hiroe is best known for his Black Lagoon manga.
Other guests include Studio Trigger’s Akira Amemiya, Shigeto Koyama, and Hiromi Wakabayashi, as well as freelance animator Megumi Kouno.
AnimeNEXT will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 10-12, 2016.
AnimeNEXT has announced some Japanese guests for its comping convention: Studio Trigger’s Akira Amemiya, Shigeto Koyama, and Hiromi Wakabayashi, as well as freelance animator Emi Kōno.
Amemiya is a former GAINAX animator who worked Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. After joining Trigger, Amemiya made his directorial debut with Inferno Cop and co-directed Kill la Kill. Amemiya also directed Ninja Slayer From Animation, and he is co-directing Trigger’s fifth anniversary project Space Patrol Luluco.
Koyama is an animator and designer at Trigger. He has worked on such titles as HEROMAN, Eureka Seven, Gurren Lagann, Star Driver, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Rebuild of Evangelion, and Kill la Kill.
Wakabayashi is a former GAINAX member whose work included design production for Gurren Lagann as well as the original idea, plot development, and directing participation for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. For Kill la Kill, Wakabayashi wrote the script for episode four, directed the second ending sequence, and assisted and oversaw the design team as its creative producer. He also participated in story development for Little Witch Academia and Inferno Cop. Wakabayashi will serve as the creative director for Space Patrol Luluco.
Kōno is a freelance animator currently residing at A-1 Pictures. She has worked on titles such as The IDOLM@STER and Blood-C: The Last Dark. She also worked on Vividred Operation as a key animator, contributed storyboards for the show and directed and oversaw its transformation sequence animation. She also works as a designer for The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls.
AnimeNEXT will be taking place June 10-12, 2016 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
AnimeNEXT has announced that anime director Sayo Yamamoto and animator Hiroshi Shimizu will be guests at their next convention.
Yamamoto’s credits include Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Samurai Champloo, Texhnolyze, and Eureka Seven. Shimizu’s credits include Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Princess Mononoke, Millennium Actress, and FLCL.
AnimeNEXT will be taking place June 7-9, 2013 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.