Otakon Announces Naoki Yoshibe as Guest

Otakon has announced that animator and director Naoki Yoshibe will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Yoshibe worked at Kamikaze Doga Ltd. from 2011 to 2016. Among Yoshibe’s credits were directing the opening sequences to such anime as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and GATCHAMAN CROWDS. More recently, Yoshibe directed Hanebado! and the MIX opening sequence.

Starting in 2019, Yoshibe is working at Orange Ltd. for a new series as assistant director and on a short piece as director.

Otakon will be taking place July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Otakon Announces Yoshihiro Watanabe as Guest

Otakon has announced that anime producer Yoshihiro Watanabe will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Watanabe is a producer at animation Studio Orange Ltd. and is currently assisting the production of BEASTARS and developing future projects.

Watanabe grew up in America but after college, by what he considers “weird fate,” he began working for studio Madhouse Inc.. After leaving Madhouse, Watanabe became a freelance producer/coordinator and worked closely
with studio P.A. WORKS.

Otakon will be taking place July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Otakon Announces Kirk Thornton as Guest

Otakon has announced that voice actor Kirk Thornton will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Thornton’s major roles include Brandon Heat in Gungrave, Hotohori in Fushigi YĆ«gi, Jin in Samurai Champloo, Hajime Saito in Rurouni Kenshin, Jet Link in Cyborg 009, Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and numerous Digimon. Additionally, Thornton co-directed for the Bleach anime series and also serves as the narrator.

Otakon will be taking place July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Otakon to Screen the Promare Anime Film

Otakon has announced that it will screen Studio Trigger and XFlag’s Promare anime film. The convention had previously revealed that it will host Studio Trigger staff members Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, and Hiroyuki Imaishi, who are the creative producer, character and mechanical designer, and director of Promare, respectively.

GKIDS had announced in June 2019 that it has licensed Promare for release in North America. The company will hold a premiere event for the film on September 17 and 19, 2019, and the film will then open in select theaters on September 20, 2019.

Otakon will be taking place July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Source: ANN

Otakon to Host Staff and Voice Actor From That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Otakon has announced that animator and episode director Atsushi Nakayama, character designer and animation director Ryouma Ebata, and voice actor Chikahiro Kobayashi will be guests at their upcoming convention. All three worked on the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime.

Otakon will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26-28, 2019.

Source: ANN

Otakon to Host Three Voice Actors from the Fruits Basket Anime

Otakon has announced that the event will host Fruits Basket voice actors Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu Soma), Manaka Iwami (Tohru Honda), and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki Soma).

Furukaw’s other credits include One-Punch Man (Saitama), That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Benimaru), Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (Michitaka Sakai), Aldnoah.Zero (Shigou Kakei), Banana Fish (Shorter Wong), Fate/Apocrypha (Rider of Red), and Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Miyuki Shirogane).

Iwami’s other credits include Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms (Maquia), Gamers! (Chiaki Hoshinomori), Children of the Whales (Lycos), revisions (Marin Temari), WorldEnd (Lakhesh), Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- (Chibi), and Tada Never Falls in Love (Teresa Wagner).

Shimazaki’s other credits include your name. (Tsukasa Fujii), Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club (Haruka Nanase), Black Clover (Yuno), Date A Live (Shido Itsuka), STARMYU (Riku Ageha), My Love Story!! (Makoto Sunakawa), and World Trigger (Hyuse).

Otakon will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26-28, 2019.

Source: ANN

Otakon Announces Toru Furuya and Yoshiaki Kyougoku as Guests

Otakon has announced that voice actor Toru Furuya and director Yoshiaki Kyougoku will be guests at their upcoming convention.

Furuya’s credits include Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha in Dragon Ball, Rei Furuya in Detective Conan, Sabo in One Piece, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, and Ribbons Almark in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Kyogoku began his career at Production I.G, serving as key animator on such anime as Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Sengoku Basara, and Eden of the East. He served as episode animation director or episode director on select episodes of such anime as Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season, Kuroko’s Basketball, Blood-C, Robotics;Notes, Tokyo Ghoul, and Encouragement of Climb Second Season. He made his series directorial debut with the Laid-Back Camp anime.

Otakon will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26-28, 2019.

Source: ANN