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Updated AX Guest List

posted on 2003-06-04 02:08 EDT

Anime Expo has updated their guest roster with a number of new Guests of Honor from Japan.

The New Guests:

  • Mahiro Maeda: director [Animatrix ~ The Second Renaissance, Blue Submarine No. 06]; key animator [Lunar SSS, Evangelion, Raputa, Porco Russo]; producer [Final Fantasy Unlimited]; mecha designer [Vandread, Gunbuster, Robot Carnival, Escaflowne, Blue Submarine No. 06 (main sub)]

  • Yousuke Kuroda: screenwriter [Trigun, Infinite Ryvius, Onegai Teacher, s-CRY-ed, Onegai Twins, Tenchi GXP]

  • Mitsuru Hongo: director [Outlaw Star, Spirit of Wonder OVA I, Shamanic Princess, Megami Kouhosei (Pilot Candidates)]

  • Yuki Kajiura: composer [dot Hack, Noir, Fiction]

  • Kazuki Akane: director [Escaflowne; Escaflowne Movie, Heat Guy J, Gene Shaft, Ronin Warriors]; creator [Heat Guy J]

    Already mentioned:

  • Koushi Rikudo: creator/mangaka [Excel Saga]

  • yoshitoshi ABe: character designer [Serial Experiments Lain, NieA_7, Haibane Renmei]; creator [Haibane Renmei]

  • Nobuteru Yuuki: character designer [Record Of Lodoss Wars, Escaflowne, Gunm, Heat Guy J, X, Campus Guardress, 5-Star Stories]

  • Goro Taniguchi: director [Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed]; floor director [Gasaraki], storyboards [One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh]


Thank you to Gai Dagouji for this information.

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