News Michihiko Suwa, Yuzuru Tachikawa to Present Anime Mirai Showcase at Otakon
posted on 2013-06-25 13:45 EDT
Otakon announced on Tuesday that it will host an Anime Mirai animation showcase at its August 9-11 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, and producer Michihiko Suwa and director Yuzuru Tachikawa will present the event. The showcase will feature an HD screening of the entire Anime Mirai project for the first time at an overseas event.
Tachikawa was one of the directors featured in this year's Anime Mirai, for which he directed MADHOUSE's short film Death Billiards. He has also worked as an single-episode director for shows such as Attack on Titan, Bleach, and Steins;Gate.
Under the Anime Mirai program, the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) receives money from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributes most of those funds to studios who will train young animators on-the-job.