News Seattle's Sakura-Con to Host Mushi-Shi Director Hiroshi Nagahama, MD Geist's Koichi Ohata
posted on 2014-02-09 04:00 EST
The organizers of Seattle's Sakura-Con convention announced in January that it will host M.D. Geist creator Koichi Ohata and Mushi-Shi director Hiroshi Nagahama at the April 18-20 convention in Seattle.
Ohata helmed the 1986 science-fiction original anime video series M.D. Geist. He also directed Burst Angel, Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, Ikki Tōsen: Xtreme Xecutor and Maken-Ki! Battling Venus anime series. He worked as a mecha designer for Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Gunbuster, Macross II and many other anime projects. This will be Ohata's first visit to Sakura-Con. He was previously scheduled as a guest in 2009 but had to cancel due to emergency surgery.
Nagahama is a returning guest to the Seattle convention. He has served as animation director for the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime series and directed the Mushi-Shi series and recent television special, as well as the Flowers of Evil anime.