FanimeCon 2010 Announces Animator and Illustrator Mamoru Yokota as Guest of Honor

Apr 27th 2010

San Jose, CA (April 27, 2010) - FanimeCon is proud to announce animator and illustrator Mamoru Yokota as a Guest of Honor at FanimeCon 2010, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th to May 31st, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Mr. Yokota holds many successful art exhibits in Japan, and his creative talent finds artistic expression in a wide variety of media. Born on February 16th in Tokyo, Mamoru Yokota became famous for his illustrations in the light novel series, Rune Soldier Louie. Since then, his talents have extended into producing and directing animation. In addition to doing the original character designs for the anime version of Rune Soldier Louie, Mr. Yokota has also worked on well-known anime such as the Toei version of KANON, the theatrical version of Air, Magical Kanan, DEATH NOTE, True Mazinger Impact! Z, Macross Frontier, Astro Fighter Sunred, and HELLSING IV.

Many video games feature Mr. Yokota's art as well. Such titles include Nonomura Byōin no Hitobito (Sega Saturn), Doukoku Soshite... (Sega Saturn), Kaen Seibo -The Virgin on Megiddo- (DreamCast), ELYSION (PS2 and DreamCast), two of the games in series Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (PS2), Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou (Wii), and Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu (NDS). Mr. Yokota also works on set designs and manga designs in various Japanese dramas. More details and examples of his work are available at his personal website, http://myf.ehoh.net.

FanimeCon organizers are excited about bringing Mamoru Yokota to California, and the convention will also feature him in a live panel limited to mature audiences only.

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About FanimeCon - FanimeCon is Northern California's largest matsuri ("celebration") of anime, manga, and related arts and cultures. Held annually over Memorial Day Weekend, FanimeCon entertained over 15,000 people in 2009. FanimeCon is "By Fans, For Fans" and is run entirely by volunteers who love putting together a weekend full of activities and events that feature anime, manga, cosplay, music, video/tabletop gaming, guests from around the world and much, much more! FanimeCon 2010 will be held from May 28th to May 31st in Downtown San Jose. To learn more and find out what's in store, please visit http://www.fanime.com

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