Anime USA Welcomes Anime Producer & Co-Founder of GAINAX, Hiroaki Inoue

Aug 16th 2013
Producer of Astro Boy, Tenchi Muyo! and The Wings of Honnêamise to appear at Anime USA 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aug. 14, 2013 — Anime USA is honored to announce the appearance of legendary Japanese animation producer, Hiroaki Inoue. Inoue has been a prolific figure in the anime industry for over 30 years. After graduating from high school, Inoue began his career in animation as a member of an animation production studio. He then moved on to co-found Japanese animation studio, GAINAX. Throughout his career, Inoue produced hundreds of original video animations, TV programs, and theatrical animations. As a producer, Inoue has been involved in popular projects such as Astro Boy (TV series), Lensman (Theatrical and TV series), Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise (Theatrical), Memories (Theatrical), Tenchi Muyo! (OVA, Theatrical and TV series), Perfect Blue (Theatrical), and El Hazard OAV, TV series).

Additional credits include:

AD Police (TV) : Producer
Armitage III (OAV) : Producer
Blue Gender (TV) : Producer
Blue Gender: The Warrior (movie) : Producer
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV) : Producer
Catnapped! The Movie : Producer
De:vadasy (OAV) : Producer
Great Dangaioh (TV) : Producer
Hyperdoll (OAV) : Producer
Macross II (OAV) : Producer
Moldiver (OAV) : Producer
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) : General Producer
Oni-Tensei (OAV) : Executive producer
Tenchi Universe (TV) : Animation producer
The Legend of Black Heaven (TV) : Producer
Virgin Fleet (OAV) : Producer (AIC)

Inoue plays an active role as a key spokesman and advocate for Japanese animation culture worldwide. Inoue has given lectures on Japanese animation at universities, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern Illinois University, and Temple University. His appearance at Anime USA 2013 will be his first appearance at a U.S.- based, fan-hosted anime convention since 2004.

Attendees of Anime USA 2013 will have the opportunity to take a glimpse into the anime industry through the eyes of Inoue. For biographical information and photographs, please visit Anime USA's website: http://www.animeusa.org/guests/industry-guests/

About Anime USA: Anime USA began in 1999 as a 3-day Japanese animation convention in northern Virginia. It was started by fans. In 2004, Anime USA formed a non-profit educational organization to host the convention. Anime USA's mission is to promote, as well as educate the public about Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, Anime USA remains a convention of Otaku, by Otaku, for Otaku. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit managed solely by a staff of volunteers.

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