Mazinger's Tsuyoshi Nonaka to Attend Pacific Media Expo

posted on 2011-10-14 20:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Mecha designer participating in autograph session, focus panel at L.A. event

Animator Tsuyoshi Nonaka will appear as the Mecha Designer Guest of Honor at the 2011 Pacific Media Expo, which runs November 11 - 13 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Nonaka served as mechanical designer for the mecha television anime Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen and D.I.C.E. and the OAV (original animation video) Mazinkaizer SKL. In his first appearance at the California convention, Nonaka will participate in an autograph session and focus panel.

Nonaka has been a boy's toy designer and planner at the Japanese toy company Bandai for over 20 years. His duties include creating robots, vehicles, and weapons for children's television programs and transforming them into toys. Nonaka has also worked as a designer for the live-action Super Sentai (Power Rangers) and Kamen Rider television series. This year, Nanoka became the head of the American division of the Bandai affiliate company PLEX International Design, where he designs toys based on the Power Rangers, Ben 10 and Thunder Cats kids' programs.

Nonaka canceled an appearance at Anime Weekend Atlanta in 2009 and attended Seattle's Sakura-Con last year.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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