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Anime Expo Announces New Guest of Honor

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Hidenori Matsubara, known for his work on Otaku no Video, Ranma 1/2, Patlabor II: the Movie and Blue Sub No. 6 to make his first US Appearance

Excerpted from the Anime Expo Press Release:
Anime Expo is pleased to announce its latest Guest of Honor, Mr.
Hidenori Matsubara. Mr. Matsubara has been working in the anime industry for a long time and has served as an animator on such series as Otaku no Video, Ranma 1/2, Macross II, Patlabor: The Movie and Blue Submarine No. 6. He is best-known to anime fans as the man who adapted manga artist Kosuke Fujishima's designs for animation in the original Ah! My Goddess! OAV series and the 2000 Ah! My Goddess movie. He is also the character designer for the Sakura Taisen TV series, once again, adapting Mr. Fujishima's designs. This is Mr. Matsubara's first U.S. convention appearance.

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