News Updated AX Guest List
posted on 2003-06-04 02:08 EDT by Christopher Macdonald
Anime Expo has updated their guest roster with a number of new Guests of Honor from Japan.
The New Guests:
Thank you to Gai Dagouji for this information.
The New Guests:
- Mahiro Maeda: director [Animatrix ~ The Second Renaissance, Blue Submarine No. 06]; key animator [Lunar SSS, Evangelion, Raputa, Porco Russo]; producer [Final Fantasy Unlimited]; mecha designer [Vandread, Gunbuster, Robot Carnival, Escaflowne, Blue Submarine No. 06 (main sub)]
- Yousuke Kuroda: screenwriter [Trigun, Infinite Ryvius, Onegai Teacher, s-CRY-ed, Onegai Twins, Tenchi GXP]
- Mitsuru Hongo: director [Outlaw Star, Spirit of Wonder OVA I, Shamanic Princess, Megami Kouhosei (Pilot Candidates)]
- Yuki Kajiura: composer [dot Hack, Noir, Fiction]
- Kazuki Akane: director [Escaflowne; Escaflowne Movie, Heat Guy J, Gene Shaft, Ronin Warriors]; creator [Heat Guy J]
- Koushi Rikudo: creator/mangaka [Excel Saga]
- yoshitoshi ABe: character designer [Serial Experiments Lain, NieA_7, Haibane Renmei]; creator [Haibane Renmei]
- Nobuteru Yuuki: character designer [Record Of Lodoss Wars, Escaflowne, Gunm, Heat Guy J, X, Campus Guardress, 5-Star Stories]
- Goro Taniguchi: director [Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed]; floor director [Gasaraki], storyboards [One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh]
Thank you to Gai Dagouji for this information.
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