News Anime Expo to Host Stranger - Mukoh Hadan Director Ando (Updated)
posted on 2008-05-09 16:40 EDT by Egan Loo
Anime Expo has announced that Stranger - Mukoh Hadan director Masahiro Ando will be attending the July 3-6 convention in Los Angeles, California. Stranger is the latest theatrical film from the acclaimed animation studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, RahXephon, Soul Eater); it tells the story of an orphan boy and a nameless samurai in the era of Japan's Warring States. Before Stranger, Ando worked as an animation director or episode director on Fullmetal Alchemist and RahXephon. He also helped draw some of the opening animation sequences for Eureka Seven and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Update: There are two animation directors named Masahiro Ando — the one that Anime Expo is hosting is the director of Stranger, but not the one who directed episodes in every Sailor Moon series as previously reported. The Encyclopedia is splitting the Masahiro Ando entry into two entries to distinguish between the two individuals. Thank you to animeanime.jp for the correction.