Bones Co-Founder Masahiko Minami to Attend Anime Expo (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced that Masahiko Minami, the co-founder and president of the acclaimed anime studio Bones, will appear at Anime Expo at Los Angeles, California this week as its guest. Minami began his producing career at Sunrise, where he worked on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, The Vision of Escaflowne, and Cowboy Bebop. Minami, Escaflowne/Bebop animation director Hiroshi Ōsaka, and Gundam 0083/Bebop character designer and animator Toshihiro Kawamoto later co-founded Bones together. The three worked on several hit titles together, including the Escaflowne movie, the Cowboy Bebop movie, Wolf's Rain, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Minami has also produced Angelic Layer, Eureka Seven, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, RahXephon, and Scrapped Princess. His studio's latest movie is the samurai film Sword of the Stranger.
On Friday, Minami will appear at a signing at the Bandai Entertainment booth, as well as a discussion and screening of Sword of the Stranger. Minami has appeared at Anime Expo before, at the 2006 premiere of the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa.
Update: Minami had appeared at the Fullmetal Alchemist movie premiere at Anime Expo, not the earlier 2000 premiere of the Escaflowne movie.
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