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Anime Expo to Host Otaku Blogger Danny Choo

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Mirai Fusion anime studio founder to attend Los Angeles convention in July

Anime Expo has announced that it will host Tokyo expatriate blogger and Mirai Fusion founder Danny Choo at the July 1-4 convention in Los Angeles.

Choo is best known for cosplaying in Tokyo as an Imperial Stormtrooper from the Star Wars films. In March, Choo revealed that he had set up the anime production studio Mirai Fusion. Later that month, Choo revealed the title of the anime that Mirai Fusion has been planning: Chinka (鎮火 or literally, "put out a fire"). The anime takes place in a mountain town plagued by the legendary arsonist Akaneko. A girl named Chinka with the superhuman ability to smell out fires appears and assists the local fire brigade to find the true identity of Akaneko.

Choo is also launching a new television show, "Culture:Japan," which will air in Japan and on Animax Asia starting in June. Choo was profiled on CNN in 2008.

Choo will join previously announced guests: musical guests AKB48, SOPHIA, MELL, and Macross Frontier singers Megumi Nakajima and May "May'n" Nakabayashi; manga artist Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon); singer Erina Mano; voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, D.Gray-man's Komui Lee, Skip Beat!'s Ren Tsuruga); director Kenji Kamiyama, chief animation director Satoru Nakamura, and producer Tomohiko Ishii of the Eden of the East television anime series and films; director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe (Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy, Tenchi Muyo GXP); voice actress Yuu Asakawa (Love Hina, Azumanga Daioh, Bubblegum Crisis 2040); animation director and co-founder of the BONES animation studio Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain); and six Japanese DJs.

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