News Animazement Hosts Satoshi Kon's Widow & Madhouse Head
posted on 2011-04-18 14:00 EDT by Gia Manry
The Animazement convention announced on Monday that Kyoko Kon, the wife of the late anime director Satoshi Kon, and Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama will attend the Memorial Day weekend event in Raleigh, North Carolina. The convention also announced that it will be showing two of Madhouse and Kon's anime films: Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers, "[i]n recognition of his amazing talent and the beautiful anime [Kon] has given to us."
Additionally, the convention has announced that animator Hidenori Matsubara (Ah! My Goddess/Sakura Wars character designer, new Evangelion films' animation director) will attend the event, along with voice actors Ryusei Nakao (Dragon Ball Z's Freeza, Armored Troops Votoms' Murza Melym) and Jouji Nakata (Hellsing's Alucard, Gankutsuou's Count of Monte Cristo).
Animazement will take place from May 27 to 29 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The convention will also host voice actor Hiroaki Hirata (One Piece's Sanji, Black Lagoon's Benny).
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