Nabeshin to Attend San Japan Anime Con in Texas
posted on by Gia Manry
The San Japan anime convention announced on Thursday that it will host anime director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe as a Guest of Honor at its August 5-7 event in San Antonio, Texas.
Watanabe is best known for directing anime series such as Excel Saga, The Wallflower (Yamato Nadesico Shichihenge), and Puni Puni Poemy. He has also appeared as an exaggerated version of himself in many anime, including several of those directed by himself (most notably Excel Saga) and by others (Hayate the Combat Butler, Zettai Karen Children). Watanabe also famously dresses in a style mimicking that of anime character Lupin III with his hair styled in an afro.
San Japan will take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Other announced guests include voice actors Chris Ayres, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Carrie Savage, Brad Swaile, and J. Michael Tatum, as well as musical guests Rai Kamishiro, the Descendents of Erdrick, and The LoliHolix.