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California's FanimeCon Hosts Rune Soldier's Mamoru Yokota

posted on by Egan Loo
Death Note anime director, Air/Kanon producer, Magical Canan original character designer

FanimeCon announced that Rune Soldier Louie illustrator Mamoru Yokota will return to the May 27-30 convention in San Jose, California for a second year.

Yokota provided the illustrations for the Rune Soldier Louie light novels, and then later provided the character designs for the anime adaptation. His art in the Magical Canan adult game became the inspiration for the character designs in the Magical Canan video anime series and television anime series.

Yokota also worked as a producer for both the Air movie and Toei Animation's Kanon television series, and worked as an animation director for the Death Note television series. He helped oversee production on the Macross Frontier television series and was a key animator on Macross Frontier's opening animation.

Yokota has provided artwork for two video game adaptations of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, as well as the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou and Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu video games.

FanimeCon will also host voice actor and singer Yūya Matsushita, Petit Evangelion designer Ryusuke Hamamoto, Trigun designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu, Fullmetal Alchemist/Gundam 00 director Seiji Mizushima, the Japanese pop band Flow, voice actor Tohru Furuya, animator Fumio Iida (SUEZEN), and X Japan co-founder YOSHIKI. Frequent guests Hiroyuki Yamaga (co-founder of Gainax) and Halko Momoi (voice actroess/singer) will also return the convention this year.

Thanks to GokuMew2 for the news tip.

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