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California's AM2 Hosts Madhouse's Maruyama, Katabuchi

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Studio founder Masao Maruyama, Black Lagoon director Sunao Katabuchi at July event

Madhouse anime studio founder Masao Maruyama and director Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) will attend the AM2 convention this July in Anaheim, California.

Maruyama was involved in the establishment of Madhouse in 1972. Since then, he has nurtured talents such as Tetsuro Araki, Atsuko Ishizuka and the late Satoshi Kon. Among the anime he has produced are Ninja Scroll, Card Captor Sakura, Monster, Death Note, Redline, and Supernatural the Animation.

Katabuchi worked with Hayao Miyazaki on Sherlock Hound, and later on Kiki's Delivery Service as assistant director. He directed, composed, and wrote the hit animation series Black Lagoon. He also directed its original video anime sequel Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail and the feature film Mai Mai Miracle.

Other Guests of Honors at the July 1-3 event include Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.

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