California's AM2 to Host Designer Toshihiro Kawamoto

posted on by Egan Loo

The AM2 convention announced on Friday that it will host the prolific character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto as a Guest of Honor this year. AM2 will run from June 15 to June 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

A co-founder of the BONES animation studio, Kawamoto is best known as the animation director and character designer for Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain. His other designer credits include Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory and Golden Boy. He also served as a key animation director for Sword of the Stranger, Escaflowne: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Eureka Seven. His career as an animator includes titles such as the first Mobile Suit Gundam series in 1979, Nadia - Secret of Blue Water, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

He recently served as the chief animation director for Heroman, the superhero anime series from BONES and American comic pioneer Stan Lee. He then designed the characters and oversaw the animation for BONES' six-part film series Towa no Quon last year.

Kawamoto was interviewed by ANN in 2005.

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