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Anime Expo to Host Chihayafuru Director Asaka Morio

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Madhouse animation director Hamada, producer Tsunoki also invited as guests of honor

The Anime Expo anime convention in Los Angeles announced on Thursday that three individuals on the creative team for the anime adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga, director Morio Asaka, animation director Kunihiko Hamada, and animation producer Takuya Tsunoki, will be appearing at this year's event as guests of honor. Hamada and Tsunoki have also teamed in the past on titles such as NANA and Card Captor Sakura. Tsunoki made his debut as an animation producer on Chihayafuru after having been involved in the production of titles such as Casshern Sins, NANA, and Kaiji.

This year's Anime Expo, which runs from June 29 to July 2, has already announced as guests director Ei Aoki, ufotable producer Hikaru Kondo, Aniplex President Koichiro Natsume, Aniplex producer Atsuhiro Iwakami, director Tatsuo Satō, voice actors Rikiya Koyama, Nobuhiko Okamoto, and Ryo Horikawa, singers Minami Kuribayashi and ayami, composer Yuki Kajiura along with her FictionJunction project, Japanese singer LiSA, and blogger and TV host Danny Choo.

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