California's Fanime Hosts Natsume/Durarara Director Takahiro Omori, Producer Yumi Satou

posted on 2013-03-17 20:30 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
2 collaborated on Princess Jellyfish, Baccano, Hotarubi no Mori e

The organizers of FanimeCon announced on Saturday that director Takahiro Ōmori and producer Yumi Satou will attend the May 24-27 convention in San Jose, California.

Omori has directed a number of fan favorite titles such as Natsume's Book of Friends, Princess Jellyfish, Baccano!, Durarara!!, Hell Girl, Akachan to Boku, Fancy Lala, Gakuen Alice, and Koi Kaze. His animated film Hotarubi no Mori e won the Animation Film Award at the 66th Annual Mainichi Film Awards last year.

Producer Satou routinely works with Omori on his projects at studio Brains Base, including Natsume's Book of Friends, Princess Jellyfish, Baccano!, and Durarara!! Most recently, she worked on this year's romantic comedy My Little Monster.

Other announced FanimeCon 2013 guests include Gilles Poitras, author of The Anime Companion, Anime Essentials, and The Anime Companion 2.

Thanks to GokuMew2 for the news tip

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