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Anime Expo to Host Megaman Co-Creator Keiji Inafune

posted on 2014-05-25 10:45 EDT
Comcept founder's Mighty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt games in development

Organizers of California's Anime Expo convention announced on Friday that video game producer Keiji Inafune will attend this year's event as a guest of honor. Inafune will have a question and answer panel and autograph sessions.

Inafune co-designed CAPCOM's Megaman (Rockman) character and worked as producer for many titles in the video game franchise. He worked at game developer CAPCOM for 23 years and contributed to more than 60 titles, including the Onimusha and Dead Rising games, before leaving in 2010. Inafune was also global head of production, head of research and development, and head of the online development division at CAPCOM.

After leaving CAPCOM, Inafune founded the video game developer Comcept in 2010. The company raised more than US$3.8 million for its Mighty No. 9 side-scrolling game in a crowdfunding campaign that ended in October.

Inafune's side-scrolling action game Azure Striker Gunvolt will be released in North America and Japan this summer.

Anime Expo will also host director Yutaka Yamamoto, the Sword Art Online II premiere with novelist Reki Kawahara and illustrator and character designer abec, the Kill la Kill dub and K: Missing Kings premiere, singer Eir Aoi, Japanese band Angela, script writers Kazuki Nakashima and Yoshiki Sakurai, character designer SUSHIO, producer Yosuke Toba, voice actresses Ami Koshimizu and Ryoka Yuzuki, and Studio 4°C producer Eiko Tanaka.

Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3 to July 6.


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