Anime Expo Lists Urotsukidoji Creator Toshio Maeda
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Anime Expo's schedule reveals that manga creator Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji, La Blue Girl) will hold two panels at the July 3-6 event in Los Angeles. Maeda will host a panel on July 4 and July 5.
Maeda, a self-proclaimed "tentacle master," is considered one of the most influential erotic manga artists of the 1980s and 1990s. He writes hentai manga both for men and women. Many of his works, including Urotsukidoji, La Blue Girl, Demon Beast Invasion, and Adventure Kid, have received anime adaptations.
As a self-taught manga artist, Maeda began writing manga for adults to avoid the restrictions placed on manga for children. Maeda attended Anime Expo last year as well.
Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from from July 3-6. The convention will also host manga creator Eiji Ohtsuka, director Fuminori Kizaki, voice actor Masakazu Morita, voice actress Uki Satake, illustrator and manga artist Lunatic Joker, BONES studio president Masahiko Minami, novel and screenplay writer Gen Urobuchi, Japanese band Angela, video game producer Keiji Inafune, 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, 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.