Houston's Anime Matsuri to Host Patema Inverted Director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Singer Anna Tsuchiya
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The Anime Matsuri convention will host Patema Inverted and Time of Eve director and scriptwriter Yasuhiro Yoshiura, singer Anna Tsuchiya, composer TeddyLoid, animator Atsushi Nishigori, character designer Sushio, and the Japanese visual kei band Disacode at the April 3-5, 2015 event in Houston.
Yoshiura's Patema Inverted premiered in France in June 2013 and in Japan in November 2013. The film won the Judge's Award and Audience Award at Edinburgh's Scotland Loves Animation festival in October 2013 and the Youth Jury Prize in the Feature Film at the Chicago International Film Festival last year. GKids released the film on DVD and Blu-ray in November 11. Yoshiura has since directed the Harmonie movie as part last year's Anime Mirai program and the short "Power Plant No. 33" for Hideaki Anno's Animator Expo net anime series.
Anna Tsuchiya was the singing voice for Nana Osaki in the television anime series Nana. She also performed theme songs for the series as well as the Resident Evil: Degeneration and Resident Evil: Damnation CG-animated films.
Teddyloid is a music producer known for his work on Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. His song "ME!ME!ME!" with rapper daoko got an animated music video by Studio Khara as part of the Animator Expo net anime shorts. He is currently composing and arranging the Four Generals character song for the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal character song album.
Atsushi Nishigori is an animator and character designer with experience working on both Studio Gainax and Studio Trigger projects. He designed characters for Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e! He provided key animation for Kill la Kill, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene, Inou Battle Within Everyday Life opening sequence, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
Kill la Kill character designer and animation director Sushio will also attend the convention. Sushio served as key animator on anime such as the Rebuild of Evangelion films, Digimon Tamers, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Heartcatch Precure!, and Steamboy. In addition to Kill la Kill, he designed characters for One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima, Engage Planet Kiss Dum, and Gunbuster 2: Diebuster. He recently animated the Momoiro Clover Z Vs. KISS' music video.
Akira is the female lead singer for the visual kei band DISACODE and an accomplished fashion model. She recently debuted as a solo artist with the single "Aoki Tsuki Michite," (Blue Full Moon) and it was used as the ending theme for the Black Butler: Book of Circus television anime. Akira will hold a concert with the band at Anime Matsuri.
Studio Trigger announced in September that it would attend Anime Matsuri and aims to screen a preview of the Little Witch Academia 2 anime.