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Otafest to Host Director Shinichi 'Nabeshin' Watanabe

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Convention to run May 15-17 in Calgary, Alberta

Otafest announced last week it will host director Shinichi Watanabe (also known as Nabeshin) at its May 15-17 convention. The convention will take place at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Nabeshin is known for directing the anime comedies Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy as well as The Wallflower and Tenchi Muyo! GXP. He has also gained fame for his signature hairstyle and red jacket, as seen in his anime cameos and at his convention appearances.

Nabeshin will present three panels at Otafest—on his works, live-action filmmaking, and bondage—in addition to signing autographs.

Otafest's other guests include English voice actors Toby Proctor and Linda Ballantyne.


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