Otakon to Host Garo Director Hayashi, Character Designer Takei

posted on by Karen Ressler
Takei also wrote Shaman King, Ultimo manga

Maryland anime convention Otakon announced on Tuesday that manga artist and character designer Hiroyuki Takei and director Yuichiro Hayashi will be guests at this year's event.

Takei's manga works include Shaman King and Ultimo, both of which have been published in English by Viz Media. He also worked on Garo The Animation by assisting in character designs.

Hayashi directed the PES: Peace Eco Smile promotional web series for Studio 4°C and Toyota before moving on to direct his first full series, Garo The Animation. He previously worked on key animation for Batman: Gotham Knight and the storyboard for 009 Re:Cyborg and the Psycho-Pass movie.

Otakon will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from July 24-26. Other guests will include Aldnoah.Zero director Ei Aoki and producers Shizuka Kurosaki and Toshiyuki Nagano, voice actor and singer Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Laura Bailey, J. Michael Tatum, and Travis Willingham.

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