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Little Witch Academia 2 to Premiere at Anime Expo With Guests Hiroyuki Imaishi, Yoh Yoshinari

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Danganronpa writer Kazutaka Kodaka joins convention guest list

Anime Expo announced on Wednesday that Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill director, Ninja Slayer From Animation character designer) and Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia director and character designer) will appear at Anime Expo to premiere Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, the sequel to Little Witch Academia.

The screening will be held on Friday, July 3 at 5:45 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with the guests. Imaishi and Yoshinari will also have autograph sessions during the convention.

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade was funded through a Kickstarter campaign which surpassed its main goal of US$150,000 in five hours. The campaign ended one month later in August 2013 and accumulated US$625,518 (about 74 million yen) from 7,938 pledgers to reach its stretch goals. The final product is slated to run for 40 minutes.

In addition, the convention announced on Tuesday that it will host Danganronpa game writer and designer Kazutaka Kodaka at the convention for a Q&A panel and autograph sessions.

Anime Expo will also host idol group Momoiro Clover Z along with members of American rock band KISS, manga artist Julietta Suzuki, Cannon Busters director LeSean Thomas, Satelight's Thomas Romain, light novel illustrator Luna Tsukigami, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni creator Ryukishi07, Guilty Gear game developer Daisuke Ishiwatari, Spice & Wolf light novel author Isuna Hasekura, voice actress Tomoyo Kurosawa, rock band Wagakki Band, and Vocaloid diva IA.

This year's Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 2 to July 5.

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