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Anime Guests at London's Hyper Japan

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Includes musician Eir Aoi and Knights of Sidonia director Kobun Shizuno

The following anime-related guests will appear at the Hyper Japan festival, which runs this coming Friday to Sunday at the 02 Centre.

The guest include:

- Kobun Shizuno, director of Knights of Sidonia; also co-director on Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and Elfen Lied.

- Hirokatsu Kihara, who has production credits on Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro.

- Michihiko Suwa, Chief Producer at the animation department of Yomiuri TV, who has production credits on many incarnations of Detective Conan, City Hunter, Inu-Yasha and Yawara!

- Musician Eir Aoi (Fate/Zero, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Sword Art Online), pictured

- Musician Kaoru Wada

Friday July 10

Anime screenings at 1 p.m., 2.15 p.m. and 3.30 p.m., all TBC;

Eir Aoi performance at 1.45 p.m.

Japan Anima(tor's) screening at 4.15 p.m.;

anime screenings at 5p.m. and 5.45 p.m., TBC

Japan Anima(tor's) screening at 6.30 p.m.;

anime screening at 7.15 p.m.

Saturday July 11 Session 1

9.30 a.m. - anime screening TBC

10.30 a.m. - Talk on Knights of Sidonia by Kobun Shizuno

11.15 a.m. - Michihiko Suwa in a panel on 'Talking on Anime' with Tetsuya Watanabe

followed by Hirokatsu Kihara on 'Japanese Ghosts';

and Kaoru Wada and sound designer Keiichi Ito on 'Making Music for Anime and Kaiju'

1.30 p.m. - anime screening TBC

1.45 p.m. - Eir Aoi performance

Saturday July 11 Session 2

5 p.m. - Japan Anima(tor's) screening;

5.45 p.m. - anime screening TBC

6.30 p.m. - Knights of Sidonia screening

8 p.m. - Anime screening TBC

Sunday July 12

9.45 and 10.30 p.m. - anime screening TBC

11.15 p.m. - Japan Anima(tor's) screening;

12 noon - Kobun Shizuno panel on 'Animating the World'

12.45 p.m. - Screening of Black Jack

2.15 pm. - anime screening

4.15 p.m. and 5 p.m. - anime screenings


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