Space Dandy Writer to Guest at Manchester Comic Con

posted on 2015-07-08 16:46 EDT by Andrew Osmond
Kimiko Ueno will present a panel on developing anime screenplays

The MCM Manchster Comic Con (due to be held on July 25 and 26) has announced that its anime guest of honour will be Space Dandy writer Kimiko Ueno. She will meet fans and do signing on both days, and present an on-stage panel on how anime screenplays are developed.

From the press release:

Born in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, Kimiko Ueno made her anime debut in 2009 as a scriptwriter for children's comedy show Gokyoudai Monogatari, going on to write for numerous other children's anime series including Stitch!: Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi [the anime remake of Disney's Lilo and Stitch], Kuromajyo-san ga Toru and long-running kids' favourite Crayon Shin-chan. She also wrote the screenplay for the feature length Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!!, which received a theatrical release across Japan back in 2013.

However, western anime fans will know Kimiko Ueno best for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe's hit sci-fi anthology series Space Dandy, currently available online from Netflix and on home video from Anime Limited. The show's first season features no fewer than eight episodes penned by Ueno - more than any other scriptwriter. Her contributions include the much-talked-about zombie and rock 'n' roll episodes, 'Sometimes You Can't Live With Dying, Baby' and 'Rock 'n' Roll Dandy'.

The event will be held at Manchester Central (directions and tickets).

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