Tekkonkinkreet Director Guest at MCM London Comic Con

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Mecha designer and producer of Gundam The Origin will also attend

The latest issue of Neo magazine reports that Michael Arias (director of Tekkonkinkreet, pictured) will be a guest at the MCM London Comic Con, held on May 27 to 29 at the Excel Centre.

Arias will attend a panel on the Saturday (May 28). As well as directing Tekkonkinkreet, Arias was responsible for the film's storyboard, story editing and CGI animation. More recently, he co-directed the science-fiction film Harmony, made by Studio 4°C. Arias's other credits include producing all the episodes of The Animatrix, and handling the CG for its two-part segment, Second Renaissance.

In addition, there will be two guests related to Gundam The Origin: the mecha designer Mika Akitaka and the producer Osamu Taniguchi. Neo mentions that Gundam The Origin 'will have its EU premiere screening at the event.' (While Neo doesn't specify which episode will be screened, the second Gundam The Origin episode was already screened at MCM London Comic Con in October 2015. The third episode, Dawn of Rebellion, will have its first Japanese cinema screenings in May.)

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