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Anime Expo to Host World Premiere of Infini-T Force Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Director Kiyotaka Suzuki, voice actor Tomokazu Seki to attend July convention

The official Anime Expo website announced on Friday that the convention will host the world premiere of Tatsunoko Productions' Infini-T Force CG-animated television anime at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Director Kiyotaka Suzuki and voice actor Tomokazu Seki (Gatchaman/Ken Washio) will attend the premiere event for a Q&A session. Suzuki will also have autograph sessions throughout the convention.

The anime will premiere this October on NTV and other channels. The project celebrates Tatsunoko Productions' 55th anniversary in October 2017. The anime will feature the heroes from four earlier Tatsunoko Productions anime: Tekkaman, the Space Knight (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai), Casshan/Casshern (Sōma Saitō), Gatchaman (Tomokazu Seki), and Hurricane Polymar (Kenichi Suzumura). The anime will have a different story from an earlier Infini-T Force ~Mirai no Byōsen~ (Infini-T Force: Writing Line of the Future) manga by Ukyō Kodachi (Boruto, Naruto: Gaara Hiden - Sajingensō novel).

Suzuki (Psycho-Pass 2) is directing the anime at Digital Frontier (The Boy and The Beast, Wolf Children), and Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga) is supervising the anime's scripts. Manga creator Oh! great (Tenjo Tenge, Air Gear) designed the original character concepts. Keiichi Satou (The Big O, Ninja Resurrection) is in charge of the original hero design concepts, and Koji Nakakita (Gatchaman Crowds, Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova) is in charge of suit and mechanical designs.

This year's Anime Expo convention will run from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30.

Guests at this year's convention include In This Corner of the World anime film director Sunao Katabuchi, Dragon Ball's Vegeta voice actor Ryō Horikawa, Neptunia series character designer Tsunako and producer Naoko Mizuno, live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film director Fumihiko Sori and lead actor Ryōsuke Yamada, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series author Fujino Ōmori, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga co-creator Yūto Tsukuda, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, designer and artist Kimihiko Fujisaka, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross singer and voice actress Mari Iijima, The Legend of Zelda manga creator duo Akira Himekawa, and Welcome to the Ballroom director, animation director, and producer Yoshimi Itazu, Takahiro Chiba, and Tetsuya Kinoshita.

Musicians ☆Taku Takahashi, Teddyloid, and Pa's Lam System will perform at the convention's Neon District concert this year. Ali Project, Minori Chihara, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, angela, Mashiro Ayano, Wake Up, Girls!, Walküre's Minori Suzuki and JUNNA, Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aquors, and The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls will also perform at Anisong World Matsuri. The virtual idol character Miss Monochrome will host a concert at the event, and original character designer and voice actress Yui Horie will attend. In addition, the convention will host Lemona Design's "Lemon & Sugar" franchise.

The convention will host the world premiere of the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Prologue: Sakura and the Two Bears) video anime on July 1, the world premiere of the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film on July 3, and the world premiere of the Welcome to the Ballroom anime on July 2. Additionally, the event will host the U.S. Preliminary for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) during the masquerade on July 2. Toei Animation will also host a Dragon Ball Super-themed scavenger hunt.

This article has a follow-up: Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Reveals Character Designs (2017-06-09 18:30)
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