Afro Samurai Guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that Takashi Okazaki, creator of Afro Samurai, will be at the MCM Scotland Comic Con on Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24. The event will take place at the SEC, Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow ( directions).
From the announcement:
Character designer Takashi Okazaki, creator of Afro Samurai and character designer on anime including Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars – where he designed King Kazma, the fighting rabbit avatar – and Marvel's X-Men series produced by the Madhouse studio, is coming to MCM Scotland Comic Con in Glasgow this weekend.
Mr Okazaki is also likely to speak about upcoming projects he's working on including the Autumn anime series Vanishing Line, which is the next chapter in the Garo franchise, during his panel on Saturday that will look over his career to date.
Takashi Okazaki's panel will be at 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, immediately following a Scotland Loves Anime panel from 1 p.m. Ohkazaki will also have two autograph sessions, on Saturday (3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.), which are free to participants in the festival.
Another guest at the event is Veronica Taylor, who voiced the boy protagonist Ash Ketchum in the dub of Pokemon. (The character was named Satoshi in the Japanese original.) Taylor also voiced Ash in several Pokemon spinoffs, including Pokemon: The First Movie. This was the most successful anime film ever in cinemas outside Japan, earning over £10m in UK cinemas, and over $85m in America. Taylor's other roles include Nico Robin and Ms. Sunday in One Piece, and Amelia Wil Telsa Seyruun in the Slayers franchise.
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