Anime NYC to Host Gundam Producers Shin Sasaki, Masakazu Ogawa
posted on by Justin Piselli
The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Friday that the convention will host Gundam series producers Shin Sasaki and Masakazu Ogawa. Sasaki will attend the SUNRISE and Gundam Thunderbolt panel and Ogata will attend the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans English dub cast panel and signing along with voice actor Kyle McCarley (Mikazuki Augus).
Shin Sasaki is the executive producer of the Gundam series. He joined Sunrise in 1997. Since 1999 he has been involved in every Gundam series, including Gundam Seed, Gundam 00, Gundam Unicorn, Gundam Build Fighters, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Gundam Thunderbolt.
Masakazu Ogawa has been a member of SUNRISE since 2002. His production credits include Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam Build Fighters Try, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Anime NYC will host the United States premiere of the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film and a Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime music concert led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi on November 19.
The convention will also screen the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga, and director Fumihiko Sori will attend the screening. Additionally, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE will perform at Anisong World Matsuri's Anime Diva Night concert on November 17. Princess Principal director Masaki Tachibana will be a guest at the event.
The convention will be held at the Javits Center from November 17-19. Crunchyroll is the convention's title sponsor, with Funimation, Viz Media, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Yen Press, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Vertical, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Sunrise, and Aniplex also listed as sponsors.