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Montreal's Otakuthon to Host Former Ghibli Production Coordinator Hirokatsu Kihara

posted on by Karen Ressler
fhána, Lia, Shiena Nishizawa to perform at August convention

Montreal convention Otakuthon announced on Wednesday that it will host former Studio Ghibli production desk Hirokatsu Kihara as a guest.

Kihara has served behind the production desk as coordinator on such Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films as My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Kiki's Delivery Service. He also served as production desk or production runner on other anime such as Kanamemo, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza, Outbreak Company, Lady Jewelpet, In Search of the Lost Future, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, and This Art Club Has a Problem!. He also wrote the story for the Graduale der Wolken manga.

Kihara is known today as a writer of horror stories, working on the Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan film series, and has written his own series of horror books.

The bilingual convention will be held from August 3-5. Other Japanese guests include musicians fhána (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid), Lia (Angel Beats!), Shiena Nishizawa (Kan Colle), and Maidreamin. All musical guests will perform.

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