New Jersey's AnimeNEXT Event Hosts MAPPA's Banana Fish Staff
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Jersey-based anime convention AnimeNEXT announced on Sunday that it will host MAPPA staff who worked on the Banana Fish anime, including director Hiroko Utsumi, character designer and animation director Akemi Hayashi, supervising anime director Ayumi Yamada, setting producer Erika Andō, and international developer Andrew Michael Upton.
The anime premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina block last July and aired for 24 episodes. Amazon Prime Video streamed the series with English subtitles. Utsumi (Free!) directed the anime at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Mob Psycho 100, Inuyashiki Last Hero) was in charge of the series scripts.
AnimeNEXT 2018 will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 7-9. The event will also host writer and former Studio Ghibli production desk employee Hirokatsu Kihara.
Source: AnimeNEXT's Twitter account