Anime Boston to Host City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Anime Film's Staff
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Anime Boston convention announced on Monday that it will host the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film's chief director Kenji Kodama, producer Naohiro Ogata, and scriptwriter Yoichi Kato at this year's event.
Kodama directed most of the previous City Hunter anime. Kodama began his career at Tokyo Movie in 1970 and then worked for Sunrise in the 1980s. Beginning in the mid-1990s, he directed the television series and films for the first six years of the Detective Conan anime franchise. He directed television anime such as Kekkaishi and Tales of the Abyss in the 2000s. Kodama considers action series to be his specialty.
Before working in anime, Ogata wrote scripts for documentary, news, and music programs. He has written scripts for anime such as Yo-kai Watch, Aikatsu!, and Space Brothers. Ogata also worked with Kodama on Kekkaishi and Tales of the Abyss.
Sources: Press release, Anime Boston's website