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Otakon Hosts JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Animator Naoki Yoshibe

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Opening animation director, key animator attends July convention in D.C.

The official Twitter account for Otakon revealed on Sunday that this year's event will host animator Naoki Yoshibe of Orange Ltd.

Yoshibe has directed the opening animation for anime such as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hanebad!, and Gatchaman Crowds. He has also served as key animator for Attack on Titan, Inazuma Eleven, Wagnaria!!, and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'.

Otakon will be held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26 to 28. The event will also host rock band BRADIO as musical guests; former Studio Ghibli staff member Hirokatsu Kihara; composer Kaoru Wada; hip-hop artist Shing02; singers Diana Garnet and Nano; voice actresses Kikuko Inoue, Sayuri Hara, and Manaka Iwami; voice actors Toru Furuya, Makoto Furukawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Chikahiro Kobayashi; producers Masao Maruyama, Michihiko Suwa, and Shōichi Hotta; directors Hiroshi Nagahama and Yoshiaki Kyougoku; and animators Atsushi Nakayama and Ryouma Ebata.

The convention will also screen Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare. The film's creative producer Hiromi Wakabayashi, character and mechanical designer Shigeto Koyama, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi will attend the screening.

Source: Otakon's Twitter account


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