Anime NYC to Host Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino
posted on by Alex Mateo
The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Monday that the event will host Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator and director of the Mobile Suit Gundam television anime series. Tomino is commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television anime, and Anime NYC will be his only U.S. appearance.
Tomino will appear at Anime NYC for panel discussions, autograph sessions, and special events. He will be a part of large Gundam 40th Anniversary festivities at the convention, including the final U.S. contest for the 2019 Gunpla Builders World Cup, an annual international competition featuring Gunpla model builders from across the world.
Tomino created and directed the Mobile Suit Gundam anime in 1979. He made his debut at Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production where he worked on the Astro Boy television anime. He also served as director on the Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Char's Counterattack, Gundam F91, Victory Gundam, Turn A Gundam, Muteki Kōjin Daitarn 3, Space Runaway Ideon, Aura Battler Dunbine and Gundam: Reconguista in G anime.
This year's Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from November 15 to 17. Last year's event had 36,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.
Source: Press release
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