Anime NYC to Host Code Geass Anime's Ichiro Okouchi, Takahiro Kimura, Yukana
posted on by Alex Mateo
The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Monday that the event will host the Code Geass anime's writer Ichiro Okouchi, character designer Takahiro Kimura, and Yukana, the voice actress of C.C. All three will present a special screening of the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) film and participate in a behind-the-scenes talk about the making of the project.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection opened in February in 120 theaters in Japan. The movie debuted at #5 at the Japanese box office, and earned 286.65 million yen (about US$2.59 million) in its opening weekend. The film has earned more than 1 billion yen (about US$9 million) as of late March.
Director Goro Taniguchi and many of the key staff members returned for the movie. The film's story begins in the world two years after Zero Requiem. The story is complete in one film, serving as a finale.
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.
This year's event will also host Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Dr. Stone manga creators Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi, Monogatari series illustrator VOFAN, voice actress Rie Kugimiya, voice actress and singer Miku Itо̄, Today's Menu for Emiya Family manga creator TAa, Science SARU's producer Eunyoung Choi, and JAM Project, Guilty Kiss, TRUE, and ZAQ as musical performers.
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