Designer Shigeto Koyama to Attend FanimeCon as a Guest of Honor

San Jose, CA (May 7th, 2012) – FanimeCon is pleased to announce today that designer Shigeto Koyama will appear at FanimeCon, held this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28 in downtown San Jose.

Shigeto Koyama debuted in the Japanese animation industry as an illustrator then moved onto design work. Quickly excelling, his work as a mechanical and character designer led to being a part of GAINAX in 2004. Though designing for less than a decade, Koyama has since garnered impressive credits in some of the biggest franchises in anime. Some of his most recognizable work includes the artwork and character designs provided for HEROMAN, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, and Guild01: Liberation Maiden. Koyama's mech designs are featured in well-known anime including Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society, Eureka Seven, and Star Driver.

Koyama has provided artwork and character designs for GAINAX-produced series Diebuster (Gunbuster 2), Gurren Lagann, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. His most recent work has him working as a key animator on the Rebuild of Evangelion Tetralogy. Fans of Eureka Seven can see his latest work as a member of the design development team for Eureka Seven:AO which has recently begun airing in Japan. Outside of anime, Koyama has also worked on video games; his design work is featured in the No More Heroes franchise.

FanimeCon is excited to have Shigeto Koyama as a Guest of Honor and looks forward to his interactions with fans during his panels and autograph sessions. The schedule for Shigeto Koyama will be available at closer to the convention.

About FanimeCon – FanimeCon is Northern California's largest anime convention. Packed with videos, costumes, music, games, parties, tournaments, panels, and guests from around the world, this annual celebration of Japanese art and popular culture entertains a colorful spectrum of fans and friends. FanimeCon is “By Fans, For Fans”, and over 20,000 enthusiasts joined the fun at FanimeCon 2011. FanimeCon will return to downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2012. For more information, please contact FanimeCon Marketing at [email protected] or visit

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