Director and Producer of Aldnoah.Zero to Be Guests at Otakon 2015

Director and Producer of 'ALDNOAH.ZERO' to Be Guests at Otakon 2015

Baltimore, MD (April 23, 2015) – Otakorp, Inc. welcomes two of the top talents behind the series "ALDNOAH.ZERO" to the guest roster of Otakon 2015: director Ei Aoki and producer Shizuka Kurosaki.

Aoki is an animation director and episode director. Since his directorial debut in 2004, Aoki has worked on many critically acclaimed titles such as "Ga-Rei-Zero," "the Garden of sinners (Chapter 1)," and "Fate/Zero." In 2013, he was one of the founding members of the studio TROYCA, where he directed the innovative mecha series, "ALDNOAH.ZERO." Aoki appears with assistance from Aniplex.

As an Aniplex producer, Kurosaki's credits include anime titles such as "The Garden of Sinners," "ALDNOAH.ZERO" and "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works." Kurosaki appears courtesy of Aniplex.

"ALDNOAH.ZERO" takes place 15 years after a hypergate to Mars collapsed on the moon's surface, a catastrophe now known as the Heavens' Fall. The war between the citizens of Earth and the Vers Empire of Mars is now at a ceasefire. While the two planets continue to disagree on who is the rightful heir to the ALDNOAH, an ancient Martian technology discovered not long after the celestial hypergate, Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia descends upon earth as a Martian ambassador. But, some were not willing to compromise, including Inaho Kaizuka, a Terran high school student, and Slaine Troyard, who swears his allegiance to Vers. The fate of these young people cross as the Terrans and the Martians enter another war, following the assassination of Asseylum.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as "Sword Art Online," "KILL la KILL," "Bakemonogatari," "Durarara!!," "Fate/zero," "Puella Magi Madoka Magica," "the Garden of sinners," "Blue Exorcist," "Anohana: The Movie," "Silver Spoon," "OREIMO 2," "Blast of Tempest," "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic," "Oreshura," and "Vividred Operation." The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes the most recent titles: "Sword Art Online II," "ALDNOAH.ZERO," "Persona4 the Golden ANIMANTION," "MEKAKUCITY ACTORS," "The irregular at magic high school," "Mushi-Shi Next Passage," "Nanana's Buried Treasure," "NISEKOI," "World Conquest Zvezda Plot," "Magi: The Kingdom of Magic," and "Samurai Flamenco."

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends. Keep your eyes out for content, artwork, and guests with connections to our theme.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-second year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

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