AnimeNEXT Welcomes Rei Hiroe As Guest Of Honor For Its 2016 Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey

New York, NY and Atlantic City, NJ - April 25, 2016 - AnimeNEXT, the largest independent, fan based anime convention in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, announced today that is proud to be welcoming Rei Hiroe as a Guest of Honor for its 2016 convention.

At its first year in a new and larger venue, the Atlantic City Convention Center, AnimeNEXT is very proud to bring Rei Hiroe to the East Coast of the United States for the first time. Rei Hiroe debuted as a mangaka in 1993. His most recent work, Black Lagoon, is a huge hit and is serialized in the monthly magazine Sunday GX. The Black Lagoon animated TV series has also reached blockbuster status. Fans of Black Lagoon will be thrilled to meet the creator and artist at the NJ convention.

Eric Torgerson, Convention Chairman for AnimeNEXT 2016, said, “We're thrilled to have Rei Hiroe come to the convention this year. I'm a fan of his work just as many of our attendees are. Our volunteer convention staff worked very hard to bring Mr. Hiroe to AnimeNEXT. I hope that he, and the fans that would like to meet him, both have a great time at AnimeNEXT this year.” AnimeNEXT is June 10-12, 2016 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More information about the convention can be found at

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