Studio Trigger President Masahiko Otsuka to Be Otakon Guest

Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2018) – Otakorp Inc. is pleased to announce that the president of Studio Trigger, Masahiko Otsuka, will be a guest at Otakon 2018.

Initially working in the live-action film industry, Otsuka joined the animation industry as assistant director for Studio Ghibli's "Pom Poko" in 1992. He then moved on to Studio Gainax; participating in many acclaimed titles such as "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (episode director) and "Gurren Lagann" (co-director).

In 2011, Otsuka and Hiroyuki Imaishi left Gainax to establish their own animation company, Studio Trigger. Otsuka's most recent works include "Kill la Kill" and the "Little Witch Academia" series.

Otakorp Inc. would like to thank Studio Trigger for helping to bring Otsuka to Otakon.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-fifth 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 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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