Director Hiroyuki Imaishi to Appear at Otakon

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2019) – Acclaimed animation director Hiroyuki Imaishi has been confirmed as a guest for Otakon 2019, according to Otakorp Inc.

Imaishi, the co-founder of Studio TRIGGER, began his career at the historic Studio GAINAX ("FLCL," "Gurren Lagann"), making his industry debut on the critically-acclaimed anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion." Imaishi went on to work on a variety of hit titles at GAINAX, and in 2007 made his directorial debut on the massively popular and award-winning series "Gurren Lagann."

In 2011, Imaishi left GAINAX to establish Studio TRIGGER, and directed TRIGGER's debut series, the critically acclaimed "Kill la Kill." Continuing in his dynamic high-octane animation style, Imaishi, along with his core creative team, went on to direct the first feature film from Studio TRIGGER, "PROMARE," a spiritual successor to his work on these former titles.

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-sixth 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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