Hiromi Wakabayashi of Studio Trigger to be Otakon Guest

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2019) – Studio Trigger's Hiromi Wakabayashi, who has fulfilled a number of roles at the studio, will appear as a guest at Otakon 2019, according to Otakorp Inc.

Formerly staff at the prolific Studio GAINAX, Hiromi Wakabayashi has served a variety of roles on GAINAX's greatest works, including "Gurren Lagann" and "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt."

Since 2011, when Wakabayashi joined Studio Trigger, he has been involved in a variety of roles on several works with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, including scripting the fourth episode, directing the second ending sequence, and overseeing the design team for "Kill la Kill" as the series's creative producer. He has additionally been involved in Studio Trigger works, including the hit series "Little Witch Academia," and "Inferno Cop." Most recently, he has served as the creative director for Studio Trigger's latest works, "Space Patrol Luluco" and "PROMARE."

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.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2019, see http://www.otakon.com/

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