Director Hiroshi Nagahama to Be Otakon Guest

Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2019) – Director Hiroshi Nagahama will be a guest at Otakon 2019, according to Otakorp Inc.

Nagahama was born in 1970 in the city of Saeki, in the Oita prefecture of Japan. He began his career at Madhouse, where he worked on "The Cockpit" and "Azuki-chan" before becoming independent.  He was the concept designer for "Revolutionary Girl Utena"; the story board, the director of animation, and the key animator for "Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi Yo!! Masaru-san"; and the chief director of "Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl, The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu."   The titles where he was the director include "Mushishi: Detroit Metal City," "The Flowers of Evil," which was done entirely with rotoscoping, and "The Reflection" from 2017, which he co-created with Stan Lee.  In 2018, he participated as one of twelve directors in the short anime "Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan."

His awards include the individual award from the 11th  Animation Kobe.

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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