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'Macross' Artist Hidetaka Tenjin to Be Otakon 2023 Guest

Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2023)Hidetaka Tenjin, best known for work related to the "Macross" anime series, will be a guest at Otakon 2023, according to Otakorp Inc.

Tenjin works primarily as an illustrator, designer, and concept artist and has provided illustrations for model kits ranging from Hasegawa's "Macross" line to Bandai Spirits' "Gundam" and "Star Wars" lines. His most notable contributions to anime include mechanical art for "Macross Zero," "Macross Frontier," "Aquarion," and creating mechanical designs for "Hellsing," "Macross Delta," "Knight's & Magic," "Super Robot Wars T," "Back Arrow," and "Yasuke." He also provided mechanical imagery and animation direction on "Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2205."

Most recently, in 2022, he designed a four-legged robot for Sansei Technologies and was also the recipient of Comic-Con International's prestigious Inkpot Award. Six volumes of his collected works have been released, five in Japan and one internationally.

Otakon 2023 will be held from July 28 to July 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-ninth 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 https://www.otakorp.org/
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2023, see https://www.otakon.com/

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