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Kensuke Yamamoto to Appear at Otakon 2024

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2024) – Kensuke Yamamoto, Director from Orange, will be appearing at Otakon 2024, according to Otakorp Inc. He is also a professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University and an instructor at Vantage Game Academy.

As a founding member, Yamamoto began his career in gaming at Acquire Ltd. and developed the classic hit title, “Tenchu.” Early on his career, Yamamoto moved over to VFX/CGI in live action movies. Notable works are as CGI Director on Mamoru Oshii's “GARM WARS The Last Druid,” CGI on “Gamera 3” and “Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean.” In 2016 Yamamoto joined Orange as VFX Director creating the dazzling jewel effect of the jewels from “Land of The Lustrous.” As head of CFX, Yamamoto led the VFX team on shows such as “BEASTARS,” “Star Fox Zero,” “Code Geass” and more. In 2019's “Idolish 7 music video: Mr. AFFECTiON,” Yamamoto debuted as Director and directed the following film “IDOLiSH7 the Movie LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD.” Otakon will be held from August 2 to August 4 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its thirtieth 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 42,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 157,000 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 2024, see https://www.Otakon.com/

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