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Masahiko Otsuka to Return as Guest to Otakon 2024

Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2024) – Masahiko Otsuka, the president of Studio Trigger, will return as a guest to Otakon 2024, according to Otakorp Inc. He will be bringing with him animators Aoi Abe and Sae Ōtani, best known recently for their work on "Delicious in Dungeon!"

Initially working in the live-action film industry, Otsuka joined the animation industry as assistant director for Studio Ghibli's "Pom Poko" in 1992. He then moved on to Studio GAINAX, participating in many acclaimed titles such as "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (episode director) and "GURREN LAGANN" (co-director).

In 2011, Otsuka and Hiroyuki Imaishi left GAINAX to establish their own animation company, Studio TRIGGER. Otsuka has taken part in many of TRIGGER's flagship titles such as "Kill la Kill," "Little Witch Academia," "PROMARE," and most recently "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners."

Otakon 2024 will be held from August 2 to August 4 at 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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