Seiji Kishi

Seiji Kishi

Otakon’s guest list was just kicked up a notch!

Earlier today, Otakon announced that directors Seiji Kishi and Shinji Takamatsu will attend this year’s convention as guests.

Seiji Kishi is a prolific director in the industry, whose directorial credits include My Bride Is a Mermaid, Assassination Classroom, and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Kishi took home the 19th Animation Kobe Individual Award last year for his work on Arpeggio of Blue Steel.

Shinji Takamatsu is an industry veteran, who has devoted over 30 years toward making anime. His directorial credits include Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, School Rumble, and Gintama. Takamatsu’s also contributed to numerous prominent classics that include Dirty Pair, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and Outlaw Star.

Both directors appear with assistance by Pony Canyon.

Shinji Takamatsu

Shinji Takamatsu

This year’s Otakon will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from July 24 – 26. Other guests include:

  • Ei Aoki (Director)
  • Laura Bailey (Voice Actress)
  • Sandy Fox (Voice Actress)
  • Yuichiro Hayashi (Director)
  • Shizuka Kurosaki (Producer)
  • Lauren Landa (Voice Actress)
  • Lex Lang (Voice Actor)
  • Toshiyuki Nagano (Producer)
  • Christopher R. Sabat (Voice Actor & ADR Director)
  • Se├ín Schemmel (Voice Actor & ADR Director)
  • Hiroyuki Takei (Character Designer)
  • J. Michael Tatum (Voice Actor & ADR Director)
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Actor, Voice Actor, & Singer)
  • Travis Willingham (Voice Actor)
  • Shuko Yokoyama (Producer)

Source: Otakon