Anime Expo announced three more additions to its Guests of Honor lineup on Tuesday, this time in the form of three Madhouse Studio creators. Tetsuro Araki, Masayoshi Tanaka and Kentaro Hashimoto will all be in attendance at the Los Angeles convention, which takes place July 1-4.
Tetsuro Araki has worked as director—among other duties—on a number of series, most notably Death Note and Highschool of the Dead. He'll also be directing Guilty Crown, which is set to debut in October. Araki last attended AX in 2007.
Masayoshi Tanaka worked on Highschool of the Dead, as well, pulling duties as chief animation director and character designer. He has also worked as an animator on shows ranging from Eureka Seven (Animation Director) to Gurren Lagann (Key Animation). Kentaro Hashimoto was the Animation Producer on Highschool of the Dead, and is currently working on A Channel, an anime based on bb Kuroda's comedy manga.
Araki, Tanaka and Hashimoto are hosting a creator's panel at AX, and will be attending the July 2 screening of Highschool of the Dead.
Check out the rest of Anime Expo's ever-expanding guest list here.
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