The New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival joint event has added two big names to its guest list with announcements that Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) will be presenting his new Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below and Frank Miller (Daredevil, 300, Sin City) his Holy Terror (originally pitched as Batman vs. Al Qaeda).
The New York Anime Festival will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan as part of the sixth annual New York Comic Con (NYCC).
Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below is Makoto Shinkai's newest work, released earlier this year in Japan and premiering in New York City at the New York Anime Festival. He is co-sponsored by Crunchyroll. His travel is provided by American Airlines.
"The New York Anime Festival is humbled to welcome Makoto Shinkai to New York City," NYAF and NYCC Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "Since The Voices of a Distant Star was released in America, it has been making fans. Something different, all of Shinkai's works have been possessed by a heart and a sense of self that is seldom seen in anime. Every project Mr. Shinkai's been behind has had a clear personality, intimacy, and immediacy that have earned him fans far beyond traditional anime watchers. Shinkai's works are respected by animation and cinema aficionados the world over, and I am delighted to bring Mr. Shinkai to New York City and to present his most recent work, Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below."
At the New York Anime Festival, Makoto Shinkai will speak on a Q&A session and dedicate time to autographing, both public signings for general attendees and reserved autographing for NYAF VIPs. His appearance will culminate in the introduction to Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.