Japan Expo USA Announces "Evangelion" Character Designer As Guest of Honor

Upstart convention takes place in late August

Fans of Evangelion would do well to pay attention, as the US version of the famed Japan Expo mega convention has announced that famed character designer for Neon Genesis Evangelion in Yoshiuki Sadamoto will be in attendance as a guest of honor. Sadamoto is not only known for providing the familiar character designs for the original Neon Genesis Evangelion television series, he also authored the long-running manga adaptation until its end this month after 18 years as well as providing updated designs for the Rebuild of Evangelion film series.

 Summer Wars Sadamoto

Sadamoto is also known for providing the character designs for Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia, FLCL, and Gunbuster 2: Diebuster, as well as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and most recently, last year's Wolf Children in collaboration with director Mamoru Hosoda.

JE USA Sadamoto announcement

This also marks the first time that Sadamoto has attended a US convention. Japan Expo USA will take place from August 23rd-25th in Santa Clara, California.


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