Director's Gather for Talk Event at Kichijojo Anime Wonderland Festival

"Osamu Kobayashi's Anime Road: Special Edition" features Katsuhiro Otomo, Masaaki Yuasa & more


The Kichijoji Anime Wonderland festival is sponsoring a special live talk event featuring several influential anime directors who will speak on the future of anime and on the "heroes" who have inspired them. The 2-part talk, entitled "Osamu Kobayashi's Anime Road: Special Edition", includes the following participants:


  • Katsuhiro Otomo (Manga Artist, Film Director, Animation Director) - Akira, Steamboy, Mushishi (live-action)  
  • Koji Morimoto (Animation Director) - The Animatrix ("Beyond"), Memories ("Magnetic Rose")
  • Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Animation Director) - Genius Party Beyond ("Toujin Kit")
  • Masaaki Yuasa (Animation Director) - Mind Game, Kick-Heart, Ping Pong: The Animation, The Tatami Galaxy
  • Osamu Kobayashi (Illustrator, Animation Director) - BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss



Osamu Kobayashi will serve as moderator for the discussion. The talk is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM JST on October 07, 2015, at the Kichijoji Theater in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan. Tickets to the event cost 1500 yen ($12.48 US).




Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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