Otakon 2016: 15 minutes with Producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi

Yoshitaka Kawaguchi has been part of the anime industry since the 80s, working his was up through the ranks to become a producer at studio Sunrise. His career has had a focus on mecha and science fiction with works like Planetes, Turn A Gundam, Overman King Gainer, and Code Geass with only a few notable exceptions.

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Otakon 2016: Artist Alley

narutaki_icon_4040_round This year I didn’t spend as much time in the alley as I usually do. So I’m not too keen on making any overall observations about what was there this year. I will say there seemed to be a lot more artists making comics, fan or original, than I’ve seen in years past. Oh how I wished I could have gotten more!

Anyway, this is mostly a shoutout post for the amazing artists that I picked stuff up from at this year’s Otakon.

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Otakon 2016: Guest Events

hisui_icon_4040_round Normally we would have separate articles for guests and events. Otakon usually has so many great industry guests that we separate panels with them into their own category and then have a separate post for any events especially the ones with the musical talent. This year on the other hand paradoxically we got so many interviews that there was not much time left over for us to go to many guest panels. So this means we have a ton of great in-depth coverage of the industry guest but we don’t really have a lot of coverage of their public appearances.  It is the sort of “problem” you never mind having.

That means we are combining the few industry guest events we could attend the other events we went to. I wanted to go the concert with MICHI but it was sadly somewhere in the middle of the cosplay contest. According to Kate, they tend to throw the concert more towards the last third than right in the middle so it seemed like a bit too much of a time investment.

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