We’re pleased to announce that two more industry experts will be joining Kihara Hirokatsu to reveal secrets of the anime industry to visitors to HYPER JAPAN Festival 2017. Suwa Michihiko (right) and Maekawa Atsushi (below) are anime industry veterans, and have loads of anecdotes, secrets and tips about the industry and the amazing roll-call of productions they’ve worked on. They’ll also be discussing the significance of this year’s anime centenary, and are keen to answer questions from the UK’s anime fandom!
PROFILE: Suwa Michihiko
Suwa Michihiko has been involved in many representative television anime, including popular hit series like Inuyasha and Detective Conan. He currently is the executive producer for anime at Yomiuri telecasting corporation, and this spring his series, Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter, made the most successful debut of the season.
Profile: Maekawa Atsushi
Maekawa Atsushi is appearing for the first time outside Japan at such as event. He made his screenwriting debut back in 1995 with Dragon Ball Z, and has gone on to work on titles including Sailor Moon, Digimon Adventure, The Prince of Tennis, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Fresh Pretty Cure! and Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan.