Director Tomoki Kyoda to Be Guest at Otakon 2017
Director Tomoki Kyoda will be a guest at Otakon 2017!
Kyoda, a director and unit director, made his directorial debut in 2003 with the theatrical film “RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio.” In 2005 with the series “Eureka Seven,” he began his career as a TV series director. Since then, he has worked on other titles, such as “Expelled from Paradise” and “Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark,” in addition to other “Eureka Seven” series.
Otakon 2017 will be held from August 11 to 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now entering its twenty-fourth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.