MCM London Comic Con has revealed that two anime high fliers will be appearing as guests of honour at this month’s event at ExCel.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry helmer Tatsuma Minamikawa made his full directorial debut with that recently released A-1 Pictures film, having begun his anime career in 2006 at studio Pierrot. The second feature-length entry in the long-running Fairy Tail fantasy series sees Natsu, Lucy and friends on a quest to recover the titular Dragon Cry, a stolen magical artefact with the power to destroy the world. Their quest takes them to the kingdom of Stella, whose king Animus has come into possession of the artefact. During the mission, they meet Animus’ magician Sonya, who seems to be hiding a secret…
Meanwhile, experienced anime producer Yohei Ito has worked on films such as Naruto Shippuden the Movie and its sequel Bonds, Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black and Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion, as well as 2012 sci-fi romance Psychic School Wars. His TV credits also include Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Oreimo, Gintama, GATE, Gundam Build Fighters Try and Chihayafuru 2.
Ito turned to anime production after stints as an editor for Friday, Japan’s largest photo-tabloid magazine, and has also headed up Kodansha’s live action licensing operations and run the publisher’s animation licensing and producing department.
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