Beginning his anime industry career in 2006 at Studio Pierrot, Tatsuma Minamikawa (right) recently made his full directorial debut with newly-released A-1 Pictures film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, the second feature-length entry in the long-running fantasy series. Minamikawa has also worked on films such as Naruto Shippūden the Movie and its sequel Bonds, Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black and Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, and 2012 sci-fi romance Psychic School Wars. Meanwhile, his TV credits include Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Oreimo, Gintama, GATE, Gundam Build Fighters Try and Chihayafuru 2.
Yohei Ito (left) turned to anime production after stints as an editor for FRIDAY, Japan's biggest photo tabloid magazine, and heading Kodansha's Live Action Licensing operations. As well running the publisher's Animation Licensing and Producing, Ito has worked as associate producer on global phenomenon Attack on Titan and its much-anticipated second season.In addition, Ito was assistant producer on critically-acclaimed Naoko Yamada movie A Silent Voice, served as chief producer on Fairy Tail and recently produced comedy Flying Witch, romcom First Love Monster and spin-off parody Attack on Titan: Junior High.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Anime Guests at MCM London Comic Con
The MCM London Comic Con has announced two anime professionals as guests at the next London event (May 26 to 28) at the ExCel centre: Tatsuma Minamikawa, director of the film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry movie, and anime producer Yohei Ito. From the press release: