Fans of Evangelion New Theatrical Edition (also known as Rebuild of Evangelion) will be delighted to know that Hiroyasu Kobayashi has been confirmed as a guest of honor for FanimeCon 2017.

Hiroyasu Kobayashi is a film director and artist well known for his work as production designer for the Evangelion New Theatrical Edition series and directing Gravity Rush: The Animation. He also directed several short films for Studio khara’s Japan Animator Expo project.

He will be joining Kanae Ito (Japanese voice actress for Yui in Sword Art Online), Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese voice actor for Itachi Uchiha in Naruto), Chris Carson (the voice of Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in Dragon Ball Z) Lauren Landa (the voice of Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon), Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic), professional cosplayer Linda Le and acclaimed anime scholar Gilles Poitras.

FanimeCon 2017 will be from May 26 until May 29 at the San Jose Convention Center along with the surrounding locations. Tickets are now available for purchase and 8Bit/Digi will be present at the event.

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