Author and Former Ghibli Professional Hirokatsu Kihara will be appearing at Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA on March 30th through April 1, 2018.
Formerly involved with the production desk at Studio Ghibli, Hirokatsu Kihara worked closely with director Hayao Miyazaki on such hit titles as Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. He has also done some voice acting work, most notably as the role of Minister of Defense in DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon.
“I am so excited to be able to welcome Kihara-san back to Anime Boston. It’s truly an honor to listen to someone with such intimate knowledge of Studio Ghibli speak!” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.
Hirokatsu Kihara is probably best known for his work in the Horror genre. There, he has been a crucial contributor working on such titles as: Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment and Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan which are known in Japan as Shin Mimibukuro. In addition, he has written the books: Tsukumo Kwaidan, Utsushiyo-kaidan, and Kinkiro. Nowadays, he continues to write ghost stories, emcees at monster conventions, and shares his knowledge and experiences at events worldwide.
You can check out his website at kiharahirokatsu.com (Japanese)
Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, and Katsuyuki Sumizawa.
About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.