Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its third round of Japanese guests today. Studio TRIGGER members Hiroyuki Imaishi, Hiromi Wakabayashi, and Shigeto Koyama will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on April 10 through 12, 2020.
Hiroyuki Imaishi, the acclaimed animation director and co-founder of Studio TRIGGER, began his career at the historic Studio GAINAX (FLCL, Gurren Lagann), making his industry debut on the critically acclaimed anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Imaishi went on to work on a variety of hit titles at GAINAX, and in 2007 made his directorial debut on the massively popular and award-winning series Gurren Lagann.
In 2011, Imaishi left GAINAX to establish Studio TRIGGER, and directed TRIGGER’s debut series, the critically acclaimed Kill la Kill. Continuing in his dynamic high-octane animation style, Imaishi, along with his core creative team, went on to direct the first feature film from Studio TRIGGER, Promare – a spiritual successor to his work on former titles.
Formerly staff at the prolific Studio GAINAX, Hiromi Wakabayashi has worked in a variety of roles on GAINAX’s greatest works, including Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
Since 2011, Wakabayashi joined Studio TRIGGER, and has been involved in a variety of roles in several works with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, including scripting the 4th episode, directing the 2nd ending sequence, and overseeing the design team for Kill la Kill as the series’ creative producer. He has additionally been involved in Studio TRIGGER works, including the hit series Little Witch Academia and Inferno Cop.
Most recently, he has served as the Creative Director for Studio TRIGGER’s latest works, Space Patrol Luluco and Promare.
Designer Shigeto Koyama began his career working on the series Diebuster with the historic Studio GAINAX, and went on to take part as a designer in a variety of projects under the direction of Hiroyuki Imaishi. Some of these titles include Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Kill la Kill, and Space Patrol Luluco.
Recently Koyama worked on Promare, for both character and mechanical design.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Studio TRIGGER at Anime Boston,” remarked Kristen Leiding, Convention Chair. “Each of their works incorporates groundbreaking animation styles, original storylines, and compelling characters. It’s easy to see how they became one of the most exciting studios in the industry.”
Previously announced guests include Michelle Ruff, Brittney Karbowski, Maile Flanagan, GIRLFRIEND, Brittany Lauda, Matt Shipman, m-flo, Zach Aguilar, and Abby Trott.
About Anime Boston: With over 25,000 attendees in 2019, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2020 is scheduled for Friday, April 10th through Sunday, April 12th 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.