Animator Yoh Yoshinari of Studio Trigger, who made his debut as chief key animator in the critically-acclaimed animation series Neon Genesis Evangelion, will be a guest at Otakon 2018.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production and directed by Hideaki Anno, and was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996. The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu. The music was composed by Shirō Sagisu.
Yoh Yoshinari has participated in many other popular titles such as Gurren Lagann as mechanical design, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt as a concept artist. Upon becoming a full-time staff of Studio Trigger, he produced his first full-length anime, Little Witch Academia, and participated in Trigger's first television series Kill la Kill as main set design.
The original short film of Little Witch Academia, directed by Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Otsuka, was released in theaters on March 2, 2013 as part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013 project, and was later streamed with English subtitles on YouTube from April 19, 2013.
Gurren Lagann is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for 27 episodes on Japan's TV Tokyo between April 1, 2007, and September 30, 2007. It was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima, and had been in development since the participation of the famed animator in the Abenobashi mecha-themed episodes by the same studio.
Studio Trigger helped bring Yoshinari to Otakon. Studio Trigger is a Japanese animation studio founded by former Gainax employees Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ohtsuka in August 2011.