Anime Expo Announces Guest of Honor Yoshitaka Amano

Anime Expo has announced their first 2016 Guest of Honor, artist Yoshitaka Amano! While he has attended several conventions in the US before, this will be Amano’s first time attending Anime Expo. The major North American anime con will be held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


AX introduces Amano

As a Japanese artist, character designer, and illustrator, Amano also works in the grounds of scenic art and stage costumes. Hired at Tatsunoko Production at the age of 15, he has created characters for some of the most prominent TV animations in Japan. He then became an independent artist in 1982. He is most well-known for his work as a character designer, title logo designer, and image illustrator for the Final Fantasy series. Since his debut, Amano’s career as an artist has flourished, producing paintings with his unique, mysterious touch in solo shows in cities such as New York, Paris, and London.

Amano will participate in a panel, as well as autograph sessions. Schedule TBA in Spring 2016.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.