SUNRISE producers Kazuhiko Tamura and Yoshitaka Kawaguchi joining AX 2014 as Industry Guests

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Anime Expo is excited to welcome anime producers Kazuhiko Tamura and Yoshitaka Kawaguchi to this year’s event. Both Tamura and Kawaguchi will be a part of the Sunrise Industry panel. Check out their profiles below to read more about some of the anime series that Kazuhiko Tamura and Yoshitaka Kawaguchi have worked on.



Kazuhiko Tamura (SUNRISE)Kazuhiko Tamura entered the anime industry in 1992 when he joined SUNRISE as a Production Coordinator. The first title he worked on was “Mama is Just a Fourth Grade Pupil.”

Not long afterwards, he became involved with “Energy Bomb Gambaruger,” “Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer,” “Mobile Fighter G Gundam,” and “Escalfowne.” Moving up to Production Manager in 1998, he has worked in “Sentimental Journey,” “The Big O II,” and the “Sergeant Keroro” series. He also worked as an Assistant Producer on “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) Episode 1.”

More recently, he has become a Producer for “TIGER & BUNNY”, which he has been involved with from the very beginning. He has also released “TIGER & BUNNY The Beginning” and “TIGER & BUNNY The Rising” and continues to take on new possibilities with original projects.




Yoshitaka Kawaguchi (SUNRISE)Yoshitaka Kawaguchi joined SUNRISE in 1988 and started working as a production coordinator on “City Hunter 2.” In 1993 he took the role of setting coordinator on “Turn A Gundam”. His debut as a producer was the 2002 theatrical release of “Turn A Gundam”.

Since then he has produced a series of hits including “Overman King Gainer,” “Planetes,” “Wings of Rean,” and “Code Geass: Lelouche of the Rebellion.” Currently he is producing “Code Geass: Akito the Exiled” on one hand, and is focused on the creation of original works as a General Producer for Sunrise on the other.