Anime Expo welcomes Yutaka Yamamoto to the 2014 guest lineup! Mr. Yamamoto is an anime director, formerly a member of Kyoto Animation, and a founder of anime studio Ordet. In 2008, he directed Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maiden; the first anime he produced with Ordet. In 2013, he dedicated the short film Blossom to charities helping children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake. The short film tells the tale of an old farmer’s life as he works to bring a tsunami-ravaged land back to life. Most recently, Yamamoto directed Wake Up, Girls! a fusion of anime and real-life idol, The film titled Wake Up, Girls! Seven Idols opened in Japan January 2014. The following TV series aired between January and March 2014 and takes place in Sendai.
Mr. Yamamoto will have a Q&A panel as well as autograph sessions at AX 2014.