Kimiko Ueno to be Anime Guest of Honour at Manchester MCM Comic Con 2015


Prepare to get excited; as the boffins who organise the MCM Comic Con events across the country have announced that Kimiko Ueno, the scriptwriter for the ever-popular Space Dandy anime series, will be the first Anime Guest of Honour at this month’s MCM Comic Con in Manchester.

As part of her appearence Kimiko Ueno will not only be meeting fans and signing autographs at various times across both days; but she will also be hosting his own panel whereby she will explain how anime screenplays are developed.

So who exactly is Kimiko Ueno? will here is some information as provided by the MCM Group:

Born in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, Kimiko Ueno made her anime debut in 2009 as a scriptwriter for children’s comedy show Gokyoudai Monogatari, going on to write for numerous other children’s anime series including Stitch!: Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi, Kuromajyo-san ga Toru and long-running kids’ favourite Crayon Shin-chan. She also wrote the screenplay for the feature length Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!!, which received a theatrical release across Japan back in 2013.

However, western anime fans will know Kimiko Ueno best for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe’s hit sci-fi anthology series Space Dandy, currently available online from Netflix and on home video from Anime Limited. The show’s first season features no fewer than eight episodes penned by Ueno – more than any other scriptwriter. Her contributions include the much-talked-about zombie and rock ‘n’ roll episodes, ‘Sometimes You Can’t Live With Dying, Baby’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dandy’.

Kimiko Ueno will be available throughout both days of the event, which is being held in Manchester on the 25th and 26th July 2015; however exact times of her appearence have yet to be confirmed. Those wishing to visit the Manchester MCM Comic Con event may want to pre-book tickets on their website – as tickets are apparently selling out fast.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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