Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Panel with Tatsuma Minamikawa & Yohei Ito from MCM London Comic Con May 2017

At the MCM London Comic Con May 2017 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry director Tatsuma Minamikawa and anime producer Yohei Ito, who also worked on Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, were the Anime Guests of Honour for the event and teaming up with Anime Limited a panel was hosted whereby attendees were introduced to their work, lifestyle and more importantly their involvement with Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry.

So what have Tatsuma Minamikawa & Yohei Ito worked on? Well this quick bio from the MCM event organisers should be able to answer that question:

  • Tatsuma Minamikawa: Beginning his anime industry career in 2006 at studio Pierrot, Tatsuma Minamikawa recently made his full directorial debut with newly-released A-1 Pictures film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, the second feature-length entry in the long-running fantasy series. Minamikawa has also worked on films such as Naruto Shippuden the Movie and its sequel Bonds, Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black and Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion, and 2012 sci-fi romance Psychic School Wars. Meanwhile, his TV credits include Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Oreimo, Gintama, GATE, Gundam Build Fighters Try and Chihayafuru 2.
  • Yohei Ito: Yohei Ito turned to anime production after stints as an editor for FRIDAY, Japan’s biggest photo tabloid magazine, and heading Kodansha’s Live Action Licensing operations. As well running the publisher’s Animation Licensing and Producing, Ito has worked as associate producer on global phenomenon Attack on Titan and its much-anticipated second season.

Natrually anyone who had ‘any type’ of interest in the film, or these guests, attended the panel; but if you were unable to come to the event or missed out on the panel itself then you are in luck as we have the entire panel, with public Q&A session, available for you to view on our channel.

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is currently available in cinemas across the UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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