Motonobu Hori and Shinichiro Watanabe Announced as Anime Guest of Honour at MCM London Comic Con

The organisers of MCM London Comic Con, which takes place between the 25th and 27th October 2019 at the ExCeL Centre in London, have announced that Motonobu Hori, the director of the Studio Bones animated NETFLIX anime series Carol and Tuesday, and Shinichiro Watanabe, which many will know as the director of Cowboy Bebop, will be the Anime Guest of Honour at this months event.


The first of our two guests is the renowned Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the timeless classic Cowboy Bebop (which currently has a live-action Netflix series in development). Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1965, Mr. Watanabe was formerly an employee at Sunrise, where he supervised the episode direction and storyboards of many anime produced at the studio. He made his directorial debut as co-director of Macross Plus.

Mr. Watanabe’s other directorial credits include Samurai ChamplooSpace Dandy and Terror in Resonance, before also recently directing an animated short set in the Blade Runner universe, Blade Runner: Black Out 2022. Mr. Watanabe is also the chief director of currently streaming Netflix series Carole & Tuesday.


Also joining us at the event is Motonobu Hori, who serves as the director of Studio BONES’ Carole & Tuesday, where he makes his full directorial debut. His previous roles include working on key animation, animation direction and storyboards for a wealth of anime, including Napping PrincessBerserk: The Golden Age Arc, and episodes of Psycho-Pass.

In addition to the confirmation of Motonobu Hori and Shinichiro Watanabe attendance at MCM London Comic Con, Anime Limited have also gone on to confirm that a panel and two free signing sessions will be taking place during the event – with times and dates listed below.

Saturday 26th October 2019:

— 11:30am @ Centre Stage
The Anime Guests of Honour Panel: Shinichiro Watanabe & Motonobu Hori

— 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ [Location to be announced] Free Signing Session #1

Sunday 27th October 2019:

— 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ [Location to be announced] Free Signing Session #2

The MCM London Comic Con will take place between the 25th October 2019 and 27th October 2019 at the ExCeL Centre in London. Further information can be found on the Anime Limited website.

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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