LeftField Media and Bandai Visual announced on Tuesday that they will host anime director Masaki Tachibana at the first Anime NYC convention. He will participate in a Princess Principal Q&A and screening and also sign autographs.
In addition to Princess Principal, Tachibana has directed anime such as Barakamon, .hack//Quantum, and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. He directed episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture, and Yuyushiki.
The convention will also host the United States premiere of the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film and a Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime music concert led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi on November 19. Additionally, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE will perform at Anisong World Matsuri’s Anime Diva Night concert on November 17.
The convention will be held at the Javits Center from November 17-19. Crunchyroll is the convention’s title sponsor, with Funimation, Viz Media, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Yen Press, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Vertical, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Sunrise, and Aniplex also listed as sponsors.