AsiaPOP Comicon Manila has announced on Thursday that acclaimed anime director and mecha designer Shoji Kawamori will be a guest in one of the biggest pop-culture convention this August.

Shoji Kawamori is known as one of the original creators behind the anime franchise Macross. He is also original creator for several science-fiction anime series, which includes Genesis of Aquarion, AKB0048, Basquash, The Vision of Escaflowne and many more.

AsiaPOP Comicon describes Kawamori as follows:

Being one of the original creators of the animated TV hit Macross, which became part of a series known as Robotech outside Japan, he played a major part in developing one of the important factors that popularized the Japanese anime phenomenon worldwide. He was also one of the designers of the Diaclone line of toys, which later became known as the Transformers, including now ubiquitous “Optimus Prime.” His designs can be found in a wide range of media, from animation, and video games to live-action movies and commercial products.

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2017 will happen on August 25-27 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. For more information and event updates, visit www.asiapopcomicon.com/manila, or follow their official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/apccmanila, Twitter account @AsiaPOPComicon, and Instagram account @AsiaPOPComicon.

ANIMEPH Project is an online media partner of AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2017.

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