Hero Mask helmer Hiroyasu Aoki is MCM Birmingham’s first Anime Guest of Honour!
Hiroyasu Aoki, director of Netflix original anime Hero Mask, is to be MCM Birmingham’s very first Anime Guest of Honour!
SATURDAY / LIVE STAGE / 10:30am
Aoki, who also scripted the Studio Pierrot-made series, will be taking part in a panel on Saturday 16 November, on the Live Stage at 10:30am, followed by a signing session on All The Anime Ltd’s stand at 12pm.
An action-packed crime drama whose second season launched on Netflix this August, Hero Mask sees detective inspector James Blood and assistant attorney Sarah Sinclair teaming up to uncover a deadly conspiracy in an alternate London – a conspiracy that involves supposedly long-dead prisoners and masks that give their wearers superhuman powers!
Prior to making his series directorial debut with Hero Mask, Hiroyasu Aoki worked at animation studio Madhouse on anime such as Chi’s Sweet Home, Hunter × Hunter, No Game, No Life and 2011 Marvel Anime show X-Men. He was also an assistant director on acclaimed helmer Mamoru Hosoda’s 2015 fantasy adventure The Boy and the Beast.
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