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takeshi_hondaRebuild of Evangelion animation director Takeshi Honda is to join Psycho-Pass helmer Naoyoshi Shiotani as an Anime Guest of Honour when Comic Con returns to Excel London later this month.

After working on the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, Takeshi Honda returned to the famous sci-fi franchise when creator Hideaki Anno rebooted it as Rebuild of Evangelion. Joining Anno’s Studio Khara, Honda acted as mechanical animation director on Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, animation director on Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance and chief animation director on the latest in the series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

After making his debut as a character designer on 1994’s Metal Fighter Miku, Takeshi Honda has worked on a wealth of well-known anime titles – including the late, great Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue, Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo and The asuka_tubeWind Rises and Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast. Other credits include Kill la Kill, When Marnie Was There, A Letter to MomoSpace Dandy and Ghost in the Shell 2.  

Honda is also a director in his own right, recently collaborating with Mahiro Maeda to helm a short film with an extremely long title – 20min Walk From Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed – as part of the Japan Animator Expo movie omnibus.

— This news story is for October 2016’s MCM London Comic Con —

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