The latest guest announced by Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and SUNRISE to be attending this year’s Anime NYC is a true legend of the industry. The creator and director of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television series, Yoshiyuki Tomino will be attending Anime NYC as not just a very special guest, but in part to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam.
Mobile Suit Gundam began its original run in 1979 and since then has become a cultural touchstone that goes beyond anime, dipping into movies, video games, manga, and its popular Gunpla model building figures that have sold over 500 million models and counting. Mobile Suit Gundam has inspired popular franchises across the world like Evangelion, Macross, Code Geass, and Megas XLR.
There is even a live-action film currently in development at Legendary Entertainment.
Yoshiyuki Tomino’s appearance at this year’s Anime NYC will be his only US appearance during the 40th Anniversary. He will be participating in panels, autograph sessions, and special events so fans won’t want to miss it!
Anime NYC will include the final US contest for the 2019 Gunpla Builders World Cup, an annual international competition featuring Gunpla model builders from all over the world, with The US Gunpla Builders World Cup winner going on to compete in Tokyo against model makers from Japan, Australia, Italy, France, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll 2019 might be over, but the 2020 date has already been set! Check out the official site to grab your ticket, learn more about exhibitors & attending guests, and what awaits you at Anime NYC!
And stay tuned to Nerdier Tides as we get you ready for it!
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