Acclaimed director Masao Maruyama and his long time production partner Yasuaki Iwase came to Otakon 2015 to give some updates on Studio MAPPA’s current productions and take question on their respective careers. The panel opened with Maruyama and Iwase showing off some trailers for several of their recent and upcoming productions including and adaptation of […]
Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]
Perennial Otakon guest Masao Maruyama returned to the convention once again in 2013 to do several Q&A sessions. This panel in particular centered on his work with his new production studio, MAPPA. The panel opened with a total of three videos, two of which I can talk about: a tribute to the late Satoshi Kon […]
Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]
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