Former Studio Ghibli production coordinator Kihara Hirokatsu (Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service) will talk about his driving role and experience behind some of the most iconic anime films of all time. Attendees will have a chance to glimpse some incredibly rare pieces of original animations/sketches that brought the characters we all know and love to life. 

Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes of the anime films and television series we all know and love? Would you like to learn the trade secrets and day-to-day job profiles of one of Japan’s most lucrative industries? Well here’s your chance to find out, as anime industry insider Kihara Hirokatsu joins us at  Ohayocon 2020. In a revealing discussion session, Kihara will talk about his time working on some of the most iconic anime films of all time. Attendees will also have a chance to glimpse some incredibly rare pieces of animation history!

Kihara Hirokatsu formerly worked at the Studio Ghibli production desk and was involved in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Nowadays he writes ghost stories and MCs at monster conventions. His most famous work is Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment which has been a crucial contributor to many other hits in this genre.