Anime Expo has been keeping up with their tradition of announcing guests very close to the chest but some guest announcements are worth the wait especially this one. On June 3rd Anime Expo revealed on their blog that world renowned director and artist Katsuhiro Otomo will be a guest of honor at this years convention.

Otomo is best known for his work in Steamboy, Gun report, and AKIRA.

A blurb from the blog post reads:

We are ecstatic to welcome the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo to Anime Expo 2019! We’re welcoming him back to Anime Expo after his previous appearance at AnimeCon 1991, which was our predecessor event! He will participate in a panel on July 4th at 5:00 pm where he will announce a new project!

Event Details
  • Panel Name: Legend, Katsuhiro Otomo New Projects Announcement

  • Date: Thursday, July 4

  • Time:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Room: Live Programming 2 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom

Fans will have the amazing opportunity to meet this legendary creator as Anime Expo will take place from July 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tickets are still available on their official site.