Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe!
The Man. The Legend. Otafest is so very, very pleased (we're hyperventilating all over the place!) to be able to present fan favorite anime director, story board artist and voice actor, Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe for his first time to Calgary!
Nabeshin has been directing anime since the 1980's and is the director of such fan favorite comedy anime as Excel Saga and Puni Puni Poemi! He's been to anime conventions all over the world, and we are so very pleased to be able to have him with us for Otafest 2015!
A partial list of Nabeshin's credits include being the chief director on Fair, then Partly Piggy, Lupin III: Da Capo of Love: Fujiko's Unlucky Days / The Columbus files, Excel Saga, Dotto! Koni-chan, Puni Puni Poemi, Tenchi Muyo! GXP, eX-D: Danger Zone, Nerima Daikon Brothers, The Wallflower, and Monster High!
Nabeshin Introduction Panel!
This panel will introduce Nabeshin and his works! Come meet the man behind your favorite cult classic anime!
Live-Action Filmmaking Panel with Nabeshin!
While Nabeshin is an anime director, he has always wanted to try making live-action films too! Come share your ideas and we will select a cast from the audience and shoot an improv movie together!
BONDAGE with Nabeshin! 18+ ONLY!
Ropes. Knots. With Nabeshin. Need we say more? (18+ only!)
Autographs with Nabeshin!
Get an autograph with Nabeshin! Please note that while autographs are free, we would really appreciate it if you also picked up a copy of his latest Doujinshi for the low low price of $5.00! There will be a limit on the number of autographs per person, and please be careful to make sure the items you want him to sign aren't bootlegs or knock offs! He can’t sign those!