Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Video Game Director Jiro Ishii to Guest at Otakon



Baltimore, MD (July 16, 2014) – Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that video game director and designer Jiro Ishii will be a guest at Otakon 2014.


Jiro Ishii is a popular video game director who has been affiliated primarily with the studios Chunsoft (known in the west for their Mystery Dungeon games) and more recently, LEVEL-5
(known for the Dragon Quest and Professor Layton games).









After working on several lesser-known titles (including the Little Lovers series of dating simulation games), Ishii moved to Chunsoft, where he directed the critically acclaimed interactive visual novel and adventure video game 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya. The anime Canaan is based on one of several possible game scenarios, and four novels based on the game followed. He also produced the well regarded Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, in which nine kidnap victims must explore a sinking cruise liner and solve puzzles to escape. He also worked on Imabikiso, and the 3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei video game, based on the long-running school drama. He also produced TRICK x LOGIC, a mystery game for the PSP.





Otakon 2014 will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty first year, Otakon is an annual
celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of
fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper
understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga,
video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore,
Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000
people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees).
Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based,
501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture,
primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid
staff – we are run by fans, for fans.


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