Space Dandy’s Kimiko Ueno to be Anime Guest of Honour at MCM Manchester Comic Con

Kimiko UenoSpace Dandy scriptwriter Kimiko Ueno is to be MCM Manchester Comic Con’s first ever Anime Guest of Honour. As well as meeting fans and signing autographs during the weekend of the convention, Ueno will also be presenting an on-stage panel on how anime screenplays are developed.

Born in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, Kimiko Ueno made her anime debut in 2009 as a scriptwriter for children’s comedy show Gokyoudai Monogatari. She went on to write for numerous other anime series, including Stitch!: Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi, the recent anime adaptation of Mysterious Joker, and the long-running Crayon Shin-chan. She also wrote the screenplay for the feature length Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!!, which received a theatrical release across Japan back in 2013.

Western anime fans will know Kimiko Ueno best for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe’s hit sci-fi anthology series Space Dandy, currently available online from Netflix and on DVD and Blu-ray from Anime Limited. The show’s first season features no fewer than eight episodes penned by Ueno – more than any other scriptwriter. Her contributions include the much-talked-about zombie and rock ‘n’ roll episodes, ‘Sometimes You Can’t Live With Dying, Baby’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dandy’.


MCM Manchester Comic Con takes place at Manchester Central on 25 – 26 July 2015. Thinking of attending? You can find out more about the event by clicking here.

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