Producer / Writer
Formerly involved with the production desk at Studio Ghibli, Hirokatsu Kihara worked closely with director, Hayao Miyazaki on such hit titles as Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service.
Hirokatsu Kihara is probably best known for his work in the Horror genre. There, he has been a crucial contributor working on such titles as: Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment and Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan which are known in Japan as Shin Mimibukuro. In addition, he has written the books: Tsukumo Kwaidan, Utsushiyo-kaidan, and Kinkiro. Nowadays, he continues to write ghost stories, emcees at monster conventions, and shares his knowledge and experiences at events worldwide.
You can check out his website at - http://kiharahirokatsu.com (Japanese)
Convention Guest Appearances
- Ohayocon 2020 - January 10-12, 2020 in Columbus, OH, USA
- Otakon 2019 - July 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC, USA
- AnimeNEXT 2019 - June 7-9, 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ, USA
- Otakon 2018 - August 10-12, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA
- Otakuthon 2018 - August 3-5, 2018 in Montréal, QC, Canada
- Anime Boston 2018 - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Boston, MA, USA
- Anime Boston 2017 - March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA
- Akumakon 2014 - January 17-19, 2014 in Galway, Ireland
- Akumakon 2013 - January 18-20, 2013 in Galway, Ireland