Shingo Natsume | Space Dandy

Hot on the heels of Toru Furuya’s addition to Anime Boston comes another announcement: animation director Shingo Natsume will be the convention’s fifth Japanese guest. The director has worked on many titles, such as Space DandyOne Punch Man, and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.

Along with Furuya, Shingo Natsume is joining Puffy AmiYumi, the OKAMOTO’S, and Naokatsu Tsuda as Anime Boston’s Japanese guests. The American guests include Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Brina Palencia, Kyle Colby, Bryson Baugus, Greg Ayres, and Lisa Ortiz.

For more information on this announcement, a press release was provided.

Director to appear at the Northeast’s largest anime convention

Boston – Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fifth Japanese guest of honor today.  Animation director Shingo Natsume will appear at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 31 through April 2, 2017.

Shingo Natsume has directed many anime, including television series Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and the theatrical film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.

He has also directed Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Space Dandy, and One Punch Man.  His latest directorial work is ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

“Natsume-san is the director of two of the hottest titles in the past few years, Space Dandy and One Punch Man. We’re honored to have the opportunity to present Natsume-san to his fans in Boston, and to give them the opportunity to talk to him!” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.

Previously announced guests include Puffy AmiYumi, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, OKAMOTO’S, Michelle Ruff, Johnny Yong Bosch, Naokatsu Tsuda, Brina Palencia, Toru Furuya, Kyle Colby Jones, Bryson Baugus, Greg Ayres, and Lisa Ortiz.


About Anime Boston: With nearly 27,000 attendees in 2016, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2017 is scheduled for Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at

Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.