Shinji Ishihara was born on July 24th, 1993. After graduating from the Osaka University of Arts, he started his career in the Animation Industry. He started off as an OVA Production Assistant, then Game Director, and later worked as a TV series Line Producer until finally becoming a director. After directing the OVA Ichi the Killer THE ANIMATION EPISODE.0 in 2002, he went on to direct several hit series including the 2014 and 2018 FAIRY TALE series, the 2013 LOG HORIZON series, the 2016 HEYBOT! series and the two 2021 series of EDENS ZERO and “Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy.”

Reincarnated as a Sword is a series that holds great significance because it celebrates 20 years of his career as a director.

Shinji Ishihara will appear on Friday and Saturday. He will appear on the REINCARNATED AS A SWORD panel and autograph sessions.