There will also be interviews, and autograph sessions.

When the 2018 Anime Expo takes place next month, Tokyo-based composer Hiroki Kikuta will be in attendance, participating in several panels, giving interviews, as well as signing autographs.

Kikuta is perhaps best known for his Secret of Mana, and Koudelka video game soundtracks, the latter game he also produced and directed. The veteran composer will be presenting panels at the expo where fans can learn about his creative process and experience world premieres of music from games such as Indivisible, and Unraveled.

The Anime Expo will be taking place in Los Angeles, California between 5th-8th July.

Kikuta’s scheduled appearances are as follows:

An Evening With Lab Zero – The Latest on Indivisible, Skullgirls, and more
Thursday, 5th July | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

JW Marriot – Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)
“Want to know what’s going on with Lab Zero? Join this panel and check out our latest news, updates on game development and ask the team questions. Joining us will be legendary game music composer, Hiroki Kikuta!”

Autograph Session #1
Friday, 6th July | 12:20pm – 1:40pm

Industry Autographs, Kentia Hall
First autograph session.

Beyond Mana: Composer Hiroki Kikuta Goes Indie
Saturday, 7th July | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

LACC – Live Programming 5 (404AB)
“You may love his Secret of Mana soundtrack, but Kikuta-san has recently worked on a number of indie titles you may have missed. Learn about his partnership with Scarlet Moon Productions and hear samples of and get behind-the-scenes insights into his latest music. Bring questions for a brief Q&A too!”

Anime Expo Live Stream Interview
Saturday, 7th July | 4:00pm

AX Broadcast Stage / (https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo)
“Tune in for a brief interview with composer Hiroki Kikuta and Scarlet Moon producer Jayson Napolitano as they share exclusive never-before-heard news about their future collaborations.”

Autograph Session #2
Sunday, 8th July | 12:20pm – 1:40pm
Industry Autographs, Kentia Hall
Second autograph session.

As Zero Lab Games’ guest of honour, Kikuta will be at Thursday’s Indivisible panel and will be signing Indivisible soundtrack sampler CDs. These will be given away free at the Lab Zero Games booth (#3711).

“I am so excited to get the chance to meet everyone at Anime Expo directly,” said Kikuta. “I’m greatly looking forward to visiting Los Angeles and hope to have a wonderful time with all the Super Nintendo and Lab Zero Games fans out there!”

For additional information on this year’s Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime-expo.org/.