According to a recent post on Facebook
, Tsuyoshi Nonaka
will be in attendance at the Pacific Media Expo
)! PMX will be held from November 9-11 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. In addition to being part of PLEX(which designs Super Sentai toys
!), Nonaka is also an accomplished animator, having worked on such series as Shin Mazinger Z
! Here is more info from PMX
"His masterpieces are Toei “Metal Hero Series” and “Super Sentai Series”. (a.k.a Power Rangers) It is needless to say that Tsuyoshi is known as the original designer of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (a.k.a Kyoryu Sentai Zyu-Ranger) in Japan as well as several Kamen Rider series. In addition, he has also created a successful toy series-brand for adults in Japan called “Chogokin-Damashii (a.k.a Soul of Chogokin) and recreated his childhood favorite character Mazinger Z (a.k.a Tranzor Z) as part of collectible die-cast Robot toy series towards the collector, high-end market which are still growing today.
This year, he has shifted his creative base from Asia to North America where he has become the head of “PLEX International Design, US division” working on Power Rangers, Ben 10 and Thunder Cats toy designs for Bandai America Inc. (Cypress CA). The Classic Lion-O (Thunder Cats) figure distributed at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was designed by him."
This year marks the 2nd time that Nonaka will be in attendance at PMX. He will be taking part in an autograph session and focus panel. What could he be working on for the 20th anniversary of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers