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Mamoru Oshii, Katsuhiro Otomo Among Motion Picture Academy Invitees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences—AKA the organization responsible for the Oscars—kicked off July by announcing its new slew of invitees for 2019. It all added up to a whopping 842 people in the industry across 59 countries in the world, and a handful of anime luminaries managed to get their own invites.

Among the invitees for 2019 are Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii, Akira creator and director Katsuhiro Otomo, A Tree of Palme‘s Takashi Nakamura, Mirai producer Yuichiro Saito, and Mirai editor Shigeru Nishiyama.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences