Penang Anime Matsuri 2017 is proud to present one of the most cutting-edge creative talents from Japan! John Hathway is a freelance illustrator who blends mind-bending art and gravity-defying physics into his work. His art features a fusion different mediums such as robot development, software, stories, animation, and 3D graphics.

Catch the John Hathway showcase at Penang Anime Matsuri 2017, to be held on 1st and 2nd July 2017, at Setia Spice Convention Center, Level 2, Arena! Tickets are pegged at: Indoor exhibition halls + stage – RM15 per day, Concert + Exhibition + Stage – RM118 per day, or Concert + Exhibition + Stage – RM220 for 2 days — available via Peatix!

About John Hathway

John is a renowned Japanese illustrator who graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2004, with a Master degree of physical engineering. He then went on to pursue his PhD the following year, serving concurrently as a special researcher under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, specialising in quantum limit physics. In recent years, he set up his own brand, JH lab, in hope to connect his works with the public. Establishing various crowdfunding projects, his works has been turned beyond just illustrations.

About Penang Anime Matsuri

Penang Anime Matsuri is the brainchild of SOZO, the company behind the Anime Festival Asia, and Penang Global Tourism, Penang’s tourism bureau. The festival aims to unite lovers of Japanese pop culture around the South East Asia region. It is supported by Anime Festival Asia, the state of Penang and the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang.

About Penang Global Tourism

Set up to promote, market and generate tourism to Penang state in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a state tourism bureau that works with key tourism players locally and internationally. PGT conceptualised and jointly organises Penang Anime Matsuri and George Town Literary Festival, and supports annual events such as George Town Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival. For more info on Penang log on to:

About SOZO

Established in 2009, SOZO entertainment platforms include Anime Festival Asia, I Love Anisong, J- LIVE ASIA, Japan Music Festival and many more. In 2014, SOZO moved forward with a capital alliance with one of Japan’s largest talent management company Horipro. In 2015, SOZO also formed a capital alliance with Sony Music Entertainment (Japan).