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Naoto Hirooka

Fashion Designer

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Naoto Hirooka, better known as H. Naoto, is a Japanese avant-garde fashion designer. H. Naoto's style of clothing and accessories could be classified under Japanese punk and gothic lolita, and he has been called the "most visible and successful of the labels fixated on that style."

He graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, joined S-inc. in 1999, and launched his own brand, h.NAOTO in the Spring/Summer of 2000.

H. Naoto created a dress worn by Amy Lee of Evanescence at the 2004 Grammy Awards. He has also designed costumes for the bands Ayabie, Psycho le Cému (for the Prism PV), Gackt, S.K.I.N., and Hangry & Angry.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Otakon 2010 - July 30 - August 1 in Baltimore, MD
   Anime Central 2011 - May 20-22 in Rosemont, IL
   Japan Expo 2011 - June 30 - July 3 in Paris, France
   Sakura-Con 2012 - April 6-8 in Seattle, WA
   Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012 - September 28-30 in Atlanta, GA
   Anime Central 2014 - May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL
   Sakura-Con 2015 - April 3-5 in Seattle, WA
   AnimeNEXT 2015 - June 12-14 in Somerset, NJ
   Anime Expo 2015 - July 2-5 in Los Angeles, CA
   Anime Blues Con 2015 - July 10-12 in Memphis, TN
   Kawaii Kon 2016 - April 8-10 in Honolulu, HI
11 guest appearances

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