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Friday, July 1
 

10:00am

Maid Café: All Ages
Friday July 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

10:00am

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
AMV Theatre 515 A

11:30am

Butler Café: All Ages
Friday July 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

11:30am

Anime Expo 2006 AMV Contest Replay
Ever wonder what AMVs were popular back in 2006? Want to enjoy a bit of nostalgia? Come join us as we take a 10-year trip to the past to re-enact the AX2006 AMV Competition, complete with applause metered judging!

Friday July 1, 2016 11:30am - 2:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

12:00pm

MY love Story!! (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

12:00pm

E-Gaming Tournament Finals
Friday July 1, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

12:30pm

JPOP Dance Workshop #1
Learn a fun Jpop dance from one of our ANXiDOLS. All ages are welcome!

Friday July 1, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
AXDance Concourse F

12:30pm

K-ON! (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:30pm

Screening (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

12:45pm

Late Comedy Showdown Workshop
Do you think you're funny? Or do you just want a laugh? Either way you're bound to have fun at the Late Comedy Show: Tryouts! Come on in to contend for a spot in the Finals or simply relax with friends.

Friday July 1, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

1:00pm

Attack on Titan Anthology
Meet some of the creative minds behind this unprecedented collaboration between Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama and an all-star list of the best Western comics artists and writers! We’ll reveal never-before-seen art from the book and give away exclusive trading cards and other goodies.

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

1:00pm

What's New from Yen Press
The Yen Press crew -- including publishing director Kurt Hassler and editor-in-chief JuYoun Lee — unveil exciting new and upcoming projects and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn’t forget the swag!

Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

1:00pm

Maid Café: All Ages
Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

1:00pm

Ace Attorney (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

1:00pm

Contest Check-In
Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke 2 511 C

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday July 1, 2016 1:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
Open Karaoke 518

1:15pm

JoJo's Bizarre Fan Panel With Kira Buckland
A fan panel celebrating Hirohiko Araki's masterwork JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Welcome to fans or people who are just interesting in the series. Events include a trivia game with special prizes, a posing contest, and open discussion of the series by fans for fans! Featuring prolific voice actress and rabid JoJo fan Kira Buckland.

Friday July 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

1:30pm

1:30pm

VIZ Media Panel
Join the VIZ Media crew at our 30th anniversary celebration! We’ll talk about some of your favorite titles like NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. We’ll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, giving away prizes and having a grand old time. There might even be jokes!

Friday July 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Main Events Hall B

1:30pm

Fruits Basket (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

2:00pm

Midnight Shinigami
Band Performance

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

2:00pm

KPOP Dance Workshop #1
Learn a fun Kpop dance from one of our ANXiDOLS. All ages are welcome!

Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

2:00pm

AKAME Ga KILL! (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

2:00pm

Twin Star Exorcists (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:00pm

Contestant Warm-ups
Friday July 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

2:15pm

A Deeply Biased History of American Manga Publishing
Join Dallas Middaugh as he talks about the history of manga in the U.S. Starting with the early days of the 1980s, when manga tried to fit the mold of American comics, on up to the breakneck rise of manga in the '00s. From its freefall decline in 2008, to its rapid return to popularity today, Middaugh will bring his unique perspective to over three decades of U.S. manga. A 16-year veteran of manga publishing, he worked at Viz, founded the Del Rey Manga imprint at Random House, cofounded Seven Seas, and helped start the Kodansha Comics line. He currently works at Crunchyroll.

Friday July 1, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

2:15pm

Titmouse Animation
Titmouse (Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, Superjail, Motorcity, Black Dynamite), will reveal what’s going on behind the scenes at the studio and what they have in store for the coming year!

Friday July 1, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Live Programming 4 411

2:15pm

The AMV Gameshow
Think you know AMVs? Even if not, everybody’s got a shot in this ultimate game of AMV trivia filled with chances to win awesome prizes and the glory of AMV Gameshow Champion. You do NOT want to miss this.

Friday July 1, 2016 2:15pm - 4:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

2:30pm

Butler Café: All Ages
Friday July 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

2:30pm

Mizokami & I: Creating the World of Yomawari From Scratch
Come and join us for an exclusive panel featuring the upcoming NISA game Yomawari: Night Alone! We have invited Yu Mizokami, Yomawari’s creator, to sit down and talk about the making of the game, Japanese urban legends that inspired the game’s premise, and dive into the art design that makes Yomawari as cute as it is scary. Join us for a spooky session of fun, and be sure to stay till the very end for a THRILLING surprise!

Friday July 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

2:30pm

Naruto Shippuden (451 - 453)
Friday July 1, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:30pm

Taiko Demo & Workshop
Friday July 1, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:45pm

Junichi Suwabe Special Panel feat. GANGSTA. & Space Dandy
DISCLAIMER: Premier Fan Badge required for entry. 

The very first Junichi Suwabe Guest Panel at Anime Expo.
Not only he will speak about "GANGSTA." and "Space Dandy", but also the panel includes Q&As with fans, dubbing contest (*TBD) and special short video screenings. A special "GANGSTA." give-away item will be provided to the first 900 Premier Fans!

Speakers
avatar for Junichi Suwabe

Junichi Suwabe

Junichi Suwabe started his voice acting career in 1995 and has been all over the scene since then. With many leading roles including Worick in GANGSTA., Dandy in Space Dandy, Keigo Atobe in The Prince of Tennis, Daiki Aomine in Kuroko's Basketball, Archer in Fate/stay night, Yoji Itami in GATE and Ren Jinguji in Uta no Prince-sama.


Friday July 1, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

3:00pm

Yakitate!! Japan (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

3:30pm

JPOP Dance Workshop #2
Learn a fun Jpop dance from one of our ANXiDOLS. All ages are welcome!

Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
AXDance Concourse F

3:30pm

Read-along with MONOGATARI and Attack on Titan
Join the voice actor cast of the MONOGATARI and Attack on Titan audio books as they read through chapters of the recently released books. Then hear from the cast as they discuss the process and memories of working withing this new growing medium.

Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

3:30pm

Right Stuf Anime & Nozomi Entertainment Industry Panel
Come join the fun at Right Stuf Anime and Nozomi Entertainment's industry panel! Find out about the latest Right Stuf store exclusives, upcoming Gundam releases, and new Nozomi Entertainment announcements! Plus, enter to win a gift card to RightStufAnime.com!

Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

3:30pm

SMEJ Music Block
Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

3:30pm

Wagnaria!!3 (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

3:45pm

Colopl Rune Story: Confessions of a Game Developer
Meet the development team of Colopl Rune Story - the western edition of Shiro Neko Project (aka White Cat Project)! Find out what it’s like to localize Japan’s No. 1 mobile action JRPG and bring it to the west. We’ll also reveal epic fails and what we learned along the way. Have you ever wondered, “Why’d they change that?!” Ponder no more, we discuss it all. Oh and did we mention swag? We’ve got lots of swag, especially for Rune Story Cosplayers (yes, we’re talking to you).

Friday July 1, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

4:00pm

Ayakashi
Blending the musical backgrounds of international members, AYAKASHI brings a fresh and innovative form of Japanese music through melodic compositions and energetic performances. Featuring soaring vocals from Japan, a beautiful combination of classical piano, blazing guitar solos and groovy rhythms, AYAKASHI channels the essence of classic J-pop and J-rock in a musical interpretation that is sure to entertain.

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

4:00pm

SouLandscape
SouLandscape is a Japanese Electro World Music Duo. At our live performances, full of both Original and Anime Songs, EDM, World Music, and Theatrical Performances, we will surround you with our fantastical imaginary world! Stay tuned! Website: www.soulandscape.com/

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

4:00pm

Aniplex of America Industry Panel
What does “Sword Art Online II”, “DURARARA!!x2”, “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]”, “KIZUMONOGATARI”, “KILL la KILL” and “Madoka Magica” all have in common? You guessed it. Those are just some of the many hit titles that Aniplex of America has brought to the fans in North America. Join us as we discuss what awesome things we have coming down the pipeline! From fan-favorite releases, exciting news and all of our exclusive events we’re hosting at this year’s AX. We even have cool prizes that are just waiting to go home with you. Come have fun with us and learn why so many fans agree that, “It’s only the best with Aniplex!”

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

4:00pm

Celebrating 100 Years of Japanese Animation Presented by AJA
Japanese animation will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. As we approach this milestone, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) will be starting a project that will set the foundation to further support the creation of anime for the next 100 years.

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Events Hall B

4:00pm

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

4:15pm

AMV Creator Takeover
Here’s your chance to meet the creators of some of your favorite AMVs as several revered creators present their works.

Friday July 1, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

4:30pm

Mekaku City Actors (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

4:45pm

Absolution Ride Along
Join TOM and SARA on board the Absolution as we pay tribute to many of our favorite shows, both past and present, with this action packed hour of AMVs. Stay gold!

Friday July 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

4:45pm

Cosplay & Convention Careers w/ Aicosu
Are you considering a job related to Cosplay and Conventions? Come and talk to cosplayers in diverse fields (wardrobe assistant, social media, voice acting) to talk about how to break into the work force with your special skills, what the industry is like, how to make a resume and why your skills are valuable!

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to those beginning or even advanced in Cosplay and hope to teach new things in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

4:45pm

Seven Seas Entertainment
Come join the Seven Seas crew as they share a look at their current and upcoming releases, including brand new manga, games, and some exciting collaborations!

Friday July 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

5:00pm

Dark Horse Manga
Dark Horse is a well-known indie comics company, but also the second-oldest manga publisher in North America—since 1988! Our Japanese book line includes classics and contemporary titles alike, such as Hatsune Miku, Fire Emblem, Danganronpa, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Fate/Zero, Oh My Goddess!, Psycho-Pass, Vampire Hunter D, Drifters, Berserk and Oreimo: Kuroneko. We'll be showing previews of our upcoming manga as well as Japanese art books and novels. Please come by our panel with your questions, and for a chance to win special giveaway items!

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

5:00pm

Everyone Starts Somewhere: Cosplay at Any Level
When it comes to cosplay, there are so many different ways to approach it and sometimes that can be daunting. A panel of veteran cosplayers will discuss the different methods, from closet cosplay, thrift store alterations, crafting everything yourself, commissioning, and what budgeting a costume really means. After all, everyone starts somewhere.

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

5:00pm

Night Cafe I
Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

5:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors' Studio I
Interested in the voice-acting profession? Come get first-hand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! Professionals in an intimate setting! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an award-winning full-service audio post and creative production company.

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

5:00pm

Himouto! Umaru-chan (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

5:00pm

Hundred (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

5:00pm

Anime Expo 25th Event Welcome Ceremony
Join us as we look back over the 25 years of Anime Expo and celebrate Anime! There will be special guests dropping by and saying hi, so you won't want to miss getting a chance to see them! Light up the room with a free Lumica Light Stick sponsored by LUMICA.

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Events Hall B

5:15pm

Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime & manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. Prizes given out during panel!

Friday July 1, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

6:00pm

Phoenix Ash
Band Performance

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

6:00pm

Awesomecore AMVs
There are some AMVs that are just plain bad, and then there are AMVs that are so stupendously bad they fall through the floor and land in the core of awesome! Come join the fun or ELSE we’ll give you a prize! (You DON’T want a prize.)

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

6:00pm

Dancing Dolls
Speakers
avatar for Dancing Dolls

Dancing Dolls

Dancing Dolls is a serious dance & vocal unit formed in Osaka, Japan. | | Following 10 million plus social video views, they made major record debut from Sony Music by “Touch- A.S.A.P.-/Shanghai Darling" in Sept, 2012. | | Choreographed by Misaki, the leader of the group, their razor sharp dance moves and powerful vocal skills capture the audience in the blink of an eye.


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

6:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

6:00pm

Anime for Aspiring Filmmakers: Lessons from the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Why should American film students pay attention to anime? In the AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium Keynote Address, Prof. Ellen Seiter, holder of the University of Southern California's Stephen K. Nenno Endowed Chair in Television Studies, shares her thoughts on the distinctive visual, dramatic and narrative language of Japanese animation in film and television, and on what aspiring filmmakers can learn from anime directors such as the late Satoshi Kon, especially in the contemporary environment of digital production and distribution.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ellen Seiter

Dr. Ellen Seiter

Dr. Seiter received her BA in Anthropology from UCLA, and her MFA and PHD degrees in film from Northwestern University. Dr. Seiter specializes in audience research – anime being the most fascinating case study of all, children and youth media, semiotics, intellectual property law and media economics. Books she has authored include The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment and Mis-Education (Peter Lang... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

6:00pm

Hamatora (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

6:00pm

Karaoke Contest Preliminaries
Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

6:00pm

Dance with The Survey Corps Dance Crew
The Survey Corps Dance Crew is dedicated to bringing anime and comics to life through dance, and now you can join in too! Learn to dance with our Sasha and Hanij, and have a meet and greet with the members of the Corps as well.

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

6:15pm

Mega64 Live Love Laugh La La La Whatever Anime Panel
Mega64 is back again for their favorite panel every year. Come see their array of new and unseen videos, ask questions, and experience what true, important cosplay should really look like.

Friday July 1, 2016 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

6:15pm

'In This Corner of the World' Panel
Friday July 1, 2016 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

6:30pm

JOJO's BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel
Join us for the most epic JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE panel ever! Get the inside scoop from the editors from Japan as well as loads of surprises including special guests and announcements plus awesome prizes. This is not one to be missed!

Friday July 1, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

6:30pm

Crunchyroll Ace Attorney Screening Event
Get ready to shout "Objection!" Join rookie attorney Naruhodo Ryuuichi (Phoenix Wright) and his assistant Mayoi (Maya) as they seek the truth and defend their clients! With limited evidence and logic as his only weapon, can Naruhodo turn the case around when all the odds are stacked against him? Be sure to arrive early for an introduction by game producer and anime script supervisor Motohide Eshiro and the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Friday July 1, 2016 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

6:30pm

Assassination Classroom (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

7:00pm

Erased English Dub Premiere & Panel
One of 2016’s most talked about shows, ERASED, is getting an English dub and Aniplex of America will be giving you an exclusive first-look at Anime Expo 2016. From the director of the Sword Art Online series, Tomohiko Ito, and the Character Designer of Blue Exorcist, Keigo Sasaki, the psychological thriller ERASED has been praised by critics as a must-watch for any anime fan! Whether you’ve seen the show already or are just hearing about it for the first time, come check out the world premiere of the English dub at this special screening!

Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

7:00pm

Night Cafe II
Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

7:15pm

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!

Friday July 1, 2016 7:15pm - 8:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

7:30pm

7:30pm

Anime News Network Q&A
Meet the editors of the internet's most-read English-language anime and manga news site, Anime News Network! Find out about exciting new features at the site, ask a couple questions and win some prizes!

Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

7:30pm

Toonami Industry Panel
Toonami is the iconic programming block that helped introduce anime and many action cartoons to generations of fans. Join the creators of Toonami for a look at what’s been happening and what’s to come!

Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

7:30pm

Samurai Flamenco (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

7:30pm

Special Screening
Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

7:30pm

Special Screening: μ‘S Live in Theater
Join us for a special theatrical event which showcases the μ's 1st single – 6th single animation PV and music scenes from the anime series!

Screening Music List

僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/Snow halation/夏色えがおで1,2,Jump!/もぎゅっと"love"で接近中!/Wonderful Rush/僕らは今のなかで/ススメ→トゥモロウ/START:DASH!!/これからのSomeday/僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/Wonder zone/No brand girls/START:DASH!!/きっと青春が聞こえる/Music S.T.A.R.T!!/それは僕たちの奇跡/ユメノトビラ/Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!/Snow halation/KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/僕らは今のなかで/Happy maker!/どんなときもずっと/Hello,星を数えて/Angelic Angel/?←HEARTBEAT/Future style/SUNNY DAY SONG/僕たちはひとつの光/

*Screening does not include live concert footage.

  • Tickets: $10

Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

7:45pm

Words, Scripts, Implications: Creating Meaning in Anime and Manga
Sounding Out the Pictures: Manga Sound Effects, Meanings, and Translation
Andrew John Smith (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
  • This talk looks to discuss the unique world of comic sound effects, specifically those found in manga. Although many readers may not think about them directly, sound effects affect their ability to read, enjoy, and understand graphic texts—meaning that an inability to understand them can stop understanding, and changing them can potentially cause a disastrous misreading. Sound effects can carry just as much meaning, weight, and import as the dialogue and art they accompany, and this discussion looks to introduce that concept and expand the scope of what can be studied when it comes to graphic works.


Can the Pop-Idol Speak?: The Role of Voice in Satoshi Kon's Films 
John Ballarino (Bridgewater State University)
  • Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue is a film about identity: the conflict of the film is driven by the divide that exist between how people perceive the main character, Mima, as a commercial commodity and a woman, and in turn how Mima perceives herself. I analyze how this is portrayed symbolically throughout the film through the motif of Mima's voice, developing being owned and sold by others to being entirely her own. This provides a useful approach to better understand the outside influences influencing her identity and development as a character, revealing a strong criticism of the expectations of women in a patriarchal society.

Drawing Lines between Boys and Girls: What do we Mean by “Shōnen" and “Shōjo"? 
Mia Lewis (Stanford University)
  • While manga combines image and text, it divides boys and girls. In bookstores in Japan manga is divided primarily by the gender of the target audience, often separated onto different floors in larger bookstores. This reflects the gendered division that begins in manga zasshi [comics magazines] and continues through the media mix chain. This talk will briefly overview how this distinction has been discussed in previous scholarship, and shifted over the years. This talk will also introduce preliminary results from my ongoing research on the divisions between these genres. One of these research projects examines how the reader's sections in shōjo manga proscribe the ideal work to readers and aspiring artists to a far greater extent than their shōnen equivalents. The other examines formalist distinctions between contemporary shōnen and shōjo manga in order to explore what it means when we open a comic, glance at it, and declare it to be one or the other.

Friday July 1, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

7:45pm

Death Parade (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

7:45pm

Good Smile Company Industry Panel
Join Good Smile Company as they discuss the latest coming from the wonderful world of figures!

Friday July 1, 2016 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

8:00pm

Kirby's Dream Band
Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

8:00pm

Danganronpa: The Animation (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

8:00pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 16+)
Friday July 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
AXDance Concourse F

8:15pm

8:15pm

Defining Doujin and Creating Games for the Touhou Universe
With Touhou Project video game titles headed to a console for the very first time, creator of Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, Yuro, and the creator of Touhou Genso Wanderer, JYUNYA, discusses how they first delved into the Touhou Project universe and explain their experiences with creating and developing their games.

Friday July 1, 2016 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

8:45pm

FAKKU Presents: Saitom Q&A (18+)
Join best selling hentai manga artist Saitom in a one-of-a-kind question and answer panel hosted by FAKKU. Saitom will be joined by other members of his doujin circle, Neko Maru Shoten, who together will share stories and experiences from their time in the industry and talk about releasing their books in English.

Friday July 1, 2016 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

9:00pm

Yaoi 101 (18+)
Do you know what yaoi is? What about bara? What’s the difference between those terms and other terms like shounen-ai, M/M, and slash? Who’s allowed to read yaoi? Where can you get your hands on some of your very own? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in our Yaoi 101 panel! Older teens and up only, please.

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

9:00pm

Karaoke Contest Semifinals
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

9:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

9:00pm

Night Cafe III
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

9:00pm

Mushi-shi (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

9:00pm

Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition

*DELAYED Due To Opening Ceremony*

Looking for the best in the AMV world? Look no further than the Anime Expo AMV Competition! With entries from all over the world, watch as each AMV competes for the title.

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Main Events Hall B

9:00pm

Late Comedy Showdown Tryouts (18+)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 2 403 AB

9:15pm

Joker Game (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:30pm

One Man, One Universe: ZUN and the creation of the Touhou Universe
ZUN has created an entire universe… by himself. ZUN is quite the renaissance man, creating a world known as Touhou Project, through his company, Team Shanghai Alice, a Japanese doujin game developer specializing in the shoot ‘em up genre. So how does one man manage to be a general producer, game designer, character designer, and a music/sound producer? ZUN himself will discuss how his Touhou Projectwas created and how it has evolved through the years.

Friday July 1, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

9:30pm

Durarara!!x2 (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:30pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

9:30pm

Gundam Model Building for Adults (18+)
Gunpla model building for the adults in all of us, presented using mature adult language. Very not kid friendly. But VERY adult friendly. This is a entertaining panel on the how to improve your gunpla skills while not putting you to sleep. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to shower afterwards. And you will make life long friends with people you meet at this panel!

Friday July 1, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

10:00pm

Karaoke Contest Finals
Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

10:00pm

FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching (18+)
Join FAKKU for their 5th year at Anime Expo as they share and provide commentary on select hentai titles, often yielding hilarious results. The panelists share stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back for more.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

10:00pm

Cosplay Deviants presents A Night in 7th Heaven
Join us in Lounge 21 and live your Final Fantasy as Cosplay Deviants returns to host the hottest adults only party at Anime Expo®! With music all night by DO NOT FEED THE DJ and entertainment by the girls of CosplayDeviants.com this is one party you cannot miss!

Friday July 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30am
Lounge 21 Concourse E

10:15pm

YaoiCon & BishounenCon (18+)
Are you ready for YaoiCon? We are! Learn about this one-of-a-kind yaoi-focused convention in the San Francisco Bay Area each Autumn, including hotel badge pricing, hotel information, our Guest of Honor Hinako Takanaga, and more! We’re also excited to introduced BishounenCon, YaoiCon’s sister convention located on the East Coast.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Live Programming 4 411

10:30pm

10:30pm

Anime Expo LCS Roast of Soap (18+)
The second annual Anime Expo Late Comedy Show Roast is back to 'honor' 2015's winner, Soap. A panel of peers and past performers have come together to properly destroy each other in the spirit of bad taste and fellowship, hosted by 2014 winner Caitlin Macatee.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

10:30pm

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (1-3)
Friday July 1, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Video 4 409 AB

10:30pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 18+)
18+ ONLY - Please bring valid identification that confirms date of birth. Badge and ID are required to gain access to the AX Dance Area.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
AXDance Concourse F

10:45pm

MangaGamer: The Now & Future of Visual Novels (18+)
Visual Novels are games with a fascinating story and feature interaction with attractive anime characters. We will showcase the latest and upcoming visual novel releases from MangaGamer.com.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:45pm - 11:45pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

10:45pm

Gundam, Mobile Suit UC (Unicorn) (1-2)
Friday July 1, 2016 10:45pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:45am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:00pm

TERRAFORMARS (18+)
Friday July 1, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:15am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:00pm

Night Cafe IV
Friday July 1, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:30am
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

11:00pm

Open Mic
Friday July 1, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
Karaoke 2 511 C

11:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday July 1, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am
Karaoke Events 511 AB

12:15am

Parasyte (1-3) (18+)
Saturday July 2, 2016 12:15am - 1:45am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:45am

Maria the Virgin Witch (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 12:45am - 2:15am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00am - 4:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom
 
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6:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00am - 8:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:45am

Objection! Go Behind the Courtroom of Ace Attorney

Panel will feature a behind the scenes look at Capcom’s Ace Attorney video game series, including all new information on the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice coming this September for Nintendo 3DS.  Join a panel of Capcom staff and developers and get into the spirit of this courtroom drama.


Saturday July 2, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 2 403 AB

10:00am

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
AMV Theatre 515 A

10:00am

Safety in Cosplay w/ Steff Von Schweetz
While cosplay should be fun, it's important not only to be aware of your surroundings, but conscious of your own health as well. Come join our panel of cosplayers and photographers as we talk about strategies to keep yourself safe in costume at conventions and photoshoots.

Speakers
avatar for Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast including a Best in Show and Best Advanced Craftsmanship. Her work can be seen published in several magazines, newspapers and notable websites; but more importantly... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshop 2 406 AB

10:00am

Maid Café: All Ages
Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

10:15am

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness - Aligning the Stars
On the 20th anniversary of the Star Ocean series, join the developers and the cast of talented voice actors for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. Explore how these elements came together to bring the game to the west for all JRPG fans.
Attendees of this panel will receive a limited edition poster featuring artwork from Akiman. Quantities will be limited so make sure to get your seat early!

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

10:15am

10:30am

Bang Zoom! Audio Engineering Panel
Want to be an audio engineer? Ever wonder about the technical side of dubbing anime? Let the Pros at Bang Zoom! show you some of the ropes of the audio post-prodution industry in an intimate and interactive setting!

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Workshop 1 404 AB

10:30am

PONYCAN Industry Panel
PONY CANYON is the company that produces and distributes hit anime titles including Attack on Titan, Free!, The New World, K-ON!, and many more, and PONY CANYON USA is its new anime label for the North American market. Come join us to hear all about our popular titles plus upcoming releases. We're announcing brand new titles at AX! See our sneak previews, meet and have a Q&A with our special guests from Japan, and don't miss the fan-favorite Jan-ken-Pon game with our guests -- we will have an exclusive prize for the winner! Plus, our first 100 attendees will all get special giveaways. See you there!

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Live Programming 3 408 AB

10:30am

Case Closed (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

10:45am

Your Lie in April (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:00am

Infinite Combo
Band Performance

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

11:00am

AMV 101
Want to make an AMV? Looking for some additional tips? We can help! Join us as we explore the arts of AMV creation. Make sure to bring lots of questions!

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

11:00am

Weekly Shonen Jump Presents Kazue Kato
Join Weekly Shonen Jump and Anime Expo in welcoming the creator of the beloved BLUE EXORCIST manga, Kazue Kato! Kato Sensei makes her first North American appearance, and she will discuss her career and creative process, as well as answer questions about her work. Attendees will receive a limited edition poster.

Speakers
avatar for Kazue Kato

Kazue Kato

Manga creator and illustrator Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo on July 20. In 2000, she won the prestigious Tezuka Award for her work Boku to Usagi (The Rabbit and Me) published in Akamaru Jump. From 2005 to 2006 her series Robo to Usakichi, a sci-fi adventure featuring a rabbit (again!) was published in the monthly magazine Shonen Sirius (Kodansha). Her latest series, Blue Exorcist, began in Jump Square in April of 2009, and is also a... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

11:00am

Snow White with the Red Hair (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

11:00am

Love Live! Sunshine!! Special Event: Nice to meet you, we are Aqours!!
Welcome “Love Live! Sunshine!!” to America as they host their very first joint event outside of Japan! This event will include an exciting talk show with several of the school idol group members: Aqours. In addition, there will also be a special lottery giveaway and more!

Speakers
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Aqours

The school idol group “Aqours"(pronounced as “aqua") formed in Uchiura, Numazu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture is spread in different types of media including CD releases with animation trailer video in DVD & Blu-ray, events, magazines, and smart phone applications.


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Events Hall B

11:15am

How To Use Pro Manga Tools
Japanese-American artists, Alisa and Chihiro from Copic Markers/Imagination International Inc. and creators of the series iiiAcademy How-to Manga will teach how manga pages are created with I-C Japanese manga drawing tools. Knowing how to use the same tools the pros in Japan work with will help your manga pages come alive.

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

11:30am

Butler Café: All Ages
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

11:30am

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel
Do you want an inside look at all that’s new and exciting from Sentai Filmworks? Of course you do. Join us for our industry panel!

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

11:30am

Attack on Titan: Junior High (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:45am

OKAYADO Live Drawing & Monster Musume QA Panel
Speakers
avatar for OKAYADO

OKAYADO

BookWalker brings you OKAYADO, the creator of the hit manga series Monster Musume! | | OKAYADO first posted his Monster Musume comics online in Comic Ryu's anthology comic magazine, Kemomo 02 in 2011. Shortly after, he made his paid manga artist debut in Tokuma Shoten's COMIC RYU, a monthly seinen comic magazine, and has been going strong ever since. OKAYADO is also the creator of 12 BEAST, a... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

11:45am

Fit Like a Glove: A Guide to Garment Fitting and Pattern Alterations
Creating a flattering and well-fitting garment is a challenge for all seamstresses. The goal is to mold a two-dimensional paper pattern to a unique three-dimensional body without wrinkles, stress-lines, or pickers in the fabric. Though this panel, J.Hart will address various common fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts, and flat derrieres. With hundreds of diagrams, you will learn how to alter a muslin, or toile, for a perfect fit and how to transfer these alterations to the paper pattern. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended for this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate details... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

12:00pm

Ayakashi
Blending the musical backgrounds of international members, AYAKASHI brings a fresh and innovative form of Japanese music through melodic compositions and energetic performances. Featuring soaring vocals from Japan, a beautiful combination of classical piano, blazing guitar solos and groovy rhythms, AYAKASHI channels the essence of classic J-pop and J-rock in a musical interpretation that is sure to entertain.

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

12:00pm

12:00pm

Ouran High School Host Club (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

12:15pm

Naoshi Arakawa Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Naoshi Arakawa

Naoshi Arakawa

Manga artist Naoshi Arakawa made his debut in 2007 with Tsumetai Kousha no Toki wa Tomaru (The Time Stops on a Frozen Campus), a manga adaptation of the mystery novel by Mizuki Tsujimura. After finishing his original soccer series in 2010, Sayonara Football, he started his most renowned work, Your Lie in April—a series about the lives of young, talented classical musicians. In 2013, Your Lie in Aprilwon the Kodansha... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

12:15pm

Crunchyroll Shorts Marathon
Want to watch a whole anime in an afternoon or discover some of the fun shorts available on Crunchyroll? Check out some of the Crunchyroll Team's favorite short anime series, as we play the first episodes of some of our best anime titles that can be viewed in their entirety in the same amount of time it would take you to walk across the Exhibition Hall.

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:30pm

Pamela Vargas
Band Performance

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

12:30pm

Mikagura School Suit (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

12:45pm

SAO Festival “Meet and Play with the English Cast” Presented by Aniplex of America
Aniplex of America is back this year with the most entertaining English voice actor panel ever! Join us as the cast members of Sword Art Online share all the juicy details of what happened behind the scenes during their recording sessions. Have fun as the actors play ridiculous games where the points really don’t matter but the losers end up embarrassing themselves in the hilarious penalty round. And don’t forget about our laugh out loud blooper reel that’s so exclusive we can only show it at this panel. This is one SAO party you don’t want to miss!

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

12:45pm

AMV Chef
Come join in the excitement as we pitch two veteran editors against each other to cook up an entire AMV in real time using predetermined sources, including one SECRET source that will be revealed moments before beginning. While our chefs sweat it out, we'll have an assortment of audience participation AMV games with prizes to keep you entertained. At the end, we'll show you each chef's brand new AMVs of which only one will be declared the winner!

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:45pm - 3:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

1:00pm

'Sound! Euphonium' Panel with Voice Actress Chika Anzai
Pony Canyon presents a screening of one episode of 'Sound! Euphonium', including a discussion and Q&A with special guest Chika Anzai, voice actress of one of the anime's main characters, Reina Kousaka. Attendees can also play the fan favorite game Jan-Ken-Pon -- there'll be an exclusive prize for the winner! Don't miss it!

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

1:00pm

Maid Café: All Ages
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

1:00pm

Karaoke En Espanol!
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
Open Karaoke 518

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
Karaoke 2 511 C

1:15pm

Vertical Manga Panel
Vertical Inc's manga division Vertical Comics goes over their manga list for 2016 and 2017, revealing new acquisitions and industry insights.

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Programming 4 411

1:30pm

Vampire Hunter D: The Series
Concept art preview, series development updates and Q&A. Panel attendees will also be given some exclusive content access.

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

1:30pm

1:30pm

Tenchi Universe (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

1:30pm

Tales of Zestiria Panel, Screening, & Guest Talk
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

1:45pm

BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV (1-2)
Saturday July 2, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:00pm

Captain Savvy Singalong Crew
Band Performance

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

2:00pm

JPOP Battles Finals
The JPOP Battles are a Japanese Pop "dance-cover" event in which we determine the winner for the best dance-cover routine and crown this year's Anime Expo Jpop Battle Champions.

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

2:00pm

Noragami (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

2:15pm

Warner Bros. Japan Anime Panel

Warner Bros. Japan Anime Production Team celebrates its 5th year anniversary this year but do you actually know what our titles are? This year, we will hold our very first panel at AX to tell you everything.

Come and join our panel and get the inside stories from the team that produced a number of hit titles such as “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Terraformars”, “SHIROBAKO”, “Dan Machi”, “GATE”, “Prison School” and many more! The Executive Producer who has been leading all the productions, one of our lead Producers and the chief publicist  will be making their first public appearance at AX! There will be Q&A session with the speakers, sneak preview of titles in production, mini-game to win special prizes and more! We will also be giving out JoJo’s  Bizarre Adventure postcards to the first 200 attendees! So…what are you waiting for!?


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

2:30pm

MICHI Performance
Speakers
avatar for MICHI

MICHI

MICHI, the first Anisong artist from Okinawa, aims to share her love for anime with the world–her personal motto is “Anime is a universal language." Her debut single, “Cry for the Truth/Secret Sky", was featured as the main theme song for Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-. | | Coming from Koza, the heart of the Okinawan music scene, she developed a straightforward and carefree singing voice. With a rare expressiveness and... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

2:30pm

Butler Café: All Ages
Saturday July 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

2:30pm

Kodansha Comics Panel
The publisher of Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail, Noragami, and many more debut their new publishing plans for 2016 and beyond! Come speak with some of the editors, ask your questions, and get free books, posters, art cards, and more!

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

2:45pm

Posing Like a Pro! w/ Aicosu
So the cosplay’s all finished and it’s time for the con! But wait! Standing in front of the camera is so awkward! Well, we can help! We’ll teach you all the basics of how to strike a pose. Whether it’s with group, a giant prop, as an angry character or a friendly one, we got all the tips you’ll need to get modeling today!

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to those beginning or even advanced in Cosplay and hope to teach new things in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

3:00pm

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

3:00pm

Samurai Champloo (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

3:30pm

Crunchyroll Presents: Berserk Episode #1 Premiere with Reo Kurosu
Don't miss this exciting exclusive premiere of the eagerly-anticipated summer anime, Berserk! Be the first to see the long-awaited continuation of this classic, dark-fantasy action series--the fantastic, violent return of Guts and his trials and tribulations as he seeks his revenge against Griffith. Think this premiere can't get more exciting? Reo Kurosu, one of the producers, will be joining us for this special screening! There will be a special Q&A afterwards, along with a chance to win an exclusive Berserk poster, so don't miss out!

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

3:30pm

The Disappearance of Nagatoa Yuki-Chan (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

3:30pm

ONE PUNCH MAN Matsuri at AX
The highly anticipated “One Punch Man” is finally here! As the best-selling manga, it has gathered lots of attention from fans all over the world and with the anime becoming a crowd favorite, this is definitely an amazing experience you won’t want to miss. This event will consist of an engaging talk show with special guests: Animation Director Shingo Natsume and Saitama Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa, live performance from JAM Project, and more!

Speakers
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Makoto Furukawa

Furukawa's notable roles include Saitama in One Punch Man, Hiroto Suwa in orange , Yutaro Kindaichi in Haikyu!!, Kamito Kazehaya in Blade Dance of Elementalers, and Ookurikara in online game Touken Ranbu.
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Shingo Natsume

Animator, Animation Director | | Natsume directed many anime including Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and theatrical film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. He is also the director of Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Space Dandy, and, most recently, One Punch Man.
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JAM Project

Launched in 2000 by powerful singers representing the anisong industry, JAM Project brings together members with the same desire to create appropriate theme songs for Japanese animation and promote anisong culture. Each member is involved with the entire song creation process. In order to make stronger connections between animation and its theme song, they start by meeting with animation producers and directors and go on to directing the creative... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Events Hall B

3:30pm

SUNRISE, BANDAI NAMCO Pictures, and GUNDAM
This is the official panel of SUNRISE and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures (BNP). BANDAI NAMCO Pictures has brought you TIGER & BUNNY and GINTAMA. The producers of your favorite shows--Shin Sasaki (GUNDAM series) and Masayuki Ozaki (TIGER & BUNNY)--will be on hand to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes info on past and upcoming shows! Also, join us for a special Gundam presentation featuring never-before-seen footage!

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

3:45pm

Reflections of a Changing Japan in Modern Japanese Visual Culture
Salaryman at the Black Factory: Absurdist Loserdom and Labor Politics in Osomatsu-san
Danielle Frankel Choi (University of Southern California) and Calvin Choi
  • This presentation investigates the archetype of the “loser" in Osomatsu-san, the 2015 anime reboot of the well-known Osomatsu-kun (1966-67, 88-89) franchise. Tensions inherent in the image of the salaryman—simultaneously a signifier of socio-economic stability, yet also of soulless drudgery—paradoxically position it as a personally unfulfilling career, and also a desirable marker of traditional (masculine) success that is no longer attainable for a young workforce in Japan's late capitalist global economy. Osomatsu-san's structure and content preclude any possibility of financial or personal success for its characters, offering a revealing critique of contemporary labor politics in a post-industrial Japan.

Fantastic Damage – Architecture, Anime, Destruction, and Tokyo
Evan Jones
  • Of all of the Earth's major cities, perhaps none have undergone more cataclysmic changes in a shorter time period than Tokyo. Earthquakes, modernization, firebombings, and urban renewal have changed the three dimensional Tokyo just as much – if not more – than giant robots, angels, or magical girls have changed a myriad number of two dimensional versions. By analyzing the city as both a historical entity and as a narrative setting, Evan Jones will explore Tokyo as a cityscape of limitless flexibility, one which creators and visionaries bend and manipulate at will to satisfy various wants and needs. This presentation will use a number of visuals to highlight various animated interpretations of Tokyo with an emphasis on important representational shifts.

Good Eating and Social Meetings: The Semiotics of Food in Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill
Verna Zafra (University of Guam)
  • Depictions of making and consuming food have been prominent throughout the history of Japanese animation and Japanese comics.. This presentation will overview development, role, and significance that food plays in anime/manga, and the place of Japanese media in the emerging academic field of “food studies". In Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill, food can be interpreted as a sign that carries various meanings, which in turn underscore and facilitate specific themes, such as family, camaraderie in the community, and role fulfillment.


Saturday July 2, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

3:45pm

Zero Escape: Machinations of the Maestro
Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi talks candidly about the Zero Escape series, his influences and the latest installment: Zero Time Dilemma.

Saturday July 2, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

4:00pm

Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs)
Come and take a look into the world of Cosplay Music Videos as we present some of the clever and creative ways Cosplaying is featured to music.

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

4:00pm

Wigs and Make Up for all Shades
Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Angel Tenshi and Ashi-Chan get together to share their experience with make up and wigs to level up every shade of cosplayer. Volunteers will be called to model make up and try on wigs during the workshop.

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

4:30pm

The Corps Dance Crew
The Corps was founded in 2013 by Kayla and Sonali, and after participating and placing in a number of SoCal hip hop competitions, their focus started to shift towards the anime and comic convention scene. Their first convention performance in 2014 at Anime Expo helped establish them in the community as a new wave of performance art; coupling creative cosplay with dance fundamentals and popular music to tell stories of beloved characters, both animated and cinematic.

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Community Stage Hall A

4:30pm

KPOP Battles Semi-Finals
AXDance's 3rd year in a row hosting the Kpop Battles. The Kpop Battles is a "dance-cover" competition held live that is themed around Korean Popular Music. Entries dress up like their favorite artist and or groups and recreate their music videos in front of a live crowd.

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

4:30pm

Dagashi Kashi (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

4:30pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

5:00pm

Night Cafe I
Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

5:00pm

Examining and Questioning Japan's Place in the World
On This Side of the Gate: Politics and Geopolitics in Contemporary Anime
Paul S. Price
  • Gate presents a right-wing view of Japan by combining an irruption of a fantasy world into Japan with the real world of the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) and Japanese politics and geopolitics. Gate is a tale of the vindication of three underdogs: Japan, the JSDF, and otakus/otaku culture. Japan maybe a small country surrounded by more powerful nations. The JSDF maybe under funded and under suspicion at home and viewed as a joke by other nations. Otaku culture may not be viewed as exemplary or even entirely adult. In Gate, however, all three are more than conquerors.

The Real Limit on the Cult of Speed: Attack on Titan's Ambivalent (Anti-)Fascism
N. Trace Cabot (University of Southern California)
  • Attack on Titan's engagement with the narrative and visual conventions of Japanese ultra-nationalist manga and anime combines an enthusiastic engagement with these elements, on their own terms and with the full strength of their appeal, with the violent interruption of these elements, their foundational myths being torn apart in an impossible blur of teeth. Situating this analysis alongside an overview of the ideological characteristics of Japanese ultra-nationalism and its history in manga/anime from the 1960s and onwards, this key to reading AoT presents insights into the character of these phenomenon in Japan's animation and comics tradition and its political imaginary.

Ghosts of February 26: The Officers Plot and the Keitai Revolution in Eden of the East andGatchaman Crowds
Jordan Marshak
  • On February 26, 1936 a group in the Imperial Japanese Military calling themselves the Young Officers attempted an uprising in Tokyo and a series of assassinations, calling on the the people and the Emperor to lead a “Showa restoration" to end economic inequality through the abolition of capitalism and corrupt party politics. Taking inspiration from the shishi of the Meiji restoration, its low status samurai leaders, they belong to a rich tradition of Japanese radicals who have attempted, armed with unfailing moral clarity, to use symbolic violence to bring about social transformation. This talk discusses two recent TV anime that engage with this tradition and the memory of the Young Officers as a potential model for addressing the many social crises of post-bubble Japan and wrestle with its continuing legacy and importance while ultimately endorsing different methods of radical action.


Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

5:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors' Studio II
Interested in the voice-acting profession? Come get first-hand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! Professionals in an intimate setting! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an award-winning full-service audio post and creative production company.

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

5:00pm

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

5:00pm

Name That Karaoke!
Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

5:00pm

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Launch Party

“Join us as we celebrate Star Ocean's 20th Anniversary with the developers, character designer Akiman, Voice Actors and special guests!”


Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

5:15pm

AMV Creator Takeover
Here’s your chance to meet the creators of some of your favorite AMVs as several revered creators present their works.

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

5:15pm

Bushiroad Industry Panel
Get the latest news on upcoming releases for Bushiroad's range of Trading Card Games and find out more about our exciting new TCG, "Luck and Logic"!!! Be introduced to our first stand-alone card game “Ascendants of Aetheros” and receive updates on our sanctioned tournaments and events!!

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

5:15pm

Crunchyroll Summer Season Premieres
With so many new series starting this summer it’s hard to know what to choose from. Crunchyroll has you covered and selected a few new summer shows to share with you before the rest of the world gets to see them.

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

5:30pm

Anime Expo's Cosplay Chess!!
Now Cosplay Chess is a game in which the cosplayers are used as the pieces for an EPIC chess match controlled by their MIGHTY KINGS!! The game itself is played out just like a normal chess match but the twist is that the Pieces WILL BE YOU! Always wanted to be a pawn, this is your moment pawn-san. Come and watch as we celebrate our 11th year at Anime Expo!!!

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

5:30pm

Fashion Show
Japan is home to some of the most cutting-edge fashion trends in the world. Join us at this year's Anime Expo Fashion show featuring KOMACHI 2266531 Dark Lolita, Bunny & Black, and more. Each of these wonderful brands will be showcasing some of their best work and after, head over to the Exhibit hall and shop the brands!

Speakers
avatar for Dynamite Tommy

Dynamite Tommy

As the former vocalist of legendary band COLOR, Dynamite Tommy a.k.a. “Godfather of Visual Kei" is known as a major influence in the creation of visual kei music and culture. Founder of record label, Free-Will, he has produced international rock sensation DIR EN GREY. His affiliated labels also include numerous visual kei artists such as Alice Nine, MERRY, Bug Lug, Dog in the PWO, Blu BiLLioN, and more. He has also... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

5:45pm

Anime According to AMVs
You can always tell what an Anime is about by watching an AMV of it, right? Are you SURE? Come help us put this theory to the ultimate test as we pick random people from the audience to help explain the plot of several popular shows, as determined according to AMVs!

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

5:45pm

Indivisible & Skullgirls - A Discussion with Lab Zero Games
Hear the latest from Lab Zero Games on their new action/RPG, Indivisible, as well as the future of Skullgirls! After discussing both, the development team will open up for another one of their refreshingly honest Q&A sessions.

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

6:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

6:00pm

Baccano! (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

6:00pm

KIZNAIVER (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

6:15pm

E-Gaming Tournament Finals
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:15pm - 9:15pm
Community Stage Hall A

6:30pm

Beyond the Boundary (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

6:30pm

KILL la KILL (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

6:30pm

Polymer Clay 101 - Session 1
What are the essential elements of manga style drawing? Japanese-American artists, Alisa & Chihiro, from Copic Markers/Imagination International and creators of the manga series iiiAcademy will take you step by step through the basics of how to create your own manga characters. The professional tips from Alisa & Chihiro will help the characters you see in your mind characters come to life.

Saturday July 2, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

6:45pm

50 Years of Anime in America, 50 Years of American Anime Fans
What You Watch Is What You Are?: Early Anime and Manga Fandom in the United States
Andrea Horbinski (University of California, Berkeley)
  • How did anime and manga first enter U.S. fandom, and why were people watching “Japanimation"? Using materials from the Fred Patten collection, this paper explores early anime and manga fandom in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. The problems that early fans faced were similar to those faced by Japanese audiences encountering English-language movies in the 1910s and 1920s, and the fans who watched anime in these years did so for similar reasons: anime offered them content they wanted mixed with appealing foreign-ness. The practices these fans pioneered eventually gave rise to the U.S. anime and manga industry.

Anime in the US in the 1990's and 2000's: Unauthorized distribution as a catalyst for evolution
Allison Hawkins
  • Whether it was a copied VHS tape or a fansubbed video, chances are that you or someone you know has viewed anime through unauthorized means of distribution. With a consumer base formed partially by fans acting as creators and distributors, how has the anime market continued to grow? How do these fan distributors coexist with corporate distributors in an expanding market? This talk explores the way in which unauthorized distribution played a role in creating the current market of anime fandom and what that history means for the market today.

Persuasion or Pleasure: Cosplayers' Use of Social Media as a Rhetorical Tool
Caitlin Postal (California State University, Northridge)
  • This talk focuses on the fan practice of cosplay through a rhetorical analysis of cosplayers' use of social media when building their online persona. Through personal interviews conducted with cosplayers and a textual analysis of their social media posts, we can see how Cicero's three offices of rhetoric (instruction, pleasure, persuasion) work in the minds and pages of well-known cosplayers. From there, let's consider how social media affects the performative nature of cosplay.


Saturday July 2, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

6:45pm

P.A.WORKS 15th Anniversary Project “Kuromukuro” eps 1&2 Premiere Screening & Talk Show

North American Premiere Screening of P.A.WORKS’ 15th Anniversary Project “Kuromukuro” eps 1&2! Come join us to see America’s first screening of the samurai-mecha action series, created by studio P.A.WORKS, directed by Tensai Okamura, and brought to you by Pony Canyon! The screening will be accompanied with a talk show with producer and CEO of P.A.WORKS, Kenji Horikawa. 

Available first season (13 Episodes) streaming July 4 on Netflix.

“Kuromukuro” Story Description:

During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact is discovered. With this discovery, the United Nations Kurobe Laboratory is established at Kurobe dam and at this institute, intellectuals from all over the world are gathered to research the artifact. The children of these researchers, including the institute head's daughter, Yukina Shirahane, attend Tateyama International Senior High School.

One day, unidentified invaders fall from the sky and commence invasion. Yukina is attacked by one of the invaders but is saved by a mysterious man who has come out of the artifact, Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma.

Kenji Horikawa is the Founder/CEO & producer of animation studio P.A.WORKS. Produced shows: Charlotte, SHIROBAKO, Angel Beats!, and Kuromukuro, soon on Netflix.


Speakers
avatar for Kenji Horikawa

Kenji Horikawa

Founder/CEO & producer of animation studio P.A.WORKS. Produced shows such as HaruChika,Charlotte, SHIROBAKO, The Eccentric Family, Hanasaku Iroha, Another, Angel Beats!, and the newest project, Kuromukuro, soon to stream on Netflix. | | This is the 15th year since the start of P.A.WORKS. To celebrate this remarkable year with the fans, Horikawa brings P.A.WORKS 15th Anniversary Exhibit to Anime Expo 2016.


Saturday July 2, 2016 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

7:00pm

Night Cafe II
Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

7:00pm

Anisong World Matsuri: Japan Super Live
For one night only, attendees will get the chance to see multiple anime music artists and groups in one show. With JAM Project, T.M. Revolution, SPHERE, Yoko Ishida, Minami, Eir Aoi, and Luna Haruna, this star-studded concert is sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Speakers
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Minami

Minami is a singer/songwriter known for her anime and game theme songs. She has composed and written lyrics for various works and is extremely talented. She is best known for “Precious Memories", opening theme for anime series Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, “STRAIGHT JET", the opening theme of IS , and “Kimi no Naka no Eiyuu", the ending theme of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM AGE.
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Sphere

Sphere is a super girls unit composed of four voice actresses: Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu and Aki Toyosaki. Sphere debuted with the song “Future Stream," the opening theme song forHatsukoi Limited. In February 2015, they released their first best album as part of their 5th anniversary celebration, which ranked #7 on the Oricon Chart. They have successfully performed in numerous large venues such as Nippon Budōkan... Read More →
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T.M.Revolution

Takanori Nishikawa debuted his solo project T.M.Revolution in May 1996 with the single “Dokusai –monopolize-“. Throughout his career, his catchy tunes and powerful live performances have charmed audiences, with hit songs such as “HIGH PRESSURE," “HOT LIMIT," “WHITE BREATH," “INVOKE," and more. | | In 2013, TMR collaborated with Nana Mizuki, and together, they recorded hit songs “Preserved Roses... Read More →
EA

Eir Aoi

Eir Aoi (born November 30) is a vocalist from Sapporo, Hokkaido in northern Japan. Since her major label debut in October 2011 with single “Memoria," the hits know no end, with “Innocence," “Sirius," “Ignite," and “Lapis Lazuli" among her many popular tracks. Her three albums to date have all enjoyed chart debuts in the top ten on Oricon, the stamdard popularity chart of the Japanese music industry. | | July 2015 marked the start of... Read More →
LH

Luna Haruna

Since childhood, Luna Haruna has loved singing and watching anime. Today, she is now an up-and-coming AniSong artist in Japan. Her career began in 2011 when she placed as a finalist in the 4th Animax Anison Grand Prix. The following year, she released her debut single, “Up on the Sky, the Wind Sings" (Fate/Zero second season ending theme), which was produced by renowned anime song producer, Yuki Kajiura. | | Since then, Luna's music has... Read More →
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Yoko Ishida

Yoko Ishida made her debut with the song Otome no Policy, which is the ending theme for Sailor Moon R. She then performed and wrote lyrics for many anime and games such as Ah! My Goddess, Pretear, and the Strike Witches series. In 2003, Ishida released her first album sweets in the U.S. and made her overseas debut. She then toured successfully during the Anime Fusion Tour with 13 stops in the United States from 2005 to 2006. She has performed... Read More →
DK

DJ Kazu

DJ Kazu is a J-POP & Anisong DJ who has been attracting attention in the world of anime music. DJ Kazu made his major debut in 2008. He has participated in NHK「MUSIC JAPAN」, ANIMAX MUSIX, ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL and Anime Festival Asia and many other animation festival and events throughout Europe and Asia. | | His outstanding mixing technique and cutting-edge track selections make everyone excited and feel like dancing. DJ Kazu's Anisong MIX... Read More →
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JAM Project

Launched in 2000 by powerful singers representing the anisong industry, JAM Project brings together members with the same desire to create appropriate theme songs for Japanese animation and promote anisong culture. Each member is involved with the entire song creation process. In order to make stronger connections between animation and its theme song, they start by meeting with animation producers and directors and go on to directing the creative... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Concert: Microsoft Theatre Microsoft Theatre

7:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 2, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

7:30pm

7:30pm

Shoji Kawamori Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Shoji Kawamori

Shoji Kawamori

If you grew up in either the 80's or 90's, it's likely that you've come across the work of acclaimed creator Shoji Kawamori. Kawamori is known for designing Takara's original, first-generation Transformers toys, creating and directing the bulk of Super Dimensional Fortress MACROSS, and much, much more. | | He is one of a handful of people in the animation industry today who is able to handle all major elements of production – from creating... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

7:30pm

Phantom of the Kill Presents: Dempagumi Inc. LIVE (18+)
Come join us for a spectacular show from Fuji&gumi Games's free to play tactical RPG, Phantom of the Kill! We are delighted to present the premiere screening of our concept Anime, “Phantom of the Kill: Zero’s Rebellion” to our western audiences. After the screening, we’ll have a special Q&A time with the Executive Producer Jun Imaizumi and Art Director Masato Kimura, with special guests, idol group Dempagumi.inc! Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without a special live performance from Dempagumi.inc to finish out the event! Looking forward to seeing you there! Brought to you by gumi Inc.

Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Main Events Hall B

7:30pm

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

7:30pm

The Boy and the Beast
Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

7:30pm

Anime Conji 2016 AMV Contest
Anime Conji may have taken a break this year but its epic AMV Contest did not! Come join in and vote for the best of the absolute best AMVs you’ve ever seen.

Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

7:30pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 16+)
Saturday July 2, 2016 7:30pm - 10:30pm
AXDance Concourse F

7:45pm

Otaku Parliamentary Debate Signups
Are you passionate about your fandom? Have a bone to pick about which GUNDAM series is the best? How about who's the strongest magical girl? Then come and defend your claims! Come and signup while spots are available.

Saturday July 2, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

8:00pm

Abridged Series: Mankind’s Greatest Mistake w/ Octopimp
Come talk to one of the creators of 50% OFF and see why people around the internet are calling this abridged series "videos you can watch". Also come watch the newest episode before it's uploaded online!

Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

8:00pm

HUNTER x HUNTER
Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00pm

Re: Hamatora (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

9:00pm

SAKIRA Q&A (18+)
Juné Manga presents the bara/yaoi author and artist SAKIRA. Author of several popular titles including “Wild Boyfriend”, “Boyfriend In Heat”, and “Sailor Men”, SAKIRA has graciously agreed to present a moderated Q&A session for your yaoi pleasure! (Of course, you can also purchase her titles from Juné’s Akadot booth in the Dealers Hall.)

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

9:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

9:00pm

FAKKU Presents: NaPaTa Q&A (18+)
Join best selling hentai manga artist NaPaTa in a one-of-a-kind question and answer panel hosted by FAKKU. NaPaTa is one of the best selling hentai artists in the world, his first two books Love-Ridden and Pandemonium have topped Japanese best seller lists since their release. Together with FAKKU, NaPaTa will share stories and experiences from their time in the industry and talk about releasing their books in English.

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

9:00pm

Night Cafe III
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

9:00pm

Martian Successor Nadesico (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

9:00pm

Comics and Comics - Anime Edition (18+)
Since 2008, Comics and Comics has been traveling the country delivering the geekiest stand-up comedy show in the multiverse. Featuring Tom Franck, Tim Powers, Ed Greer and Ron Swallow, you will not find comedians who have traveled further down the rabbit hole of fandom. From "Attack on Titan" to "Kill La Kill," From "Totoro" to "Gatchaman" from "Akira" to "Dragon Ball Z," rest assured all your anime bases will be covered!

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

9:00pm

Funimation Peep Show (18+)
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

9:15pm

9:15pm

Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:15pm - 11:15pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:30pm

Gargantia of the Verduous Planet (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

9:30pm

Myriad Colors Phantom World (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:30pm

10:00pm

Attack the Music - starring Teddyloid
DJ Set

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30am
Lounge 21 Concourse E

10:15pm

A Journey through 25 years of AMVs
Since AX is celebrating its 25th year, it’s only appropriate that we take a journey through 25 years of AMVs one year at a time. Come watch some of the best AMVs the last 25 years have offer and see how they evolved since the early 90s to now.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:15pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
AMV Theatre 515 A

10:15pm

Yaoi Bingo (18+)
This ain't your grandma's bingo night! You may think you know the game, but you haven't truly experienced it until you've participated in YaoiCon's Yaoi Bingo. Come for the amazing yaoi-themed prizes and stay for the lovely bishounen! Older teens and up only, please.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:15pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:15am
Workshop 1 404 AB

10:30pm

Peeking up Gal*Gun's skirt: From Fan Request to Western Release (18+)
Ever wondered if your fan request to a games publisher ever has any influence? Tamura-san and Matt Papa of IntiCreates, along with Geraint Evans from Publisher PQube talk about bringing Gal*Gun to a Western audience. Topics will include series history, the making of the game, the localisation process and the joy of Moe! We'll also have a Q&A at the end of the panel.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

10:30pm

10:30pm

FAKKU Industry Panel (18+)
Join FAKKU as they announce their new manga releases and discuss their recent transition into publishing. 

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 2 403 AB

10:30pm

Cowboy Bebop (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Video 4 409 AB

10:30pm

Late Comedy Showdown (18+)
All of the comedians have been chosen, now let the laughs begin! It’s now time for an all out battle of jokes as each finalist fights for the crown of top comedian at the finals for Late Comedy Show 2016.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am
Main Events Hall B

10:30pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 18+)
18+ ONLY - Please bring valid identification that confirms date of birth. Badge and ID are required to gain access to the AX Dance Area.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am
AXDance Concourse F

11:00pm

Cosplay Deviants Q&A (18+)
Join the models and staff of Cosplay Deviants for an open question and answer session and learn about how we Undress the Art of Playing Dress Up.

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Workshop 2 406 AB

11:00pm

Night Cafe IV
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

11:00pm

Assassination Classroom Season 2 (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:00pm

Karaoke Gong Show!
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00am
Karaoke Events 511 AB

11:15pm

JAST USA Visual Novel Panel (18+)
For 20 years now, J-List and JAST USA have provided the best licensed
visual novels and "eroge" in English, and this year we've got great
announcements lined up for everyone. Come this year for great new game
announcements, an update on the current titles we're working on and more.
Everyone will get a free gift prepared just for this event. Line up early!
Also, the panel is 18+ so make sure you bring your ID.

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:15pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:15am
Live Programming 3 408 AB

11:15pm

The Lost Village (1-3)
Saturday July 2, 2016 11:15pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:45am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:30am

Noragami Aragoto (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am - 2:00am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:45am

Tokyo Ghoul A (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 12:45am - 2:15am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:00am

Bungo Stray Dogs (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00am - 3:30am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:15am

GANGSTA (1-3) (18+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:15am - 3:45am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom
 
Sunday, July 3
 

6:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Sunday July 3, 2016 6:00am - 8:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:45am

Junichi Suwabe Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Junichi Suwabe

Junichi Suwabe

Junichi Suwabe started his voice acting career in 1995 and has been all over the scene since then. With many leading roles including Worick in GANGSTA., Dandy in Space Dandy, Keigo Atobe in The Prince of Tennis, Daiki Aomine in Kuroko's Basketball, Archer in Fate/stay night, Yoji Itami in GATE and Ren Jinguji in Uta no Prince-sama.


Sunday July 3, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 2 403 AB

9:45am

Getting Paid To Write About Anime
The editorial staff of the widest-read English language anime and manga news site offer up advice for writers who want to start getting paid, professional work writing about the thing they love most. Real advice from real professionals who hire writers themselves.

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Workshop 1 404 AB

9:45am

Astro Boy (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Video 3 402 AB

10:00am

Spotlight on Fullmetal Alchemist
Take a journey into the ever popular world of Fullmetal Alchemist as seen through AMVs.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
AMV Theatre 515 A

10:00am

Funimation Favorites
Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize!

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Live Programming 3 408 AB

10:00am

Maid Café: All Ages
Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

10:00am

Architecturally Engineered Bodice: A Guide to Building a Supportive, Comfortable Gown
Bridal and evening gowns employ period dressmaking techniques and materials to construct sturdy and nonrestrictive infrastructures. Through this panel, J.Hart will illuminate the construction of a modern strapless bustier through hundreds of illustrations and photos which leaves an undeniable influence on the shape of the finished garment. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended for this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate details... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 2 406 AB

10:00am

Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma) (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

10:00am

Official SAILOR MOON Panel
Let's kick off another magical SAILOR MOON Day extravaganza with special guests, announcements, loads of sparkle and fun with your friends at VIZ Media. Everyone attending will get a special treat while supplies last!

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Events Hall B

10:15am

Who's that Pokémon?
Who's that Pokémon? is a quiz show where the crowd can participate to win fabulous prizes by showing off their knowledge of all 718 pokemon from every generation. Caught em' all? Prove your Pokémon trivia skills with other trainers.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Live Programming 4 411

10:15am

Haikyuu!! (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

10:30am

Yoshitaka Amano Guest Panel
Speakers
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Yoshitaka Amano

As a Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator, Amano also works in the grounds of scenic art and stage costumes. Hired at Tatsunoko Production at the age of 15, he has created characters for some of the most prominent TV animations in Japan. He debuted as an independent artist debut in 1982. He is most well-known for his work as a character designer, title logo designer, and image illustrator for the Final Fantasy series... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

11:00am

Infinite Combo
Band Performance

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

11:00am

Past, Present, & Future of Mobile Gaming
Join mobile game publisher Kick9 for a behind the scenes look at Kick9's latest and upcoming games. Learn about what works and doesn't work in the mobile space and have a chance to ask questions to our panel of mobile game industry veterans. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

11:00am

11:15am

Ponies Anthology 5 (Pony Hell)
And you thought the Pony experience was over! Pony up to laugh real hard to the most funniest and twisted moments from the world of pony.

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

11:15am

Sketchbook ~Full Color’s~ (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Video 3 402 AB

11:30am

Butler Café: All Ages
Sunday July 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

11:30am

Asterisk War English Dub Premiere
The popular battle spectacle anime is ready to make its dubbed debut at Anime Expo 2016--Join Aniplex of America as we present the world premiere of the English dubbed version of The Asterisk War! Witness the fan-favorite anime series packed with breathtaking action scenes and remarkable Festas as the curtain rises on the young men and women who will represent their academies and prove that they have what it takes to win it all!

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

11:30am

IA Concert Screening w/ Lia
Speakers
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Lia

With Lia's tone and vocal skill, she is known as the “Crystal Voice Songstress". She was featured in many hit anime and game songs.  | | In 2010, the title track of the popular anime Angel Beats! “My Soul, Your Beats!" was #3 on Weekly Oricon (the Japan trusted music publication similar to Billboard). She is also one of the Grammy winning soloists in the album “Calling All Dawns" that year. In 2015, the theme song of anime... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

11:45am

My Hero Academia
Sunday July 3, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:45am

Funimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

11:45am

Namaste Anime
This yoga workshop is an introduction to yoga as a holistic means of health and wellness by connecting the mind, body, and spirit. This workshop is catered to ALL LEVELS and will be covering the basic fundamentals such as breathing techniques and yoga postures. Everyone is welcome and no prior yoga experience is needed. Yoga in cosplay will be fun but not required for this class. :)

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

12:00pm

KPOP Dance Workshop #1
Learn a fun Kpop dance from one of our ANXiDOLS. All ages are welcome!

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

12:00pm

Chibi Cosplay: The Art of Children's Cosplay from Basic to Award Winning
Chibi Cosplay is about the ups and downs of creating cosplay for our every changing child. Topics will be on budget, time management, the best materials to use, age appropriate clothing, armor, and props (which materials are durable but lightweight).

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

12:15pm

Cosplay Photoshop 101 w/ Aicosu
Come and learn all about post-photo editing for your cosplay needs! Learn how to touch up your skin, add better lighting, change the background, add visual effects like super powers and sparkles and more! We will break it down for you so it's easy, fun and fast! We'll teach you the basic tools and advanced techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to those beginning or even advanced in Cosplay and hope to teach new things in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

12:15pm

Koji Igarashi Guest Panel
Speakers
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Koji Igarashi

Co-Founder and Producer at ArtPlay, Inc. Known for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Tokimeki Memorial, and Detana!! TwinBee, Koji Igarashi is the Producer and Scenario Writer for “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night." | | Special Skills: Turns into bats, great with whips!


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

12:30pm

AMV Competition Encore & Awards
Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:45pm

Kimba the White Lion (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Video 3 402 AB

1:00pm

MaryKnoll Shotokan Karate
Maryknoll Karate is one of the oldest continuously operating karate dojos in the United States and the world. It was founded by, and trains the continued guidance of, Tsutomu Ohshima, chief instructor of Shotokan Karate of American, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching traditional karate in the United Stated since 1956 and whose mission statement is: "To preserve, perpetuate and advance the legacy of Shotokan Karate for the betterment of the lives of those who train, and to contribute positively to human history."

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

1:00pm

Maid Café: All Ages
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

1:00pm

Acoustikaraoke!
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

1:00pm

Makoto Shinkai's 'your name' World Premiere & Panel
Speakers
avatar for Makoto Shinkai

Makoto Shinkai

Shinkai's theatrical release debut as a director came with Voices of a Distant Star in 2002 on which he did nearly everything himself but sent shock waves through the anime world for its expression of an impressive world view. He then increased his staff to put out masterpieces inThe Place Promised in Our Early Days ('04) and 5 Centimeters per Second ('07) before finally scoring a smash hit with The Garden of... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Events Hall B

1:00pm

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 2:00am
Open Karaoke 518

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 2:00am
Karaoke 2 511 C

1:15pm

Aksys Games: State of Anime Gaming
Aksys Games will discuss popular franchises such as Zero Escape and Guilty Gear, the current status of anime gaming, new titles, franchises on the horizon and much more!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

1:15pm

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir - English Cast, Director, & Producers!
Miraculer fandom! Join U.S. voice actor cast, voice director, and executive producers of global #1 kids' TV show, *Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir,* for a behind-the scenes look at season one production, Bandai's upcoming global toy line launch, and of course, our empowering girl superhero, Ladybug! The panel will have a Q&A segment!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Programming 4 411

1:15pm

SAILOR MOON
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

1:30pm

CANNON BUSTERS Pilot
Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

1:30pm

1:30pm

Fitness 101 for Cosplayers and Congoers
Join us on this as we have a discussion including experts in both nutritional biology and sports biomechanics into training methods, do's and don'ts, and how to work out effectively for your cosplay and life goals!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:00pm

SouLandscape
SouLandscape is a Japanese Electro World Music Duo. At our live performances, full of both Original and Anime Songs, EDM, World Music, and Theatrical Performances, we will surround you with our fantastical imaginary world! Stay tuned! Website: www.soulandscape.com/
SNS: www.facebook.com/SouLandscape

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

2:00pm

AXDance Meet & Greet
Come on in to the AXDance Room and meet some of our Industry DHs, Producers and Vocalists. This year's AXDance talent lineup is from the States, overseas and else where? Autographs and exclusive merch will only be done during this time frame so don't miss out!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

2:00pm

The Devil is a Part-Timer! (1-2)
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 4 409 AB

2:00pm

Anime Expo Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grab your team and arm yourselves with cameras. When we say go, take the list of items we have provided you and get as many snapshots of the items as you possibly can! The team that’s back first with the highest amount of photos wins!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

2:00pm

Anisong World Matsuri: Japan Band Battle
Experience the thrilling head to head battle between FLOW, the rock band well known for opening themes for Naruto and Psalms of Planets Eureka seven, and OLDCODEX, the rock band well known for the opening theme of Kuroko’s Basketball and GODEATER. Let the battle of the bands begin!

Speakers
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FLOW

FLOW is a 5 man rock band. With twin vocals and strong, catchy melodies that make them stand out, they also have a wide music range, from pop to rock. Starting with the opening theme song “GO!!!" for Naruto, and the opening theme song “DAYS" forPsalms of Planets Eureka seveN, they have released many hit songs since their debut in 2003. A number of which can be heard in a variety of anime titles such as Code Geass and Seven Deadly... Read More →
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OLDCODEX

With a unique combination of a vocalist and a painter, OLDCODEX takes in rock, loud, and dance music elements into their music while creating visuals mixed with art to please the eyes. Formed in 2009, OLDCODEX's name combines the words “old" and “codex" (an ancient manuscript). For Japanese, rock music is considered borrowed from the West, but OLDCODEX wishes to create their distinctiveness as reflected in their name. They are also... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Concerts: NOVO The Novo

2:15pm

Blue Exorcist Panel
Join Aniplex of America this weekend as we celebrate the 5 year Anniversary of the fan-favorite anime series Blue Exorcist! Show your love for the Okumura brothers and enjoy our fun filled panel featuring must-see bloopers, fan favorite countdowns, exclusive giveaways, a very special announcement and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Kazue Kato

Kazue Kato

Manga creator and illustrator Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo on July 20. In 2000, she won the prestigious Tezuka Award for her work Boku to Usagi (The Rabbit and Me) published in Akamaru Jump. From 2005 to 2006 her series Robo to Usakichi, a sci-fi adventure featuring a rabbit (again!) was published in the monthly magazine Shonen Sirius (Kodansha). Her latest series, Blue Exorcist, began in Jump Square in April of 2009, and is also a... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

2:15pm

Panpaka Pants & SHIROZEME
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Video 3 402 AB

2:30pm

Using Anime and Manga in Education
In this session, three practicing educators provide responses to the question of how manga, anime, and other Japanese popular culture texts can be incorporated in a formal classroom setting. Old and new challenges to educators color this question – proscribed academic standards that limit teacher autonomy, barriers to students who struggle with traditional forms of literacy, and persistent conceptions of gender that reinforce certain types of readings of these texts. The session will review strategies to overcome these problems as well as engage the audience to consider how using Japanese popular culture texts can redefine gender, literacy, and ultimately what it means to “read".

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Brent Allison

Prof. Brent Allison

After a childhood partly “wasted" onMazinger-Z and Hyakujuu-Ou Go-Lion(Tranzor-Z and Voltron in the U.S.), Brent was unaware that some of his childhood TV diet came from Japan originally. During his first week as a grad student at UGA, Brent came across a group of students who showed him the anime that he had long forgotten. Falling back in love with anime, he eventually wrote his doctoral dissertation on how... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

2:30pm

Butler Café: All Ages
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

2:30pm

Cosplay Senpai Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to those beginning or even advanced in Cosplay and hope to teach new things in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their... Read More →
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Dustbunny

Originally from the east coast and now residing in the great Los Angeles area. Dustbunny has been in convention scene for over 10 years and is an award winning cosplayer as well as a cosplay costume judge. She was also involved in a fan-based documentary called “True Otaku: The Documentary" which was exhibited as an official selection at Florida Supercon's 2011 Geek Film Festival and at Phoenix Comicon's 2012 Film Festival. Dustbunny has... Read More →
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QueersPlay

QueersPlay was founded in 2014 by cosplayers Kimber Brightheart and Dommenique Dumptrux to challenge the toxic masculinity, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and transmisogyny that often runs rampant in convention culture. QueersPlay has 6 queer and transgender collaborative members. QueersPlay aims to create safer spaces for marginalized communities within convention culture. Additionally, QueersPlay contributes to more vulnerable in the... Read More →
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WindoftheStars

WindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, has been cosplaying since 2004 and has made over 100 costumes, many of which have won multiple awards. Her costume works have been featured on TV as a judge on Call to Cosplay, in print mostly notably in Cosmode, OtakuUSA and Mangabomb, and in several web publications. Mel has been invited as a guest of honor at conventions both in the USA and at international events. As a veteran in the cosplay community, she strives... Read More →
avatar for Stella Chuu

Stella Chuu

Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from New York. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture. She loves to share the joy of DIY in costume construction. Most notable are her Devil Homura, Ivy Valentine, and Master Yi cosplays. Her creative and quirky personality has led her to be featured on Kotaku, Nerdist, Mashable, Tech Insider and more.
avatar for Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3) is a group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California. C3 is composed of four women: Ginger Nichelle, Angel Tenshi, Deanna “Pei-Pei", and Ashphord 'Ashi-chan'. | | C3 attends conventions all over the country holding panels and events on cosplay diversity. Each member is also talented in her own way. Ginger is a patternmaker and takes commissions, Angel is a photographer and model at... Read More →
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Corgi Cosplay

Nicole is the master mind behind Corgi Cosplay while Kiba is the spokesmodel! Through Kiba, Nicole is able to show her passion of cosplay and all things Japan! Kiba's first cosplays were a Moogle (Final Fantasy series) and Link (Legend of Zelda) back in 2013. Since then, Nicole has also gotten into cosplay herself but not as much as Kiba is! Kiba has many cosplays now, but together they have cosplayed Kagome and Shippo (Inuyasha), Hinata and Kiba... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate details... Read More →
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Vampy Bit Me

Linda Le is a cosplayer originally from a small town in Oklahoma, now residing in California. She had her own show with The Nerdist after she was founded by Japanese company Kotobukiya and featured in OTACOOL 2 With Danny Choo, her costumes were a worldwide success after being featured on Marvel.com, her partnerships with Capcom as their official Morrigan and Juri cosplayer, Bandai, DC, various game companies, and most recently featured on CNN... Read More →
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Garnet Runestar

Garnet Runestar is a Utah based cosplayer that hoards fabric like a Dragon and loves Zelda more than some people love their family. In the 8 years she has been cosplaying, she has earned over 20 Best in Show awards and was part of Team USA 2014 For the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya Japan. When she's not making ball gowns she works with Utah based charity group The Court of the Elven Fae and works to be an active voice for Cosplay Positivity. She... Read More →
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Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast including a Best in Show and Best Advanced Craftsmanship. Her work can be seen published in several magazines, newspapers and notable websites; but more importantly... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

2:30pm

Screening (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:45pm

Masahiko Minami - President of Studio BONES
Meet the man behind one of the leading animation studios in the anime industry today, Masahiko Minami! From this season's One Hundred Mob Psycho and Bungo Stray Dogs, find out about the shows he's worked on, his history with Studio BONES, and what some of his favorite titles are!

Speakers
avatar for Masahiko Minami

Masahiko Minami

After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, Minami joined Sunrise Inc. as one of the production managers, where he produced Vision of Escalowne, Cowboy Bebop, and more. After becoming independent in 1998, he founded BONES Inc. together with Hiroshi Ousaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto. He aims to create titles which heavily emphasize character movements drawn by animators. | | Since founding BONES Inc., he has produced... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

2:45pm

How to Draw Manga-Style Characters
What are the essential elements of manga style drawing? Japanese-American artists, Alisa & Chihiro, from Copic Markers/Imagination International and creators of the manga series iiiAcademy will take you step by step through the basics of how to create your own manga characters. The professional tips from Alisa & Chihiro will help the characters you see in your mind characters come to life.

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

3:00pm

Knights of Sidonia (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

3:00pm

Acoustic Open Mic
Sunday July 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

3:00pm

3:30pm

Anime Jungle Presents: Voice Actor Tetsuya Kakihara Talk Show
Come see Tetsuya Kakihara, the voice talent behind Natsu from Fairy Tail, Simon from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and many others!

Speakers
avatar for Tetsuya Kakihara

Tetsuya Kakihara

Born in Germany, Tetsuya Kakihara grew up being fascinated by Japan and its subculture. In 2001, he set off to Tokyo to enroll at a famous school for voice acting and artists. While attending voice acting courses, he improved his Japanese by taking Japanese language classes and working part-time. He finally attained his dream of becoming a voice actor and debuted in 2003. Kakihara is best known for portraying young male characters with a fiery... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

3:45pm

Girls Und Robots – Re-Evaluating “Genre” Demarcations in Anime
The evolution of the “Robot Anime" and “Magical Girl" genres since the 1960s has led to an expansion of target audience beyond their initial toy-sale-oriented origins and today the demarcation lines are blurred between the two. Looking at anime series today, we often find aspects of one in the other. Using the examples of the SF fandom controversy surrounding the original Gundam series, the development of the Macross franchise, and the coming-of-age of shojo manga with Hagio Moto and Takemiya Keiko, we will attempt to describe the various cultural and social factors surrounding how the requisites for anime genres have been maintained throughout the last five decades, while narrative complexity, visual grammar and media literacy have developed the core of the surrounding anime fandom culture.



Speakers
avatar for Prof. Renato Rivera Rusca

Prof. Renato Rivera Rusca

Renato Rivera Rusca, M.A. is a graduate of the Japanese Studies program at Stirling University in Scotland and conducted his postgraduate research in sociology and Japanese popular culture in Osaka University and Kyoto University. He has lectured at the Manga Faculty at Kyoto Seika University and has participated in many projects organized by the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Prof. Rusca teaches classes on manga and animation culture at the... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

3:45pm

Polar Bear Café (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Video 3 402 AB

4:00pm

Now that's COMEDY!
Is it any wonder why it’s the most popular AMV category? Join us for a full block of comedy awesomeness! Get your seats early, they fill up fast!

Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

4:00pm

KPOP Battles Finals
The Finale of the Kpop Battles. Come see who this year's Anime Expo Kpop Battle Champions will be!

Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AXDance Concourse F

4:00pm

“Kuromukuro Sneak Preview and Panel w/ MICHI, Singer of ending theme song”

Pony Canyon presents a screening of  the episode of Kuromukuro­, including a discussion and Q&A with special guest, MICHI, who sings Kuromukuro ending theme and producers from production team. We will also host some games where the winners will receive special prizes.

Come and check this hot anime title and hot singer from Japan!


Speakers
avatar for MICHI

MICHI

MICHI, the first Anisong artist from Okinawa, aims to share her love for anime with the world–her personal motto is “Anime is a universal language." Her debut single, “Cry for the Truth/Secret Sky", was featured as the main theme song for Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-. | | Coming from Koza, the heart of the Okinawan music scene, she developed a straightforward and carefree singing voice. With a rare expressiveness and... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

4:00pm

Creating New Games With a Retro Flair: Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates
If there was a list of Japanese game creators who have a wealth of knowledge, and create games that both keep up with current trends and invoke feelings from the golden age of Japanese games, Comcept CEO Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu would no doubt be included in that list. The main topic of conversation will be about how they, as Japanese game creators, aim to create their own original style of games which are designed to appeal both to their local fans in Japan and to fans across the globe. They will also talk about their current projects, and that will be followed up by a Q&A session. Knowing these guys, they may have some surprises up their sleeves too…

Speakers
avatar for Keiji Inafune

Keiji Inafune

During his time at CAPCOM, he brought iconic franchises such as Mega Man, ResidentEvil, Onimusha, Lost Planet and Dead Rising to the world, all of which went on to sell millions of copies. As a result, he has built up a reputation among fans as one of the most charismatic and devoted creators in the industry. In 2010, he went independent with the founding of comcept Inc., which focuses on the most important part of content creation: designing... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Events Hall B

4:00pm

Production IG Industry Panel

Come join Maki Terashima-Furuta the VP/producer at Production IG USA, as she introduces new and upcoming titles from Production IG with the newest clips and slideshows of shows such as "Attack on Titan: Junior High," "Joker Game," "Haikyu!!" "Kuroko's Basketball," "Ghost in the Shell The New Movie Virtual Reality Diver," etc. To be discussed additionally are the new "FLCL 2" show with Cartoon Network, a new collaborative show "Perfect Bones" with Netlix, and the live action movie of "Ghost in the Shell," currently in production with special guest Ari Arad from the production! Besides the exclusive swag giveaway, this is definitely a panel you would not want to miss! This panel will be followed by a FLCL panel immediately after.


Speakers
avatar for Mayumi Shintani

Mayumi Shintani

Best known as the voice of Haruko Sunohara in FLCL, Shintani's anime voice acting career was revived in 2013 when she played Nonon Jakuzure in Kill la Kill. | | Originally starting her career as a stage actor in 1995, Shintani appeared in a number of musicals and plays, where she captivated audience with her charm. | | In 1998, she made her voice acting debut as Tsubasa Shibahime in His and Her Circumstances, when Hideaki Anno... Read More →
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Kazuya Tsurumaki

Creator and director of FLCL, Kazuya Tsurumaki served as animation director for Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and as assistant director for Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as directedHis and Her Circumstances. He is also currently working as a director on the Rebuild of Evangelion film series.


Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

4:00pm

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

4:00pm

4:15pm

A-1 Pictures Panel
Hear what goes on behind the scenes at one of Japan’s most prolific animation studios, A-1 Pictures—the studio behind many fan-favorite titles including “Sword Art Online”, “Blue Exorcist”, and “ERASED.” Come and hear the latest news about their current projects and watch exclusive footage straight from the studio!

Sunday July 3, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

4:30pm

Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Diversity Panel
Chocolate Covered Cosplay loves a good dialogue. Come join the sisters of C3 as they share their stories and hold an open dialogue about diversity and positivity in the cosplay community.

Speakers
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Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3) is a group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California. C3 is composed of four women: Ginger Nichelle, Angel Tenshi, Deanna “Pei-Pei", and Ashphord 'Ashi-chan'. | | C3 attends conventions all over the country holding panels and events on cosplay diversity. Each member is also talented in her own way. Ginger is a patternmaker and takes commissions, Angel is a photographer and model at... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

4:30pm

Eureka SeveN: Astral Ocean (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Video 4 409 AB

4:45pm

Learn to Play Japanese Mahjong
Seen the Saki and Akagi anime? Ever wanted to learn Japanese Mahjong? Now here's your chance! After this panel you will be able to jump right in and start playing. The Pacific Mahjong League will provide a flyer with free online places to play and free guides. Also, after the presentation we will have a short meet and greet for all players, beginning and advanced to meet up and exchange info to play live tile games within their own locale.

Sunday July 3, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

5:00pm

Mega Ran
Mega Ran, aka Raheem Jarbo of Philadelphia is arguably the world's most well known video-game influenced performance artist. Since signing an unprecedented licensing deal with international developer Capcom, the former teacher's high-energy shows and fun, nerdy persona have led to world tours, festival and video game tournament performances, and a legion of smart art fans he calls "TeamMega."

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lounge 21 Concourse E

5:00pm

Anime and Manga in Hollywood - and What Happens Next
In a fascinating look at the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day – and even to into the future, Prof. Northrop Davis will bring his extensive experience in the business and artistic intersection between manga/anime and Hollywood to talk about the latest projects in Hollywood live-action adaptations of anime/manga. Which ones have a good chance of working? What others might not work so well. The media industries in the United States and Japan are now accelerating into new forms of hybridization that will drive much of future storytelling entertainment. Drawing on original interviews with top creators in these fields and other research that he used when writing Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood, just published earlier this year by Bloomsbury Academic, Prof. Davis will show how to use this knowledge creatively to shape the future of global narrative storytelling, including through the educational system.



Speakers
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Prof. Northrop Davis

Northrop Davis is a screenwriter who teaches screen and television writing and manga/anime studies. He earned his B.A. at Duke University and his MFA at California Institute of the Arts. He has sold three Hollywood projects: his science fiction script Cyber Ship to Warner Brothers and two pitches, one to Columbia/Sony Studios and another to 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, both of which he subsequently wrote as screenplays. He has... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

5:00pm

Night Cafe I
Sunday July 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

5:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

5:15pm

AMV Creator Takeover
Here’s your chance to meet the creators of some of your favorite AMVs as several revered creators present their works.

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

5:15pm

FLCL 2 Guest Panel
Come join Maki Terashima-Furuta as she hosts the panel with Jason DeMarco from Adult Swim, introducing Kazuya Tsurumaki, the one and only original creator of "FLCL" and Mayumi Shintani, the lovely voice behind  Haruko.  The first 1,500 attendees will receive a complimentary FLCL poster/postcard only available at AX. This panel will follow immediately after the Production I.G panel you would not want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Mayumi Shintani

Mayumi Shintani

Best known as the voice of Haruko Sunohara in FLCL, Shintani's anime voice acting career was revived in 2013 when she played Nonon Jakuzure in Kill la Kill. | | Originally starting her career as a stage actor in 1995, Shintani appeared in a number of musicals and plays, where she captivated audience with her charm. | | In 1998, she made her voice acting debut as Tsubasa Shibahime in His and Her Circumstances, when Hideaki Anno... Read More →
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Kazuya Tsurumaki

Creator and director of FLCL, Kazuya Tsurumaki served as animation director for Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and as assistant director for Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as directedHis and Her Circumstances. He is also currently working as a director on the Rebuild of Evangelion film series.


Sunday July 3, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

5:15pm

5:15pm

Gundam Build Fighters (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Video 3 402 AB

5:30pm

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL
Sunday July 3, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

5:45pm

AMV Audio Swap
Sometimes random chance makes AMVs even more awesome. And we are going to prove it by taking existing AMVs and replacing the audio with a completely different song! What you end up with is unpredictable and even surprisingly very entertaining.

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

5:45pm

Inside the Voice Actors' Studio III
Interested in the voice-acting profession? Come get first-hand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! Professionals in an intimate setting! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an award-winning full-service audio post and creative production company.

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

5:45pm

Copic Marker Essentials
From choosing paper to inking and coloring, this class gives a basic overview of how to use Copic products for coloring your manga characters. Learn how to pick blending colors, how to color like the pros, and see an airbrush demo. All supplies provided. Arrive early for best seating. Taught by Copic marker guru Marianne Walker.

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

6:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

6:15pm

Official Gaia Online Panel
Join us for the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia Interactive has planned for 2016. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Sunday July 3, 2016 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

6:15pm

Crunchyroll Presents: Mob Psycho One Hundred Exclusive Premiere
From the same man that brought you the smash-hit "ONE PUNCH MAN" comes another work that is sure to leave you craving for more-- ONE's next work "Mob Psycho One Hundred" will be making its debut here at AX! Be among the first ones catch the exclusive anime premier, with animation by the famed Studio BONES--AND to top it off, the president of Studio BONES Masahiko Minami will be there in person for a special Q&A session after the screening.

Sunday July 3, 2016 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

6:30pm

TRIGGER Panel

Meet and discuss with the creative team of Studio TRIGGER. Will cover the latest news and details of TRIGGER's titles such as Kiznaiver, Space Patrol Luluco, and more! 


Speakers
avatar for SUSHIO

SUSHIO

Previously staff of Studio GAINAX, SUSHIO is a acclaimed Japanese animator taking part in numerous popular anime titles such as Diebuster, GURREN LAGANN, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and One Piece Movie: Baron Omatsuri And The Secret Island . With the establishment of TRIGGER, SUSHIO joined the crew as character designer for their first television series KILL la KILL. SUSHIO continues to contribute... Read More →
avatar for Mai Yoneyama

Mai Yoneyama

Mai Yoneyama is a talented animator who has participated in many popular animation titles. She debuted as a GAINAX animator for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. After joining the creative team of Studio TRIGGER, Yoneyama was involved in various exciting titles such as Black☆Rock Shooter, Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL as an animation director. Currently, she is the character designer and lead animation director... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

6:30pm

Vintage Anime LaserDisc Night
Sunday July 3, 2016 6:30pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Video 4 409 AB

6:45pm

ONE-PUNCH MAN
Sunday July 3, 2016 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

6:45pm

Gundam Model Building for Everyone
Gundam model building panel that is presented in an entertaining fashion for all ages. If you are interested in improving your gunpla building skills, you need to attend this panel. If you want to meet fellow gunpla enthusiast, you need to attend this panel. If you have no idea what gunpla is, but like playing with sharp pointy objects, you need to attend this panel!

Sunday July 3, 2016 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

6:45pm

Summer Wars
Sunday July 3, 2016 6:45pm - 9:15pm
Video 3 402 AB

7:00pm

Coming to a Theater Near You!
Anime Parody trailers have spawned a whole new class of AMVs, and we’ve got an hour full of them! These trailers might even be more interesting than the originals!

Sunday July 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

7:00pm

Chii Sakurabi
Chii Sakurabi is a J-POP singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan. Chii is known for her high-energy music, angelic voice, and kawaii style! In late 2011, Chii's breakout first album Mirage was released. It featured a unique electro-pop style with fantasy themes, as well as a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics. In 2014, Chii's music evolved dramatically creating a distinct and dynamic sound with her second album Moon Princess, based on the Japanese fairytale character Princess Kaguya.

Sunday July 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

7:00pm

Night Cafe II
Sunday July 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

7:30pm

7:30pm

Crunchyroll Simulcast Preview Panel
Looking for something new to watch this season? Want to hear about the hottest new anime from Japan? Then this is the panel for you! Join Crunchyroll as they highlight some of the latest anime hitting this simulcast season.

Sunday July 3, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

7:30pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 16+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 7:30pm - 10:30pm
AXDance Concourse F

8:00pm

Sekai Project Industry Panel - Games, Manga and Visual Novels
We are Sekai Project, a Los Angeles-based licensing and publishing company focused on Japanese media content and electronic entertainment. Join us as we take a look back at all of the awesomeness that was 2015 and stay for the surprises, giveaways, and reveals that we have in store for you in 2016!

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

8:00pm

GATE 2 (13-15)
Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00pm

Polymer Clay 101 - Session 2
Learn how to work with polymer clay by sculpting your own charm with Killer Tentacle Octopus. Ever wanted to work with polymer clay but didn't know where to start? This workshop will go through the basics of how to work with this versatile product. At the end you'll have your own piece to take home. Come join in for this fun class! Clay packets available for the first 60 attendees only.

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

8:00pm

Anisong World Matsuri: Japan Band Battle
Experience the thrilling head to head battle between FLOW, the rock band well known for opening themes for Naruto and Psalms of Planets Eureka seven, and OLDCODEX, the rock band well known for the opening theme of Kuroko’s Basketball and GODEATER. Let the battle of the bands begin!

Speakers
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FLOW

FLOW is a 5 man rock band. With twin vocals and strong, catchy melodies that make them stand out, they also have a wide music range, from pop to rock. Starting with the opening theme song “GO!!!" for Naruto, and the opening theme song “DAYS" forPsalms of Planets Eureka seveN, they have released many hit songs since their debut in 2003. A number of which can be heard in a variety of anime titles such as Code Geass and Seven Deadly... Read More →
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OLDCODEX

With a unique combination of a vocalist and a painter, OLDCODEX takes in rock, loud, and dance music elements into their music while creating visuals mixed with art to please the eyes. Formed in 2009, OLDCODEX's name combines the words “old" and “codex" (an ancient manuscript). For Japanese, rock music is considered borrowed from the West, but OLDCODEX wishes to create their distinctiveness as reflected in their name. They are also... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Concerts: NOVO The Novo

8:00pm

One Piece Film: Strong World
Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00pm

Masquerade
With three divisions (Novice, Intermediate, and World), the Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 20 years. The Masquerade is a cosplay and performance competition, with one of the largest cash prizes in the country.

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Events Hall B

8:00pm

UKFC: Ultimate Karaoke Fighting Championship
Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Karaoke Events 511 AB

8:15pm

AMV Mortal Combat 2.0
Join in the fun as we pit several AMVs to fight it out in the video arena. Cheer on your favorites and decide their fate in AMV Mortal Combat!

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:15pm - 9:15pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

9:00pm

Naughty Figures (18+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

9:00pm

Maid Café: After Dark (18+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

9:00pm

Night Cafe III
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

9:00pm

Cosplay Wrestling Federation (18+)
The purpose of the Cosplay Wrestling Federation (CWF) is to combine the high energy drama of professional wrestling show with the fun of cosplay! Staged as a pro-wrestling event, cosplayers that are selected to come on stage and give speeches to either garner the support or hatred of the crowd. Contestants are eliminated one by one, with a champion is crowned and awarded with a custom CWF belt!

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

9:00pm

Hentai Festival, presented by Project-H (18+)
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 3 408 AB

9:00pm

Party with FAKKU!
Come party with FAKKU! There will be music, prizes, merch and more! Every entrant gets a free subscription at the door.

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 1:30am
Lounge 21 Concourse E

9:15pm

Catgirls Galore! Meet Sayori, the creator of Neko Para!
Chocola and Vanilla, the main catgirls of the NekoPara franchise have taken the Western world by storm and the person behind that is none other than their creator, Sayori. Come learn about the NekoPara world and see Sayori bring her creations to life in a live drawing demonstration.

Speakers
avatar for Sayori

Sayori

Sayori is a chinese illustrator living in Japan, who is renowned for her drawing style, of cute and affectionate characters. The face of NEKO WORKs, Sayori leads the drafting, artwork and release of the famed NekoPara series. Although she loves cats, she is unfortunately allergic to them. | | Sayori will be attending the U.S. for the first time at this year's Anime Expo as a guest and friend of Sekai Project.


Sunday July 3, 2016 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Live Programming 4 411

9:30pm

Ultimate Rhythm Power Hour
Join us for an ultimate hour-long non-stop mega-mix of rhythmic AMV euphoria that escalates the beat and elevates the soul, no psychotropics necessary!

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

9:30pm

KUROMUKURO (1-2)
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:45pm

Otaku Parliamentary Debate
Hear ye, hear ye! Multiple teams duke it out over divisive topics, and the crowd determines the winner. Which team will be crowned champion of this year’s Otaku Parliamentary Debate?

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

10:00pm

Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic (18+)
This is one event you don’t want to miss! Join internationally known Illusionist William Draven and Miss Universe (England) pageant contestant Vixen DeVille as they host simply one of the most impressive nights of burlesque and magic you have ever seen.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

10:15pm

MangaGamer: Shigeo Hamashima - Q&A (18+)
Shigeo Hamashima is a concept artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. She actively designs characters for an assortment of games that target a diverse range of audiences. Her most famous works include Clock-Up's "Eroge! ˜Sex and Games Make Sexy Games˜", "No, Thank You!!!", and "euphoria". She's known for being candid about her work and her strikingly realistic designs that still characterize modern Japanese "moe", albeit with her own unique touch.

Speakers
avatar for Shigeo Hamashima

Shigeo Hamashima

Shigeo Hamashima is a concept artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. She actively designs characters for an assortment of games that target a diverse range of audiences. Her most famous works include Clock-Up's Eroge! -Sex and Games Make Sexy Games-, No, Thank You!!!, andeuphoria. She's known for being candid about her work and her strikingly realistic designs that still characterize modern Japanese “moe", albeit with her... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

10:15pm

FAKKU Q&A (18+)
General question and answer session with members of FAKKU, the largest hentai publisher in the United States.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

10:30pm

10:30pm

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 10:30pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

10:30pm

AXDance Nights (Ages 18+)
18+ ONLY - Please bring valid identification that confirms date of birth. Badge and ID are required to gain access to the AX Dance Area.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:30pm - Monday July 4, 2016 2:00am
AXDance Concourse F

11:00pm

Tough Crowd (18+)
Tough Crowd covers everything in the hobbyist world, with a special emphasis on controversies, both real, and imagined. Come join convention comic regulars argue about things nobody should really care about.

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Workshop 2 406 AB

11:00pm

Comedy on the Edge (18+)
You know what these are. These are those “special” comedy AMVs that we just can’t show during the day. Here’s a special late night block full of ‘em!

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
AMV Theatre 515 A

11:00pm

Night Cafe IV
Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:30am
Quiet Room/Night Cafe 502 B

11:00pm

Owarimonogatari (1-3)
Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:30am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:00am

Cerberus (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am - 1:30am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:00am

Open Mic Karaoke
Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
Karaoke Events 511 AB

12:30am

Psycho-PASS Season 2 (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 12:30am - 2:00am
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

1:30am

Lupin the Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (1-3) (18+)
Monday July 4, 2016 1:30am - 3:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

3:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Monday July 4, 2016 3:00am - 4:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom
 
Monday, July 4
 

6:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Monday July 4, 2016 6:00am - 8:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

8:00am

AV Dealer's Choice
Monday July 4, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:45am

NISA Upcoming Releases & Community!
What are the Prinnies at NIS America up to this time!? If you wanna find out, come and join the Prinny Squad for an exciting panel of fun and games and awesome prizes! Also, we are stoked to bring everyone some news on our upcoming game releases, as well as discussing how JRPGs (like ours, dood!) are continuing to make a big impact in the West today. So bring your game on, because this will be one helluva panel!

Monday July 4, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 2 403 AB

10:00am

Maid Café: All Ages
Monday July 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

10:00am

Aniplex of America Game Show
Join us for our second installment of the Aniplex Game Show at Anime Expo 2016! Are you a true Aniplex Otaku? Do you think you have what it takes to take home the title of “#1 Aniplex Fan?” Then come on down to the Aniplex Game Show. We have tons of prizes that we don’t plan on taking back with us to the office. If you were looking for an event to show off your anime knowledge for some swanky swag then we’ve got you covered. Come have fun with us!

Monday July 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
Live Programming 4 411

10:00am

Anne-Happy (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 3 402 AB

10:00am

KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world! (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

10:00am

AX 2016 AMV Competition: Best of the Non-Finalists
There are only so many videos that we can put in the main competition, and our heart breaks at all of the awesome ones we didn’t have room to show you. These rough diamonds are worthy of your consideration!

Monday July 4, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

10:15am

Banzai Arcarde: Trivia RPG
What video game is synonymous with “Demon Shall Weep?” Did you think “Devil May Cry?” Good! What about for anime: “Spirit Devourer?” Did you answer “Soul Eater?” No? Then prepare to die. Welcome to Banzai Arcade: Trivia RPG. Answer trivia questions to attack and defend against enemies in this parody-filled hype as as hell RPG ran by the audience. Anyone can participate!

Monday July 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop 2 406 AB

10:15am

Shirobako (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Video 4 409 AB

10:15am

Wolf Children
Monday July 4, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

10:30am

The Shape of Things to Pop: TOKYOPOP and POP Comics
TOKYOPOP is back! From eBooks, to a triumphant return to physical book publishing, and looking forward to our 20th anniversary next year, the return of TOKYOPOP to full operation after our rough patch a few years ago is complete! We'll be talking about our new alliance with Disney, and other projects for the future. We will also be talking about POP Comics, a new venue for creator-owned manga and other types of comics. Imagine a YouTube for manga, or a global, 24-7 Comiket, and you might get a sense of the power of what we are unleashing. We'll give you the how-to on posting your work.

Monday July 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

11:00am

Weekly Shonen Jump Panel
Hang out with the English language editors of the world's most popular manga! We've got exciting news about the LATEST developments on new series, all-time fan favorites, and what we're doing to bring you the world's best manga! We'll also have amazing prizes up for grabs. Don't miss it!

Monday July 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

11:00am

Charity Auction
Get a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind items at the annual Charity Auction. Not only will you get the opportunity to purchase items like original sketches, limited edition swag, and other signed items, you will be helping to support the Global Giving Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund.

Monday July 4, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

11:30am

Butler Café: All Ages
Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

11:30am

Learn to Sew your own Cosplay
Want to learn how to sew your own cosplay but don't know where to start? Not sure what sewing machine to buy? Which fabric is right for your character? Don't know what a pattern is? Well Ginger from Chocolate Covered Cosplay is here to help! In this panel you will learn where to start when picking your fabrics, how to manipulate existing patterns into your cosplay, and finishing tips & tricks to make your costume look complete and professionally made!

Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

11:30am

GOD EATER Panel, Screening, & Guest Talk

We’re pleased to give a special GOD EATER panel to all GOD EATER fans in US!! What are the similarities and differences between the anime and the game? Come and see both the Anime and Video Game in action and find out more about the GOD EATER universe!


Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live Programming 4 411

11:30am

Cowboy Bebop: Jazz Cat Experience
The Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience will bring down the house as we pay tribute to one of the coolest anime ever created. Universally acknowledged for its unique soundtrack and epic stories told with the moody sounds of a John Coltrane album, Cowboy Bebop breaks the mold of what an anime could be and the cultural impact it can have.

Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Main Events Hall B

11:30am

Blue Spring Ride (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

11:30am

Kids on the Slope (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 3 402 AB

11:45am

Amagi Brilliant Park (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Video 4 409 AB

12:00pm

Cospix Presents Photoshop for Cosplay Photos
Did you take super awesome pics during Anime Expo? Want to know how to make them even MORE awesome with Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop tools? Well, you're in luck! Vince, the founder of Cospix is here to save the day with his decade of experience in convention and cosplay photography and editing skills!

Monday July 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

12:00pm

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Monday July 4, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Karaoke 518

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Monday July 4, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke Events 511 AB

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Monday July 4, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke 2 511 C

12:15pm

nbkz Q&A - From Fairy Tales to the End of the World
As one of the founding members of minori, Nobukazu Sakai (nbkz) has been instrumental in molding a little known visual novel studio into one of the premier VN developers in the industry. As both president and artistic director nbkz has had a hand in a wide variety of titles throughout minori's history, including but not limited to, "ef - a Fairy Tale of the Two" and "eden*". Manga Gamer is proud to bring nbkz to his first Anime-Expo, so please join us as with your questions as we chat with nbkz about minori and his vision for the perfect fairy tale.

Speakers
avatar for Nobukazu Sakai (nbkz)

Nobukazu Sakai (nbkz)

As one of the founding members of minori, Nobukazu Sakai (nbkz) has been instrumental in molding a little known visual novel studio into one of the premier VN developers in the industry. As both president and artistic director nbkz has had a hand in a wide variety of titles throughout minori's history, including but not limited to, ef – a Fairy Tale of the Two and eden*. | | nbkz's first appearance at Anime Expo is made... Read More →


Monday July 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

12:15pm

Haven't you Heard I'm Sakamoto (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

12:30pm

Anime Conji 2016 AMV Contest Winners
Want to know who won Anime Conji’s 2016 AMV Contest? Here’s your chance to find out.

Monday July 4, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

12:45pm

Applying Auteur, Critical, and Feminist Theory to Anime
Open Continuity: Ecofeminist Dialogue and Inclusiveness in Princess Mononoke
Josh Easton (University of Evansville)
  • Within ecofeminist thought and theory, the concept of continuity, as articulated by scholars such as Val Plumwood and Lisa Kretz, provides a good fit for the content of Hayao Miyazaki's powerful and deeply evocative film. This view recognizes how humans engage in othering behaviors, distancing themselves from their natural environments. Application of this viewpoint indicates, society ought to move away from such a conceptualization of the self, as well as other harmful dualisms which inform our anthropocentric attitudes and interfere with the creation of an environmental ethic that is truly respectful of nature. This talk incorporates additional sources and works dealing with philosophy and bioethics and themes such as animal rights and the consideration of time in relation to the natural environment.

Adaptation and Evolution in Japanese Visual Culture
Amanda Kennell (University of Southern California)
  • Contemporary media production methods have been theorized in two similar ways, as transmedia storytelling and as the media mix, by Henry Jenkins and Otsuka Eiji, respectively. This talk introduces adaptation as a way to reconsider how stories come to be (re)told and suggests how art can evolve through adaptation using Yamamoto Sayo's Lupin the 3rd: A Woman Called Mine Fujiko (2012) as a case study.

Anime Archives: Digital Curation and Scholarly Perspectives
Johnathan Lau
  • This presentation explores “alternative" archival spaces (“surfaces") of Japanese animation and the historical intersections between scholars and fans, shifting ethics, means of viewing and distribution. It proposes that careful consideration of these trends benefits not only fan studies, but studies of the works themselves in an evolving technological context. Here certain parallels are highlighted between comments on streaming video and file-sharing websites, and the tradition of colophons on Sino-Japanese handscrolls. The talk then proceeds to discuss the unstable nature of these “anime archives," extending this instability to the notion of the digital archive. A case study of the file-sharing website BakaBT.me is explored alongside theories of a utopian “archival commons."


Monday July 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 4 411

12:45pm

Kadokawa is Here!
One of the largest publishers in Japan, Kadokawa is responsible for some of the biggest anime, manga and light novels in the world! (Do Kill La Kill, ERASED, and Bungo Stray Dogs ring a bell?) Kadokawa recently announced an alliance with Crunchyroll for anime and the formation of Yen Press as a joint venture with Hachette Book Group for manga and light novels, which means more great Kadokawa properties are coming your way soon!. Join representatives from Crunchyroll and Yen Press as they talk about future Kadokawa titles in the U.S.

Monday July 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

12:45pm

Self-Publishing 101
Ever wanted to publish your own book or manga? Come and learn about the wonderful world of self-publishing and get your questions answered about writing, editing, distributing, and marketing.

Monday July 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

1:00pm

Maid Café: All Ages
Monday July 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

1:00pm

Active Raid (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

1:00pm

KanColle (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 3 402 AB

1:15pm

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Video 4 409 AB

1:30pm

1:45pm

AX AMVs Team Choice Awards
Some of us have seen a LOT of AMVs over the years, so why not showcase some of the ones that deserve some recognition! Join us as we journey through some of the greatest AMVs ever made in a wide variety of “interesting” categories.

Monday July 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

1:45pm

Gourmet Girl Graffiti (1-3)
Monday July 4, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Video 2 JW - Platinum Ballroom

2:00pm

Translating Cool: Teaching Popular Culture Through the Lens of Translation
The global trade and the advent of the Internet have turned local cultural products into easily accessible entertainment worldwide, including comics, cartoons, dramas, films, video games, etc. These products undergo a wide array of different processes of translation and localization on their way to foreign audiences — from subtitles, to dubs, to edits, to full remakes, and everywhere in between — demonstrating how profit driven corporations and fan culture intersect in translation practices. Based on a 2015 course taught at Stanford University, this talk looks at how Japanese and Korean popular culture can be used to teach translation, to link theory to practice, and to challenge students to critically examine their own consumption habits.


Monday July 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

2:00pm

Start Your Own Anime Club!
Are you in middle or high school? Wish your school had it's own manga or anime club? We have the solution! Come to our panel to learn how to convince your teachers that you can run your own Manga/Anime club! We'll give a FREE kit to your school (these mail in the fall directly to your school) including ideas for cultural lessons (language, cooking, origami & more), how-to-draw books & supplies, posters to advertise your meeting times, swag, and lists of appropriate Anime to watch and Manga to read. You'll have the best-organized club in the whole school! Sponsored by Copic Markers / Imagination International Inc.

Monday July 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

2:00pm

Introduction to the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Did you ever thought about wanting to live and work in Japan? Are you willing to share your language and culture to the Japanese people and vise versa? Then you may want to consider the JET Program. Come attend our panel to learn more about this wonderful program and on how to apply. JET alumni and the JET Coordinator will be present to tell stories of their experiences and explain more in detail about what the program entails.

Monday July 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:15pm

Cowboy Bebop Voice Actor Panel
Monday July 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

2:30pm

Butler Café: All Ages
Monday July 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maid/Butler Café 515 B

2:30pm

How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review
Monday July 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

2:45pm

TRIGGER Creator Panel
Come meet the staff behind your favorite shows at TRIGGER. Panel will include Q&A and live drawing session with Kiznaiver character designer/animation director, Mai Yoneyama and Sushio.

Speakers
avatar for SUSHIO

SUSHIO

Previously staff of Studio GAINAX, SUSHIO is a acclaimed Japanese animator taking part in numerous popular anime titles such as Diebuster, GURREN LAGANN, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and One Piece Movie: Baron Omatsuri And The Secret Island . With the establishment of TRIGGER, SUSHIO joined the crew as character designer for their first television series KILL la KILL. SUSHIO continues to contribute... Read More →
avatar for Mai Yoneyama

Mai Yoneyama

Mai Yoneyama is a talented animator who has participated in many popular animation titles. She debuted as a GAINAX animator for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. After joining the creative team of Studio TRIGGER, Yoneyama was involved in various exciting titles such as Black☆Rock Shooter, Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL as an animation director. Currently, she is the character designer and lead animation director... Read More →


Monday July 4, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 2 403 AB

3:00pm

AMV Sing, Clap & Stomp-A-Long
And to finish it all off, come and join in as we Sing-A-Long, Clap-A-Long and Stomp-A-Long to AMVs!

Monday July 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AMV Theatre 515 A

3:00pm

Captain Savvy Singalong Crew
Captain’s Savvy Singalong Crew is a professional musical act that prides itself on celebrating the diverse aspects of otaku and nerd pop culture. The group uses music and comedy as a way to share their love for all things geek-chic while engaging their fans and audience. All performances are accompanied by lyrical presentations in order to encourage fans to sing along. Originating in Southern California, the band started as a passion project from lead vocalist Samuel “Captain” Khosravi.

Monday July 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Stage Hall A

4:00pm

Closing Ceremony
The final goodbye to Anime Expo! Come say "Sayonara" to all the amazing guests and staff of Anime Expo and also enjoy exciting previews for AX 2017! Come light up the room with Lumica Light Sticks sponsored by LUMICA!

Monday July 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Events Hall B