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Friday, July 1
 

1:30pm

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... Read More →


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

10:15am

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!

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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

12:15pm

Naoshi Arakawa Guest Panel
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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... Read More →


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

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

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!

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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 DirectorNatsume 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... Read More →


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

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

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!

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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

7:30pm

Shoji Kawamori Guest Panel
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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... 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
 
Sunday, July 3
 

9:45am

Junichi Suwabe Guest Panel
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

10:30am

Yoshitaka Amano Guest Panel
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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... Read More →


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

12:15pm

Koji Igarashi Guest Panel
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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 whip... Read More →


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

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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... 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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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

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!


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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... Read More →


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

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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... 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... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Concerts: NOVO The Novo
 
Monday, July 4
 

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
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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