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Friday, July 1
 

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

1:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

3:45pm

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

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

4:45pm

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

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

5:15pm

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

6:15pm

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

6:30pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

7:45pm

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

8:15pm

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

9:30pm

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

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

10:30pm

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

10:45pm

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
 
Saturday, July 2
 

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

10:15am

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

10:30am

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

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... Read More →


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

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

11:45am

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

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

5:15pm

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

5:30pm

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... Read More →


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

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

6:45pm

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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
 
Sunday, July 3
 

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

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

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

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

11:45am

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop 2 406 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Kazuya Tsurumaki

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... Read More →


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

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

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
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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... 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... Read More →


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

5:15pm

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

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

6:30pm

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
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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 →


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

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

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

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
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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... Read More →


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

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
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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... 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
 
Monday, July 4
 

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

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

10:30am

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

11:30am

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

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
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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... Read More →


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

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

1:30pm

2:15pm

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

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... 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... Read More →


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