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Friday, July 1

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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2:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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5:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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7:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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8:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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9:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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10:45pm PDT

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 PDT
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Saturday, July 2

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
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11:45am PDT

OKAYADO Live Drawing & Monster Musume QA Panel
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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 PDT
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1:00pm PDT

'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 PDT
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2:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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3:45pm PDT

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 PDT
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5:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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6:45pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
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9:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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11:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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Sunday, July 3

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
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11:30am PDT

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 PDT
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1:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Cosplay Senpai Roundtable
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:15pm PDT

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 PDT
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5:45pm PDT

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 PDT
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7:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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9:00pm PDT

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

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
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12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
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2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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