Anime Fandom 15 Years Ago – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 1:30 to 2:15 PM
How has anime fandom grown and changed since 2002? Come take a look at what anime fandom was like before Facebook, Tumblr, and Crunchyroll existed!
Pokebiology 101 – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 2:00 to 2:45 PM
Ever wonder about the seemingly infinite number of Tentacool in the ocean? How a Weedle can take down a Snorlax? What’s up with that Alolan Exeggutor? Or ever wish your Pokemon team could function in the real world? This panel covers some real-life parallels between the Pokemon universe and our own, including some ecology, physiology, and other basic biological concepts. (No previous classes necessary!) Come and see what the Pokemon world has to teach us about our own environment and natural world!
Robot Fight Club: Debates in Giant Robots – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 2:00 to 2:45 PM
Real Robot or Super Robot? Robotech or Macross? What makes Gundam so great? Questions like these and more will be answered as Patrick from TheCockpit.net mecha podcast leads a panel of mecha experts on the biggest, hottest, and most controversial questions in mecha anime and manga!
How to Live and Study in Japan with Go! Go! Nihon – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 2:30 to 3:15 PM
Go! Go! Nihon is a free service which supports students who have always dreamed of living and studying in Japan. We provide assistance with helping you pick the perfect school, navigate the visa application process, and offer tons of additional advise before and after you come to Japan. At this presentation, we’ll share knowledge on language programs, popular schools, study trips, free support services, and describe what it’s like to live and study in Japan. Attendees will learn about starting a life in Japan and how to succeed in Japan… and beyond.
Anime Diva Night: Meet the Anisong Stars – Main Stage – Fri – 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Before Anime Diva Night begins, meet anisong singers Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE together on stage! Hear them talk about their music, careers, and being part of the first ever Anime Diva Night at Anime NYC!
Funimation Favorites – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 3:00 to 3:45 PM
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!
Cosplay Modeling with YuffieBunny and Uncanny Megan – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Join YuffieBunny and Uncanny Megan as they help you prepare to get the best photos of your cosplays. They’ll walk you through at home preparation, on set etiquette for both photographers and models, as well as tips for sharing via social media. Open Q&A encouraged at the end.
The Simulated Camera – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 3:30 to 4:15 PM
Animation can display anything, from any angle, in any space. Yet it often imitates the mechanics of a real camera – lens flare, the shakiness of a handheld, an out-of-focus shot – to leverage the existing emotions and associations created by live-action film. In this panel, we cover the history of anime director as auteur, visual storytelling techniques, and the effect these cultural shorthands have on narrative and audience empathy. Read more about this panel here – http://animenyc.mpaul.info
VIZ Media Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 4:00 to 4:45 PM
Join the VIZ Media team for a fun-filled festival of news, announcements, and all the latest from the publisher of such beloved series as Sailor Moon, One-Punch Man, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Boruto, and more. There may even be prizes!
SKY-HI – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 4:00 to 4:45 PM
Mitsuhiro Hidaka, starting his career in 2005 as a member of the idol group AAA, also tours the world under the solo name SKY-HI! Meet one of Japan’s biggest rappers in a rare appearance live at Anime NYC!
Haikyu!! Meet The US Stars!! – Main Stage – Fri – 4:15 to 5:00 PM
Sentai Filmworks brings Haikyu!! out in English for the first time! Meet Bryson Baugus (Shoyo Hinata), Scott Gibbs (Tobio Kageyama), and Director Kyle Colby Jones as they talk about their work on Haikyu!!
When Gundam Came to Hollywood – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 4:30 to 5:15 PM
Almost two decades before Gundam Wing came to the US, an ambitious live-action Hollywood Gundam film was briefly in the works. Hear the story of this strange project that would’ve united the designs of Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Turn A Gundam) with early 1980s CG!
Crunchyroll Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 5:00 to 5:45 PM
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!
Anime Dubbing Workshop with Michael Sinterniklaas – Main Stage – Fri – 5:30 to 6:15 PM
Learn the ins and outs of anime dubbing with Michael Sinterniklaas. Sinterniklaas is an anime industry veteran and has worked as an actor, voice actor, script writer, sound engineer, mixer, director, and producer. Michael runs NYAV Post, a bicoastal recording studio that has worked on over 500 anime and non-anime titles. His most recent major role was Taki in Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. Outside of anime, Michael is also well known as the voice of Dean Venture in The Venture Bros. and Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
How to Take a Selfie – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 5:30 to 6:15 PM
Four master level cosplay photographers teach a photography workshop everyone can relate to. Photographic techniques will be broken down into clear, practical advice on how to look your best.
What is HIDIVE? – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 6:00 to 6:45 PM
Come see what HIDIVE is all about! From awesome content, to site features, and everything in between!
ClariS Meets Nippon Budokan Video Concert – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 6:00 to 7:45 PM
The New York premiere of the ClariS Meets Nippon Budokan ~ Two Masks and The Lost Sun ~ Video Concert! Featuring the musical group known for their theme songs to Madoka Magica, Oreimo, Nisemonogatari, and Tsukimonogatari! Attendees of this special screening will get the opportunity to see masked Japanese girl duo ClariS’ live concert at the legendary Nippon Budokan Arena in Japan, receive a FREE ClariS light stick, and maybe see ClariS reveal their faces for the first time!
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Screening – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 6:30 to 7:15 PM
RAISE YOUR FLAG! When Mikazuki Augus accepts a mission to protect a young woman seeking to liberate a Martian city from Earth, he sets off a chain of events that threatens to send the solar system back to war. Catch this screening today and then meet the US cast tomorrow on our Main Stage! (Dub)
Infini-T Force Special Screening – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 7:00 to 7:45 PM
The 55th Anniversary Project from legendary studio Tatsunoko, Infini-T Force brings some of Japan’s greatest superheroes together to fight. With beautiful animation, intriguing characters, and loads of action, it’s an experience like nothing in anime! (Sub)
Beyond Bebop: Japanese Jazz – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 7:30 to 8:15 PM
Love the music of Cowboy Bebop, Baccano!, and Kids on the Slope? Come hear the finest Japanese jazz from beyond the anime world! This panel brings you Japan’s best jazz artists of the past and present!
Anime Diva Night Powered by Anisong World Matsuri – Main Stage – Fri – 8:00 to 9:30 PM
Anime NYC and Lantis Co., Ltd. are proud to present to the first Anime Diva Night – an evening of anime music featuring Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE! Free! No Special Ticket Required!
Funimation Peep Show (18+) – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 8:00 to 8:45 PM
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!)
20 Years of One Piece – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 8:00 to 8:45 PM
The One Piece Podcast presents a panel about the most popular manga of all time. This panel is dedicated to the amazing moments and history behind this Guinness World Record-setting series. Join in and celebrate its 20th amazing anniversary with us!
Sports Anime for the Fujoshi – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 8:30 to 9:15 PM
Cute boys showing “great teamwork” – what’s not to like? In this interactive panel, discover how your favorite boys and OTPs from popular sports anime such as Haikyu!!, Yowamushi Pedal, Yuri on Ice, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Ace of the Diamond are codified, and why we’re immediately hooked on their chemistry!
MangaGamer: The Now and Future of Visual Novels – Panel Room 1 – Fri – 9:00 to 9:45 PM
Members of MangaGamer’s staff will be present to discuss our recent and upcoming titles as well as new acquisitions. If time permits we’ll take questions the audience may have about us, our lineup, and the Visual Novel industry as a whole.
Homosexuality in Japan – Panel Room 3 – Fri – 9:00 to 9:45 PM CANCELLED
Thoroughly explore portrayals of male/male homosexuality in Japanese history, its arts, contemporary society, and pop culture.
Gender, Sexuality, and Psychology in Revolutionary Girl Utena – Panel Room 2 – Fri – 9:30 to 10:15 PM
Combining queer theory, gender studies, and psychology, we’ll discuss the internal struggles of Revolutionary Girl Utena’s characters in order to better understand the feminist themes of this dark fairy tale.