Japanese Tea and You – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 10:45 to 11:30 AM
Ryokucha (Japanese green tea) has become more and more popular outside of Japan in recent years, but it’s still misunderstood and/or attention is mainly given to matcha. This panel will review the unique processing and varieties of ryokucha, hot and iced brewing methods, and ways to easily incorporate it into your daily life.
Magical Girls from Around the World – Panel Room 1 – Sun – 11:00 to 11:45 AM
Who runs this world? Magical Girls! Magical Girls have become ambassadors for cultural exchange all around the world – both past and present. We’ll discuss the history of cultural exchange within the Magical Girl genre and how it’s evolved in today’s modern cartoons. Not just in Japan – but around the world! AnimeNEXT and Anime Boston’s popular panel comes to NYC!
Cosplay Tips and Tricks with YuffieBunny and Uncanny Megan – Panel Room 3 – Sun – 11:00 to 11:45 AM
With well over 15 years of combined experience, Uncanny Megan and YuffieBunny are here to unleash some of their favorite cosplay tips and tricks. From sewing, wig styling, armor, and prop building to tips on even wearing different kinds of cosplays at conventions. Open Q&A encouraged at the end.
Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower Premiere and Concert – Main Stage – Sun – 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The US Premiere of the second Gundam Thunderbolt film! Come see Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower on the big screen, and after the screening, composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi will present a Thunderbolt jazz show you can only hear here! Free! No Special Ticket Required!
Short & Sweet: RPGs Worth Your Time – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Ever want to play an RPG but feel you have no time to complete the game? Or better yet, did you ever feel intimidated to try out RPGs because they are known for being “too long”? This panel is meant to be a guide for those who are looking to ease their way into the world of Japanese role playing games. Come learn about the origins of the genre and a few games that can give you the full RPG experience in a fraction of the time.
NYC Ramen Summit – Panel Room 1 – Sun – 12:00 to 12:45 PM
Globally-recognized ramen chefs Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen, Slurp Shop) and Shigetoshi Nakamura (Nakamura) along with Sun Noodle’s Kenshiro Uki sit together on the first NYC Ramen Summit! The three will discuss their unique careers, the cultural significance of ramen, and the dish’s devoted following in New York and across the USA. The panel will be moderated by Sho Spaeth, Features Editor at Serious Eats
Vertical Comics Industry Panel – Panel Room 3 – Sun – 12:00 to 12:45 PM
From the publisher bringing you hit manga and novels such as the Monogatari series, Chi’s Sweet Home, and Nichijou, Vertical will make special announcements and reveal brand new titles acquired for 2018! Plus, a bit of Q&A and some special giveaways!
Make a Geeky Pattern! Sewing Basics for the Beginner – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 12:45 to 1:30 PM
Never held a needle? Is fabric grain a mystery? Learn basic hand sewing skills and at the same time make a useful tool for your sewing studio. Experienced sewers and teachers will guide you step-by-step!
Terra Formars English Premiere – Panel Room 1 – Sun to 1:00 to 1:45 PM
Dark, visceral and violent, Terra Formars is hard sci-fi at its finest. What would happen if humans could harness a special biological technology to make the red planet habitable? These episodes will be presented completely uncut!
Be What You Want to Be and Not What You Were Programmed to Be with Danny Choo – Panel Room 3 – Sun – 1:00 to 1:45 PM
Humans are born with fear instincts which helped us survive until present day, but these instincts now do us more harm than good and affect the decisions we make in life. Anime NYC Guest Danny Choo shares his learnings on how to understand why we are what we are and how to be what we want to be instead of how we were programmed.
Game Show MEGA MIX Round 2 – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 1:45 to 2:30 PM
You’re the next lucky contestant! Game Show MEGA MIX is where you get to test your anime knowledge, skill, luck, and daring in some of the greatest classic and original game shows ever. If you missed last night’s first round, there’s still plenty of games to play and prizes to give away today, so come on down and get in the game!
Crunchyroll Simulcast Preview Panel – Panel Room 1 – Sun – 2:00 to 2:45 PM
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.
Cosplay Positivity with Phil Mizuno – Panel Room 3 – Sun – 2:00 to 2:45 PM
Let’s share our stories about what makes cosplay so special to us and how cosplay can be a vehicle to help change lives. Hosted by Anime NYC Guest Phil Mizuno!
So Your Kid Wants to Cosplay? – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 2:45 to 3:30 PM
So your kid wants to cosplay, now what? A simple guide for parents to understand the basics of cosplay and how it can impact the lives of their children. Potential cosplayers can also come to see how they should approach their parents if they want to cosplay.
The Physics of Cosplay: Solving Physics-Defying Cosplay Problems – Panel Room 1 – Sun – 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Do you want your Sailor Moon skirt to defy gravity? Are you struggling to figure out how big your prop or weapon should be? Physics of Cosplay will teach you about materials, tools, and strategies for making intricate cosplays that seem to defy physics!
Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Special Screening – Panel Room 3 – Sun – 3:00 to 4:45 PM
Based on the superhit manga by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon Crystal is a direct-to-the-manga retelling of the beloved Sailor Moon tale. Join us for a special screening of all-new English episodes from the Infinity / Death Busters Arc where Sailor Moon discovers even more Sailor Guardians and her most maniacal foe yet!
Fullmetal Alchemist US Premiere (Ticketed Event) – Main Stage – Sun – 3:15 to 5:30 PM
We’re proud to present the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film’s exclusive US Premiere as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC! Director Fumihiko Sori will make a rare appearance to introduce this first screening of Fullmetal Alchemist in the US ahead of its premiere in Japanese theaters later this year! This is a Special Ticketed Event! You MUST have a VIP Ticket or Fullmetal Alchemist Premiere Ticket to attend!
Wigging Out: The Art of Wigs – Panel Room 2 – Sun – 3:45 to 4:30 PM
Your costume is perfection and shoes are spot on… but your hair is not cooperating. Maybe it’s the wrong color or length. Perhaps you need a specific part in the middle. Or a strand to fall in just the right place. Whatever the reason, it’s time for a wig. This class will help guide you through the thought process of buying, styling, and storing your wig.
Satoshi Kon: The Man, His Method, and Madness – Panel Room 1 – Sun – 4:00 to 5:00 PM
As a director, Satoshi Kon was one who wasn’t afraid to dream a little bigger. This panel will take a look at his filmography, the filmmakers who influenced him, and the legacy he left behind.