Casual to Competition: The World of Model Kit Building – Saturday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – 1E02
In the world of Model Kit building there are so many paths to take, during our discussion the Project Nutype Team and other guest will discuss the different ways people enter the model kit world as well as make a living creating model kits.

Lantis 20th Anniversary Celebration: Anisong All-Stars – Saturday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – 1E09
Celebrate Japanese music company Lantis’s 20th Anniversary and the very first Lantis Maturi in NYC! Join an all-star panel featuring JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours as they speak about their music, their careers, their fans, and all performing together in New York City! Grab a seat to meet anisong royalty!

VOFAN Live Drawing Panel and Retrospective – Saturday – 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – 1E13
Don’t miss this rare chance to see internationally-renowned artist VOFAN (the star illustrator of the Monogatari Series novels by NISIOISIN) drawing his beautiful characters, live on stage! He’ll discuss how he got his start in the industry, talk about how he got involved with the Monogatari Series , and maybe even share a few trade secrets!

Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family Live Drawing w/ TypeMoon Artist TAa – Saturday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – 1E15
Join Anime NYC guest and mangaka TAa as she goes through the process of drawing characters from her TYPE-MOON spin-off TODAY’S MENU FOR THE EMIYA FAMILY. As she draws, she will be taking questions from the audience and discussing her experiences in the manga industry as well as TYPE-MOON.

That’s Gay! Anime and Manga for the LGBT Audience – Saturday – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – 1E17
When you think of LGBT people in anime or manga, “yaoi” and “yuri” come to mind – featuring gay people, but written for straight audiences! But anime & manga for LGBT audiences DO exist! Come learn about some LGBT positive titles, where to find them, and what exactly sets them apart from the others.

So You Wanna Teach English in Japan?: Working Abroad with the JET Programme – Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – 1E04
Wanna start your career dreams in Japan? The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET Programme) is a Japanese government initiative, where native English speakers with a college degree work in Japanese Primary and Secondary schools as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local governments and boards of education. Come join us to learn about the application process, and to hear our panelists share their experiences during their time on JET and how it shaped their careers afterwards!

SheProp! Prop Talk! – Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – 1E06
Join members of the rapidly growing SheProp! community in discussing the best methods to plan, source, and create your next cosplay build whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced prop maker looking for tips and tricks of the trade. Come with questions, curiosity, and excitement to make your next cosplay prop!

8 Ways to Analyze Anime – Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – 1E12
In the last two decades anime has become a central element of Japanese Studies classes in many colleges and universities. But what can a professor of Japanese or Media Studies tell you about anime that you don’t already know? This talk will draw a map of academic anime studies by examining several different approaches academic critics have used to analyze or interpret anime, and asking what the particular strengths (and weaknesses) of each method might be. Dr. Christopher Bolton has been teaching about anime as a college professor for over 20 years. He is the author of Interpreting Anime (2018.)

Magia Record Special Event – Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM – 1E09
Explore the world of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, the new mobile game based on the popular magical girl franchise, Puella Magi Madoka Magica! Join Aniplex of America and special guests Aoi Yuki (Voice of Madoka Kaname) and Mitsutoshi Kubota (President of SHAFT, Animation Producer) for the US premiere of the TV anime based on this new Magical Girl story!

GKIDS Industry Panel – Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – 1E15
GKIDS, a New York-based producer and distributor of award-winning, international animation, discusses their upcoming 2020 line-up, including Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You , as well as their most recent film, Promare from Studio TRIGGER.

Intro to Cygames and Granblue Fantasy – Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – 1E17
Rage of Bahamut; Granblue Fantasy; Shadowverse; Dragalia Lost – these titles may sound familiar to you, and they are all linked through one company, Cygames! A company with massive influence in Japan, they are starting to make their name known in the West. We’ll be diving into some of their most well known titles, with an emphasis on Granblue Fantasy, and why you should be paying attention to them.

Dr. STONE Panel Presented by VIZ Media – Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Special Events Hall
Get ready for a rockin’ time! Join us with Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi, creators of the hit Shonen Jump manga and anime series Dr. STONE, as they share their marble-ous stories and insightful gems that Shonen Jump fans are 10 BILLION PERCENT certain to enjoy!

Shiki Satoshi : Live drawing and Q&A Session – Saturday – 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM – 1E13
Great opportunity for manga lovers! Meet Shiki Satoshi, a professional manga artist known for “Riot”, “Kamikaze”, and “Attack on Titan: before the fall”. He will be preforming a live drawing and a Q&A session for the fans!

Sentai Behind the Mic: A Voice Actor Q&A – Saturday – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – 1E04
Have you ever wondered what its like to be a voice actor? Do you have a question you’ve been dying to ask Bryson Baugus, Hilary Haag, Kyle Jones, Avery Smithhart? You’re in luck! Join Sentai Filmworks as we dive behind the mic and deep into the mind of some of the industry’s best.

Cosplay Hacks! – Saturday – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – 1E06
Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank. If you don’t know how to wash something hand sewn, we’ll teach you! Need a wig streaked or colored? We can cover that too. From armor, to sewing, recycling and more; we want to help get beginners into cosplay and the more experienced makers leveled up! We’ll also be giving away a mystery prize!

Dr. STONE Episode 19 Dub Premiere – Saturday – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Special Events Hall
Be the first to catch the English dub of episode 19 of Dr. STONE brought to you by Funimation and Crunchyroll. Catch up on all other episodes of the dub on Funimation Now.

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc. Presents SACRA MUSIC Special Panel + New Project Announcement – Saturday – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – 1E02
Formed in 2017, Sacra Music has a roster filled with talented J-pop/anisong acts such as LiSA, Eir Aoi, Egoist, and ClariS whom you have no doubt heard sing theme songs for popular anime including Sword Art Online, Fate Series, and others. The label will announce the latest information about their artists and reveal details of their new worldwide project. The project just launched earlier this month and this will be the first opportunity to talk about it. Audience members will also have the chance to win giveaway prizes related to the label and artists.

Fragtime U.S. Premiere & Talk Show – Saturday – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – 1E13
The team behind ”Kase-san and Moring Glories” brings you their newest movie, based on famous manga “Fragtime”! Come and be the first one to witness this U.S. premiere! A beautifully sensitive film painting the formative, yet fleeting moments in the live of Misuzu and Haruka. You will get to hear exclusive behind the scenes stories from Main Voice Actor Miku Ito and Producer Yusuke Terada as well!!

Square Enix Manga/Books Announcements Panel – Saturday – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – 1E15
We know you love us for our video games, but our books can’t be beaten either! Join the Square Enix Manga/Books team to get the latest on our debut titles and the inside scoop on the new stuff we’ve got in the pipeline! There might even be some rare goodies for the taking!

Makoto Shinkai: Pioneering a New World of Anime – Saturday – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – 1E17
Makoto Shinkai is one of the most important Japanese animators leading the next generation of anime films, best known for the smash hit “Your Name.” As a director with a unique indie background, he has broken the mold of the traditional structure of Japanese animated movies. This panel traces the rise of Shinkai as an animator and explores both his distinctive animation techniques known as “Shinkai magic” and the introspective themes in his work. It will help you enjoy and understand his latest movie “Weathering With You”, coming to U.S theaters in early 2020.

Things you must know to startup your own anime business – Saturday – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – 1E04
Danny Choo started off his career working in a restaurant. Today he runs a creative business that works with anime companies such as Shueisha, Sunrise, Bandai Namco. Danny will share his learnings of starting up and running a business for those who eventually want to run their own ship.

Cosplayers Getting Coffee LIVE! – Saturday – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – 1E06
The fast-growing YouTube series makes it debut at Anime NYC! Join the CGC team and some of your favorite cosplayers for a special interactive version of the show that will include an audience Q&A, giveaways, and more.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Panel with Creators and Yukana – Saturday – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – 1E09
Code Geass returned in 2019 with a brand new animated film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, which continues Lelouch’s story years after the dramatic end of the television anime. Hear from the Japanese creators about the narrative and production development of the new movie, as well as what it means for the greater Code Geass franchise as a whole for the next phase! With scriptwriter Ichiro Okouchi, character designer/chief animation director Takahiro Kimura, and voice actress for C.C., Yukana.

The Promised Neverland Special Event – Saturday – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Special Events Hall
Aniplex of America invites you to fight your destiny in this world with The Promised Neverland at Anime NYC featuring special guests Director Mamoru Kanbe, voice actress Mariya Ise (voice of Ray), and producers Shinobu Ono from CloverWorks and Kenta Suzuki from Aniplex! Don’t miss this special event as we look back at one of this year’s most talked-about show as it gears up for Season 2 in 2020!

The US versus Japan: Making Manga in Two Very Different Publishing Environments – Saturday – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 1E02
The comics industry in the US has been experiencing a massive boom recently. Meanwhile, the comics industry in Japan has been going strong for decades. How have the two countries’ publishing industries evolved differently? How do editors work with creators in Japan, versus in the US? Could we learn from each other? In this panel, editors and creators from both Japan and the US will discuss how their respective publishing processes and industries differ, and what best practices we should “steal” from each other.

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel – Saturday – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 1E09
Come one, come all – Sentai Filmworks has some secrets to share with you. Prepare yourself for some special announcements, sneak peeks and maybe even a giveaway (or two, or three…)

Not Dead Yet… Past Present and Future of MEGALOBOX – Saturday – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 1E15
Director Yo Moriyama and Producer Minako Fujiyoshi share the story behind the making of MEGALOBOX, its impact on fans and themselves, and where the series might be heading to now.

Garage Hero: Indie Tokusatsu Straight from Tokyo, Japan – Saturday – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 1E17
Garage Hero are an independent film group based in Tokyo, Japan that specializes in Tokusatsu productions with an adult-oriented twist! AnimeNYC goers can get to know our story as guerrilla filmmakers and watch screenings of both our first-ever film (Gun Caliber) and our latest production (Strega)! We’ll also be hosting some Q&A for those that want to know more about us, our past and our future! Come and hang out with the crew, join the party, and Get Ready to Rock!

Get in the Robot Presents: Anituber Meet Up – Saturday – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E04
Come hang with your favorite Anitubers, including the whole Get in the Robot crew (Yedoye Travis, Dorrie Sachs, Curt Richie, and Cristal Marie Calderon) along with Tim Lyu from Crunchyroll, Yung-I of Y. Chang, Sloan the Female Otaku, and more!

I’m an Anime!! ~An Eye Popping Makeup Tutorial by Dollfille~ – Saturday – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E06
Do you ever want to look like your favorite character? Do you love to cosplay? How about just look more like a real life cartoon? Toshi Salvino (@dollfille) is here to teach you makeup secrets for huge eyes, creative contouring, and a million more gems of makeup artistry.

KING RECORDS & Funimation Present “Kono Oto Tomare! Panel” with Atsumi Tanezaki – Saturday – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E13
Meet the voice actor, Atsumi Tanezaki (Satowa Hozuki) and the producer, Kisara Takahashi from “Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life” and hear firsthand what went into the making of the show! Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into this coming of age anime series featuring a high school club playing the koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument. There will be special raffle prizes! *Only a limited number available.

More than Cosplay: Anime Meets Street and Urban Fashion – Saturday – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – 1E02
Anime fashion is much more than Cosplay. Anime enthusiasts typically find themselves choosing between costumes or basic character-based tees to represent their favorite shows. Anime clothing should be well-designed and deserves a place in the everyday fashion scene without the costume label. This panel will discuss the influence of anime on street and urban fashion, and how this marriage has created wearable, innovative garments for all anime lovers. This panel will also incorporate the importance of collaborating with anime influencers and studios to maintain authenticity as the design space is being re-imagined and expanded.

Yen Press 2019 Industry Panel – Saturday – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – 1E15
Join us for the exciting reveal of Spring 2020 manga and light novel titles from Yen Press!

RetroCrush: Retro anime, new perspectives – Saturday – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – 1E17
The RetroCrush panel will tease our upcoming channel launch and discuss future content on our Youtube channel. Come for the waifu/husbando – stay for the games and giveaways.

“BEYBLADE BURST”: Behind the Scenes – Saturday – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 1E04
Ever wondered what goes into designing your favorite BEYBLADE BURST tops? Join ADK Emotions NY Inc. and Hasbro’s design team for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how they employ cutting-edge technology to innovate the tops. Get an inside look at how Beys are incorporated into the animation and a preview of the upcoming season, BEYBLADE BURST RISE! As an added bonus, you will have a chance to try out Hasbro’s new BEYBLADE BURST product and even win some giveaways!

Not a Trap: Being Trans in the Anime and Cosplay Communities – Saturday – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 1E06
Join transgender cosplayers in talking about the state of the anime and cosplay community and the benefits and problems they have for trans people

Naruto: 20th Anniversary Celebration Presented by VIZ Media – Saturday – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 1E09
20 YEARS OF NARUTO! Masashi Kishimoto’s ninja epic made its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, and it has since then become one of the best-selling manga and anime of all time. Anime NYC is the next destination for The Year of Naruto celebration, featuring a wide range of collaborations, events, and panels that discuss all things Naruto! Join the VIZ team along with Maile Flanagan (voice of Naruto) and Amanda Miller (voice of Boruto) to kick off a party 20 years in the making! BELIEVE IT!

Gundam Builders World Cup 2019 – Saturday – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 1E13
Join Bandai Namco Collectibles as they celebrate Anime NYC’s Gunpla builders, choose this year’s GBWC winner and giveaway loads of Gundam goodies. They will also be releasing exciting information about GBWC 2020.

Fate/Grand Order USA Tour 2019 Finale Event – Saturday – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Special Events Hall
Calling all Masters! Rayshift to the Special Events Hall for the grand finale of the Fate/Grand Order USA Tour 2019 with special guests Rumi Okubo (voice of Elisabeth Báthory, Astolfo) and Aoi Yuki (voice of Okita Souji, Shuten-Douji). Join us as we celebrate the international phenomenon that is the mobile game Fate/Grand Order with your host, English Localization Producer Albert Kao from Aniplex of America!

Snacking through Japan – Saturday – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 1E02
Come hungry and ready to experience the next level of Japanese snacks. Our panel of experts will discuss Japan’s tasty history, regional flavors, and the stories of local makers behind these delectable innovations. Join us in exploring the way of snacking in Japan, featuring a special look into the world of Bokksu, the world’s leading authentic Japanese snack subscription service.

How to Draw Manga with XP-Pen and Clip Studio Paint with Eternal-S – Saturday – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 1E15
Bring your Manga and Anime Characters to life! Get the latest tips and tricks on creating your own digital characters using XP-Pen Pen Displays and Pen Tablets and CLIP STUDIO PAINT software. Eternal-S will be using a Pen Display to share how she brings out her creative style and techniques. Displays to show how her illustrations are able to leap off the page with CLIP STUDIO PAINT. In addition, we will give away a XP-Pen tablet will be given away to a lucky attendee.

The BLERD Panel! – Saturday – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 1E17
A history of all things “blerd” and the current state of the black nerd community! Come to get in, get up to date and to have a robust discussion on the community, diversity, inclusion and representation in the geek space!

J-Novel Club Industry Panel – Saturday – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – 1E04
Come and see all the people at J-Novel Club who publish all those light novels and manga you’ve been hearing about! We’ll go over our releases, announce a lot of new licenses, and answer your questions!

Brand Building 101: Cosplay and Social Media – Saturday – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – 1E06
Ever wondered what the life of a social media cosplayer looks like in 2019? Is being a cosplayer all bells and whistles or is there more to it than that? Come join us as we discuss topics such as personal branding, collaborations, building a following, mental health, and much more! Plus, stay until the end to participate in our Q&A and try your luck in the raffle!

Crunchyroll Industry Panel – Saturday – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – 1E09
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime & manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend.

Gundam: Reconguista in G US Premiere and Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel – Saturday – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E13
Gundam: Reconguista in G is set in the farthest future of the Gundam universe and written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino – original creator of Mobile Suit Gundam. Be the first in the US to see the first Reconguista in G film together with a special talk from Yoshiyuki Tomino himself!

MangaGamer Industry Panel: The Now & Future of Visual Novels (18+) – Saturday – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E02
Through pictures and prose, visual novels have become one of the fastest growing storytelling mediums within anime and manga. Please join us, MangaGamer, as we explore this growing literary format and see just what the future will bring at

Straight Edge and Tokyo Otaku Mode Present Kippu Live Drawing – Saturday – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E15
Straight Edge is a creator agency founded by Kazuma Miki, the editor for Sword Art Online, Index series, The Irregular at Magic High School, Oreimo, Eromanga Sensei, and others. Kippu is a rising illustrator as well as a novelist from Straight Edge. Tokyo Otaku Mode has a large pop-culture e-commerce shop as well as 20M likes on Facebook. This time, they’re collaborating to make a new IP with Kippu’s illustrations and story. In celebration, Kippu will have special live drawing session. This live show will also include a special giveaway so don’t miss it!

Let’s Go Save The World!: Matt Cox’s The Kapow-i GoGo Saga Panel & Sneak Peek – Saturday – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E17
If you gotta Catch Em’ All…If you love Fantasies that are Final…If you enjoy your Wars in the Stars…If you want your whole Universe Marvelous and Cinematic…If you like jokes…romance…big damn heroes…hope…and swords of ridiculous size…meet The Kapow-i GoGo Saga: Parts 1 +2 by Matt Cox, a new epic theatrical experience coming to NYC in 2020 from the makers of the international hit wizard play Puffs. The playwright, creative team and cast will share a tease of the show and talk about making Big Damn Geek Plays for all fandoms.

Crunchyroll Presents: A Destructive God Sits Next to Me Ep.1 World Premiere – Saturday – 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E04
Be the first to catch the world premiere of episode 1 of a new comedy show: A Destructive God Sits Next to Me! What do you do with someone who suffers from a terrible case of the delusion of grandeur? Don’t miss this hilarious animated show that will be simulcasting on Crunchyroll starting this winter!

Finding Yourself: How Cosplaying Forms Identities – Saturday – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – 1E06
Over the past few years, conventions and cosplay have been fully inducted into the mainstream’s peripheral vision. With such a boom, we’ve seen a lot more cosplayers enter the scene and enjoy this hobby, in full! In this panel, we’re going to touch on how cosplaying has helped many of us break out of our shells and understand who we truly are, through wigs and makeup.

ANIME NYC 2019 MASQUERADE FEATURING BANG DREAM! Hosted by Get in the Robot – Saturday – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Special Events Hall
Join us Saturday evening for some of the best anime cosplay in New York at the ANIME NYC 2019 MASQUERADE FEATURING BANG DREAM! Hosted by Get in the Robot. Witness dynamic performances and stunning visuals as cosplayers duke it out competing for fame, fortune, and glory in craftsmanship and performance categories with one winner taking home the title of Best in Show. This year’s Masquerade will be jam packed with a Miku Ito concert, a BANG DREAM! only cosplay contest, and a performance from Suzu Momoi, and more!

Crunchyroll Presents: Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep.1-3 World Premiere – Saturday – 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E04
Be the first to catch the world premiere of episode 1-3 of a new fantasy show: Somali and the Forest Spirit! A story about the journey between a golem – the guardian of the forest – and a young human girl. Don’t miss this heart-warming and beautifully animated show that will be simulcasting on Crunchyroll starting January 2020. There will also be a special video that you won’t want to miss!

LOUD, ANNOYING, AND VERY ANNOYING (L.A.V.A.) – Saturday – 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM – 1E09
LOUD, ANNOYING, AND VERY ANNOYING (L.A.V.A.)! An Im-perv-isational Anime & Pop Culture Variety Show! STARRING Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Max Mittelman! LAVA is when three prolific and acclaimed voice actors get together and get real silly. This show is a high-energy, balls-to-the-wall, audience participation, multimedia driven fan-friendly experience! Giveaways, music, sketch comedy, improv, and more can be yours if you make your way to this show!

Waypoint: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Saturday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E02
The panel will be an informative talk about the world of eSports and how to start a business in the new emerging sectors of nerd hospitality. We will also share Stories of both good and bad and answer any questions that the audience might have.

Talk Dirty with HIDIVE (18+) – Saturday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E13
Prepare your noses with Sentai Filmworks and HIDIVE! It’s about to get a little lewd as we showcase some seriously NSFW clips and ask you to dub them.

A Beginner’s Guide To Import Gaming, From The Experts – Saturday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E15
It has never been easier to play import games, thanks to an explosion of available resources & changes in policies. It has never been more complicated as well, so our panel of experts shall be your guide. From retro to current gen, EVERYTHING will be touched upon; from how best to purchase old 8 & 16-bit cartridges, to how one accesses the Nintendo’s Japanese eShop. Even if you want to emulate games, there’s a right way to do that too, and we’ll break it all down in a super accessible manner. Even those who joined us last time will learn new things; the world of import gaming has changed a LOT over the past 12 months!

Food Wars 4 Ep. 6-7 Screening – Saturday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E17
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