While we can’t gather physically, Anime NYC is excited to welcome amazing speakers and guests digitally!

Hinaki Yano & Tomori Kusunoki

Love Live! comes to Anime NYC Online!

Join a special Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club panel featuring a greeting from cast members Hinaki Yano (Voice of Yu Takasaki) and Tomori Kusunoki (Voice of Setsuna Yuki) and a special concert!

About Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club – Nijigasaki High School is known for their diverse subjects and the freedom they give to students. Second-year student Yu Takasaki has been turned on to the charms of school idols, so she knocks on the door of the School Idol Club with her friend, Ayumu Uehara.

Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals, the members of this club each contribute their own thoughts and motivations to the group.

Streaming worldwide on Thur, Nov 19 at 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific at right here!

Yuichiro Saito

Born in 1976 in Ibaraki, Japan, Mr. Saito is Producer and Chief Executive Officer of the animation studio Studio CHIZU. After studying in the US, he joined MADHOUSE in 1999. Under Producer Masao Maruyama, he participated in numerous animation projects with creators such as Rintaro, Gisaburo Sugii, Toshio Hirata, and Morio Asaka. Also, he was engaged in co-production with foreign animation studios and live-action collaborations. At MADHOUSE, he produced Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) with Yoshiaki Kawajiri and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Summer Wars (2009) with Mamoru Hosoda. He then established Studio CHIZU with Hosoda in 2011.

At CHIZU, Mr. Saito has exclusively produced the works of Mamoru Hosoda: Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015), and MIRAI (2018). The latest, MIRAI, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globes and won Best Animated Feature, Independent at the Annie Awards. More, the film was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.

Mr. Saito will take part in Anime NYC Online on Friday, Nov 20 for a Twitter AMA and MIRAI Watch Party beginning at 7 PM Eastern. He will tweet from @StudioCHIZU and with hashtag #MiraiWatchParty.


AniParty is a US anime song (anisong) DJ club which draws influence from the “anikura” music nightclub subculture popularized in Tokyo. Anikura centers around the A-Pop (a shortened form of Akiba-Pop) genre of music, which is an eclectic fusion of anime songs, otaku-centric J-Pop, J-Idol music, and popular fan-created works such as Vocaloid and Touhou.

AniParty was founded in 2018 by a group of anisong fans and J-Idol enthusiasts with a passion for bringing the high-energy, coordinated frenzy of the anisong live concert crowd atmosphere and eclectic A-Pop club scene to the Western world.

Principally based in NYC, AniParty sports a history of hosting anisong club events across the Northeast US. Beyond featuring US DJs, AniParty had the privilege of hosting an extremely successful DJ straight from Tokyo – DJ Hitomi – in 2019. Additionally, AniPary collaborates with Lumica and had the tremendous opportunity of Guest DJing at Anime NYC’s 2019 official Club Love Live! After Party hosted by SONICBOOMBOX alongside anisong artist and songwriter ZAQ.

AniParty will host an Anisong DJ Showcase taking place Tues, Nov 17 at 8:45 PM on the NTWRK app.


Pikarar is an illustrator based in Seattle, WA known for her cute illustrations inspired by pop culture, anime, video games, and dogs. Her name is Angela (Ang) and she runs an online business while also attending art conventions. She has published four How To Draw Cute Books, available globally at physical and online retailers. She actively streams art tutorials and games on Twitch. Her goal as an art business owner is to continue her craft while empowering other artists to pursue their passions

Pikarar will participate in the Let’s Doodle With For Fans By Fans panel taking place Thur, Nov 19 at 6 PM on the NTWRK app.