Anime NYC is happy to welcome professionals across the anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture industries; professionals from the American licensing, publishing, streaming, media, marketing, and merchandising worlds; and librarians, academics, and educators, and we offer a Professional Badge to all approved applicants from these categories.

Professional registration is open until August 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern. You must register online. There is NO Professional registration onsite.


Professional Badges are $65 plus shipping, facility cleaning fee, service fee, and sales tax. They provide…

  • Discount admission all three days of Anime NYC
  • Access to Anime NYC’s Expo Floor before the general public each morning. This is FIRST access not EARLY access, meaning you will be let in first, but not before the Expo Floor opens.

Professional Badges do NOT provide…

  • Guaranteed seating for any panel or event
  • Guaranteed guest autographs
  • Front of line access at any panel, autographing, or event
  • Access to any event that requires an additional ticket


Interested professionals must complete our Professional Badge application by 11:59 PM Eastern on August 31, 2022.

New this year: All Professional Badges will mail! All applicants will be contacted by September 12 on if they have been accepted for a Professional Badge this year. All accepted Professionals will have until September 30 to complete payment of their badge. All Professional Badges will mail with tracking numbers in October.

Professional Badges are $65 plus shipping, facility cleaning fee, service fee, and sales tax.


You will receive an email stating whether your application is approved or not. If approved, you must complete your Professional registration with the link included in this email. If you do not complete this registration link, you will not be registered for Anime NYC.

There will be NO onsite Professional registration. You MUST apply online and fully complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is only after your application is reviewed and approved that a Professional Badge will be issued.

Please ONLY apply for your own Professional Badge. If you seek Professional Badges for additional members of your team, each must apply for their own badge. Multiple badges cannot be reserved with the same email address. Each member of your team must apply with their own email.

Anime NYC reserves the right to approve or deny all applications, and all Anime NYC decisions are final. Professional Badges are non-transferable. You may not loan or sell your Professional Badge, and any individuals conducting such behavior will be disqualified from Professional Badges at all future Anime NYC events.

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