Anime Expo 2016 has announced that it will host Anju Inami, Rikako Aida, Nanaka Suwa, Arisa Komiya, Kanako Takatsuki, and Ai Furihata from the Love Live! Sunshine!! idol group Aqours, as well as One-Punch Man anime director Shingo Natsume, voice actor Makoto Furukawa (Saitama), and opening theme song performers JAM Project. The convention indicates that more One-Punch Man guests are planned.
The six Aqours members will participate in a special talk session and screening as part of ~Love Live! Sunshine!! Event: Nice to Meet You, We are Aqours!!~. The convention does not state whether the members will perform, or what will be screened during the event.
The convention will reveal more details on the “One-Punch Matsuri” event, which will feature a performance by JAM Project. Both events will take place at the convention’s Main Events venue on July 2, 2016.
Both events are part of a new larger event named Anisong World Matsuri, which is debuting with Anime Expo this year from Lantis, Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc., Amuse, Bandai Visual, Bandai Namco Live Creative, and Anime Consortium Japan. The Matsuri also features concerts by Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, Minami, Sphere, T.M. Revolution, Yoko Ishida, DJ Kazu, FLOW, and OLDCODEX.
Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.