LeftField Media and VIZ Media have announced that the inaugural Anime NYC festival will play host to Sailor Moon Day – a series of guest appearances and special events in celebration of the beloved anime and manga saga. Anime NYC is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center powered by Crunchyroll, and it will bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon Day festivities will take place within Anime NYC on November 18, 2017.
VIZ Media and Anime NYC are honored to jointly welcome 10 members of Sailor Moon Crystal‘s English cast together for the first time on stage:
- Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino)
- Kate Higgins (Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno)
- Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars / Rei Hino)
- Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino)
- Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus / Minako Aino)
- Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa / Black Lady)
- Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus / Haruka Tenoh)
- Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune / Michiru Kaioh)
- Christine Marie Cabanos (Sailor Saturn / Hotaru Tomoe)
- Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba)
In addition to on-stage appearances, Anime NYC fans can also expect group autograph signings, screenings, giveaways, and more throughout Sailor Moon Day – with further details to be revealed across the summer and fall.
“Sailor Moon means something special for generations of fans, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present its main cast in New York,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Programming Director. “We look to showcase the best of Japanese animation at Anime NYC, and Sailor Moon is the perfect way to start.”
“New York City is the biggest city in America, so we wanted to make sure we did something big for Anime NYC,” said Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “We’re very excited to bring so many of the Sailor Moon cast together for the first time, and I know all of them are just as excited to meet their fans in NYC!”
Sailor Moon is one of the most beloved Japanese pop culture icons on the planet, and the Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. VIZ Media is proudly releasing the original Sailor Moon anime uncut for the first time and the all-new series Sailor Moon Crystal to North American fans.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll will continue to announce guests, premieres, and special events throughout 2017, and fans can expect three days and nights of anime, manga, and cosplay featuring Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, FUNimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Yen Press, and more. Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com, and fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter.