Anime Expo 2022 Announces Full Programming Lineup of World Premieres, Special Guest Appearances, and More

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) has announced the full programming lineup for Anime Expo 2022, which is jam-packed with exclusive premieres, celebrations, panels, talent appearances and more from the likes of Spy x Family, Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mob Psycho 100, Chainsaw Man, Ultraman and many, many more. Several ticketed nightlife events will also be hosted at The NOVO, including a special performance by two-time Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki.

A small sampling of the programming lineup is available below. For the full schedule, please visit:


My Hero Academia OAVs North American Premiere
Exclusive North American screening of two new OVAs, presented by Crunchyroll

AX Cinema Nights: Anime Ultraman – Director’s Cut
Exclusive screening with Production I.G co-directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki

Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff
World premiere of the brand new OP theme song, plus what to expect in the upcoming season

Dr. Stone Special Episode – RYUSUI World Premiere
Exclusive screening presented by Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment

Made in Abyss Season 2 Premiere
Exclusive screening presented by HIDIVE

Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres
Exclusive screenings of new seasonal anime coming in Summer 2022


Bleach Celebration Panel
Prepare for the Thousand-Year Blood War arc with new announcements, special messages from Japan, exclusive content reveals and more; Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and surprise guests will also appear in person

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Third Anniversary Celebration
Aniplex celebrates the anime’s third anniversary with appearances from Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado) and Producer Yuma Takahashi

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel
Celebrate 35 years of JJBA with Golden Wind actors Phillip Reich (Giorno), Ray Chase (Bucciarati), and Lizzie Freeman (Trish), plus Stone Ocean actors: Kira Buckland (Jolene) and Yong Yea (Pucci)

Industry Panels

Spy x Family English Dub Cast
Crunchyroll presents the first official Spy x Family panel, featuring Q&As with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger) and Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), plus a special message from the Japanese cast and more

Jujutsu Kaisen With the Staff
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work on both the hit series and movie, direct from the staff themselves

Chainsaw Man by MAPPA and Crunchyroll
Producers from the upcoming anime adaptation are set to appear

The NOVO Events

One Piece Film Red Presents Steve Aoki Live
Presented in partnership with Toei Animation, Steve Aoki will perform live to promote the upcoming release of One Piece Film Red. Fans can also be among the first to purchase “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” merchandise in the main Exhibit Hall.

Neon District, Headlined by Slushii
Get ready for some electrifying anime beats and pulsing lights in an unforgettable night filled with dancing and some of the best EDM talent around, including headliner Slushii, Danger, No Mana and Tokyo Machine.

Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop
Travel back to the 80’s with Japanese City Pop hits at this inaugural dance headlined by special guest Mari Iijima. Featured DJs for the event are TUNE IN TOKYO’s ShowaPOP and Dave Tada. All ages are welcome, and cosplay is encouraged.

Anime Expo 2022 will take place live and in-person at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1-4, 2022. Proof of vaccination (or negative test) and face coverings are required for entry. To register for an Anime Expo badge, please visit

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