All eyes will be on legendary anime studio Toei Animation when it takes over New York’s iconic Times Square as part its largest ever fan experience at this year’s New York Comic Con 2022. This showcase of franchise properties, including One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger, will offer fans an array of experiences over four days from October 6–9, 2022 and will encompass celebrity panel, screenings, a Dim Mak pop-up, giant and life sized character displays and more. Toei Animation’s event line-up kicks off on October 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EDT with the U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of One Piece Film Red, which opens November 4, 2022 in theaters across the United States and Canada. The finale takeover event happens October 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. EDT when Toei Animation and the movie committee will “paint Time Square red” with a visually stunning display commemorating One Piece Film Red. One Piece fans and cosplayers, convention attendees and every day New Yorkers will be immersed in a specially created animation synchronized across numerous digital billboards encircling Time Square. An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the two minute looping animation during it’s one hour long display. Fans attending the Times Square takeover and all other One Piece Film Red events throughout the weekend are encouraged to use the hashtag #OPFilmRedNYCC on their social posts.

“New York Comic Con 2022 caps off an exciting year for Toei Animation’s direct to consumer marketing efforts and our year-long celebration of One Piece Film Red,” said Lisa Yamatoya, director of global marketing for Toei Animation Inc. “Our One Piece Film Red takeover of such an internationally recognizable landmark as Times Square is a historic moment for Toei Animation and the One Piece franchise.”

Toei Animation NYCC 2022 Schedule of Events (As of 09/27/22; all times listed are Eastern)

October 6, 2022

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Toei Animation Exhibit

  • Giant and life-sized character displays including Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta
  • Multiple Photo ops featuring One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger
  • Retail shop offering a special selection of One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Toei Animation merchandise from Atsuko

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Dim Mak Pop-Up

  • Immersive shopping experience featuring the premiere of highly coveted wearable and collectible merchandise from two collaborations:
    • Dim Mak x Dragon Ball Super based on the Universe Survival Arc
    • Dim Mak x One Piece based on the Fishman Island Arc
  • Daily raffle for Steve Aoki autographed goods

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

GIF Green Screen Photo Booth

  • Create a four-picture GIF with your choice of assorted backgrounds from One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super, Digimon Adventure and World Trigger
  • Free Toei Animation tote bag for first 100 fans each day that post their four-picture GIF on social media with the hashtag #ToeiAnimeNYCC

6:00 p.m. Red Carpet
7:00 p.m. Screening

U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of One Piece Film Red

  • Toei Animation and Crunchyroll present the U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of the new movie One Piece Film Red
  • Presented with subtitles. By invitation only.

7:45–8:45 p.m.
Javits Center – Room 406.3

One Piece Screening (Subtitled)

  • Screening of One Piece Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, One Piece Film Red featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks’ daughter Uta.

October 7, 2022

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Toei Animation Exhibit

  • Giant and life-sized character displays including Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta
  • Multiple Photo ops featuring One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger
  • Retail shop offering a special selection of One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Toei Animation merchandise from Atsuko

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Dim Mak Pop-Up

  • Immersive shopping experience featuring the premiere of highly coveted wearable and collectible merchandise from two collaborations:
    • Dim Mak x Dragon Ball Super based on the Universe Survival Arc
    • Dim Mak x One Piece based on the Fishman Island Arc
  • Daily raffle for Steve Aoki autographed goods

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

GIF Green Screen Photo Booth

  • Create a four-picture GIF with your choice of assorted backgrounds from One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super, Digimon Adventure and World Trigger
  • Free Toei Animation tote bag for first 100 fans each day that post their four-picture GIF on social media with the hashtag #ToeiAnimeNYCC

7:45–8:45 p.m.
Javits Center – Room 406.3

One Piece Screening (Subtitled)

  • Screening of One Piece Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, One Piece Film Red featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks’ daughter Uta.

October 8, 2022

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Toei Animation Exhibit

  • Giant and life-sized character displays including Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta
  • Multiple Photo ops featuring One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger
  • Retail shop offering a special selection of One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Toei Animation merchandise from Atsuko

Dim Mak Pop-Up

  • Immersive shopping experience featuring the premiere of highly coveted wearable and collectible merchandise from two collaborations:
    • Dim Mak x Dragon Ball Super based on the Universe Survival Arc
    • Dim Mak x One Piece based on the Fishman Island Arc
  • Daily raffle for Steve Aoki autographed goods

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

GIF Green Screen Photo Booth

  • Create a four-picture GIF with your choice of assorted backgrounds from One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super, Digimon Adventure and World Trigger
  • Free Toei Animation tote bag for first 100 fans each day that post their four-picture GIF on social media with the hashtag #ToeiAnimeNYCC

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Javits Center at Empire Stage

One Piece Film Red Panel

Join members of the English and Japanese crew as well as some of your favorite voice actors from the English dub. Open to badge holders.

Panelists include:

English Dub Cast

  • Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy)
  • Christopher R. Sabat (Zoro)
  • Luci Christian (Nami)
  • Sonny Strait (Usopp)
  • Ian Sinclair (Brook)

Japanese Staff

  • Goro Taniguchi, Director
  • Shinji Shimizu, Executive Producer
  • Hiroaki Shibata, Producer

Panel Hosts

  • Anthony Bowling, ADR Director
  • Kyle Cardine, Crunchyroll

6:45 p.m. Fan Meet-up

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Times Square

One Piece Film Red Times Square Takeover

  • Toei Animation and the movie committee are “painting Time Square red” to celebrate the new movie One Piece Film Red. Enjoy a specially created and visually stunning One Piece Film Red animation synchronized across numerous digital billboards encircling Time Square. The two minute long animation will loop continuously for one hour.
  • Fans and One Piece cosplayers are encouraged to meet by the Time Square TKTS bleachers by 6:45 p.m.

7:30–8:30 p.m.
Javits Center – Room 408

  • Screening of One Piece Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, One Piece Film Red featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks’ daughter Uta.

8:45–9:45 p.m.

World Trigger Screening (English Dub)
Javits Center – Room 408

  • Screening of brand new World Trigger Season 2 Episodes #4 and #5 in English Dub and featuring Ian Sinclair as Captain Gatlin

October 9, 2022

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Toei Animation Exhibit

  • Giant and life-sized character displays including Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta
  • Multiple Photo ops featuring One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger
  • Retail shop offering a special selection of One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Toei Animation merchandise from Atsuko

Dim Mak Pop-Up

  • Immersive shopping experience featuring the premiere of highly coveted wearable and collectible merchandise from two collaborations:
    • Dim Mak x Dragon Ball Super based on the Universe Survival Arc
    • Dim Mak x One Piece based on the Fishman Island Arc
  • Daily raffle for Steve Aoki autographed goods

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Javits Center – Booth 2537

GIF Green Screen Photo Booth

  • Create a four-picture GIF with your choice of assorted backgrounds from One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super, Digimon Adventure and World Trigger
  • Free Toei Animation tote bag for first 100 fans each day that post their four-picture GIF on social media with the hashtag #ToeiAnimeNYCC