Special Live My Hero Academia Concert Event at Anime NYC

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that there will be a special live concert event for My Hero Academia at Anime NYC, and will feature music from all five seasons of the anime series. The concert is scheduled to take place on November 19, 2021.

A rock band-orchestra combo will perform all-new arrangements of Yuki Hayashi’s iconic soundtrack, including “You Say Run,” “I Am Here!!” (ALL MIGHT’s theme), “Hero Too,” “HERO A,” and many more. The performances will be bolstered by scenes from the anime.

Entry will be available to all Anime NYC attendees, and tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the concert will be available on November 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST on Anime NYC’s website.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

The English Dubs for the Lupin III: Prison of the Past Anime Special and the Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet Anime to Screen at Anime NYC

TMS Entertainment has announced that it will screen the English dub world premieres for the Lupin III: Prison of the Past special and the Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet (Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet) anime film at this year’s Anime NYC event. TMS will screen Lupin III: Prison of the Past on November 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. EST in Panel 4 of the Javits Center and Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet on November 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. EST in the same panel room.

English voice actors Tony Oliver (Lupin), Richard Epcar (Jigen), Lex Lang (Goemon), Michelle Ruff (Fujiko), and Doug Erholtz (Zenigata) will be in attendance for the Lupin III screening. Attendees will also receive a Lupin III face mask that was designed for the premiere.

Anime NYC is scheduled to take place November 19-21, 2021 at the Javits Center in New York.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll at Anime NYC 2021

Crunchyroll has announced its plans for Anime NYC 2021.

November 19, 2021

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: SAKUGAN WORLD PREMIERE
3:15-4:00 p.m. EST
Panel Room 5

Be among the first to get an early peek at Episode 8 of Sakugan. What adventures await the father-daughter duo of Gagumber and Memempu next?

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: THE STRONGEST SAGE WITH THE WEAKEST CREST
6:00-6:45 p.m. EST
Panel Room 3

Get a look at the upcoming January 2022 anime, The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest.

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: IN THE LAND OF LEADALE PREMIERE
7:15-8:00 p.m. EST
Panel Room 3

Get a first look at the fantasy isekai anime, In the Land of Leadale, coming to Crunchyroll January 2022.

November 20, 2021

One PIECE 1,000TH EPISODE PREMIERE & SPECIAL PRESENTATION
9:00-10:30 a.m. EST
Panel Room 1

The 1000th episode of One Piece is this Saturday night and we want to make it a special one for all of you here at Anime NYC. Leading up to the 1,000th episode of One Piece, our friends at FUNimation, Toei Animation and YouTube creator RogersBase will present Episodes 998 & 999 with a variety of extra surprises like fan videos and more. Before the 1,000th episode premieres there will also be a round of One Piece trivia and everyone who attends this event will receive an exclusive One Piece Episode 1,000 challenge coin.

CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL
3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Panel Room 1

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll, straight from the source.

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: ORIENT PREMIERE
5:15-6:00 p.m. EST
Panel Room 3

From the creators of Magi, be the first to catch Orient, a brand new anime where Musashi confronts demons in Sengoku-period Japan.

CrunchyCast LIVE
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Panel Room 1

Join Tim Lyu, Cristal Marie and CurtRichy, the hosts of Crunchyroll’s official podcast, Crunchycast, as they talk and joke about all things anime. Watch previous episodes on Crunchyroll.com/Crunchycast.

November 21, 2021

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: LOVE OF KILL PREMIERE
11:00-11:45 a.m. EST
Panel Room 2

What happens when two assassins fall for each other? Find out in this special sneak peak of the first episode of Love of Kill.

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: ODDTAXI DUB PREMIERE
3:00-3:45 p.m. EST
Panel Room 3

A strong contender for anime of the year, be among the first to catch the English dub of the critically-acclaimed mystery-thriller, ODDTAXI.

Crunchyroll is also bringing a brand-new booth to Anime NYC, with plenty of fun activities and giveaways planned. Visit booth #426 to check it all out, including photo opportunities for Blade Runner: Black Lotus, One Piece, and ODDTAXI.

Among the giveaways and show swag will be items such as:

  • Jujutsu Kaisen temporary tattoos
  • The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window name tag
  • ODDTAXI car air freshener
  • Muv-Luv Alternative patch
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? & Naruto pull string bags
  • And more

Source: Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks at Anime NYC 2021

Sentai Filmworks will be at Anime NYC 2021 to celebrate all things anime.

November 19, 2021

WORLD TRIGGER SCREENING
4:30 p.m. EST
Panel 5 (1E01)

Check out a screening of World Trigger, the sci-fi adventure anime based on the bestselling Shonen Jump manga. Watch as Osamu Mikumo grapples with his new powers, invaders from another world, and a mysterious new classmate who might just be an enemy in disguise…

November 20, 2021

SHIKIZAKURA SCREENING
11:00 a.m. EST
Panel 5 (1E01)

Join us for a screening of SHIKIZAKURA, the original anime series from Sublimation Studios. Fans of mecha, shonen and the supernatural won’t want to miss Kakeru Miwa don his powerful battle suit and fight menacing oni invading the world from another dimension in this special screening.

LUPIN III DUB CAST Q&A
2:00 p.m. EST
Panel 1 (1E09)

The English cast of Lupin III is here to answer your burning questions about this legendary series. Join Sentai for a special Q&A with Tony Oliver (Lupin III), Richard Epcar (Daisuke Jigen), Lex Lang (Goemon Ishikawa), Michelle Ruff (Fujiko Mine) and Doug Erholtz (Koichi Zenigata).

All weekend long, Sentai Filmworks will be at Booth #1325, where they’ll be challenging convention attendees to solve Lupin’s Jewel Heist. To win this challenge, players must secure a valuable jewel before Lupin arrives to steal the goods. Attendees must crack the code before the clock runs down to win, and those successful sleuths will win a limited edition pin celebrating the 50th anniversary of this legendary series. All players will win a commemorative poster for participating. Play in groups of up to four people to crack the safe within the time limit to claim your prize.

There will also be a photo op at the Sentai booth with cosplayer MandyQuesadilla as femme fatale Fujiko Mine throughout the convention.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

The Belle and Pompo: The Cinéphil Anime Films to Screen at Anime NYC

GKIDS has announced that it will screen Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally “The Dragon and the Freckled Princess”) anime film and the Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) anime film at Anime NYC. This year’s Anime NYC event is scheduled to take place on November 19-21, 2021 at the Javits Center.

GKIDS will begin screening Belle in English and in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States on January 14, 2022. The film opened in Japanese theaters on July 16, 2021. France’s Cannes Film Festival first screened the film in the festival’s Cannes Premiere section on July 15, 2021. Belle had its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 25, 2021, and then had its West coast premiere at Los Angeles’ Animation Is Film Festival, which was held from October 22-24, 2021. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the festival.

GKIDS will begin screening Pompo: The Cinéphile in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub in North America in 2022. The film was scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in 2020, but was delayed to a March 19, 2021 opening due to “various circumstances,” and then delayed again to a June 4, 2021 opening due to the spread of COVID-19. Pompo: The Cinéphile premiered in North America at Montreal’s 25th Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2021 and then screened at Los Angeles’ Animation Is Film Festival.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Will Be at Anime NYC 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be at Anime NYC from November 19-21, 2021.

The company is hosting an Attack on Titan Final Season panel featuring English voice actors from the series on November 19, 2021. The company is also hosting a special screening of the Josee, the Tiger and the Fish anime film for anyone who might have missed it in theaters or just wants to re-experience this emotional journey.

Funimation Presents Attack on Titan Final Season
November 19, 2021 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. EST
Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center – Main Stage

Join Bryce Papenbrook (English voice of Eren Jaeger) and Jason Liebrecht (English voice of Zeke Jaeger) as they discuss their characters and their complex relationship, particularly during Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1 and the upcoming Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2.

Moderator: Chris Han (FUNimation)

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Film Screening
November 20, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EST
Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center – Screening Room 1E16

Join us to watch the heartwarming movie Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, screening exclusively since its limited run in July 2021. Despite dreams of moving abroad, Tsuneo gets a job assisting Josee—an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her bedroom.

But when the tide turns against them, they push each other to places they never thought possible, and inspire a love fit for a storybook. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Attack on Titan at Anime NYC

Kodansha is thrilled to return to Anime NYC in 2021, because this year we are bringing a colossal Attack on Titan Manga Gallery like you’ve never seen before. This exhibition celebrates the conclusion of the most devastating shonen manga of the decade, by showcasing the evolution of art by series creator, Hajime Isayama, and also featuring messages from the fans who have supported the series over the past 11 years via a special message board.

#ThanksAttackonTitan Message Board

On social media, be sure to tag your videos, pictures, and posts, showing your love for Attack on Titan with the hashtag #ThanksAttackonTitan. Starting on September 29, 2021, we’ll be collecting all posts with this hashtag from across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok, to spotlight online and even on a dedicated wall of the Attack on Titan Manga Gallery showing messages from fans like you.

Check out how all the fans are celebrating the moment together on the #ThanksAttackonTitan message board.

Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series created by Hajime Isayama. First published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, this series was a sleeper hit until it won the Kodansha Manga Award in 2011 for the shōnen category. Since then the manga has spawned the hit anime TV series of the same name making Attack on Titan a pop culture sensation. The anime is currently in its final season and can be streamed via Crunchyroll and FUNimation. New episodes of the final season arrive in January 2022.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Anime NYC 2021 to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Masks

Founder of Anime NYC Peter Tatara has announced that this year’s Anime NYC event will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask usage for all participants. This includes fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff. The event staff will provide more information and clarification, including details about ticket rollover options, later this month. Tatara noted that these new guidelines are as of today, and they may change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that the entire event staff has been vaccinated.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will soon require that individuals provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to go into indoor dining areas, indoor gyms, and indoor concerts and performances.

New York City uses the Excelsior Pass as a way for residents to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Participants may store their pass on their smartphone via the Excelsior Pass Wallet app or their phone’s native wallet app, or they may print out their pass from the official website. Participation is voluntary, and individuals may provide alternative forms of proof.

Anime NYC is scheduled to take place on November 19-21, 2021 at the Javits Center.

Source: ANN

Anime NYC and NTWRK App to Hold Online Event in November 2020

Livestream shopping platform NTWRK and the Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll convention have announced that they are collaborating for an online version of the event on November 17-20, 2020. The online Anime NYC event will be available worldwide in the NTWRK app.

The event “will include exclusive interviews and presentations with the creators and companies at the forefront of Japanese pop culture together with opportunities to take home exclusive, pre-release, and original goods.” The announcement added, “Beyond exclusive entertainment and merchandise, expect offerings focused on cosplay, music, artists, and more.” Crunchyroll will be the title sponsor.

Organizers of the Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll convention announced in August 2020 that this year’s event is canceled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next convention is scheduled for November 19-21, 2021.

This year’s convention was scheduled for November 20-22, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Source: ANN

Anime NYC 2020 Is Canceled Due to COVID-19

Organizers of the Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll convention have announced that this year’s event is canceled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next convention is scheduled for November 19-21, 2021. The announcement noted that “Anime NYC looks to present alternative and online programming and events before November 2021.”

Anime NYC show director Peter Tatara said, “We look to create an exciting, inviting, safe, and healthy celebration for New York’s anime community – and there’s no way to currently achieve this without putting this same community at coronavirus risk.”

Attendees and exhibitors who already purchased tickets for the canceled event have the option to receive refunds or roll over their participation to next year.

This year’s convention was scheduled from November 20-22, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York.

Source: ANN