We are so honored to host premieres of so many upcoming anime titles! Check out the full list below and be sure to download the mobile app to plan out your schedule for AX 2018:

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July 4
  1. Sentai Presents: Armed Girls Machiavellism English Dub Premiere
    • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Video 1 (JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom)
    • Come one, come all! View the world premiere English Dub of Armed Girls Machiavellism! Get there early to make sure you score an exclusive poster.
July 5
  1. Funimation and Toho present “MY HERO ACADEMIA: Two Heroes” Subtitled World Premiere
July 6
  1. Flavors of Youth
    •  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in Main Events (Hall B)
    • From the creators of the international box office phenomenon Your Name, comes another heart-wrenching story of youthful nostalgia and time gone by. Told in three chapters, Flavor of Youth explores the simple joys of life through sensual memories and how the beating heart of love cannot be defeated by the flow of time. CoMix Wave Films CEO Noritaka Kawaguchi and animator/director Yoshitaka Takeuchi will join the world premiere event for a Q&A session.
  2. DRAGON PILOT Premiere Screening
    • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in 408 AB
    • Welcome to the premiere screening of “Dragon Pilot”, Studio BONES’ new original project. Episodes 1 and 2 are going to be screened and 2 is the international premiere! The Executive Director Shinji Higuchi, who achieved great success for “Shin Godzilla” will join in the panel for a discussion and Q&A.
      For this project, he gathers the threads of the original story with Mari Okada, the very well-known script writer for “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.” Director Hiroshi Kobayashi of “Kizaniver” gives life to the heart-warming story of dragons managed by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and their rookie pilots filled with love, laughter and tears.
  3. (+) Ultra Bold Anime Slot from FUJI TV
    • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Live Programming 4 (LACC 411)
    • Ultra is a bold anime slot launching in October on FUJI TV. Ingress, based on the global popular IP by Niantic, Inc. will lead the slot followed by our original revisions. Both will be introduced by key creators and producers with premiere screening of episode one of each, for the first time in the US.
      Flavors of Youth World Premiere Hall B Join the director and executive producer of YOUR NAME for another heart-wrenching story of youthful nostalgia and time gone by. FLAVORS OF YOUTH explores the simple joys of life through sensual memories and how the beating heart of love cannot be defeated by the flow of time.
  4. Liz and the Blue Bird US Premiere
    • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Live Programming 2 (JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
    • Kyoto Animation’s Latest feature animation film, Liz and The Blue Bird U.S. Premiere!
  5. The Official JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel
    • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Main Events (Hall B)
    • It’s the hit manga and anime series with more excitement and outrageousness than you can… STAND! Join your friends from VIZ Media for a celebration of this epic manga and anime series with special guests, the latest news and maybe even some surprises! Get ready to pose and unleash your power at the official JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE panel.
  6. SSSS.Gridman World Premiere
    • 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM in Main Events (Hall B)
    • World premiere of studio TRIGGER’s upcoming animation series SSSS.GRIDMAN
  7. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
    • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Room in Video 1 (JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom)
    • ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio presents the U.S. premiere of Mari Okada’s directorial debut, ‘Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms,’ followed by a Q&A with Mari Okada.
    • This room will be cleared prior to the screening.
Saturday, July 7
  1. Noir Caesar Presents XOGENASYS: the anime
    • 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM in Live Programming 4 (LACC 411)
    • Join Johnny O’Bryant, Corey Mikell, Marcus Johnson, Nikolas Draper-Ivy, and Arthell Isom from XOGENASYS to discuss their process of going from manga to anime. Talk Noir Caesar and its foundation only being public for one year!
  2. Kengan Ashura World Premiere
    • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM in Main Events (Hall B)
    • Kengan Ashura World Premiere Screening with Director Seiji Kishi and Tetsuya Kinoshita
  3. FLCL Panel
    • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall)
    • The official FLCL panel hosted by the producer and president of Production I.G USA, joined by Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin from Adult Swim, as well as some English cast from both FLCl 2 and FLCL 3. There will be lots of giveaways and a surprising showing of a new episode.
  4. The Official OVERLORD III Anime Premiere & Panel
    • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Live Programming 2 (JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
    • Join OVERLORD author Kugane Maruyama, anime director Naoyuki Ito, the English dub cast for the N. American premier of Overlord Season III. This panel is made possible by BOOK’WALKER, Funimation, and KADOKAWA.
  5. K: Seven Stories R:B Blaze US Premiere
    • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in  Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall)
    • Premiering at Anime Expo the same weekend as Japan, join special guests from Japanese and English cast from the all new beautiful animated series K: Seven Stories by King Records. Attendees will receive a special item while supplies last.
  6. Sirius the Jaeger U.S. Premiere
    • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM in Live Programming 3 (LACC 408 AB)
    • Sirius the Jaeger is an action-packed original animation series directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of Stranger), with characters designed by Kinu Nishimura (Street Fighter). This innovative project is brought to you by P.A. Works (SHIROBAKO, MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms) to bring you a tale of vampires and werewolves like you’ve never seen before!
  7. Crunchyroll Presents ISLAND by Frontwing
    • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM in Video 2 (JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom)
    • A young boy claiming to be a time traveler shows up on the island of Urashima, and many mysteries begin to unravel! Get the first look at ISLAND, based on the hugely popular visual novel by Frontwing, with Keiichiro Kawaguchi (feel. Animation Studio) and Ian Willett-Jacob (Frontwing Co., Ltd.).
    • This room will be cleared prior to the screening.
July 8
  1. Kase-san and Morning Glories US Premiere
    • 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM in Live Programming 2 (JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
    • “The world seems to blossom when I’m by your side.” A universal theme and coming-of-age story of pure, young love. A story about girls falling in love with girls, and the brilliance of youth and love. Director Takuya Sato and producer Yusuke Terada will participate in the premiere screening
  2. Funimation Presents Attack on Titan Season 3 Panel and World Premiere
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in Main Events (Hall B)
    • The Titans are back! Come meet the Japanese and English voice actors for Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Yuki Kaji (My Hero Academia) and Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online) as they discuss Season 3 and their past experiences. Also, watch the Season 3 World Premiere and get a panel exclusive item!
  3. ‘Laughing Under the Clouds’ U.S. Premiere presented by Eleven Arts
    • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM in Video 3 (LACC 402 AB)
    • Screening two episodes of ‘Laughing Under the Clouds.’ U.S. Premiere.