Schedule
July 1
2022
July 1, 2022
Welcome Ceremony
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
After waiting two year for Anime Expo, our hosts reunite with attendees to introduce guests, present exclusive music performances, and give a taste of the interactive experiences you can only get at Anime Expo. Our hosts will take attendees behind-the-scenes, sharing a variety of stories highlighting the many AX experiences. ***This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
10 Years of Convention Chaos! A D-Piddy Decade
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
It all started with a single video, which he made as a joke. Years later, he now he travels the world attending conventions and meeting all kinds of anime fans! 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of D-Piddy's YouTube channel. ***This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
In the Garage with The Anime Men
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
The Anime Men blend the lines of all-things Anime and Social media. Japanese Anime, Anisong, and More!! ***This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 10:30 AM
END: 12:30 PM
Directed by Shoji Kawamori and Shinichiro Watanabe, tells the story of the development competition for a next-gen Variable Fighter and an incident centered around the Virtual Idol Sharon Apple. The film is renowned for its aerial dogfights and music by Yoko Kanno. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 1, 2022
J-Novel Club Industry Panel
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
Join J-Novel Club at Anime Expo 2022 for an afternoon of license announcements, good fun, and some Q&A at the end if the time permits! ***This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Guilty or Not Guilty
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
There's always characters that are a bit... hated, problematic, morally gray, even murderers. But does that make them a bad person? Come defend their actions or prosecute them at this court styled panel where we will decide if their actions were justified or not. ***This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Amazing Black Women of Anime
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 10:45 AM
END: 11:35 AM
Meet and chat with a round table of amazing black femme content creators, cosplayers, actors, and hosts in the anime community. Join us as we celebrate the diversity of the anime creative field! ***This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Yen Press Industry Panel
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 10:45 AM
END: 11:35 AM
For over a decade, Yen Press has been one of the most prolific publishers of manga, light novels, and Korean comics. Join Yen Press as they share exciting upcoming releases, answer your questions, and give away awesome prizes! ***This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
The Music of Yoko Kanno III
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 11:00 AM
END: 11:50 AM
From her orchestral works, to jazz, and beyond, Yoko Kanno creates some of the most amazing music in anime. Professors David F. Lopez, Elliott Jones, and John Marr return to AX in this ALL NEW panel, as they dig deeper into her diverse, fascinating, yet always engaging music! ***This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 11:00 AM
END: 12:00 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 1, 2022
How to Make Delicious Dishes from Your Favorite Anime
LOCATION: 411
START: 11:15 AM
END: 12:05 PM
Chefpk will take you through the process of how to create some of your favorite foods from Anime so that you can save time in the kitchen and spend more time binge watching your favorite shows. From replicating a Dish to creating something entirely new, I will be your guide. ***This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:45 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 1, 2022
My Hero Academia OVAs North American Premiere
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Welcome to the North American premiere of 2 brand new original video animations from the global anime phenomenon, My Hero Academia! Presented by Crunchyroll, we go beyond Season 5 as our favorite heroes batter up and continue their internships. Join us for this exclusive screening! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
SHINE POST Premiere
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 12:00 PM
END: 1:00 PM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere for “SHINE POST,” a new anime series from the creator of “ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?” Stream the gorgeously animated drama series exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
The Child of Kamiari Month Discussion
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
The animated movie, released last February on Netflix, is already a great success! Meet the production team . "Child of Kamiari Month" has many surprises ready for you at Anime Expo。 they are ready to tell you all about this great creative adventure! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Cosplay Senpai Round Table
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Join our 2022 Cosplay Senpai as they share their experiences as cosplayers of different backgrounds, and show everyone that they can cosplay - that includes you! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Color Theory & Cosplay with Kurenai Kiba
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Cosplay is an art form so treat it like artwork! From enhancing your makeup to finding that right pop of color, learn to pull from the character you will become by learning basic color theory. We'll discuss some crowd ideas at the end to help make your 2d character a 3d reality. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel***
July 1, 2022
Comikey Industry Panel
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 12:15 PM
END: 1:05 PM
Learn more about Comikey and our library of manga and webtoons. We'll be going over some current titles you can read on Comikey, as well as a bunch of new series announcements! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
AMV Action
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 12:15 PM
END: 1:05 PM
This showing is perfect for Action loving AMV fans! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Action category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel***
July 1, 2022
Behind the Scenes Look at the World of English Dubbing
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Interested in voice acting? Have you ever wanted to explore the process of dubbing your favorite anime into English? Join Iyuno-SDI, the media and entertainment industry’s leading localization service provider, as its team of experts bring you behind the scenes of the ADR/Dubbing world. Meet directors, engineers, and the production staff who make dubs happen. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Kodansha’s Wotakoi Celebration & New Licensing Announcements
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 12:30 PM
END: 1:20 PM
Help us celebrate the wonderful conclusion of the Wotakoi: Love is Hard manga in this wonderful spotlight filled with nerdy nostalgia, and giveaways! Then stick around for an exclusive sneak peek at Kodansha’s Spring 2023 print licensing announcement and July 2022 digital debuts. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel***
July 1, 2022
Little Tokyo Historical Society's Dynamism in the 130+ Year Old Neighborhood
LOCATION: 411
START: 12:45 PM
END: 1:35 PM
LTHS is an all-volunteer, nonprofit devoted to the historic ethnic neighborhood and cultural gem of Los Angeles. Preserving, sharing and educating about the past to better serve the present and future on the importance of Little Tokyo contributing to Los Angeles, the nation and the world. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel***
July 1, 2022
RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS - DECIDE
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 1:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Eleven Arts invites you to sing, dance, and play at our RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS - DECIDE screening! It is the main version of the two films and features Seigaku team captain Kunimitsu Tezuka and Rikkai team captain Seiichi Yukimura. Don’t miss the newest film from the beloved series! ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 1, 2022
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- Festival
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:50 PM
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is headed to Anime Expo with an ultraromantic special event presented by Aniplex of America featuring special guests Aoi Koga (Kaguya Shinomiya) and Producer Tatsuya Ishikawa! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel***
July 1, 2022
Mega64 Panel: Final Season Part 64
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Just when you thought it was over... they return! Mega64 is back to show new and unseen videos, answer questions, and get back to the tradition of fun at their favorite yearly summer anime event! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
So You Want to Join the Anime Industry? With Tonari Animation
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Join professional animators from Tonari Animation to learn how to start your career in the animation industry as a production assistant or animator! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Mangamo Industry Panel
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Come find out about the newest and hottest manga titles officially from Japan on Mangamo. Learn more about Mangamo, your destination to discover cool, new manga titles including Loving Yamada at Lv999, Record of Ragnarok & more. There will be new announcements on upcoming series and giveaways. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Cosplay Chess (Hosted by Maguma)
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:50 PM
Don your favorite armor, clean off your trusty props, & prepare yourself for the show of a lifetime! Naruto vs Detective Conan, Ghost Rider teaming up with Ash Ketchum. Anything & everything is possible but we need YOU! If you’re interested in participating in the event this year, sign up below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgHoWX8X5I0DkNmP5bELHqXQZaB0kWkHjio4CZG6flTnL2GA/viewform ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:30 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 1, 2022
STUDIO COLORIDO: Live Drawing & Q&A
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 1:45 PM
END: 2:35 PM
Live drawing will be done by Tomotaka Shibayama, director of A Whisker Away, and Koji Yamamoto, President of STUDIO COLORIDO will be sharing insights and secrets of the Studio's high-quality 2D animation. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
AMV Fun and Play
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 1:45 PM
END: 2:35 PM
This showing is perfect for Playful AMV fans! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Fun & Play category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
BIGWEST’s MACROSS PANEL
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:50 PM
For the very first time outside of Japan, BIGWEST will showcase the MACROSS franchise’s TV series, Original Video Animations, and feature films to anime industry members and attendees. Hear the latest NEWS, product announcements, and overseas developments. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Rust! Mushrooms! Crabs! Oh my!
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 2:00 PM
END: 2:50 PM
Join Cosplay for Science for a fun discussion about the post-apocalyptic anime Sabikui Bisco! What is rust, and can people really catch it? Are mushrooms used in medicine? And how can Actagawa, Bisco’s huge crab steed, survive in the desert? Let’s chat about the science in this cool new anime! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Presenting AX Cinema Nights
LOCATION: 411
START: 2:15 PM
END: 3:05 PM
AX Cinema Nights is a new anime screening series coming to cities across North America in 2022! This in-person event celebrates the best new and classic anime by bringing fans together for screenings in movie theaters near you. Presented by Anime Expo and Iconic Events, join us at AX with our very special guests directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 2:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 1, 2022
Tokyo Mew Mew ~new~
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere for the magical “TOKYO MEW MEW NEW” anime! Stream this classic magical girl series reboot exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
SPY x FAMILY English Dub Cast Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Your mission: join Crunchyroll for the first official SPY x FAMILY panel featuring the English Cast! Including Q&A with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger), and Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), a special message from the Japanese cast, and more - this is a TOP SECRET event that you won’t want to miss! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Can V-Tubing be a way to bridge cosplay and streaming together?
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
From Cosplay Senpai Phil Mizuno, find out how to bridge the gaps between cosplay and v-tubing by creating your own original character, and the steps needed to prepare yourself to start streaming as a V-Tuber! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
CANCELLED: Saint Seiya 101
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 3:00 PM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 1, 2022
Humble Bundle Manga!
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 3:15 PM
END: 4:05 PM
Humble Bundle has sold some amazing manga ebook bundles featuring everything from isekai to yaoi. Join the Humble team and learn how we do what we do, and what bundles you can expect in the future! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
AMV Drama
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 3:15 PM
END: 4:05 PM
This showing is perfect for Dramatic AMV fans! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Drama category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Trash Taste Official Live Panel
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:50 PM
For the first time ever, the TRASH TASTE trio will be hosting a live audience panel in their favorite country, The United States of America! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
The Ascendance of Foreign Language Content in the United States
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Foreign language content is now mainstream in the US. The roots are deep and it is Japanese language content that is most popular. The ascendance of Anime and the changing demographics make this trend sticky. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
2 Truths AniLie
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
See if you can become Phoenix Write as contestants try to fool our judges in a game show where they reveal 2 truths and a lie! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
How To Build A Cosplay That Fits In A Large Suitcase
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Have you ever made a giant cosplay then realized, how would you store it or travel with it? This session will show you how to make giant cosplays that disassemble to fit in a suitcase for travel or into a box for easy storage. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Studying in Japan: How to make it happen
LOCATION: 411
START: 3:45 PM
END: 4:35 PM
Continued studies is a consideration for many who think about spending an extended period of time in Japan. This panel will discuss from personal experiences and many avenues in making that a reality. From high school to language studies, university and the MEXT scholarship, the process and stories of education in Japan will be the focus of discussion. Come prepared with questions! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Goodbye, Don Glees! – North American Premiere
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 4:00 PM
END: 5:45 PM
GKIDS presents the exclusive premiere screening of Goodbye, Don Glees! from director Atsuko Ishizuka (A Place Further than the Universe) ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 1, 2022
Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing and Q&A panel
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 4:30 PM
END: 6:20 PM
Join in on TRIGGER's live drawing by Shigeto Koyama and Yoh Yoshinari, the character design of PROMARE and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners! Enjoy the show and ask away any questions to your heart's content! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Celebration
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 4:30 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Link Start and celebrate 10 years of SAO with a special event presented by Aniplex of America featuring hosts Bryce Papenbrook (Kirito) and Cherami Leigh (Asuna)! From Aincard to Alicization to Progressive, revisit the world of SAO with the cast! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
How to Break into the Manga/Light Novel Industry
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 4:30PM
END: 5:20PM
Ever wonder what it takes to work on manga or light novels? Not sure what skills you need in order to go pro? Join us in a cross-publisher roundtable where actual hiring managers talk about how to get a foot in the industry as a translator, letterer, editor, proofreader, and more! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Doomsday with my Dog
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 4:45 PM
END: 5:15 PM
Join HIDIVE for a screening of “Doomsday with My Dog,” the hilarious animated webcomic about a girl and her talking Shiba Inu at the end of the world. Brave the apocalypse and stream it on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
How to Publish a Videogame 101 with Rocket Panda Games - Phantom Breaker and Beyond!
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 4:45 PM
END: 5:35 PM
The co-founders of Rocket Panda Games, Inc. talk about their experience publishing their first videogame, the 2D anime fighter, Phantom Breaker: Omnia along with special guest, Masaki Sakari (Producer, MAGES). ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
The History of Manga!
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 5:00 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Did you know that manga exists because a 19th century Swiss schoolteacher needed glasses? That Osamu Tezuka decided to become a manga artist after years of training as a doctor? How manga rose, fell, and then rose again in the U.S.? Join manga historian Dallas Middaugh to learn all this and more. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Concert Film Screening: LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in LA ~BRAND NEW WAVE~
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 5:00 PM
END: 7:30 PM
A concert film screening of Day 1 of LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in LA ~BRAND NEW WAVE~ recorded at The Novo on July 5, 2019. Free gift for attendees! *Content language is in Japanese without subtitles. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Taiko
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 5:00 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Learn taiko with UnitOne! Interested in learning Japanese taiko drums? Come join the hands-on workshop and learn the basics of taiko. No experience necessary. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Having Faith: An Autoethnography at Comic Con
LOCATION: 411
START: 5:15 PM
END: 6:05 PM
Join us as we discuss the Oakland University 2017 study about the way in which cosplayers interact with one another on the basis of gender and gender expression, and learn more about why we choose the cosplays we do! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
CANCELLED: TOYZILLA Live: Gotta Collect ‘em All! Anime POPs, Figures & More!
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 6:00 PM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 1, 2022
Anime & Market Research
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 6:00 PM
END: 7:20 PM
Interested in learning more about anime fans? Want to know more about careers in the industry? Have questions on writing better surveys? Then join Interpret (the market research firm behind Animeasure) for Anime & Market Research! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Who's That Pokémon?
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 6:15 PM
END: 7:35 PM
Participants selected from the audience will be tested on their Pokémon knowledge. Can you identify Pokémon before your opponent? Walk away with prizes or a rare candy for competing! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Power of People of Color in Anime media
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 6:15 PM
END: 7:05 PM
We will be discussing the life of a black content creator and how nerds of color can navigate online content while supporting each others cosplays, content, and other nerdy activities while loving and respecting one another! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Utano☆Princesama SHINING STAR STAGE -LOVE in DREAM-
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 6:30 PM
END: 8:00 PM
US PREMIERE & ANIME EXPO EXCLUSIVE! Based on the Utano☆Princesama romance games, the brilliantly shining boys from ST☆RISH and QUARTET NIGHT idol groups continue to pave their way toward musical fame. Don’t miss this delayed 3DCG live performance, delivering you a stage full of love and dreams! *The screening is in Japanese with no English Subtitles. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 1, 2022
Production I.G. USA Panel
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
Join Production I.G. USA at Anime Expo as President/Producer Maki Terashima-Furuta hosts her annual panel, showcasing IG’s current and upcoming titles, including the anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, two sequels mini series of FLCL, a new Horror original anime entitled Housing Complex C. Moreover, she will be joined by some very special guests from Japan, as well as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (the founder of Production I.G) Lots of give-aways followed by her informative Q&A's. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
CANCELLED - Zeldamotion - Making A Fan Anime
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
This panel has been cancelled.
July 1, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:30 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 1, 2022
The Ocarina Panel w/David Erick Ramos
LOCATION: 411
START: 6:45 PM
END: 7:35 PM
Professional ocarina player David Erick Ramos will present different types of ocarinas and discuss their history, including how they made it into the Legend of Zelda series. Come hear David perform your favorite game and anime themes, ask questions, and bring your own ocarina for a live tutorial! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres Round 1
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 7:00 PM
END: 8:20 PM
Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Make Weebs Laugh
LOCATION: 402AB
START: 7:00 PM
END: 7:50 PM
Make Weebs Laugh is a live “Try Not to Laugh Challenge” gameshow where each participant will go through three one-minute rounds against our top comedians, who are all going to try to get your bust your sides with laughter. For each round you get through, you will win a prize! Get through all 3 rounds and you will win something special! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Butler Cafe Dark Romance - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 7:00 PM
END: 8:00 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 1, 2022
The Digital Manga Explosion
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 7:45 PM
END: 8:35 PM
The growth and diversification of digital manga and e-publishing gives readers more ways to enjoy content in more environments than ever. Explore what is happening across the digital manga landscape in this panel led by Kodansha USA, Humble Bundle Books, MediaDo, Left Field Media, and the Mangasplaining podcast. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
AMV Competition Finals
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 8:00 PM
END: 11:00 PM
The Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition is a visual rhapsody of music and anime featuring a wild assortment of music videos created by fans just like you. Out of the hundreds of submissions received, we have meticulously curated an electrifying selection of Drama, Action, Sentiments, Fun & Play, Rhythm & Beat, Comedy & Humor, and Commercial & Movie Trailer Parody videos in a professionally presented three-hour event where you pick the winners! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop
LOCATION: The Novo
START: 8:00 PM
END: 1:00 AM
It’s been a long two years, but Anime Expo is back and we’re inviting you to our inaugural Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop dance! Travel back to the 80’s with Japanese City Pop hits! All ages are welcome. Cosplay is encouraged – come in your favorite 80’s Homecoming Dance attire, favorite 80’s Anime cosplay, or just as you are! It’s a time to join in on some fun and get back together with friends we’ve missed. Get ready to boogie and to cut a rug at The Novo!
July 1, 2022
Warner Bros. Japan Industry Panel
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 8:00 PM
END: 9:20 PM
Anime Expo is back for real and so is WBJ! Our lineup includes hit titles from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean, BASTARD!! and many more! Find out our latest news on some of your favorite titles, grab free giveaways and let’s stay connected with Anime! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared for the next panel.***
July 1, 2022
Otaku Parliamentary Debate Signups
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 8:00 PM
END: 8:50 PM
Do you and a friend have what it takes to duke it out against others in diverse anime and nerd culture topics? Signup for your chance to put your knowledge and skills to the test in this high action and comedy tournament to determine who will be crowned AX Otaku Parliamentary Debate Champions ! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Designing and Manufacturing Anime Apparel
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 8:00 PM
END: 8:50 PM
Dreamily Apparel's designer, Tiffa, introduces anime enthusiasts the behind the scenes process in producing and manufacturing apparel. The panel will go over the thought processes in creating a cohesive collection, and what is done to take an idea from a thought all the way to production. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Japanese Fairy Tales: Two Tales of the Dragon King
LOCATION: 411
START: 8:15 PM
END: 9:05 PM
Many anime fans enjoy series like InuYasha and Naruto and Mushi-Shi. This interactive performance panel shares the some of the fairy tales and cultural stories that underlie the shows they love. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Summer Showcase
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 8:30 PM
END: 9:50 PM
Get ready for a season of anime gaming with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America and host, VampyBitMe! Be the first to see exciting reveals and news for our newest titles. The game developers themselves will also be joining to share exclusive info. We’ll also be giving away some exclusive swag for those in attendance. Be sure to join us live at [7/1/22 at 8:30 pm + Petree Hall] ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel***
July 1, 2022
Would Senpai Lie To You?
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 8:30 PM
END: 9:20 PM
Would Senpai Lie To You? pits two teams of brilliantly funny people against each other as they tell tall tales and partial- truths from their own lives while the other team has to guess - is it true, or a lie? The winning team walks away with... well, their dignity, maybe. Possibly. Probably not. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Building Gundams With Those Gundam Guys (the adult way) - 18+
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 8:45 PM
END: 10:05 PM
The 18+ how to build Gunpla with your favorite Gundam Guys. See the new tricks we learned; locked in our homes. Gunpla building for adults. Showers are not mandatory but recommended after the panel; you will be filled with deep dark gunpla secrets - only hot water and industrial cleaner can fix. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 9:00 PM
END: 10:00 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 1, 2022
Gachimuchi ♂ Pants ♂ Wrestling (ft. Danny Lee!) - 18+
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 9:15 PM
END: 10:05 PM
“For us, they toiled in sweatshops, endured the lash of the spanking..." Join us as we discuss the history of one of Niconico's oldest and most creative subcultures that's turned into a phenomenon worldwide! Danny Lee will also be joining us to offer his insight and take questions too! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
FAKKU Industry Panel and Q&A - 18+
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:50 PM
FAKKU has released thousands of manga, games, and anime and quickly became the largest English hentai publisher in the world. Join FAKKU as they talk about their history, current projects, and find out what they have planned next! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 1, 2022
H-manga Hour with J18 Publishing - 18+
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:20 PM
What's so special about holding an English-translated doujinshi in your own two hands? Come learn the secrets behind adult manga production from industry experts, and get the skinny on their must-read hentai recommendations! (Bonus: special guest interview with illustrator Kantoku!) ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Late Comedy Show Tutorial – 18+
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:20 PM
Whether you're looking for some last minute pointers to do well at your next comedy audition or are a total beginner then this tutorial is your next stop! Learn the ins and outs of comedy from the best stand up comedians AX has to offer as you learn the basics of joke write and delivery. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Butler Cafe Dark Romance - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:30 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 1, 2022
Waifu Rodeo: An Analysis on Pop Culture's Waifu - 18+
LOCATION: 411
START: 9:45 PM
END: 10:35 PM
Everyone in the world has a waifu, husbando, or NB anime spouse, even if they don't yet realize it. Please join us as we go through the popular ones of recent years and analyze what makes a waifu a waifu. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Hentai Boobies: Physics, Phuckery, and I Can't Even - 18+
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:30 PM
END: 11:00 PM
Your fav boobie expert Kurenai Kiba is coming to the west coast with a brand new panel. You thought anime boob physics was crazy? Wait until hentai's added to the mix! Combining boobie breakdowns with crazy hentai, we'll dive into a world where limits don't even apply anymore. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 1, 2022
Admit It, You Like the Gay - 18+
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Do you like yaoi? Yuri? All things gay related? Join this panel to discuss games, manga, web-comics and anime that will set your heart aflame!! There will be trivia and prizes!! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
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July 2, 2022
VShojo Vtuber Panel
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
VShojo, established in late 2020 has quickly grown to become one of the top 3 Powerhouses in the VTuber industry. Join us for VShojo's first real life appearance at Anime Expo! More info to come! ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Kaiju Making 101
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Learn essential steps from head-to-tail towards creating outworldly Beasts from the East!! Project Nautilus' Sean Sumagaysay shares his knowledge of Japanese Monster-Making inspired by the masters of classic Tokusatsu to many others aspiring to build their very own Kaiju suit. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
CANCELLED: Swipe Right for Senpais
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 10:00 AM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 2, 2022
The Fall and Rise of Little Tokyo
LOCATION: 411
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Little Tokyo is more than just ramen shops and anime stores. Uncover the unique history of this 110-year-old, downtown Los Angeles neighborhood as David Ono (Los Angeles-based news anchor for ABC7 News) and key members of the Little Tokyo community – including Kristin Fukushima (Managing Director of Little Tokyo Community Council), Chris Komai (First Vice Chair of Little Tokyo Community Council), Bill Watanabe (founding Executive Director of the Little Tokyo Service Center), and Pat Wyatt (President & CEO of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo) – talk-story and relive the key moments of resilience, allyship, and sacrifice that brought forth the Little Tokyo we know today. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
pixiv Industry Panel
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
Drawing is exciting! Get to know more about pixiv's global illustration community and culture! Learn about our services that help illustrators build their relationships with fans and work towards becoming professionals. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Learning Japanese with Anime and Anime Song
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
Fuji School is a Japanese language school located in Los Angeles. In our special Japanese lesson, you will learn useful expressions from popular anime as well as the Japanese lyrics of a famous anime song. Let’s sing together! We also have special giveaways for you, so be sure not to miss it! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Japanime Games - Tabletop Games from Japan!
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
Join Japanime Games company founder Eric Price as he talks about the history of the company, from the Japanese indie games to bringing some of the biggest anime to your tabletop! We have many exciting upcoming products, including Love Live! Sunshine!, Black Clover, Granblue Fantasy, Cowboy Bebop and more! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS - GLORY
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 10:30 AM
END: 12:30 PM
Eleven Arts invites you to sing, dance, and play at our RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS - GLORY screening! This version is a full-length alternative cut of the film that includes different exclusive scenes featuring Hyotei team captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhoji team captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 2, 2022
DENPA Manga
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
Join DENPA staff as they cover new manga and art book acquisitions, new releases and the state of the industry in 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Photo Scavenger Hunt
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
How well do you know AX? Search high and low Anime Expo to find as many items in our list as possible and win a cool prize! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 11:00 AM
END: 12:00 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 2, 2022
GSC has Entered the Chat: VShojo, Reveals & More
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Join Good Smile Company as they’re Just Chatting with Nyanners & Ironmouse of VShojo in a very special meet & greet event, live at Anime Expo! New, upcoming figures will be announced with special guests, Good Smile Company CEO Takanori Aki and their figure team from Japan, followed by GSC giveaways! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres Round 2
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:50 PM
Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Customise your Cosplay!
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Want to make your costume pop? Then slap it with personality! Whether you buy a costume or make it from scratch, any costume can be customised! Join Cosplay Senpai Kaye and Nomes and learn tried and tested tips that can add dimension to any cosplay. All cosplayers and would-be-cosplayers are welcome! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Macross: Then and Right Now
LOCATION: 411
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
This panel follows a history of the Macross franchise celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. We will walk attendees through a brief history of the franchise with interesting notes not well known, and talk about the new agreements that open this franchise to the world. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Anime News Network
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:35 PM
Come meet the people behind the internet's most trusted anime news source. Find out how we keep on top of anime and manga news 24/7/365, how we chose what gets reviewed, and anything else you want to ask us. As always, we'll be giving loads of stuff away during our panel. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Ballet with Princess Kraehe
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:35 PM
Attendees will learn the basic french vocabulary of ballet, participate in a real ballet class as seen in the anime Princess Tutu, and learn/perform Bluebird variation from Sleeping Beauty. Q&A about where to find classes, how many hours of training, pointe shoes, etc. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:45 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 2, 2022
D-Spirits! A New Monster Taming Adventure
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 11:45 AM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 2, 2022
Prima Doll Premiere
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere of “Prima Doll,” the anime series by light novel studio KEY, creative force behind the fan-fav tearjerker “CLANNAD.” Watch the first episode with us and stream “Prima Doll” on HIDIVE Summer 2022 ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Under One Sky: The Sekai Project Panel!
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
We haven't seen you in forever, and we've been busy! Our yearly Sekai Project panel is here to tell you what we've been up to, what you might have missed, what news we've got in the works, and naturally, our yearly prize giveaway! See you real soon! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Fashion Show
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 12:30 PM
END: 3:00 PM
This year come join us as we get "Lost in Lolita". We welcome Doll Delight and their designer Cyril Lumboy, Dreamily and their designer Tiffa, Haenuli Fashion and their designer Nunu, Ruby Princess, To Alice, and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. We are also excited to bring back Michelle Nguyen Bradley to MC the Fashion Show. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Third Anniversary Celebration
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 1:00 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Aniplex of America is proud to present the Third Anniversary Celebration of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba featuring special guest Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado) and Producer Yuma Takahashi! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
PonyCanyon Industry Panel
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Pony Canyon, who brought you TV anime series like "Attack on Titan" and "Tokyo Revengers", will announce all the latest information about upcoming summer 2022 anime including "My Isekai Life" and " TOKYO MEW MEW NEW"! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Gnostic Themes in Serial Experiments Lain
LOCATION: 411
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Serial Experiments Lain has enjoyed a cult following since its release in 1998. Uniquely contemporary, even prophetic, it explores conspiracy and mystery in the birth of a global, digital world. This panel, however, aims to consider its ancient theme: the Gnostic tradition of the first century CE. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
The U.S. Premiere of "The House of the Lost on the Cape"
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 1:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Eleven Arts Presents the U.S. premiere of "The House of the Lost on the Cape." This heartwarming film will transport you into a mysterious world you have never seen before. Be the first to watch this new film from David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!). ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 2, 2022
OfflineTV Q&A Presented by McDonald's
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 1:15 PM
END: 2:05 PM
OfflineTV is hosting a Q&A! We're excited to chat with everyone and answer some questions :) ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
How I Turned Propmaking Into a Full Time Career
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 1:15 PM
END: 2:05 PM
Join LelegacyCrafting & Kohcoz as they share their backstory on how they became full time propmakers and answer any questions for future aspiring makers themselves. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Otaku Parliamentary Debate Prelims
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 1:15 PM
END: 3:05 PM
The prelim for the debate competitions. Teams will be eliminated until 2 are left. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Call of the Night Premiere
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Join HIDIVE as we host the premiere of “Call of the Night,” the hot new vampire anime we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. Heed the call of the night and stream it exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
CANCELLED - Anatomy of an Anime Fight Scene
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
This panel has been cancelled.
July 2, 2022
Seven Seas Entertainment Industry Panel
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Join Seven Seas Entertainment, one of the biggest manga and light novel publishers in North America, for another fun industry panel! Highlights will include new license announcements, prize giveaways, and more! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:30 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 2, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 2:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 2, 2022
BEYBLADE BURST QUADDRIVE SCREENING
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Gather your friends and join us for a BEYBLADE BURST QUADDRIVE Screening! We'll have some BEYBLADE Trivia and Giveaways, so make sure to come for a chance to win some brand new BEYBLADE BURST QUADDRIVE Tops and Stadiums! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Mechademia Keynote: Frenchy Lunning
LOCATION: 411
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:20 PM
From the very beginning of what is now an association of conferences, books, and journals on manga, anime, and associated practices and art forms; Mechademia was and is still dedicated to recognizing and celebrating these art forms by both devoted fans and dedicated scholars. Even now, it is still considered to be a unique alliance between what is usually considered to be two very different approaches to art forms of any kind; yet Mechademia has been actively meeting and publishing since 2006. This talk will describe the very beginnings and growth of this association which has become a global celebration, much needed in these perilous times. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Aksys Games 2022
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 2:45 PM
END: 3:35 PM
Updated information about new Aksys Games' titles and upcoming game releases. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
How to Draw Attractive Characters
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 2:45 PM
END: 3:35 PM
MinoMiyabi is an artist who contributed to Gorillaz, Yungblud, Poppy, based on a concept designer career at Disney WDI. You'll find helpful gems from his demonstration so you can create your own characters! Oh psst, and you will earn some special perks just for watchers, coming at the end! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
How To Draw Manga - Anime Art Academy (Day 1)
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Professional Tokyo-based manga-ka and illustrators from Anime Art Academy join eigoMANGA in a series of tutorial workshops that provide in-depth lessons on how to draw Japanese style illustrations, and the lecturers will also provide personal feedback to all attendees. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
YOKO TAKAHASHI – King Super Live Clip - Screening
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
EVANGELION STORE presents a special screening of Yoko Takahashi’s part from KING SUPER LIVE 2018! This is the first screening in the US. There will even be a special message from Yoko Takahashi herself! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Toei Animation presents: One Piece Film Red Panel
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Join Toei Animation for an exciting panel where attendees will be among the first to learn news and updates on the highly anticipated "One Piece Film Red." Learn about the film and updates on all things One Piece from a producer, the english dub ADR Director and members of the cast! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
VIZ Industry Panel Featuring Sailor Moon
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Celebrate the magic of Sailor Moon and find out what’s coming from VIZ Media! Get info about new releases and products from your favorite series like: My Hero Academia, Boruto, Chainsaw Man, and more. We’ll be joined by Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask) and Michelle Ruff (Luna) for fun and games! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
AMV Rhythm and Beat
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 3:45 PM
END: 4:35 PM
This showing is perfect for AMV fans who love a good Beat! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Rhythm & Beat category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
AX CINEMA NIGHTS: ANIME ULTRAMAN –THEATRICAL EDITION
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 4:00 PM
END: 7:00 PM
Join guest Production I.G. co-directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki for this exclusive screening of the Director’s Cut of one of the most popular first seasons of anime ever to stream on Netflix—ULTRAMAN. Years after Ultraman disappeared, Shinjiro learns of his connection to the legendary hero and dons the metallic ultra-suit to fight new aliens. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 2, 2022
What is academic publishing? From fanzines to journals
LOCATION: 411
START: 4:00 PM
END: 4:50 PM
Publishing has had a long association with fan activity. What is the difference between various forms of publications and what are the steps involved in publishing material on an academic level. Regardless of your field of study you will leave this panel knowing more about what it takes to get published. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Celebrate 25 Years of Manga with TOKYOPOP!
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 4:15 PM
END: 5:05 PM
TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to North America for 25 years! With titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and BIPOC creators, come celebrate our silver anniversary with us! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
7/2/2022
Build Your Own Pokeball Habitat
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 4:15 PM
END: 5:05 PM
Pokemon continues to be one of the premiere representations of anime worldwide. This workshop will teach attendees in a hands-on setting how to build their very own Pokemon Pokeball Habitat! Each attendee will get their hands dirty with this fun craft that they can take home with them. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
TRIGGER 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY & ANNOUNCEMENT PANEL
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 4:30 PM
END: 5:50 PM
With the help of our fans TRIGGER is finally 10 years old! Come hang out with us on our anniversary panel! We’ll be talking about what’s currently in the works, and even premiering the first episode of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners! Let’s celebrate the return of AX together! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Right Stuf Anime and Nozomi Entertainment Industry Panel
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 4:30 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Join Right Stuf Anime as they celebrate their 35th year in the industry! Find out about the latest Right Stuf Anime store exclusives, new Nozomi Entertainment titles and upcoming Gundam New Release Announcements! Plus, join us for the North American Premiere of a something you've been waiting for! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Studio KAI : an emerging anime studio panel on “Fuuto PI”
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 4:30 PM
END: 5:20 PM
As an anime studio, Studio KAI is young but had already released popular anime series “Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2” and the new “The Prince of Tennis” series. This summer, “Fuuto PI,” the anime of Masked Rider tokusatsu series, is coming. Meet Director Yosuke Kabashima and learn more about the real thrills of creating anime! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Mika Akitaka Guest of Honor Panel
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 5:00 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Watch a live drawing by Anime Expo Guest of Honor Mika Akitaka, creator of Anime Expo's mascot M.A.X. and prolific designer for Date A Live, Sakura Wars the Animation, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and STAR BLAZERS Yamato 2205: A New Journey and more. Q&A to follow. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
AMV Sentiments
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 5:15 PM
END: 6:05 PM
This showing is perfect for Sentimental AMV fans! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Sentiments category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Disney Twisted-Wonderland Panel at Anime Expo 2022
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 5:30 PM
END: 6:50 PM
Off with your heads! Make your way to Petree Hall to learn about the mobile game Disney Twisted-Wonderland with special guest, the voice of Riddle Rosehearts, Natsuki Hanae! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. Official Panel
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 5:45 PM
END: 6:35 PM
Overview and news from Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness & CHAOS;HEAD NOAH / CHAOS;CHILD DOUBLE PACK! AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative fan appreciation event & giveaways! New title announcement! …and MORE! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Tanabata Festival Community Kazari Workshop
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 5:45 PM
END: 6:35 PM
Workshop attendees will create an easy keepsake, help work on the Anime Expo community kazari and learn the story behind the Tanabata Festival. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
CANCELLED: Making EVA Foam Chainmail & Scalemail Armor
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 5:45 PM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 2, 2022
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Cosplay Cinematic Film)
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 6:00 PM
END: 6:50 PM
A cosplay montage retelling of the iconic anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
PONYCANYON Anime × Music Panel
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 6:00 PM
END: 6:50 PM
We'll reveal all the latest information about Pony Canyon anime music, including a special filmed presentation from the "Attack on Titan" TV anime's creators, breaking news about BAND-MAID, the group known for the ED song of the "Platinum End" anime, and more! panelists: Kou Kusakabe (BAND-MAID producer), Lisle Wilkerson (MC) ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Panel
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
Get hyped for the Thousand-Year Blood War arc with a big Bleach bash! We’ll be making announcements, playing special messages from Japan, unveiling new exclusive content, and more. Bring your best Bleach outfit for the live cosplay contest! Joining us will be Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and surprise guests. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Eleven Arts Industry Panel
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
An exciting look at anime distribution in North America and announcements for some of your favorite anime films are just a few things Eleven Arts has in store. Their catalog includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Gintama THE VERY FINAL, and many more. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Morgan's Mask Film Screening - 18+
LOCATION: 411
START: 6:30 PM
END: 9:20 PM
Carolina Ravassa, (Overwatch) stars in "Morgan's Mask". A film about a Cosplayer & Gamer who is obsessed with social media & interacting with fans. This is a story about the false persona we show the world, making others believe everything is fine, even while we crumble inside. Q&A to follow ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:30 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 2, 2022
AMV Humor & Comedy
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 6:45 PM
END: 7:35 PM
This showing is perfect for AMV fans in need of a good laugh! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Humor & Comedy category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Butler Cafe Dark Romance - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 7:00 PM
END: 8:00 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 2, 2022
Cosplay Wrestling Federation
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 7:15 PM
END: 9:05 PM
Another chapter of the Cosplay Wrestling Federation will unfold at Anime Expo. See your favorite CWF superstars do battle to see who will walk away champion! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Metaverse of All Things Anime
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 7:15 PM
END: 8:35 PM
Imagine all your favorite characters interacting in a single world. This is now a reality thanks to the rise of NFTs and metaverses. Join the founders of AnimeMetaverse as we talk about being a decentralized shonen jump, bridging Anime Co's to web3, and the creation of next generational IPs ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
HIDIVE Industry Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:20 PM
Come one, come all – HIDIVE, your source for streaming anime, has some industry secrets to share with you. Prepare yourself for special announcements, sneak peeks and maybe even a giveaway. (Or two, or three…) ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Kamen Rider: What’s Next in the U.S. and Special Screening of Fuuto PI
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:50 PM
Join Team Kamen Rider as we announce what's next for Kamen Rider here in the U.S. Don't miss our special screening of Fuuto PI! Special guests: Director Yousuke Kabashima (Fuuto PI), Crunchyroll, Shout! Factory & writer Brandon Easton (Netflix Original Series Transformers: War for Cybertron). ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Concert Film Screening: Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 3rd Live! School Idol Festival ~The beginning of the dream~
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 7:30 PM
END: 11:00 PM
A concert film screening of Day 2 of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 3rd Live! School Idol Festival ~The beginning of the dream~. Free gift for attendees! *Content language is in Japanese without subtitles. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
The AX School of Wigcraft and Wigadry
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:20 PM
Comb on over and join Cosplay Senpai Jihatsu, Nomes and Nyanbifairy on a hair-raising adventure towards a dapper do! Open to all from beginners to wigsperts! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
ULTRAMAN ARRIVES: SUPER ANIME EXTRAVAGANZA
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 8:00 PM
END: 10:00 PM
Ultraman arrives for a major series of revelations! Join host Sean Nichols (Ultraman Max) as he welcomes Shannon Tindle (Kubo & the Two Strings), Kenji Kamayama (Ghost in the Shell) & Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) of Production IG, CB Cebulski of Marvel Comics & Kyle Higgins (Power Rangers). Performances by special musical guests —and a live stage battle! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock 'n Load Panel!!
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 8:00 PM
END: 8:50 PM
Vash is back! Join Crunchyroll in welcoming Japanese staff, including Yasuhiro Nightow (the author), Kouji Tajima (concept artist), Kiyotaka Waki (producer, Orange), Yoshihiro Watanabe (producer, Orange), and Katsuhiro Takei (producer, Toho), for an exciting new announcement regarding the future of Trigun! With first hand insights and the world premiere of a special secret sneak peek, this bounty will be out of this world! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
One Piece Film Red presents: Steve Aoki Live
LOCATION: The Novo
START: 8:00 PM
END: 1:00 AM
In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of “One Piece Film Red,” Toei Animation is bringing an exciting, one-night-only special event for fans at Anime Expo 2022. Join Toei Animation for “One Piece Film Red presents Steve Aoki Live” on Saturday, July 2, at The Novo at L.A. Live! As an AX badge holder, you have exclusive access to tickets to this private DJ performance by two-time Grammy® nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki. Anime Expo badge holders will be among the first to have access to DIM MAK’s highly anticipated “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” collaboration including Aoki-designed hoodies, tees, accessories, and skate decks all featuring original artwork from One Piece’s iconic Wano Arc. Fans can purchase “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” merchandise all weekend long from Dim Mak at Booth #3326 in the Main Exhibit Hall. Tickets are extremely limited so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic One Piece event at Anime Expo. This is the event everyone will be talking about all weekend so gather your nakama and grab your tickets now for an unforgettable night with Steve Aoki and Toei Animation.
July 2, 2022
Aboard The Espoir! Restricted Rock Paper Scissors!
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 8:15 PM
END: 9:05 PM
Gamble like your life is on the line aboard Teiai Corporation's very own Espoir! This is a battle to survive Kaiji's very first gamble. With 250 players, 3000 cards and the opportunity to win real prizes, will you come out on top? ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Late Comedy Showdown Auditions - 18+
LOCATION: 402AB
START: 9:00 PM
END: 11:00 PM
The ultimate competition of Anime Expo’s finest standup comedians begins here. All are welcome to attend and see who makes it to the big stage. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 9:00 PM
END: 10:00 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 2, 2022
Anime and Black Culture
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 9:15 PM
END: 10:05 PM
Anime and black culture are almost hand and hand. Come have a blast learning, talking, and debating things related to anime and black culture. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
FAKKU Guest of Honor Q&A - 18+
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Join bestselling hentai manga artist ShindoL, an Anime Expo Guest of Honor, in a one-of-a-kind Q&A! ShindoL will share stories and experiences from the industry in Japan and talk about releasing their books in English! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Denpasoft: Erecting A Market Of Adult Gaming - 18+
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:20 PM
Unclench those hands, we're here to go through our new releases and announcements in adult gaming! We will be looking at the games we brought to fans around the world, what's been going on, and our upcoming releases. Surprises ahead! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Butler Cafe Dark Romance - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:30 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 2, 2022
Let's Discuss Gender and Sexuality - 18+
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 9:45 PM
END: 10:35 PM
Gather around as we take a look at gender and sexuality and how it's portrayed in Japanese media. From anime to film, we'll take a look at how representation can be uplifting or filled with stereotypes and how this affects the view of Our community in not only Japan, but in our own country as well. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Basic BDSM Implements for your Cosplay Characters - 18+
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
A professional LA Dominatrix with 8.5 years of experience demonstrates basic methods of BDSM play. Domina Mara will introduce her favorite implements, displaying her safe techniques developed from Her dungeon days which will guide you to your own poses for cosplaying your favorite kinky characters. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
Visual Novels – The Future of Gaming? - 18+
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Come dive into visual novels with JAST and friends! We'll be discussing trends in the industry, dropping hints of future releases and giving away some cool stuff! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 2, 2022
The History of BL and Fujoshi: Long and Uncut Edition - 18+
LOCATION: 411
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Fujoshi have been a part of fandom since conception. Fans of BL (boys love), they have evolved the genre from a humble beginning as a shoujo sub-genre and glamrock doujins to stage plays and films, building BL into the multi-million dollar industry it is today. Join us for a deep dive into the history of fujoshi culture and the genre that is BL. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
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July 3, 2022
Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI World Premiere
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Join Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment in celebrating the world premiere of Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI. Anime Expo offers a one time chance to see this exciting new chapter of Dr. STONE as well as access to news and updates on the series before the rest of the world. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Bang Zoom! Studios - Voice Acting for Anime
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Voice Director & CEO, Eric P. Sherman and Casting Director Mami Okada of Bang Zoom! Studios will discuss the business and craft of voice acting for anime. Special Guests may appear. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
CDawgVA & Ironmouse IRL
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Monke and Gremlin Q&A. Ironmouse, record breaking VTuber on Twitch & CDawgVA of Trash Taste join up on stage to answer your questions and provide a VTuber x Fleshtuber interactive experience. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Branching Storylines: The Works of Kotaro Uchikoshi
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Get immersed in the overarching themes, methods of story writing, and branching timelines that are present throughout the work of Kotaro Uchikoshi. Join us as we outline his life and best works! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
The Symbology of Japanese Textiles
LOCATION: 411
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Japanese textiles aren't just beautiful they reflect a rich cultural story. Some of your favorite anime characters wear clothes with symbology that has meaning. Come and find out what all those beautiful patterns mean. (oh yeah, there are raffle prizes!) ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Anime Music Quiz! Battle Royale!
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
Similar to Name that Anime tune but with a battle royale twist. Contestants will be pitted against one another through selection of their favorite anime shows and guess the correct show it is from. Unlike a point-based structure, this continues until only one person is remaining. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Teasing Master Takagi San Movie Premiere
LOCATION: Regal Cinema
START: 10:30 AM
END: 12:00 PM
Be the first to watch “Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie” when we host the film’s North American premiere at Anime Expo! Bring your crush to see the cutest movie around; we’re blushing just thinking about it. <3. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 3, 2022
Dark Horse Manga
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
Oregon’s Dark Horse Comics is the second-oldest publisher of manga in English (since 1988!). Our titles include Berserk, Mob Psycho 100, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Danganronpa, and Cat+Gamer. Please come by to hear about our recent releases and future plans, ask questions, and win giveaways! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Chase Your Creativity
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 10:45 AM
END: 12:15 PM
Cultivate, consistency, and craft. Creators have a conversation about combining storytelling and art to engage your audience. Chase Conley (episodic director/character designer: Black Dynamite, Boondocks, Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts, X-Men '97), Amone Linsamouth (artist), and Amy Linsamouth (writer: Jackie and the Magical Guys, omenscomic.com, Byte Me on Webtoon) discuss. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Boys Love, From The Eyes of a Non-Fujoshi
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 11:00 AM
END: 11:50 PM
Why watch BL when I'm not into that?! is something I used to ask when people tried to introduce a BL series to me, until I discovered it's the concept of romance that's important. Let's dive into the world of boys' love and see what this world has to offer. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Hyperdimension Neputunia OVA1-3 Screening
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 11:00 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Frontier Works Presents. Screening of Hyperdimention Neptunia OVA with Engliush sub. 2 and 3 are the first screening in the US. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 11:00 AM
END: 12:00 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 3, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:50 PM
Help us celebrate 35 years of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure! We’ll be joined by Golden Wind actors: Phillip Reich (Giorno), Ray Chase (Bucciarati), and Lizzie Freeman (Trish). Plus Stone Ocean actors: Kira Buckland (Jolene) and Yong Yea (Pucci). Dress up and enter the live JoJo’s Fashion Contest to win great prizes. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Samurais Of Voice! The Fine Art of Voice Over and Dubbing for Anime and Videogames
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:50 PM
A voice-over career starts somewhere. Here's where you can start with the pros with the attendance of this workshop & panel and contest in which StrawberryHillStudio.Online will show you how to enter to the industry of Dubbing and Voiceover for Anime and Games worldwide! Join us! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Crunchyroll Industry Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Combining Cosplay and Performance
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Join Cosplay Senpai and World Cosplay Summit Alumni Echow Eko and ProjectNautilus as they discuss how to bring your cosplay to life through performance! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Introduction to the JET Program
LOCATION: 411
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Ever thought about working and living in Japan? Would you like to share your language and culture with the Japanese people? Our panel will discuss what the program is and our hosts of former participants will share their stories and experiences from living in Japan, and answer your questions. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Summer Ghost – Sneak Preview Screening
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 11:45 AM
END: 1:30 PM
GKIDS presents an exclusive screening of Summer Ghost, featuring a video intro by the director, acclaimed illustrator loundraw (Josee, The Tiger and the Fish) ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:45 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 3, 2022
Kotobukiya Product Showcase
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
After a 2-year hiatus Kotobukiya Japan is excited to be back at Anime Expo! Join us as we share our latest updates and announcements for our ARTFX J, Bishoujo and scale figures. And as always you can expect a few surprises too! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Coping with Anime
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 12:30 PM
END: 1:20 PM
Ever thought you were alone through some of the toughest times in your life? Anime can help with various things even allowing you to get over those tough times and move on. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
TWIN ENGINE: Long-awaited sequels line-up
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 12:45 PM
END: 2:05 PM
TWIN ENGINE would be releasing information regarding the new series of: Vinland Saga, The Ancient Magus' Bride, Mononoke, and last but not least original work Plantopia which is currently in progress. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Ranking of Kings Panel by WIT STUDIO and Crunchyroll
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Do you miss Bojji?! We do too! Join Crunchyroll and the Director and Animation Producer of Ranking of Kings from WIT STUDIO for a Q&A session. Don’t miss your chance to hear about some of the behind-the-scenes and reminiscing about some of the best moments! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Cosplay Universe - Movie Screening
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 1:00 PM
END: 3:00 PM
Cosplay Universe explores the rise of the global Comic Con sub-culture and evolution of Cosplay; the art form of becoming a character that you love. The film demonstrates how Cosplayers can transform and expand their perceptions of themselves while finding community. ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 3, 2022
I was the demon king but now I'm reborn as a figure sculptor
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Are you interested in what it takes to make your own anime figures at home? Do you already have a crafty side and want to learn more? Or are you prepared to face the demon king? If you answered yes to any of these please attend! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Obey Me! Meet and Greet at Anime Expo 2022
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
In this panel, guests from the Obey Me! voice cast will be making an in-person appearance! They will answer questions in a Q&A session and premier Obey Me! The Anime season two! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Translating Anime Subtitles: Let's Get Creative!
LOCATION: 411
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Take your translation game from subpar to sublime! Join professional translator Katrina Leonoudakis to learn how you can improve the entertainment value of your subtitles through applied translation theory and creative writing techniques, all while staying faithful to the original text. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
JUJUTSU KAISEN With the Staff
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
One of the biggest hits on Crunchyroll, join some of the team behind the JUJUTSU KAISEN anime as they talk about their experiences working on the hit series and movie! Don't miss your chance to hear from them directly, and find out what it was like behind the scenes! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Is It Wrong To Try To Pickup Girls in a Dungeon? Season 4 Premiere
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Bell and Hestia are BACK! Join HIDIVE for the premiere of “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon? IV”, AKA DanMachi Season 4. Reunite with your favorite Familia and stream it on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
So you want to work in Japanese entertainment?
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Join Japan-based bilingual voice actress and anime song singer Diana Garnet in a discussion of working in the Japanese entertainment industry! We'll talk about everything from demo reels, auditions, visas to management! So if you're interested in working in Japan, this panel is for you! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:30 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 3, 2022
MARVEL COMICS & ULTRAMAN
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 2:00 PM
END: 2:50 PM
Marvel Comics & Tsuburaya Productions have teamed to create a new canonical Ultraman universe. Deep dive with Marvel Comics Editor-in Chief CB Cebulski, writer Kyle Higgins (Power Rangers), and Transmedia Producer Jeff Gomez as they discuss this massive collaboration and preview The Mystery of Ultraseven. True fans, come for an U7tra surprise! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 2:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 3, 2022
Make My Pokedex
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:20 PM
With the help of Professor AX, contestants will try to create unique Pokemon to be added to the Anime Pokedex through various improv trials! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
GKIDS Industry Panel
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:20 PM
Join the team from GKIDS as they discuss the process of curating, marketing and releasing animated films from around the world and share exclusive looks at upcoming titles, including Masaaki Yuasa's INU-OH. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Getting started in academic studies in anime, manga and related fandom
LOCATION: 411
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:20 PM
Persuing passions in fandom is a familiar experience in the convention setting. Taking things further through academic studies may seem unimaginable to some, but considering the many fields to which the study of anime, manga or related genres can be applied, the possiblities are greater than you may think! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
AMV Commercial and Movie Trailer Parodies
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 2:45 PM
END: 3:35 PM
This showing is perfect for cinematic AMV fans! Skip the rest of the categories and get your fill of the top Commercial & Movie Trailer Parody category submissions, including the videos that made it to the Finals! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Developing Anime Mobile Apps And Games
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 2:45 PM
END: 3:35 PM
eigoMANGA will host a panel to discuss the fundamentals of anime, manga, and game app development for mobile devices; referencing our experiences from developing and releasing VR, streaming, and fighting game apps. You'll learn how to turn your anime fandom idea into an app or mobile game. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will not be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
"RWBY: Ice Queendom" Episode 4 World Premiere!
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 3:00 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Join our panel of esteemed surprise guests as we showcase the world premiere of Team RWBY Project’s Ice Queendom Episode 4! Following the premiere, we’ll be hosting a Q&A with our panel guests and giveaway with signed merchandise from the creators. Be sure to watch Episodes 1-3 on Crunchyroll! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres Round 3
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 3:00 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Fate/Grand Order 5th Anniversary Celebration
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 3:00 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Fate/Grand Order returns to Anime Expo to celebrate its 5th Anniversary! Come to Petree Hall for a special celebration hosted by English Localization Producer Albert Kao and special guest the Second Section Director of FGO KANOU YOSHIKI! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
A Turtle’s Shell is a Human’s Ribs
LOCATION: Regal Cinema
START: 4:00 PM
END: 5:30 PM
“Huh? A turtle’s shell is actually a human’s ribs?” “The reverse-bending knee of a flamingo is a human’s ankle!?” The illustrated encyclopedia A Turtle’s Shell is a Human’s Ribs by Satoshi Kawasaki (SB Creative) clearly illustrates what it would be like if the human body acquired the bodily mechanics of various animals. With its outstanding animal humans, this amazing book has gathered a lot of attention and became quite a hit in Japan! And at last, it’s been made into an animated movie! ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 3, 2022
Hell Mode: Localizing Manga and Light Novels
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Ever wonder what it's like to work at a LN and manga publisher like J-Novel Club? If so, this panel is perfect for you! Join Kristi Fernandez (Managing Translator), Tristan Hill (Translator), Samantha J. Moore (Editor), and Pekka Luhtala (Letterer) as they reveal how LNs and manga are made! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Cosplay Armor Mobility
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Wear a full armor cosplay without help. How to attach armor for easy mobility and have storage as part of your armor. To be able to sit, eat, walk (or run), shopping, go to the restaurant, and be able to put on or take off armor all by yourself. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Travis Japan Fan Q&A!
LOCATION: 411
START: 4:00 PM
END: 4:50 PM
The 7 member dance and performance group TRAVIS JAPAN is in Los Angeles and so happy to be a part of Anime Expo 2022! Stop by for a chance to meet this incredible up-and-coming male idol group from the legendary Johnny & Associates, and hear them answer questions submitted by fans! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
CANCELLED - Cosplay Performance with The Corps Dance Crew
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 4:00 PM
END: 4:50 PM
This panel has been cancelled.
July 3, 2022
LOVE x LOVE: all-inclusive romance from TOKYOPOP
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 4:00 PM
END: 4:50 PM
TOKYOPOP's LOVE x LOVE romance imprint is bringing even more yaoi, yuri, shoujo and true LGBTQ+ titles to manga lovers! Join us for an open conversation about the importance of queer stories and representation in romance manga spaces. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Orange Presents: Studio Panel
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 4:15 PM
END: 5:05 PM
Come join us with producers from anime studio Orange, that brought beloved anime series such as BEASTARS, Godzilla S.P, and Land of Lustrous. We’d like to talk to you about our approach to making anime and hear your thoughts on out shows! …and possible surprises! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
AMV Awards and Encore
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 4:15 PM
END: 7:05 PM
Join us to find out who were voted the winning videos from the 2022 AMV Finals! The best of the best will be given their awards and honored with one last encore performance. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Love Live! Superstar!! Official Watch Party
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 4:30 PM
END: 5:20 PM
To celebrate the upcoming season of the Love Live! Superstar!! anime, a fan-voted episode from the first season will be screened plus more activities! A special gift will be given to panel attendees. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Bushiroad Panel at Anime Expo 2022!
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 5:00 PM
END: 5:50 PM
Come join us at the Bushiroad Panel for the latest news on your favorite titles! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Aniplex of America Industry Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 5:00 PM
END: 6:20 PM
Do shows like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online, or Kaguya-sama: Love Is War make your otaku heart skip a beat? Don’t miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel at Anime Expo and find out the latest news on Aniplex shows and products! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Being a POC cosplayer
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 5:00 PM
END: 5:50 PM
How to create a safe environment for cosplayers who are people of color (POC) ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
CANCELLED: ULTRAMAN: THE LUCASFILM ANIMATION - TINDLE & AOSHIMA
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 5:30 PM
END:
This panel has been cancelled
July 3, 2022
ULTRAMAN CONNECTION: ARRIVING ON THE WORLD STAGE
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 5:30 PM
END: 6:20 PM
Celebrate the arrival of the Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultraman, his impact on global pop culture, and preview what’s next with the Ultraman Connection team: Jeff Gomez (Avatar, Halo, Magic: The Gathering), Sean Nichols (Ultraman Max), EJ (EIC UltramanConnection.com) & Evangelia (the Noob), as well as some ULTRA special guests in this exciting panel. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Gundam Building for Everyone
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 5:30 PM
END: 6:50 PM
All ages gunplay building presented by Those Gundam Guys; the host of the largest gundam model competition in North America. Learn techniques to elevate your skills regardless of build level. Learn the technologies used in today’s gunpla building. Its highly entertaining and somewhat educational. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Make Mine Mecha: A History of Giant Robots
LOCATION: 411
START: 5:30 PM
END: 6:20 PM
From the early days of Tetsujin-28 to the iconic Gundam, Super Robots have defined anime. This panel will explore the long time history of the super robot genre spanning from the late 1960s to modern day and how each title built the world of giant robots righting monsters (and other robots). ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Screening
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 5:45 PM
END: 7:15 PM
It’s the 10th anniversary of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime! Relive the best JoJo’s anime moments through fan-favorite episodes and catch an exclusive video. Come in person or send your Stand for the ultimate fan experience of being in a room full of people who love JoJo’s as much as you! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Bookseller’s Guide to the Manga Section
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 6:00 PM
END: 6:50 PM
I seek to introduce newcomers to the manga section of your local bookstore, dissect age ratings and how recommended censorship differs between the Japanese release and the English localization, and maybe explain why it seems impossible to find volume one of Demon-Jujutsu-Man, etc. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff Panel
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
If you can’t wait for the October premiere of Mob Psycho 100 III, come join this kick-off panel! Find out what to expect in the upcoming season including the world-premiere of OP theme song reveal!!! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
From Screen to Shelf: Turning The Content You Love Into Great Merchandise
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:20 PM
Ever wondered how your favorite anime characters go from the screen to your collection? Learn from the team at your favorite retail store BoxLunch as they discuss what it takes to bring the biggest and best anime to life in the form of clothing, accessories, collectibles, and more! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 6:30 PM
END: 7:30 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 3, 2022
I’m Quitting Heroing Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 7:00 PM
END: 7:50 PM
Join HIDIVE for a panel with the creative staff of “I’m Quitting Heroing,” the fantasy-comedy series about a former hero who finds a new career in the army of his demonic archnemesis! Turn to the dark side and stream the entire series on HIDIVE now. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Otaku Parliamentary Debate Finals
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 7:00 PM
END: 8:50 PM
You all bore witness to the multiple teams clashing it out over the elimination rounds. Now it is time for the Finals! Watch the stunning conclusion and be a part of the crowd to help determine this year’s winning champions of the Anime Expo Otaku Parliamentary Debate. Laughs Guaranteed! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Why Your Live-Action Adaptations Will Fail You
LOCATION: 411
START: 7:00 PM
END: 7:50 PM
Live-action film adaptations of manga, video games, and anime are generally terrible. Is there something fundamentally wrong with live-action, or is it something in the execution? Learn from a filmmaker and anime lover about getting things lost in adaptation. Is there hope? ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Butler Cafe Dark Romance - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 7:00 PM
END: 8:00 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 3, 2022
The Music of Neon Genesis Evangelion
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:20 PM
From the opening theme to the soundtrack music of Shiro Sagisu, the music of Evangelion provided the dramatic and emotional backdrop to this amazing saga. Join Professors David F. Lopez, Elliott Jones, and John Marr, as they explore the music that intrigued us, thrilled us, and broke our hearts! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Find Your Hadouken; A Lesson in Voice Acting
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:20 PM
Actor Ricco Fajardo (My Hero Academia, Dr. Stone, Black Clover, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, SMITE, Paladins) will show you how to find your super move in this interactive panel that gets you up and using your body and voice. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
How To Draw Manga - Anime Art Academy (Day 2)
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 7:45 PM
END: 8:35 PM
Professional Tokyo-based manga-ka and illustrators from Anime Art Academy join eigoMANGA in a series of tutorial workshops that provide in-depth lessons on how to draw Japanese style illustrations, and the lecturers will also provide personal feedback to all attendees. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
MyAnimeList Official Panel
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 7:45 PM
END: 8:35 PM
MyAnimeList is a worldwide community of fans who are passionate about rating and discussing anime. Join MAL at AX to discover new ways to find anime, participate in fun trivia, and ask your burning questions. Come meet fellow members, lead admin Kineta, and other staff at this interactive panel! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
CANCELLED: Breakdown of the "Anime" Art Style
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 7:45 PM
END:
Let's explore the history of anime through film, from ukiyo-e inspired 1930s short films to Satoshi Kon subdued realism, and find out!
July 3, 2022
AX Masquerade and The World Cosplay Summit USA Finals
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 8:00 PM
END: 11:00 PM
The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 25 years. Every year, cosplayers bring the best in performance and craft to entertain the audience and impress our incredible cosplay judges. The World Cosplay Summit USA Finals is a cosplay craftsmanship and performance competition where WCS Team USA is selected to represent the United States at the WCS Championship in Japan. Since making its home at Anime Expo in 2017, the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals has shared the stage with the AX Masquerade, making our Main Events stage shine with some of the best cosplayers in the country. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 3, 2022
My Isekai Life Premiere
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 8:00 PM
END: 8:50 PM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere for “My Isekai Life,” a new, genrebending isekai anime about an office worker stuck in a fantasy world who makes friends with a TON of slimes. Enter a new world and stream it exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022 ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Neon District
LOCATION: The Novo
START: 8:00 PM
END: 1:00 AM
Making its return since its debut in 2017, Neon District is back for Anime Expo 2022! We are excited to announce Neon District’s Headliner: Slushii! Get ready for some electifying anime beats and pulsing lights in an unforgettable night filled with dancing and some of the best EDM talent around.
July 3, 2022
GEEKBOAT RACE IN LA
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 8:00 PM
END: 9:20 PM
GEEKBOAT is hosting their first talk panel in LA! Who’s GEEKBOAT? The creative team within TRIGGER responsible for the production of TTGL, PSG, KLK, and PROMARE! We’ll be talking about our favorite food and hobbies, and all the important things that have nothing to do with anime! Come hang out with us! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel***
July 3, 2022
Japanese GRAVURE Paradise - 18+
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 9:00 PM
END: 9:50 PM
Dive into the world of Japanese pin-up models and get a behind the scenes look from 3 lucky bros working in the industry. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Maid Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515B
START: 9:00 PM
END: 10:00 PM
Treat yourself to this spicier rendition of the Maid cast with Maid Cafe: After Dark. You are cordially invited to admire our squad of Bunny Girls and company with their captivating dances, musical performances, and much more! The After Dark shows will have you appreciate a little more play time with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you will need to pick up an 18+ wristband from an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center in either the South Hall or West Hall, or the Ticketing Booth in front of West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid government-issued photo ID showing date of birth to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 3, 2022
The Dub Show (Hosted by Pierce and Chet) - 18+
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 9:15 PM
END: 10:05 PM
Dub show: We’re Back! Welcome to a game show panel where you make live original dubs to anime scenes, all with crazy themes and scenarios guaranteed to make laughs. Bring your friends and show off your improv comedy skills or just laugh and enjoy the show. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Kinky Side to Anime Explained - 18+
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 9:15 PM
END: 10:35 PM
Seen some kinky stuff in anime? Wanna talk about and learn about it in a fun way? Welcome to the "Kinky side Anime Explained". ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Late Comedy Showdown – 18+
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 9:30 PM
END: 11:00 PM
All of the comedians have been chosen, now let the laughs begin! It’s now time for an all-out battle of jokes as each finalist fights for the crown of top comedian at the finals for LCS 2022. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Devilman Crybaby: A Revolutionary Horror - 18+
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:20 PM
Devilman Crybaby may be one of the most brutal anime we've ever seen, and FBStudios is here to share with you what made us love this show so much! Come with your interpretations of Go Nagai's work, and chat with us about DMCB. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Waifu Wars III - 18+
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:50 PM
It’s time to settle the score and prove who is the better waifu. Participants picked from the audience will compete to defend the glory of their beloved characters in wacky challenges. One player walks away with a victory and a prize, one throws their waifu in the trash, live on stage. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Butler Cafe After Dark - 18+
LOCATION: 515A
START: 9:30 PM
END: 10:30 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Indulge on the more sultry side of the Butler Cast with Butler Cafe: Dark Romance. Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances and much more! The Dark Romance shows will have you appreciate a little more skin and a little more playtime with this special 18+ interactive experience. NOTE: This show is rated for attendees 18+. Therefore, you are required to pick up an 18+ wristband from the Ticket Booth or an Information Services booth at the LA Convention Center, in either the South Hall or West Hall, at least 2 hours prior to check-in for this event. Please have your Anime Expo attendee badge valid for the day of the event and a valid photo ID to present in order to receive your wristband. You will be turned away at the door if you are underaged and forfeit your ticket. No refunds will be issued as all sales are final.
July 3, 2022
MangaGamer: The Now & Future of Visual Novels - 18+
LOCATION: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Through pictures and prose, visual novels have become one of the fastest growing storytelling mediums within anime and manga. Please join us, MangaGamer, as we explore this growing literary format and see just what the future will bring at MangaGamer.com. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 3, 2022
Horror/Thriller Anime - 18+
LOCATION: 409AB
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
Discuss the old, current, and future thriller and horror anime releases. Allow fans to give recommendations with an open forum. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
From BakuDeku to Y/N and Gojo: Why We Ship It - 18+
LOCATION: 411
START: 10:00 PM
END: 10:50 PM
With the many anime fan ships present on social media, fan art commissions, Ao3, and more, why do we ship what we ship? This panel looks at fan ships and the intersection of gender/sexual identity at the heart of these ships. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4
2022
July 4, 2022
Made in Abyss Premiere
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere of MADE IN ABYSS Season 2! Descend into darkness once again with Riko, Reg and Nanachi as they enter a terrifying new layer of the mysterious Abyss. Brave the unknown and stream it exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe Industry Panel
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Join the staff of legal manga subscription service Azuki (azuki.co) and be the first to hear about the latest series and features available in our apps on iOS, Android, and Web. At the end we’ll have a Q&A session and PRIZES! ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Lolita for Beginners
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Have you wanted to get into Lolita? Do you need help figuring out how to make the perfect coord? Come learn all the rules and styles needed to succeed! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Sports Anime Festival!!!
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
Do you like Haikyuu!!, Kuroko no Basket, Free, Yuri on Ice! or just sports anime, in general? Look no further, this is the panel for you. Join us while we play Jeopardy and other games with your favorite sport anime characters. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Anime Expo Feedback Panel
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:45 PM
Anime Expo has come and gone once again. Let us know what you loved, what you want to see more of, and what we can improve on for next year. A team of SPJA staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you this year's event will be there to listen. Thank you for your continued support! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 4, 2022
So you want to be an anime journalist?
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 10:15 AM
END: 11:05 AM
The editors of Anime News Network and Crunchyroll News talk about anime journalism. What is it like, how do you get involved, how well does it pay? ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Utano☆Princesama SHINING STAR STAGE -LOVE in DREAM-
LOCATION: Regal Cinemas
START: 10:30 AM
END: 12:00 PM
US PREMIERE & ANIME EXPO EXCLUSIVE! Based on the Utano☆Princesama romance games, the brilliantly shining boys from ST☆RISH and QUARTET NIGHT idol groups continue to pave their way toward musical fame. Don’t miss this delayed 3DCG live performance, delivering you a stage full of love and dreams! *The screening is in Japanese with no English Subtitles ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 4, 2022
Classic black anime characters 101
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 AM
Hey folks. Here's a chance to learn about or reminisce on melanin-enriched characters from before the year 2000. There were plenty to talk about. Come celebrate and have fun as we watch clips of these characters in action. ***This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
A Beginner's Guide to Cosplay Shopping in Downtown LA
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 10:30 AM
END: 11:20 PM
Los Angeles is home to many fabric stores and amazing finds for cosplay. The historic fashion district attracts student designers and Hollywood costumers alike. Find out how to make the most of your dollar at the fashion district! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Healthy LGBTQ Identity Formation through Cosplay & Pop-Culture
LOCATION: 411
START: 10:45 AM
END: 11:35 AM
Cosplay and Anime-culture conventions offer safe options for The LGBTQ community to explore gender. As a trans-identified licensed marriage & family therapist and cosplayer, I will discuss gender variation, current approaches, and pathways to authenticity through cosplay and anime-culture. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 11:00 AM
END: 12:00 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 4, 2022
Chainsaw Man Panel by MAPPA and Crunchyroll
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Join the upcoming anime Chainsaw Man producers’ panel! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 3, 2022
How Anime is Made
LOCATION: Petree Hall
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:50 PM
Have you ever wondered how anime gets made? Anime takes a ton of work, talent, and people to produce. Come Join Pro Animators, Bellamy Brooks, Tommy Duch, and Jarrett Martin from Tonari Animation for a walk through on the process from Storyboard through Compositing final animation! Followed by a Q&A ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 4, 2022
An Intro to 3D Printing for the Creative Con-goer
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
3D printers are incredibly versatile, affordable tools, and can be used for everything from cosplay props to figures and figure parts, to tabletop game pieces, but can be confusing for newcomers. In this panel, you will learn everything you need to get started in this fun and exciting hobby. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
One Piece D&D
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:35 PM
Come and watch a special live performance of One Piece Dungeons & Dragons! Meet the Devil's Luck Pirate crew played by youtubers Tekking101, Lost Pause, 2Spooky, Briggs & the Dungeon Master himself, Rustage. Gather round for a special episode performed live for you all to enjoy! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will NOT be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
AMV Best of the Non-Finalists
LOCATION: 511ABC
START: 11:45 AM
END: 2:20 PM
Did you see the Finals, but still crave more AMVs? Don’t miss this event featuring the honorable mention videos from each category that just missed making it to the Finals. Drama, Action, Sentiments, Fun & Play, Rhythm & Beat, Comedy & Humor, and Commercial & Movie Trailer Parody videos will all be included! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 11:45 AM
END: 12:45 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 4, 2022
Jeff Nimoy’s “Fame-ish”
LOCATION: 403AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Jeff Nimoy briefly introduces his feature film “Fame-ish,” a romcom that takes place at an anime convention. A Q&A follows featuring stars Jonathan Fahn, and Lex Lang! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
July 4, 2022
ROBOTECH: The New Beginning
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 12:00 PM
END: 12:50 PM
Where will Robotech be available in HD? How will Sony’s acquisition of Crunchyroll affect the franchise? What about the Macross sequels? Get the answers to these questions here. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
PRODUCTION I.G. & NETFLIX’S ANIME ULTRAMAN
LOCATION: 411
START: 12:15 PM
END: 1:05 PM
ULTRAMAN has been one of the most successful Japanese animated series in Netflix history. Co-directors Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, mechanical designer for G1 Transformers) take us behind the scenes at one of the greatest anime studios of them all. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Vermeil in Gold Premiere
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Join HIDIVE for the premiere for “Vermeil in Gold,” the raunchy fantasy-comedy series about a guy who tries to turn his failing grade around by...summoning a sexy demon!? Well, that’s one way to salvage your report card... Unleash hell and stream it exclusively on HIDIVE Summer 2022! ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
A Turtle’s Shell is a Human’s Ribs
LOCATION: Regal Cinema
START: 1:00 PM
END: 2:30 PM
“Huh? A turtle’s shell is actually a human’s ribs?” “The reverse-bending knee of a flamingo is a human’s ankle!?” The illustrated encyclopedia A Turtle’s Shell is a Human’s Ribs by Satoshi Kawasaki (SB Creative) clearly illustrates what it would be like if the human body acquired the bodily mechanics of various animals. With its outstanding animal humans, this amazing book has gathered a lot of attention and became quite a hit in Japan! And at last, it’s been made into an animated movie! ***This screening will be cleared. Tickets available one (1) hour prior to screening at Regal Cinema. First Come, First Serve.***
July 4, 2022
The Story of the Painful Bags: An Itabag Panel
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 1:00 PM
END: 1:50 PM
Have you seen those clear backpacks around the dealers hall and wondered what the heck they are? Or, have you been perfecting your bag for years and ready to show it off? Come join us while we tell you the history of Itabags! ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
地下アイドル: Underground Idols in Japan
LOCATION: 408AB
START: 1:15 PM
END: 2:05 PM
Longtime idol otaku marbotaro gives an introduction to the world of underground idol in Japan and shares experiences in the scene as both a fan and staff. This panel will take a close look at the girls who call themselves "idols" as well as the idol fan culture and community. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Charity Auction
LOCATION: Community Stage
START: 1:30 PM
END: 4:00 PM
Over the years, SPJA has supported various non-profit organizations through its annual Anime Expo Charity Auction. For 2022 the Anime Expo Charity Auction will support the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo. Anime Expo’s guests and partners have generously donated artwork, memorabilia, and other items. Turn your love of anime into support for a charitable cause. The SPJA will be supporting the JACCC all year long! The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) weaves Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture into the fabric of our communities. JACCC remains firmly rooted in Little Tokyo, providing a vital place to build connections between people and cultures, locally and internationally. Through inclusive programs and authentic experiences, we continue our traditions and nurture the next generation of innovative artists, culture-bearers, and thinkers.
July 4, 2022
Cosplay around the world
LOCATION: 404AB
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:20 PM
Learn about what cosplay is like in different countries from what these cosplayers have to tell you from their own experiences ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Maid Cafe
LOCATION: 515B
START: 1:30 PM
END: 2:30 PM
Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe is one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance or settle in with your table to play a game. Enjoy a drink and an interactive show, and don’t forget to thank the maids on your way out!
July 4, 2022
Yokai Watch: Japanese Folklore in Anime
LOCATION: 411
START: 1:45 PM
END: 2:35 PM
Let's look at Japanese folklore and its influence in anime! Introducing classic folktales, animals in folktales as well as the many different youkai creatures that have been presented in anime is a great way to enter the world of Japanese folklore in anime. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Butler Cafe
LOCATION: 515A
START: 2:15 PM
END: 3:15 PM
Welcome, Princesses and Ojou-sama~! Treat yourself to Anime Expo’s Butler Café! Guests are invited to enjoy musical performances, dances, and much more! The AX Butler Café will make you feel refreshed in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
July 4, 2022
Diversity in Cosplay
LOCATION: 406AB
START: 2:30 PM
END: 3:20 PM
Everyone can cosplay! Diversity is celebrated in the world of cosplay, as the hobby is meant for anyone to express themselves. Race, skin color, gender and identity - cosplay is for all! This panel will foster a healthy discussion regarding diversity in skin color, identity, and LGBTQIA+. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Persona and The Tarot
LOCATION: 404 AB
START: 3:00 PM
END: 3:50 PM
Compare Persona 5 character arcanas with the history and meanings of the Tarot. The Fool in Tarot's Story is meant to be "you" and in Persona "you" play as Joker whose Arcana is The Fool. Learn about Persona's Major Arcanas from a psychic Tarot reader. ***This room will be cleared prior to this panel. This room will be cleared after this panel.***
July 4, 2022
Closing Ceremony
LOCATION: Main Events
START: 4:00 PM
END: 5:30 PM
After an exhausting weekend of running around the con, the Closing Ceremony is the very last event at Anime Expo. It's a heartwarming, yet bittersweet time, where we breathe a collective sigh of relief that AX is over and we can go home and rest, but then we have to make our final goodbyes and wait a whole year for AX to return. ***This room will NOT be cleared prior to this panel.***
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