Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Anime Talk
Reload this Page >

Virtual Anime Conventions

Anime Talk Discuss Anime on DVD & Blu-Ray, CGI animations, Manga and other cool stuff from Japan!

Virtual Anime Conventions

Old 06-16-20, 02:59 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
chrisc31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,374
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Virtual Anime Conventions

For those interested in online streaming anime events:

FunimationCon July 3-4, Its free to watch events but must register at https://www.funimation.com/funimationcon2020/
for more info check out https://www.funimation.com/blog/
Everything You Need To Know | Event update 1 | Event Update 2 | Event Update 3

Aniplex Online Fest is having an event on July 4-5. https://aniplex-online-fest.com/

Anime Expo Lite is hosting a free livestream event on July 3-4 https://www.anime-expo.org/

Otakon Online is streaming an Event on August 1st https://www.otakon.com/online/

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo announced a virtual event for September 4-6 https://expo.crunchyroll.com/

Last edited by chrisc31; 06-18-20 at 06:20 PM.
The following users liked this post:
PhantomStranger (06-16-20)
Old 06-16-20, 03:31 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 30,579
Received 175 Likes on 137 Posts
Re: Funimation Virtual Convention July 3-4

Thanks for the heads up!

It's weird, I would've spent July 4 at Anime Expo but now that I can't go I'm not sure I'd spend that day just streaming panels from my home. Maybe I'll do it with my daughter.
Old 06-16-20, 04:15 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 43,276
Received 58 Likes on 49 Posts
Re: Funimation Virtual Convention July 3-4

That’s interesting. It’s been few years since I’ve been to an anime con, and my favorite part was going to the panels, but it was always a PITA to line up, have it fill up, etc,
Old 06-16-20, 04:44 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 23,113
Received 79 Likes on 69 Posts
Re: Funimation Virtual Convention July 3-4

This looks like a trend. Not sure how well these virtual conventions will be pulled off.
Old 06-16-20, 04:54 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 30,579
Received 175 Likes on 137 Posts
Re: Funimation Virtual Convention July 3-4

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
This looks like a trend. Not sure how well these virtual conventions will be pulled off.
Eh, it's just a bunch of streams, really. Anime Expo is doing the same thing. Registered and this (and the other events) will be our convention replacement (too bad there's no merch table, maybe I'll peruse the Good Smile store).
Old 06-16-20, 06:00 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
chrisc31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,374
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Funimation Virtual Convention July 3-4

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
This looks like a trend. Not sure how well these virtual conventions will be pulled off.
If the Funimation Con attracts many viewers I could see it become a yearly event but not on the same weekend as Anime Expo
Old 06-16-20, 11:52 PM
  #7  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
EDIT: updated thread title to reflect all virtual anime conventions


Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
This looks like a trend. Not sure how well these virtual conventions will be pulled off.
It started a month ago. It started with Anime Lockdown and it multiplied fast. They had no convention affiliation and was able to get 2 industry distributors and 2 voice actors (Kyle Hebert and Veronica Taylor). This one ran very well (primarily on Twitch; YouTube gave trouble later on). Known problem that could pop are connection/lagging issues.


Recap of what happened for may.

May 1 - 3 | Anime Lockdown
- Discotek Media, Right Stuf

May 9 - 10 | Virtual Pop Expo
- Crunchyroll

May 14 - 17 | Anime Central Online
- Right Stuf

May 21 - 24 | MomoConline
- Crunchyroll
- Right Stuf

May 30 - 31 | Cloud Matsuri (UK)
- Anime Limited (UK)
- Crunchyroll

***

And there is also [email protected] | July 23 - 26 https://www.comic-con.org/cci/press. There probably won't be much anime/manga content. So far VIZ will be presenting.

Old 06-17-20, 10:14 PM
  #8  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.anime-expo.org/2020-lite/exhibitors/

Discover thousands of unique items including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music, and more — all from home!

We're bringing the Exhibit Hall to you! Even from home, you can still browse and support some of our Exhibitors. Check out the latest from goods, snag that exclusive you've been eyeing, and maybe discover something new!

The Exhibitor List is also live on our official mobile app, so you can bring the Exhibit Hall with you anywhere! Get the app and get started on your con shopping list!
Old 06-18-20, 04:06 PM
  #9  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo

https://expo.crunchyroll.com/

We are excited to announce Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, a digital event that celebrates the best and brightest in anime. Join us September 4 - 6 as we come together with our passionate community for amazing guest panels, interactive events, special announcements and more.

Stay tuned for news, details, announcements and more starting mid-July right here! (www.crunchyrollexpo.com).

***

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2020...join-the-party (click link for more info)

FunimationCon 2020: Aniplex of America, VIZ Media and Right Stuf Join the Party!

The Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions | Aniplex of America

Shonen Jump Virtual Panel | VIZ Media

Right Stuf Anime Industry Panel | Rightstuf
Old 06-18-20, 07:30 PM
  #10  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.bluefinbrands.com/made
Manga Anime Digital Event (#MADE)

Get ready for our Manga Anime Digital Event (#MADE) coming to you June 19, 2020. Join us for a weekend filled with contests, giveaways, livestreams, panels, interviews and maybe even a few sales bundled into the mix.

We are thrilled to be celebrating manga and anime during our upcoming digital event. Here you will find discounts and promotions on some of your favorite IPs like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop and more! We'll be bringing out the goods with Figure-rise model kits, S.H.Figuarts, Ichiban, Shokugan and Sentinel. Not to mention awesome swag and bundle deals.
Old 06-18-20, 08:14 PM
  #11  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

Anime Expo Lite (July 3 - 4, 2020) | https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo & http://youtube.com/animeexpo

***

RSVP for udpates https://streamlink.to/animeexpolite

***

#AnimeExpoLite Sweepstakes! https://www.anime-expo.org/2020/06/1...te-sweepstakes
Old 06-20-20, 04:31 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
chrisc31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,374
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

Crunchyroll compiled a list of all Virtual Conventions and conventions that didn't cancel yet for the rest of the year.
https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-fe...online-in-2020
Old 06-20-20, 05:10 PM
  #13  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

artist alley online: https://www.anime-expo.org/2020-lite/artist-alley
Old 06-22-20, 09:45 PM
  #14  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.anime-expo.org/plan/schedule


Channel 1: YouTube (see above) / https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo
Channel 2: https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo2

https://www.anime-expo.org/plan/schedule

Channel 1:
/ https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo
Channel 2: https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo2

Friday, July 3
- VIZ Media Panel (Channel 1) | 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Join us online as we make some major announcements and chat with voice actors from your favorite anime! Coming all the way from Konoha, Maile Flanagan (Naruto), Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Kate Higgins (Sakura) reveal voice actor ninja secrets! Then from Italy, Phillip Reich (Giorno Giovanna) and Ray Chase (Bruno Bucciarati) join us for a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind discussion!
- Yen Press Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Join Yen Press, the publisher of hit series such as Sword Art Online, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and Black Butler, in a series of exciting manga and light novel announcements!
- Manga for Everyone from TOKYOPOP (Channel 2) | 2:10pm - 2:55pm
TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to the world for over twenty years. With titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color, our core belief is that manga is for everyone!
- DENPA Books Licensing Panel (Channel 2) | 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Join DENPA publisher Ed Chavez as they go through their new acquisitions for 2020-21 revealing some of Japan’s most talked about manga in recent memory. Chavez will then cover the state of the industry and take questions from his reader base.
- Aniplex of America Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do titles like Sword Art Online, The Promised Neverland, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba or the Fate series make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel! Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows from the comfort of your home – and ours!
- Bushiroad Mobile Panel (Channel 1) | 5:00pm - 5:55pm
The Bushiroad Mobile Panel will be held at Anime Expo LITE!

Find out the latest information on Bushiroad content including Vanguard ZERO, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, and D4DJ!!
- J-Novel Club Announcements Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Come join the team at J-Novel Club for all the latest news and announcements during Anime Expo Lite! Expect lots of new licenses to be unveiled and maybe some print announcements too.
- J-Novel Club Industry Panel Q&A Session (Meeting Room) | 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Join others for a chat session where we will answer your questions and maybe add some more details to our announcements during our main panel!
- DEEMO THE MOVIE - UTAHIME AUDITION | 6:45pm - 7:40pm
More details coming soon!
- LOVE x LOVE: All-Inclusive Romance From TOKYOPOP (Meeting Room) | 8:45pm - 9:45pm
TOKYOPOP presents our LOVE x LOVE imprint, which seeks to normalize LGBTQ+ romance alongside traditional heterosexual romance manga. Introducing fans to yaoi, yuri, shoujo and true LGBTQ+ stories, we also hope to open a discussion about queer stories in manga, and get feedback from fans about what they want to see from future titles.
- Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing (Channel 2) | 10:00pm - 12:00am
Join in for a live drawing stream with the studio that brought KILL la KILL, Little Witch Academia, and most recently PROMARE! Studio staff will also be answering questions from viewers, live!
- GIBIATE Special Preview (Channel 1) | 10:25pm - 10:50pm
Please join us for a never-before-seen preview of the first episode of GIBIATE! Hear from the creators and get a closer look into the world of GIBIATE. Highlights include a special interview with GIBIATE’s character designer, Yoshitaka Amano, and live footage of the opening theme performed by famous shamisenist musicians, Yoshida Brothers!
Saturdya, July 4
- Funimation Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 9:15am - 10:15am
A whole new summer anime season is starting and with so many good shows to stream, we’ll give you an idea where to start. We’ll also stop by The Funimation Shop to see what’s coming soon, peek at some stunning new home video collections, and share a few surprises.
- Right Stuf Anime & Nozomi Entertainment Inustry Panel (Channel 2) | 9:15am - 10:00am
Right Stuf Anime turns 33 this year and you’re invited to the party! Find out about the latest Right Stuf Anime store exclusives, new Nozomi Entertainment announcements, and upcoming Gundam releases! Plus, we’ll be giving away a gift card to RightStufAnime.com!
- Production I.G USA Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 11:10am - 12:10pm
Join Production I.G. USA President/Producer, Maki Terashima-Furuta as she hosts her annual Production I.G panel, introducing their current and upcoming shows, including Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, B: The Beginning Season 2, along with many other titles. The panel will feature the new trailers, as well as video letters from her virtual guests Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (the founder of Production I.G), Hiroshi Nagahama (director of Uzumaki Anime), Haruyasu Makino (producer of Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045), Rui Kuroki (producer of B: The Beginning), George Wada (producer of Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, etc.), and Junichi Fujisaku (writer of Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Blood C, Blood +), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English voice of Major Motoko Kusanagi) and Jason DeMarco (senior VP Adult Swim). Followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
- Yen Press Presents: So I'm a Spider, So What? (Channel 2) | 12:20pm - 1:05pm
So I’m a Spider, So What? is quickly becoming one of today’s most popular light novel series, an isekai that starts off as a quirky parody of JRPGs through the eyes of a spider monster and develops into an epic tale filled with deep characters, political intrigue and mystery. Join Yen Press as they discuss this amazing light novel series.
- Crunchyroll Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!
- Orange Presents: Creative Minds Behind BEASTARS & IDOLiSH7 / Mr.AFFECTiON (Channel 1) | 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Studio Orange is known for its innovative CG animation beginning with BEASTARS, Land of Lustrous, the IDOLiSH7 music video for Mr. AFFECTiON, Code Geas: Akito The Exiled and more. For the first time, Orange is participating in Anime Expo Lite with the director, producers and artists behind BEASTARS and Mr.AFFECTiON to discuss the passion and ideas that went into the two masterpieces.
- Manga Planet and futekiya Panel (Channel 2) | 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Let’s talk digital manga with budding subscription services Manga Planet and futekiya’s Chairman Hyoe Narita, Editor-in-Chief Emma Hanashiro, and Producer Gladys Angala.
- Anime Expo Lite LisAni!LIVE L.A. (Channel 1) | 6:45pm - 8:45pm
More details coming soon!

Last edited by WTK; 06-26-20 at 10:15 PM.
Old 06-23-20, 09:16 PM
  #15  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

The full schedule for Aniplex Online Fest is now available!

Head over to http://aniplex-online-fest.com to view all the programming in store such as the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Overseas Trip," "Fate Anime Project Online Gathering," & more! #AOF2020

EDIT: Some of the notable virtual panels:

Day 1 (July 4)
- Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld THE LAST SEASON Online Panel | 10:00
- Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Special Program Composer Yuki Kajiura and Music for SAO | 11:00
- Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story - Magical Talk | 12:00
- Warlords of Sigrdrifa Online Panel | 14:00
- Aniplex of America Industry Panel | 16:00
- ANIPLEX.EXE presents ATRI & Adabana Odd Tales Special Panel | 17:00
- SUPER HXEROS -"H"EROES SAVE THE WORLD | 18:00
- Kaguya-sama: Love Is War? Special Panel | 19:00
- A-1 Pictures Special Talk Show | 20:00
- The Millionaire Detective -Balance:UNMISSABLE | 21:00
- Sphere Special Online Talk Show -live stream- | 22:00

Day 2 (July 5)
- The irregular at magic high school: Visitor Arc Special Panel | 10:00
- Fate Anime Project Online Gathering | 11:00
- New Worldwide Contents by Sony Music Labels & by YouTube Music Channel | 12:00
- How to Produce Anime | 13:00
- THE PROMISED NEVERLAND Online Panel | 14:00
- CloverWorks talking and drawing special panel | 15:00
- Hiroyuki Sawano talk show featuring ANIPLEX's anime music | 16:00
- The Day I Became a God - Beginning of the Story | 17:00
- The Misfit of Demon King Academy Opening Ceremony | 18:00
- Cells at Work!! World Station | 19:00
- Anisong Tea Party with the Songwriters: International Edition | 20:00
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Overseas Trip | 22:00

Last edited by WTK; 06-23-20 at 10:25 PM.
Old 06-25-20, 10:02 PM
  #16  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

The Adult Swim live con experience is back and this time it’s v.i.r.t.u.a.l.

Join us on the Internet July 23-25 for live events, cosplay, panels, giveaways, music & surprises. It’ll be just like the real con but less sweaty & more free.

For info visit http://AdultSwimCon.com

Last edited by WTK; 06-26-20 at 10:06 PM.
Old 06-29-20, 06:09 PM
  #17  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

KuroCon

https://kurocon.org/2020/06/28/the-schedule-is-out
https://kurocon.s3.us-east-2.amazona...ule_public.pdf
https://www.twitch.tv/kurotsukiconvention

Saturday, July 4 (EST)
- DENPA Panel | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Sekai Project Panel | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, July 5 (EST)
- Manga Industry Panel | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Old 06-30-20, 04:20 PM
  #18  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2020...ttack-on-titan

FunimationCon 2020: Full Lineup and Schedule Revealed! (some of the notables noted below)

Friday, July 3
- Funimation Industry Panel | 10:30 a.m. CT | Room 1
- Human Lost: Revisit Film with the Japanese Voices and Producers | 10:30 a.m. CT | Room 2
- The Right Stuf Anime Industry Panel | 12 p.m. CT | Room 2
- Adventures in Translation with Industry Expert | 1:30 p.m. CT | Room 1
- Shonen Jump Virtual Panel | 1:30 p.m. CT | Room 2
- Inside Toilet-bound Hanako-kun | 2:30 p.m. CT | Rooms 1 & 2
- My Hero Academia Voice Actor Q&A | 3:30 p.m. CT | Room 1
- Premiere Screening: DECA-DENCE plus interview with Japanese cast | 3:30 p.m. CT | Room 2
- Screening: Fire Force Season 2 SimulDub™ Premiere & Voice Actor Q&A | 5 p.m. CT | Room 1
- The Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions | 5 p.m. CT | Room 2
- Fruits Basket Voice Actor Q&A | 7 p.m. CT | Room 1
- SACRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Featured Performances | 9 p.m. CT | Room 2
- BONUS: Toei Animation Presents Dragon Ball Super Interview Featuring Voice Actress Masako Nozawa | 10 p.m. CT | Room 2
- Premiere Screening: By the Grace of the Gods | 10:30 p.m. CT | Rooms 1 & 2

Saturday, July 4
- Aniplex Online Fest | 11:30 a.m. CT | Room 2 (All Day)
- Listeners – Dai Sato and Voice Actor Q&A | 2:30 p.m. CT | Room 1
- Attack on Titan Voice Actor Q&A | 5:30 p.m. CT | Room 1
- One Piece Voice Actor Q&A | 7 p.m. CT | Room 1
Old 07-01-20, 12:32 PM
  #19  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

Old 07-02-20, 11:36 PM
  #20  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.anime-expo.org/plan/schedule

Channel 1:
/ https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo
Channel 2:
/ https://www.twitch.tv/animeexpo2
Meeting Room: panel will have unique access URL (see schedule)

Select panels will be be made available on the Anime Expo Youtube Channel until Saturday, July 4 at 11:59 PM PDT. View the schedule for more information about which panels will be available on-demand.


Friday, July 3
- "PONY CANYON's ""CANIME-PRIME"" SPECIAL ONLINE PROGRAM !! ~Featuring Subaru Kimura and Ibuki Kido, and more VOICE ACTORS!~" (Channel 2) | 2:15pm - 1:00pm
We would like to introduce special programs from CANIME PRIME which have been distributed only for the premium members and our new global eCommerce store PONY CANYON SHOP just launched in May . There will be all the casts from the programs such as Subaru Kimura and Ibuki Kido from “Sukioko”, Masayoshi Ohishi from “Pizza Radio” and other voice actors from the programs and comments from Maaya Uchida, Ayana Taketatsu and more voice actors !!!
- VIZ Media Panel (Channel 1) | 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Join us online as we make some major announcements and chat with voice actors from your favorite anime! Coming all the way from Konoha, Maile Flanagan (Naruto), Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Kate Higgins (Sakura) reveal voice actor ninja secrets! Then from Italy, Phillip Reich (Giorno Giovanna) and Ray Chase (Bruno Bucciarati) join us for a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind discussion!
- Yen Press Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Join Yen Press, the publisher of hit series such as Sword Art Online, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and Black Butler, in a series of exciting manga and light novel announcements!
- Manga for Everyone from TOKYOPOP (Channel 2) | 2:10pm - 2:55pm
TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to the world for over twenty years. With titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color, our core belief is that manga is for everyone!
- DENPA Books Licensing Panel (Channel 2) | 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Join DENPA publisher Ed Chavez as they go through their new acquisitions for 2020-21 revealing some of Japan’s most talked about manga in recent memory. Chavez will then cover the state of the industry and take questions from his reader base.
- LOVE x LOVE: All-Inclusive Romance From TOKYOPOP | 3:20pm - 4:20pm | Meeting Room
- Aniplex of America Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do titles like Sword Art Online, The Promised Neverland, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba or the Fate series make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel! Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows from the comfort of your home – and ours!
- Bushiroad Mobile Panel (Channel 1) | 5:00pm - 5:55pm
The Bushiroad Mobile Panel will be held at Anime Expo LITE!

Find out the latest information on Bushiroad content including Vanguard ZERO, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, and D4DJ!!
- J-Novel Club Announcements Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Come join the team at J-Novel Club for all the latest news and announcements during Anime Expo Lite! Expect lots of new licenses to be unveiled and maybe some print announcements too.
- J-Novel Club Industry Panel Q&A Session (Meeting Room) | 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Join others for a chat session where we will answer your questions and maybe add some more details to our announcements during our main panel!
- Mangamo: We've Got Manga! (Channel 2) | 5:50pm - 6:35pm
Mangamo is the first legal mobile manga subscription service, and we’re making waves! With over 300 series, Mangamo has something for everyone. Join the Mangamo team, including executive editor Dallas Middaugh, CEO Buddy Marini, and content head Yusuke Sasano as they talk about the service, the state of manga publishing, and maybe even throw in a few new series announcements for good measure.
- The World Ends with You -The Animation- Special Panel (Channel 1) | 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Information of the animation will be released globally for the first time.

The creators will be talking about the background of how the title came to be animated and its production scenes.
- DEEMO THE MOVIE - UTAHIME AUDITION | 6:45pm - 7:40pm
The grand winner of the audition to determine the theme song vocalist for the in-production anime film “DEEMO THE MOVIE” will finally be announced at Anime Expo Lite! The audition originally started in January of this year and saw over a thousand applicants from around the world. The grand winner will be guaranteed a debut release of the anime’s theme song, written by Yuki Kajiura, from Pony Canyon. The judges of the audition include Yuki Kajiura, Yasunori Mori (music producer of “DEEMO THE MOVIE”) and Azusa Matsuda (Anime Expo).
- Let’s Talk LUPIN THE 3rd with Producers Kiyozono & Nozaki (Channel 2) | 7:20pm - 7:50pm
The long-running LUPIN THE 3rd series producers Yu Kiyozono (LUPIN THE III RD) and Koji Nozaki (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5) will discuss their relationship with the iconic series, what it takes to be an anime producer, and what fans can expect in the future from the world’s greatest master thief.
- Eleven Arts Industry Panel: What You Can Do as a Fan to Help Bring Your Favorite Titles to North America (Meeting Room) | 7:35pm - 8:30pm
An explanation of the acquisition process and what goes into bringing titles from Japan to North America from a distribution company. Find out what you can do on your end.
- Warner Bros. Japan Presents “Stay Connected with Anime” (Channel 1 / Live Only) | 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Join the Warner Bros. Japan panel for your favorite anime content! Don’t miss your chance to connect with the guests from our hottest titles such as “Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III”, “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma the Fifth Plate”, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind” and more!
- Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing (Channel 2) | 10:00pm - 12:00am
Join in for a live drawing stream with the studio that brought KILL la KILL, Little Witch Academia, and most recently PROMARE! Studio staff will also be answering questions from viewers, live!
Saturdya, July 4
- Funimation Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 9:15am - 10:15am
A whole new summer anime season is starting and with so many good shows to stream, we’ll give you an idea where to start. We’ll also stop by The Funimation Shop to see what’s coming soon, peek at some stunning new home video collections, and share a few surprises.
- Right Stuf Anime & Nozomi Entertainment Inustry Panel (Channel 2) | 9:15am - 10:00am
Right Stuf Anime turns 33 this year and you’re invited to the party! Find out about the latest Right Stuf Anime store exclusives, new Nozomi Entertainment announcements, and upcoming Gundam releases! Plus, we’ll be giving away a gift card to RightStufAnime.com!
- Yoshitaka Amano Live Drawing and Q&A (Channel 1) | 10:30am - 10:55am
Join legendary artist and character designer Yoshitaka Amano (known for his work on the “Final Fantasy” series) for a special live drawing panel while he answers questions from Anime Expo community members!
- Akira Himekawa Q&A (Channel 1) | 11:00am - 11:20am
Join comic book artist duo Akira Himekawa as they discuss their works, creative process, and collaboration in this special Q&A!
- Production I.G USA Industry Panel (Channel 2) | 11:10am - 12:10pm
Join Production I.G. USA President/Producer, Maki Terashima-Furuta as she hosts her annual Production I.G panel, introducing their current and upcoming shows, including Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, B: The Beginning Season 2, along with many other titles. The panel will feature the new trailers, as well as video letters from her virtual guests Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (the founder of Production I.G), Hiroshi Nagahama (director of Uzumaki Anime), Haruyasu Makino (producer of Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045), Rui Kuroki (producer of B: The Beginning), George Wada (producer of Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, etc.), and Junichi Fujisaku (writer of Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Blood C, Blood +), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English voice of Major Motoko Kusanagi) and Jason DeMarco (senior VP Adult Swim). Followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
- Pony Canyon Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 11:30am - 12:25pm
Pony Canyon presents to you one of their latest titles, “Adachi and Shimamura”, airing in October 2020.

Hear exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from Director Satoshi Kuwabara and witness a live drawing session done by the Character Designer, Shizue Kaneko, herself!
You will also get to learn about their exciting lineup of our upcoming titles! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!
- Yen Press Presents: So I'm a Spider, So What? (Channel 2) | 12:20pm - 1:05pm
So I’m a Spider, So What? is quickly becoming one of today’s most popular light novel series, an isekai that starts off as a quirky parody of JRPGs through the eyes of a spider monster and develops into an epic tale filled with deep characters, political intrigue and mystery. Join Yen Press as they discuss this amazing light novel series.
- Make Mine Manga with Kodansha USA Publishing (Channel 1) | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Join the manga experts of Kodansha USA Publishing – purveyors of some of the most popular manga properties in the world like Sailor Moon, BAKEMONOGATARI, & Attack on Titan – as they give you a sneak peek at the latest Kodansha manga releases, anime debuts, and more! It’s a no-holds-barred panel where surprises abound – so join us for a look into a manga filled future!
- Crunchyroll Industry Panel (Channel 1) | 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!
- Orange Presents: Creative Minds Behind BEASTARS & IDOLiSH7 / Mr.AFFECTiON (Channel 1) | 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Studio Orange is known for its innovative CG animation beginning with BEASTARS, Land of Lustrous, the IDOLiSH7 music video for Mr. AFFECTiON, Code Geas: Akito The Exiled and more. For the first time, Orange is participating in Anime Expo Lite with the director, producers and artists behind BEASTARS and Mr.AFFECTiON to discuss the passion and ideas that went into the two masterpieces.
- GUNDAM Merchandising Panel by Bandai Namco Collectibles (Channel 1) | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Come join our discussion and update of all things Gundam, including the anime series, new products, and Gundam history!
- Manga Planet and futekiya Panel (Channel 2) | 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Let’s talk digital manga with budding subscription services Manga Planet and futekiya’s Chairman Hyoe Narita, Editor-in-Chief Emma Hanashiro, and Producer Gladys Angala.
- GIBIATE Special Preview (Channel 1 / Live Only) | 6:10pm - 6:35pm
Please join us for a never-before-seen preview of the first episode of GIBIATE! Hear from the creators and get a closer look into the world of GIBIATE. Highlights include a special interview with GIBIATE’s character designer, Yoshitaka Amano, and live footage of the opening theme performed by famous shamisenist musicians, Yoshida Brothers!
- Anime Expo Lite LisAni!LIVE L.A. (Channel 1 / Live Only) | 6:45pm - 8:45pm
This free event is a special edition of “LisAni! LIVE,” a music festival which has been held in Japan annually since 2010.

Created in association with anime music media outlet LisAni!, Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A. will feature performances by ELISA, GRANRODEO, KOTOKO, Maaya Uchida, Yoko Takahashi, and Yoshino Nanjo.
Old 07-07-20, 07:13 PM
  #21  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

https://www.dragoncon.org/updates

Will you do a virtual event instead?

Funny you should ask because that’s our exact plan! We will be taking Dragon Con 2020 virtual this Labor Day weekend and give our fans the FREE opportunity to enjoy new content, as well as reminisce while catching up on some of the old favorites. We fully acknowledge that a virtual event won’t come close to offering the magic that an in person Dragon Con brings, but it is our hope that it will allow our community to take some time to step off the planet that is currently experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic for four or five days to be among people who get you. People who are just like you. People who truly accept you. And hey, if you wanna cosplay in front of your computer…that’s cool, we will be doing the same (and running some awesome contests for you to show off your work!)

We will of course be hosting some events for fans to showcase their amazing creativity and interact in some exciting ways. Please stay tuned for details as they unfold in the upcoming weeks.
Old 07-08-20, 06:13 PM
  #22  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,021
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Virtual Anime Conventions

Anime Expo Lite 2020 Survey https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/ywzNOB

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.