The Full Programming Line Up – Anime Conference 2022

his four-day celebration of anime and Japanese pop culture attracts attendees from all around the world. It is jam-packed with announcements, special guests, exclusive premieres, interactive events, and more. Anime Expo has grown to be a must-visit location for any devoted anime fan
July 2, 2022

An event or meeting with a primary focus on anime, manga, and Japanese culture is known as an anime convention. A typical anime convention lasts several days and is held at a convention center, a hotel, or a college campus. 

They offer a wide range of panels and events, and more people dress up in cosplay than at most other kinds of fan conventions. Additionally, studios, distributors, and publishers showcase their anime-related releases at anime conventions as a means of promoting their products.

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Throughout the conference, Anime Expo offers a variety of events and activities for participants to partake in, including guest panels, tabletop gaming, competitions, an arcade, and concerts. 

The Masquerade cosplay competition, Anime Music Video (AMV) competition, Battle of the Bands, and Charity Auction are among the main events. 

Numerous industry luminaries, such as well-known musicians who frequently perform at Anime Expo, are hosted as guests of honor (GoH) at the event. 

Focus panels, workshops, and events are all held at Anime Expo, some of which are sponsored by fans or the entertainment industry. 

A lot of movie theaters and video stores also host all-day, all-night anime screenings. Anime Expo contains a sizable exhibit hall, similar to other conventions, where attendees may buy a variety of goods from a wide range of exhibitors. 

Additionally, this exhibit hall offers an artist alley where visitors may buy fan-made artwork as well as various kinds of crafts, including wigs, pins, and costume accessories.

Downtown Los Angeles hosts Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in North America

Annually, Downtown Los Angeles hosts Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in North America. 

This four-day celebration of anime and Japanese pop culture attracts attendees from all around the world and is jam-packed with announcements, special guests, exclusive premieres, interactive events, and more. 

Anime Expo has grown to be a must-visit location for any devoted anime fan with its 300,000+ square foot exhibit hall, 1000+ hours of programming, and 350,000+ guests. 

The complete schedule for Anime Expo 2022 has been revealed, and it features, among other things, panels for the casts of SPY x FAMILY and English-dubbed premieres of My Hero Academia and Made in Abyss.

In a press release, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation stated that the whole schedule for the Anime Expo was “cram-packed with exclusive premieres, festivities, discussions, talent appearances, and more.” 

This includes activities related to “many, many more,” such as Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Mob Psycho 100, Chainsaw Man, and Ultraman.

Premieres

  • My Hero Academia OAVs North American Premiere Crunchyroll presents two new OVAs exclusively in North America.
  • ANIME ULTRAMAN: DIRECTOR’S CUT, A.X. Cinema Nights
  • Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, the co-directors of Production I.G., attend an exclusive screening.
  • Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff The brand-new opening theme song’s world debut as well as what to expect in the forthcoming season.
  • Dr. Stone Special Episode: World Premiere of RYUSUI
  • Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment host an exclusive screening
  • The premiere of Made in Abyss season 2
  • HIDIVE presents an exclusive screening – This summer, *crunchyroll Presents New Simulcast Premieres, Exclusive Anime Screenings.

Celebrations

  • Panel celebrating Bleach. Along with new announcements, messages from Japan, unique content reveals, and more, Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and surprise guests will also make in-person appearances as part of the Thousand-Year Blood War cycle.
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba, Demon Slayer Celebration of the third anniversary. As part of Aniplex’s celebration of the anime’s third anniversary, Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado) and Producer Yuma Takahashi make an appearance.
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel. Celebrate 35 years of JJBA with actors from Golden Wind, including Ray Chase as Bucciarati, Phillip Reich as Giorno, and Lizzie Freeman as Trish, as well as Stone Ocean actors Kira Buckland and Yong Yea as Jolene and Jolene, respectively (Pucci)

Panels of Industry

Anime Panels of Industry
  • English dub cast for SPY x FAMILY. The first official SPY x FAMILY panel is now on Crunchyroll. It features Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger), Alex Organ (Loid Forger), and more. It also includes a special greeting from the Japanese cast.
  • The JUJUTSU KAISEN With the Team Gets an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work on the popular television show and movie, straight from the staff.
  • Producers from the upcoming anime version of Chainsaw Man by MAPPA and Crunchyroll are scheduled to appear.

Aspects of NOVO

  • Steve Aoki Live by One Piece Film Red. Steve Aoki will give a live performance in support of the impending release of “One Piece Film Red,” which is being sponsored by Toei Animation. In the main Exhibit Hall, fans can be among the first to buy “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” items.
  • Neon District, with Slushii as the star. Prepare yourself for a fantastic night of dancing with some of the best EDM talent around, including headliner Slushii, Danger, No Mana, and Tokyo Machine! Get ready for some sizzling anime sounds and pulsating lights!
  • City Pop returns to Anime Expo.
  • At this first dance, special guest Mari Iijima will be playing Japanese City Pop songs from the 1980s. ShowaPOP and Dave Tada from TUNE IN TOKYO will be the event’s featured D.J.s. Cosplay is welcomed and open to people of all ages.

From July 1 to 4, the Los Angeles Convention Center will host Anime Expo 2022 live and in person. Face coverings and proof of immunization (or a negative test) are prerequisites for admittance. Visit https://www.anime-expo.org/register/ to sign up for an Anime Expo badge.

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