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Anime Expo Lite Offers Nearly 100 Hours Of Convention Content Via Video on Demand For A Limited Time

Anime Expo Lite 2021

Missed Anime Expo Lite’s livestream broadcast this past weekend? Not to worry. Nearly 100 hours of comprehensive content, including industry panels and exclusive premieres, are available now on VOD through July 16th.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite VOD programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. Existing Anime Expo Lite ticketholders already have access to the full range of VOD programming. (**Note – Access to the Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A. concert is an extra charge).

This is a prime opportunity, for a limited time, to catch any programming that may have been missed during the original convention livestream, or to enjoy encore presentations of favorite panel and content sessions.

  • Anime Expo Lite VOD Dates – July 5th – 16th, 2021
  • Ticket Purchase Link
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Notable content highlights include the Star Wars Visions Panel hosted by Lucasfilm, a panel with the director of the TRESE anime and creators of graphic novel series, a special panel featuring the writer and producers of the anime feature film, Child of Kamiari Month, and a screening of DEEMO: The Movie. The Japan Foundation LA and the Academy Museum also present a sneak preview of the upcoming Hayao Miyazaki exhibition.

The Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A. online concert featuring performances by ASCA, BURNOUT SYNDROMES, JO☆STARS, Liella! (Love Live! Superstars!!) and Morfonica (BanG Dream!) is also available to screen (for an additional ticket charge).

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marked the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Anime Expo Lite Hosts First-Look At Child of Kamiari Month Anime Movie This Saturday

Child of Kamiari Month

Anime Expo Lite presents a special first look at the upcoming anime feature film, Child of Kamiari Month, as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Join the prolific anime producer, Michihiko Suwa (Detective Conan, City Hunter, Inuyasha, Magic Knight Rayearth), as he shares insights about Child of Kamiari Month. Based on Japanese mythology, the feature film explores the root of the nation’s history and explores what it means to follow destiny. Suwa will be joined by writer Toshinari Shinohe and fellow producer, Uko Oshia.

When: Saturday, July 3rd at 2:45PM PDT

Child of Kamiari Month is a story of a 12-year-old girl, Kanna, born as a descendant of the Gods. Her family has a mission to deliver offerings from all over Japan to the Gods’ gathering in Izumo. Although Kanna’s mother was to complete the mission, her passing prompted Kanna to finish the task, hoping she could reunite with her dead mother in the Gods’ land at the end of her journey.

What is Kamiari Month?

Japanese people believe that spirits and gods dwell inside various things. There are gods of the water, wood, and even gods that keep us safe from sickness. Every October, thousands of gods leave their places of residence to gather in the Izumo region to have a conference. As such, October is also called Kamiari month – only in the Izumo region – which means the month with gods, and Kannazuki – in every other region – which means the month without gods. Produced by Cretica Universal, the film is slated for international release later this year.

eigoMANGA Will Participate At Anime Expo Lite 2021

eigoMANGA

Comic book publisher, eigoMANGA has announced its participation at Anime Expo Lite 2021. Anime Expo Lite is the digital version of Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Anime Expo Lite’s virtual event dates will be July 3-4, 2021. Content from those dates plus more will be available to watch on-demand from July 5 through July 16, 2021. eigoMANGA will host two virtual panels that will showcase their latest production of comics, animation, games, and mobile apps.

First, eigoMANGA’s creative team will meet with NBA point guard for the Sacramento Kings, De’Aaron Fox. They discuss De’Aaron’s fandom for anime, manga, and how it intertwines with his basketball career. “De’Aaron Fox: NBA Star and Anime Fan” will be available to watch on-demand from July 5 through July 16.

And second, eigoMANGA creators will hold a tutorial workshop to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration. “eigoMANGA’s How To Draw Manga” will be available to watch on-demand on July 5 through July 16.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 Presents World Premiere of SHIKIZAKURA Anime Series

SHIKIZAKURA

Anime Expo Lite 2021 will host the exclusive world premiere of SHIKIZAKURA in a special livestream event on Saturday, July 4th at 5:15PM PDT. It will notably feature a performance by J-Pop singer, May’n, and remarks and a Q&A session with the series’ director, Go Kurosaki, and voice actors Miho Mashiro and Yudai Noda.

Be sure to join us for the panel on Saturday, as the premiere episode will not be available via VOD (due to streaming rights). However, the Q&A portion of the event will be available to watch via VOD through July 16, 2021.

Co-produced by Chukyo TV and animation studio, Sublimation, SHIKIZAKURA is the first anime series to be created in Japan’s central Tokai region. The adventure series also features Caitlin Macatee, the winner of the voice acting audition held at Anime Expo 2019. Sublimation is renowned for its CG animation work on titles such as Dragon’s Dogma, the Love Live series, and PSYCHO PASS.

In the place of Shikizakura (cherry trees), where autumn leaves and cherry blossoms are flourishing and where human world intersects with the demon world, a ritual to save the human world is about to begin… Kakeru Miwa, a high school student, gets involved in a battle between powered suits and oni that emerge from the demon world to prey on Onis manifest themselves in this world by possessing humans.

Only “Yoroi,” powered suit that is a fusion of ancient secrets and cutting-edge technology, can protect people from onis. Kakeru puts on a Yoroi by chance and becomes a semi-official member of a team that fights against onis.

Determined to become a hero, Kakeru battles Onis to protect Ouka Myojin, the shrine maiden destined to save the world. In the season of Shikizakura, in midst of autumn leaves and a flurry of cherry petals, Ouka performs a dance as a shrine maiden. At the place where the past and the future, this world and the alien world, people’s thoughts and hopes all meet, a tale of heroic action-adventure begins! Season 1 of the series will premiere on Japanese TV in October.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo Lite Launches a “Discover Little Tokyo” Promotion

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Anime Expo Lite 2021 registered ticketholders are invited to visit the historic Little Tokyo district in Los Angeles, CA to take advantage of a special promotion being offered by a dozen preeminent retailers and restaurants.

Running Friday, June 25 thru Sunday, July 11, 2021, Anime Expo Lite registered attendees may visit each of the Little Tokyo establishments listed below to receive a custom designed Anime Expo coaster. Six different full color coasters are available. The completed collection of coasters may be assembled like a puzzle to form an anime-inspired image created by the team of pop art designers at Collateral Design Studios commemorating Anime Expo’s partnership this year with Hate Is A Virus. (**Note – some vendors may require a purchase). Visitors simply show their Anime Expo Lite registration with purchase to receive each coaster.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th-16th, 2021.

Retailer / Restaurant Name Address

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo Lite x LisAni! LIVE L.A. Ani-Song Concert Announced For July 3rd

Anime Expo Lite 2021 teams with anime music media outlet, LisAni!, to present – Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A. – a very special live online concert featuring performances by ASCA, BURNOUT SYNDROMES, JO☆STARS, Liella! (Love Live! Superstars!!) and Morfonica (BanG Dream!) to complement this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

This year’s online live Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A. concert event is a special edition of “LisAni!,” a festival event that has been held annually in Japan since 2010 featuring a wide array of the latest ani-song music artists and groups.

Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A.! takes place Saturday, July 3rd. Tickets for the concert are $27.00 each and require purchase an Anime Expo Lite pass. The concert will be accessible to audiences worldwide (**some exceptions may apply; please see Anime Expo Lite FAQ for details). Each concert ticket includes access to nearly 100 hours of Anime Expo Lite 2021 VOD content and programming that will be available through July 16th.

Anime Expo Lite x LisAni!LIVE L.A.! Concert Details:

  • Show Date: Saturday, July 3rd
  • Time: 3:00PM – 5:30PM PDT
  • Purchase Tickets (*Use your Anime Expo Lite ID # as the “access code” to purchase a concert ticket)
  • Ticket Price: $27 each

ASCA

ASCA drew initial wide acclaim in Japan for being a top 3 finalist in the 5th National Anisong Grand Prixas Asuka
Ookura. In August 2017, ASCA’s first original song “RUST” was released in the anime music magazine “Lis Ani!”. Her fourth single “RESISTER” was the opening theme for Season 2 of “Sword Art Online Alicization” and went on to be certified as a Gold hit record. In 2019, ASCA released triple A-side single “RUST / Hibari /Koubou” followed by her debut album “Hyakka Ryoran.” Her long-awaited new album Hyakki yakou was released earlier this year.

BURNOUT SYNDROMES

BURNOUT SYNDROMES is a rock band formed in Osaka in 2005. With their literary lyrics celebrating the Japanese language, the band craft their arrangements to color the world and are constantly pushing the limits of a three-piece group. In 2010, BURNOUT SYNDROMES appeared in the TOKYO FM “SCHOOL OF ROCK!” sponsored event “Senko Riot” and won the Semi-Grand Prix. The band made their major debut with the single “FLY HIGH !!” from EPIC Records Japan. The band has gone on to compose many anime theme songs for series such as “Haikyu !!,” “Gintama,” “Dr. STONE,” “Those Snow-White Notes,” and “HxEros.”

JO☆STARS

A super-powered trio that has provided the themes for the anime TV series, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.” JO☆STARS consists of Hiroaki “TOMMY” Tominaga, CODA, and Jin Hashimoto. Their opening song, “Jojo That Blood Memory ~ ENDOF THE WORLD ~” from JoJo’s Bizarre Fate of the Blood Stardust Crusaders Egypt Edition received the 20th Animation Kobe Theme Song Award. The band has appeared at ANIMELO SUMMER LIVE2015-THE GATE and released “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure THE ME SONG BEST” GENERATION.”

Liella! (Love Live! Superstars!!)

Liella! is a school idol group that appears in “Love Live! Superstar!!,” the latest installment in the multi-media “Love Live!” series. In April, they released their debut single, “Hajimari wa Kimi no Sora,” along with an animated music video. The group is slated to appear on a TV anime series beginning in July. Liella! members include Sayuri Date, Liyuu, Nako Misaki, Naomi Payton, and Nagisa Aoyama.

Morfonica (BanG Dream!)

Morfonica is the 4th edition of ‘real life bands’ from the next generation of the “girls band project” BanG Dream! (Ban Dori!), which combines anime, games, comics and ‘real life’ performances by voice actors. The group formed in 2020 as the project’s first violin rock band. Band members include Amane Shindo (Vocals), Hina Suguta (Guitar), Yuka Nishio (Bass), Mika (Drums), and Ayasa (Violin). Their 1st single “Daylight” which was released in May 2020, placed at #2 on the Oricon weekly sales rankings. In May 2021, they successfully held their second solo live concert, “Andante,” at Zepp Haneda.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th
,
ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD
basis from July 5th-16th, 2021.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo Lite 2021 Presents the VShojo VTuber Panel

Anime Expo Lite 2021 invites VTuber fans to catch a very special panel hosted by the U.S. based VTuber talent agency, VShojo, as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Join VShojo and a talented slate of VTubers including Ironmouse, Projekt Melody, Nyanners, Silvervale, Zentreya, and Froot. Founded by fans of VTuber culture, VShojo aims to create and foster content that pushes the boundaries of VTubing and talent freedom, while maintaining deep respect for the people and companies that helped paved the way.

Ironmouse

A demon queen who proclaims to be Satan. Friendly, fun loving demon who ran from her duties in hell to make new friends, learn new things, and live life to the fullest. She has an obsession with internet, music, lewd, nerdy and all things cute. She wears bells on her body to contain and control her power to better blend into the human world.

Ironmouse

Projekt Melody

A sentient AI from a cyber dystopian future with a deep interest in anime and internet subculture. An adorable airhead. Melody is often a clueless AI, which leads to adorable misunderstandings. Melody has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of doujin, anime subculture, and random facts. Loves making friends and sharing her knowledge.

Projekt Melody

Nyanners

Ancient evil creature that exists as a pink-haired catgirl. Tries her best to be pure-hearted, dreams of becoming an idol and world domination.

Nyanners

Silvervale

A cherry blossom/Japanese Wolf Spirit who loves to make new friends. She sees herself as a delicate blend between lewd, wholesome, and gamer. Energetic, affectionate, and optimistic. Laughter and cozy vibes is what she loves to spread, along with a childlike sense of wonderment.

Silvervale

Zentreya

Half human/half red dragon rockstar. Very headstrong and tends to yell at everyone around her. Loves to make friends, meme, and prank. She has aspirations of ruling humanity but is too much of an airhead to accomplish it.

Zentreya

Apricot (aka Froot)

A bittersweet Lich who spends her days in her underworld castle drawing art. She sees streaming as a method of harvesting human souls through Twitch subscriptions. She is a hopeless necromantic and expects that you will watch her for all eternity.

Apricot (aka Froot)

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th-16th, 2021.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.

Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo Lite 2021 Announces Studio Trigger Online Panel

Anime Expo Lite Trigger

Anime Expo Lite 2021 presents a special Studio Trigger panel as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Come join “Doodle with Studio Trigger” stream with creatives, including Lead Designer, Shigeto Koyama, who brought fans beloved anime series such as PROMARE and KILL la KILL!, and Sushio, the renowned Character Designer for KILL la KILL!. Make a request! Ask some questions! Or simply chill out with us… There may even be some sneak peeks of current productions!!

Studio Trigger renowned for its work on popular series such as Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann, SSSS.Dynazenon, SSSS.Gridman and, most recently, the highly anticipated Netflix series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, based on the bestselling Cyberpunk 2077 video game.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th-16th, 2021.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.

Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo List 2021 Presents Cybrid Programming and Panels

Anime Expo Lite 2021 presents special programming and panels hosted by Cybrid as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Cybrid, publisher of the popular “Otome” romance simulation “Ikémen Series” apps, joins Anime Expo Lite 2021 to present Cybrid TV with producer Hiroto Kuramasu and special guest, voice actor Yuki Ono. Join them for a special announcement and the latest news about upcoming Cybrid releases.

Catch Cybrid TV programming on Saturday, July 3 at 5:45 PM PDT (Channel 2)

Sora’s Senpai Club features VTuber, Aimu Sora. Join the premiere of his latest episode with special guest Voice Actor, Show Hayami, at Anime Expo Lite before it airs on his own YouTube Channel! Show Hayami is well known for his work in CYBIRD’s Ikemen Prince (Sariel Noir), as well as the anime series, BLEACH (Sosuke Aizen), and HYPNOSISMIC (Jakurai Jinguji).

Catch Sora’s Senpai Club on Sunday, July 4 at 5:00 PM PDT (Channel 2)

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th -16th, 2021.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.

Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund
Cybrid

Anime Expo Lite 2021 Presents the J-Novel Club Virtual Panel

J-Novel Club

Anime Expo Lite 2021 presents the J-Novel Club panel as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Join the team at J-Novel Club for all the latest news and announcements they are bringing to Anime Expo Lite! Also bring your best questions for the panel team to answer immediately after the announcement segment!

J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company offering officially licensed and translated light novel and manga titles for its community of online readers.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th -16th, 2021.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.

Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

  • Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
  • Ticket Registration
  • Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund
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