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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 Announces TRESE VOD Panel

Trese

Anime Expo Lite 2021 explores the animated action-packed supernatural crime thriller, TRESE in a special creator panel available as part of the convention’s expanded VOD programming available starting July 5, 2021, at 12:00 PM (PST) and running thru July 16th, 2021.

A love letter to the traditions, heritage, and culture of the Philippines, TRESE follows detective Alexandra Trese as she confronts a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings. The series is set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans.

Hosted by ABLAZE publishing, which publishes the TRESE graphic novel series, the panel will include Trese’s original graphic novel creators Budjette Tan (Writer) and KaJO Baldisimo (Artist), as well as Jay Oliva, the Executive Producer, Director & Showrunner of Netflix’s TRESE, and Rich Young, the co-founder of ABLAZE.

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

Trese

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

SPJA Opens Anime Expo Lite Registration for This Year’s Online Convention

Anime Expo Lite 2021

Anime Expo Lite 2021 adds a vivid array of video game and visual novel brands to this year’s two-day, livestream convention, commencing on Saturday, July 3rd and continuing through July 4th.

Programming will include exclusive game-related panels and special online content presented by Sekai Project and WayForward with additional participants to be announced shortly.

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 ends on July 4th, ticketholders will be able to re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming on a VOD basis from July 5th -16th, 2021.

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 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. This year’s programming will feature streamed content from additional industry partners such as Bushiroad, Bandai Namco Arts, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf Anime, VIZ Media and more soon to be announced! Additional content, programming details, and participating brands will be announced in the coming weeks.

To receive Anime Expo Lite new & programming updates, please sign-up.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 Gaming Programming will Include:

  • Panel discussions with industry leaders
  • Industry announcements
  • Live content
  • Exclusive content from Japan
  • Q&As
  • Community & Educational Segments
  • Community Features

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.

Catch Yen Press Official Virtual Panels at AX Lite – TOMORROW! Friday July 3rd

Anime Expo Lite

AX Lite presents a virtual slate of panels and digital programming celebrating anime and Japanese pop culture to fans in the comfort of their homes! Join AX Lite on July 3-4, 2020 for two full days of livestream content, including special guests, industry announcements, Q&As, giveaways, and more!

No registration is required—anybody and everybody is welcome! Panels will be accessible via Twitch and YouTube. Access information and links to the streams are available. The full schedule of AX Lite virtual programming is available online.

Two Yen Press panels are scheduled.

Yen Press Official Industry Panel – Friday, July 3rd at 1:20pm PST

Join Yen Press, the publisher of hit series such as Sword Art OnlineRe:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and Black Butler, for a series of exciting manga and light novel announcements!

Yen Press Presents So I’m A Spider So What? Official Light Novel Panel – Saturday, July 4th at 12:20pm PST

Join Yen Press for a deep dive into the hit adventure, So I’m A Spider So What? with a special panel focusing on the light novel that inspired the popular anime series and bestselling manga series.

Anime Expo Has Canceled their 2020 Convention Due to COVID-19

Anime Expo

Anime Expo is the latest convention to cancel their 2020 plans. The news comes hours after San Diego Comic-Con canceled their show for the year. Both conventions are based in California.

The show was to take place July 2-5 in Los Angeles, California.

The convention is organized by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation and saw an attendance of 115,000 unique individuals and over 350,000 turnstile in 2019.

The convention will return July 2-5, 2021 for their 30th anniversary.

Read the full statement below:

Dear Anime Expo Community,

This is a day my team and I hoped wouldn’t come, but it is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancellation of Anime Expo 2020. Our utmost concern is for the health and safety of our amazing Anime Expo community. We understand your disappointment as we are anime fans first and foremost too. As you can imagine, this was one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make in the 29 years of Anime Expo.

With the COVID-19 situation continually changing, as well as more restrictions in place worldwide and in our host city Los Angeles, we can’t in good faith move forward with this year’s event. We know it will affect all of you differently and we did not come to this decision lightly.

For exhibitors, artists, contractors, performers, and more, this impacts you on many levels. Anime Expo is an important source of income as well as inspiration for all of you. We know you have been working tirelessly in preparation for July and we appreciate your dedication to your craft.

For our staff and volunteers, who have been working hard, planning every detail of this year’s event since before AX 2019 ended, we share your sadness – please know we support you every step of the way as we turn our attention to next year, Anime Expo’s 30th anniversary!

For our attendees, AX is a place to see old friends, make new ones, and experience the immersive nature of the larger anime community. We will miss seeing you!

We thank each and every one of you for being a part of a community that makes Anime Expo such a special experience every single year.

Badge holders will have the option to receive a full refund or to have their badges rolled over to AX 2021. As this is a big undertaking, please give us time to get the process solidified and stay tuned for more information in the coming days. Exhibitors and artists can expect to receive information via email sometime next week.

Hotel room reservations booked through ConferenceDirect in the AX official hotel block will be automatically cancelled. If you booked a room outside the AX hotel block, please contact your hotel directly.

It remains our goal to provide fans and industry partners from around the world with a safe space to come together to celebrate and share our love of anime. We are committed to bringing you the best of the best next year as we return to Los Angeles for our 30th anniversary on July 2-5, 2021!

As I have said before, we are in this together. We love and support our community and know Anime Expo is an event like no other. Each summer, Anime Expo allows all of us to connect and share our love of anime and Japanese pop culture.

Be safe, continue to do your part, support your community, and most of all stay well!

We look forward to seeing you at AX 2021!

Shojo Creator Bisco Hatori is a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2019

VIZ Media welcomes manga creator Bisco Hatori as an official Guest of Honor at this year’s Anime Expo.

The creator of bestselling Shojo Beat manga such as Ouran High School Host Club, Millennium Snow, and her current series, Behind the Scenes!!, will have a dedicated panel and participate in an autograph session and other special fan events that are scheduled to take place during Anime Expo. Times, dates, and additional details on Bisco Hatori’s first professional appearance in North America will be announced soon.

Anime Expo is North America’s largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention and takes place July 4th–7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

New York Comic Con Partners with Anime Expo to Debut Anime Fest at NYCC x Anime Expo

ReedPOP has announced that it is partnering with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. The four-day event will take place at Pier 94 from October 4-7 and provide fans the ultimate East Coast anime festival and celebration of Japanese pop culture.

Fans will join Japanese guests, prolific artists, and other New York Otaku at a festival of autograph signings, cosplay, Instagram-worthy activations, a curated Artist Alley, live music, and creative Japanese pop culture classes. More surprises will be revealed in the coming months as Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo creates programming and content that brings the best of both worlds into one major anime festival.

Tickets for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo will go on sale on July 15. Tickets are available to fans with Fan Verification accounts at a discounted rate when they purchase their New York Comic Con badges (or if they’ve already purchased NYCC badges) and will be made available to the general public not attending NYCC as well.

Pricing for badges range from $10-$25 for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo:

  • Thursday (October 4): $20
  • Friday (October 5): $20
  • Saturday (October 6): $25
  • Sunday (October 7): $25
  • Sunday Kids (October 7): $10
  • Thursday (October 4): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
  • Friday (October 5): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
  • Saturday (October 6): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
  • Sunday (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
  • Sunday Kids (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $5

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