Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Anime Expo 2018 Schedule Favorites List

AX gets bigger every year, there's a lot of panels to go to. Were gonna go through our top choices, the biggest events and strangest events you should be looking to line up for. However, you can still go through the whole schedule.

And we have to admit it's not about the premieres or panels that makes AX, AX it's the cosplay, community and whatever happens to artist alley this year. We mean the fan work of artist alley. Here's the exhibitor list too.

Wednesday, July 4

30 Years of Dark Horse Manga
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm LACC - Live Programming 3 (408AB)

2018 marks Dark Horse?s 30th anniversary of publishing manga! We?re proud to release a wide spectrum of works from Japanese creators including Eisner-nominated H.P.Lovecraft?s The Hound by Gou Tanabe and more! Come by to hear about our past, present, and future projects, bring your questions, and win prizes!

Thursday, July 5

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

Want to know what Sentai will be up to in the coming months? Then come find out and don't forget to tell your friends! We just might notice you... #NoticeMeSentai

NISA Community Panel
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LACC - Live Programming 4 (411)

15 years of Prinny fun! NISA's marketing team discusses past landmark titles and upcoming games along with new announcements, new trailers, and prizes! With titles like Disgaea 1 Complete, Labryinth of Refrain: Coven of Darkness, SNK HEROINES, and SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, what else can NISA be hiding, dood?

My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes Subtitled World Premiere
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
LACC - Main Event (Hall B)
The climactic finals are over, and U.A. is getting ready for the summer training camp. Deku and All Might receive an invitation from a certain person to go overseas to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. This island, a kind of "science Hollywood" that gathers the knowledge of scientists from around the world, is holding an exhibition called I-Expo showcasing the results of Quirk and hero item research. In the midst of all this, Deku meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa and remembers his own Quirkless past. Out of the blue, the impregnable security system the island boasts is hacked by villains, and all the people on the island are taken as hostages! Now, a plan that could shake hero society has been put into motion! The man who holds the key to it all is the number one hero and Symbol of Peace, All Might.

Crunchyroll Industry Panel
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!

SUNRISE Industry Panel
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)

This is the official SUNRISE panel. SUNRISE Inc., is known for the Mobile Suit Gundam Series, Love Live!, Cowboy Bebop, and Code Geass Series. The producers will be on hand to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes info on past and upcoming shows! As always, Haro will be around for the raffle at the end!

much more after the jump

VIZ Media Industry Panel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)
Join the VIZ Media crew as we talk about some of your favorite titles like BORUTO, MY HERO ACADEMIA, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. We'll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, giving away prizes and having a grand old time. There might even be jokes and special guest or two!

Space Ninja Entertainment Presents Lip Sync Battle Royale
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 5 (404 AB)
Are you ready for an epic lip sync battle? Test your lipsync skills to win great prizes and impress senpai. Eight contestants will compete for honor and glory in a battle in three rounds. The winners of each round will be determined by the amount of noise the audience makes for them.

Warner Bros. Japan Anime Panel
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 4 (411)

Warner Bros. Japan returns to AX with new announcements for DRAGON PILOT ?Hisone & Masotan-, Sirius the Jaega, Hi Score Girl, and more! Don?t miss out on special giveaways and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Funimation Dragon Ball Super Panel
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

* Universe Survival Arc is next
They're back! Get to know the Dragon Ball Super voice actors during a special panel and Q&A session. This year, the epic franchise continues with even more power, new characters, continuing broadcast on Adult Swim and an all new home video release!

Aniplex of America Industry Panel
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

Do titles like Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, or KILL la KILL 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 and score some free gifts just for showing up!

Mega64 Filler Recap Bathhouse Episode Panel At The Beach
Thursday, July 05, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

What a valuable, plot-important panel! The cast and crew of Mega64 are back at Anime Expo to show insane and unseen videos once again. They'll also spend some time answering all your questions, so think of a good one! This is important!

Funimation Peep Show
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)
Guaranteed to be a good time that's oh so NSFW. Watch clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

Friday, July 6

Funimation Announcements Panel
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.
PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)
Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the SMASH HIT JRPG by ATLUS turned popular anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation! Score some free gifts and go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series with Director Masashi Ishihama plus a super-secret appearance by one of the Phantoms!

Studio TRIGGER Industry Panel
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LACC - Main Event (Hall B)

The latest news from TRIGGER animation.

SSSS.Gridman World Premiere
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
LACC - Main Event (Hall B)
Animator and character designer, Masaru Sakamoto, and animation producer, Masato Takeuchi, will also join Koyama and Wakabayashi for a Q&A session during the SSSS.Gridman premiere event.

Hentai Academy
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
LACC - Workshop 2 (406 AB)

Fan Panel: We are changing the way people do hentai panels by being very interactive with the crowd. We're going to have mini-games such as Pictionary and Charades. We pride ourselves in showing the weirdest absurd and incredibly funny videos. There will be prizes!

Saturday, July 7

Official SAILOR MOON Panel
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
LACC - Main Event (Hall B)
Join your friends from VIZ Media as well as cast and crew of the Sailor Moon anime for a festive time filled with news, updates and more from everyone's favorite Guardian of Love and Justice. All attendees will receive a special treat while supplies last, so, in the name of the Moon, don't miss it!

CUTIE HONEY UNIVERSE - Special Panel with Go Nagai
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)

Go Nagai's classic blockbuster creation, Cutie Honey is reborn in 2018 as an original new adventure to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his works. Go Nagai will appear to talk about the world of Cutie Honey Universe & perform Live Drawing! Watch an episode and don't miss this chance to see him in person!

Titmouse Inc. Industry Panel
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LACC - Workshop 1 (403 AB)

From the studio that brought you Big Mouth, Venture Bros., Ballmastrz 9009 and Niko and the Sword of Light. See what's going on with us this year, learn about how cartoons are made behind the scenes, and catch up on all the new projects we're working on!

FLCL Panel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

The official FLCL panel hosted by the producer and president of Production I.G USA, joined by Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin from Adult Swim, as well as some English cast from both FLCL 2 and FLCL 3. There will be lots of giveaways and a surprising showing of a new episode.

Production I.G Industry Panel
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall - Live Streamed)

Join Maki Terashima-Furuta, the producer and president of Production I.G. USA as she shows the new and current shows, talks about the stories behind some of the newest titles such as "B: The Beginning," "Caslevania," "FLCL 2" and "FLCL 3." Trailers, lots of giveaways, and special guests to appear at the panel.

Celebrity Guest Panel and “OVERLORD III” (Season 3) Episode 1 English Dub World Premiere  4:30-6:30PM Room LP2

A-1 Pictures Panel
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LACC - Live Programming 4 (411)

A-1 Pictures has brought you fan-favorites such as Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, ERASED, and many more! Join the A-1 Pictures team as they share exclusive material direct from Japan's most popular animation studio and get an insider’s look at the studio responsible for this year's biggest!

The Dub Show
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
LACC - Workshop 2 (406 AB)

The Dub Show is a game show style panel where voice over talent meets improv comedy. Volunteer teams compete in comedy battle of anime dubs. Each team gets a theme and clip guaranteed to get big laughs. Come watch, compete, or even vote! The top 2 teams will face off in the final round for a prize.

Pony Canyon Industry Panel
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LACC - Live Programming 4 (411)

PONY CANYON presents to you the hottest titles from Japan! Be the first to watch sneak previews of our latest and upcoming titles, learn about our various anime events & activities, and ask all your questions to our producers! Join our jan-ken-pon game and get a chance to win exclusive prizes.

Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)

Live drawing session of studio TRIGGER's animator/designers. The event will be in collaboration with Wacom.

FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)

FAKKU shares some of their favorite hentai anime titles with Anime Expo. The panelists share stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back for more!

Sunday, July 8

Funimation Presents Attack on Titan Season 3 Panel and World Premiere
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
LACC - Main Event (Hall B)

The Titans are back! Come meet the Japanese and English voice actors for Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Yuki Kaji (My Hero Academia) and Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online) as they discuss Season 3 and their past experiences. Also, watch the Season 3 World Premiere and get a panel exclusive item!

UDON Artist Draw-Off + Special Announcements
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
LACC - Workshop 1 (403 AB)

Join UDON artists, Long Vo (Street Fighter V Arcade Edition,Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars) and Edwin Huang ( Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers, Skullkickers) as they battle it out with a special live draw off on stage! The final artwork will be given out to one lucky winner! UDON Chief Erik Ko will be moderating this exciting event, announce upcoming UDON project news and hosting plenty of sweet giveaways!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Magical Girl Takeover!
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
LACC - Workshop 2 (406 AB)