SPY x FAMILY, Bleach, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Chainsaw Man, Mob Psycho 100 and More Headline Star-Studded Schedule
What You Need to Know:
- The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) has announced the full programming lineup for Anime Expo 2022, which is jam-packed with exclusive premieres, celebrations, panels, talent appearances and more from the likes of SPY x FAMILY, Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Mob Psycho 100, Chainsaw Man, ULTRAMAN and many, many more. Several ticketed nightlife events will also be hosted at The NOVO, including a special performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Steve Aoki.
- A small sampling of the programming lineup is available below. For the full schedule, please visit https://www.anime-expo.org/ax-schedule-2022/
- Exclusive North American screening of two new OVAs, presented by Crunchyroll
- Exclusive screening with Production I.G. co-directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki
- World-premiere of the brand-new OP theme song, plus what to expect in the upcoming season
- Exclusive screening presented by Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment
- Exclusive screening presented by HIDIVE
- Exclusive screenings of new seasonal anime coming this summer
- Prepare for the Thousand-Year Blood War arc with new announcements, special messages from Japan, exclusive content reveals and more; Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and surprise guests will also appear in-person
- Aniplex celebrates the anime’s third anniversary with appearances from Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado) and Producer Yuma Takahashi
- Celebrate 35 years of JJBA with Golden Wind actors Phillip Reich (Giorno), Ray Chase (Bucciarati), and Lizzie Freeman (Trish), plus Stone Ocean actors: Kira Buckland (Jolene) and Yong Yea (Pucci)
- Crunchyroll presents the first official SPY x FAMILY panel, featuring Q&As with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger) and Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), plus a special message from the Japanese cast and more
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work on both the hit series and movie, direct from the staff themselves
- Producers from the upcoming anime adaptation are set to appear
- Presented in partnership with Toei Animation, Steve Aoki will perform live to promote the upcoming release of “One Piece Film Red.” Fans can also be among the first to purchase “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” merchandise in the main Exhibit Hall.
- Get ready for some electrifying anime beats and pulsing lights in an unforgettable night filled with dancing and some of the best EDM talent around, including headliner Slushii, Danger, No Mana and Tokyo Machine!
- Travel back to the 80’s with Japanese City Pop hits at this inaugural dance headlined by special guest Mari Iijima! Featured DJs for the event are TUNE IN TOKYO’s ShowaPOP and Dave Tada. All ages are welcome, and cosplay is encouraged.
- Anime Expo 2022 will take place live and in-person at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1-4. Proof of vaccination (or negative test) and face coverings are required for entry.
My Hero Academia OVAs North American Premiere
AX CINEMA NIGHTS: ANIME ULTRAMAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT
Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff
Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI World Premiere
Made in Abyss Season 2 Premiere
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres
Bleach Celebration Panel
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Third Anniversary Celebration
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel
SPY x FAMILY English Dub Cast
JUJUTSU KAISEN With the Staff
Chainsaw Man by MAPPA and Crunchyroll
The NOVO Events
One Piece Film Red Presents Steve Aoki Live
Neon District, Headlined by Slushii
Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop
Source: Official Press Release