Anime Expo Announces Full Programming Lineup of World Premieres, Special Guest Appearances and More

Anime-Expo-2019-560x420 Anime Expo Announces Full Programming Lineup of World Premieres, Special Guest Appearances and More


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
  • Premieres

    My Hero Academia OVAs North American Premiere

    • Exclusive North American screening of two new OVAs, presented by Crunchyroll


    • Exclusive screening with Production I.G. co-directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki

    Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff

    • World-premiere of the brand-new OP theme song, plus what to expect in the upcoming season

    Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI World Premiere

    • Exclusive screening presented by Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment

    Made in Abyss Season 2 Premiere

    • Exclusive screening presented by HIDIVE

    Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres

    • Exclusive screenings of new seasonal anime coming this summer


    Bleach Celebration Panel

    • 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

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Third Anniversary Celebration

    • Aniplex celebrates the anime’s third anniversary with appearances from Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado) and Producer Yuma Takahashi

    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel

    • 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)

    Industry Panels

    SPY x FAMILY English Dub Cast

    • 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

    JUJUTSU KAISEN With the Staff

    • 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

    Chainsaw Man by MAPPA and Crunchyroll

    • Producers from the upcoming anime adaptation are set to appear

    The NOVO Events

    One Piece Film Red Presents Steve Aoki Live

    • 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.

    Neon District, Headlined by Slushii

    • 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!

    Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop

    • 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.

Source: Official Press Release