What You Need to Know:
- Anime NYC is just around the corner and with events comes a huge ton of world premieres, along with special guests who will be in attendance. We have a nice long list of guests to unveil, plus several premieres that are slated to drop! Be sure to scroll below to check them out! Check out full event schedule here!
Source: Official Press Release
Confirmed Japanese Guests
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (CEO of Production I.G)
Yo Moriyama and Minako Fujiyoshi (MEGALOBOX Director and Producer)
Atsumi Tanezaki (Kono Oto Tomare Voice Actress)
Kisara Takahashi (Kono Oto Tomare Producer)
Yusuke Terada (Fragtime Producer)
In/Spectre (East Coast Premiere)
Fragtime (US Premiere)
Gundam: Reconguista in G Movie I (US Premiere)
A Destructive God Sits Next to Me (World Premiere)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (World Premiere)
LUPIN THE 3rd Goodbye Partner (Dub World Premiere)
List of Events
Crunchyroll Presents: In/Spectre Ep.1-2 East Coast Premiere – Friday – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 1E09
What do you get when you cross romance and mystery with the supernatural? You get In/Spectre! Be one of the first in the East Coast to get an exclusive screening of the anime before it simulcasts in January 2020.
Ming-Yang Yu (Rayark CEO/ Executive Producer) talks about “DEEMO” with Special Guest Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (CEO of Production I.G) – Friday – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – 1E04
Ming-Yang will talk about the music game “DEEMO” from its inception to the latest chapter. Follow the journey from PlayStation VR to DEEMO-Reborn-! Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will attend as a Special Guest to talk about the future of DEEMO! Ishikawa is one of the most famous Japanese animation Producers and is the CEO of Production I.G – the animation studio which brought you international sensations such as “Ghost In the Shell” and “Attack on Titan”!! Make sure you don’t miss out on the HUGE REVEALS TO BE ANNOUNCED at the event!
Fragtime U.S. Premiere & Talk Show – Saturday – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – 1E13
The team behind ”Kase-san and Moring Glories” brings you their newest movie, based on famous manga “Fragtime”! Come and be the first one to witness this U.S. premiere! A beautifully sensitive film painting the formative, yet fleeting moments in the live of Misuzu and Haruka. You will get to hear exclusive behind the scenes stories from Main Voice Actor Miku Ito and Producer Yusuke Terada as well!!
Not Dead Yet… Past Present and Future of MEGALOBOX – Saturday – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 1E15
Director Yo Moriyama and Producer Minako Fujiyoshi share the story behind the making of MEGALOBOX, its impact on fans and themselves, and where the series might be heading to now.
KING RECORDS & Funimation Present “Kono Oto Tomare! Panel” with Atsumi Tanezaki – Saturday – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E13
Meet the voice actor, Atsumi Tanezaki (Satowa Hozuki) and the producer, Kisara Takahashi from “Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life” and hear firsthand what went into the making of the show! Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into this coming of age anime series featuring a high school club playing the koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument. There will be special raffle prizes! *Only a limited number available.
Gundam: Reconguista in G US Premiere and Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel – Saturday – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E13
Gundam: Reconguista in G is set in the farthest future of the Gundam universe and written and directed by Yoshikiyuki Tomino – original creator of Mobile Suit Gundam. Be the first in the US to see the first Reconguista in G film together with a special talk from Yoshikiyuki Tomino himself!
Crunchyroll Presents: A Destructive God Sits Next to Me Ep.1 World Premiere – Saturday – 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM – 1E04
Be the first to catch the world premiere of episode 1 of a new comedy show: A Destructive God Sits Next to Me! What do you do with someone who suffers from a terrible case of the delusion of grandeur? Don’t miss this hilarious animated show that will be simulcasting on Crunchyroll starting this winter!
Crunchyroll Presents: Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep.1-3 World Premiere – Saturday – 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E04
Be the first to catch the world premiere of episode 1-3 of a new fantasy show: Somali and the Forest Spirit! A story about the journey between a golem – the guardian of the forest – and a young human girl. Don’t miss this heart-warming and beautifully animated show that will be simulcasting on Crunchyroll starting January 2020. There will also be a special video that you won’t want to miss!
LUPIN THE 3rd Goodbye Partner Dub World Premiere – Sunday – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM – 1E02
Lupin has his eyes set on the rare diamond dubbed the Time Crystal. The heist seems to be going well enough when he’s betrayed by his trusted partner Jigen. Is this the end of the Lupin gang? Join the world’s greatest thief yet again in his latest adventure to find out!