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Aniplex of America Announces Events and Special Guests for Anime Expo 2018

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What You Need to Know:

  • Aniplex of America announced their schedule of events and special guests for Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The announcement revealed that they would be hosting panels and events for many of their popular shows including PERSONA5 the Animation, Cells at Work!, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, and the highly anticipated Sword Art Online -Alicization-. Furthermore, following last year’s successful event, the immensely popular Fate/Grand Order returns with their first anniversary celebration event at Petree Hall.
  • Each event will feature giveaways and more details are available on the Aniplex of America website. Considered the largest anime and manga convention in North America and the second longest running anime convention, Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5th to July 8th.
  • For more details be sure to scroll down below!

Source: Official Press Release

Thursday, July 5th

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Friday, July 6th

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Special guests:

Tomoaki Maeno
VA of Red Blood Cell

Yohei Ito (Producer)

Nobutaka Kasama (Producer)

Yuma Takahashi (Producer)

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Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PDT)

Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the SMASH HIT JRPG by ATLUS turned popular anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation! Join Aniplex of America and special guest director Masashi Ishihama as we go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series. The event will include a special giveaway plus a super-secret guest appearance by a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!

Special Guests

Masashi Ishihama (Director)

Kazuki Adachi (Producer)

Plus a surprise guest!

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Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (PDT)

Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Link Start and join us for the most talked about event of Anime Expo! From the perils of Aincrad to the battlefields of Gun Gale Online to the depths of the Underworld, we’ll explore the worlds of SAO, familiar and new! Join us for this very special event as we look at the past, present and the future of anime’s most beloved virtual reality series!

Special Guests

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
VA of Kirito from Sword Art Online - Alicization -

Ai Kayano
VA of Alice from Sword Art Online - Alicization -

Tomori Kusunoki
VA actress of LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)

Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer)

Kazuki Adachi (Producer)

Kenta Suzuki (Producer)

Saturday, July 7th

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Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (PDT)

Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Fellow Masters! Join us as we celebrate Fate/Grand Order’s one year anniversary with special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Arash/Gilles de Rais/Caligula/Spartacus) and Yosuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)! Rayshift to Petree Hall for the latest news and giveaways!

Special Guests

Ayako Kawasumi
VA of Altria Pendragon

Satoshi Tsuruoka
VA of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus

Yosuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)


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FGO! Nice!
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Cool stuff! Would love to get an autograph or two!