What You Need to Know:
- MyAnimeList Co.,Ltd (hereafter referred to as “MyAnimeList”) is to broadcast a free-of-charge live event titled “MAL Anime Academy” at 10am (Japan Standard Time) 26th February 2022, as part of the larger MAL EXPO Lite 2022 series of events.
- MAL Anime Academy will be a panel-style talk event, with panelists from top anime studios Production I.G, Inc (hereafter referred to as “Production I.G”) and WIT STUDIO, Inc (hereafter referred to as “WIT STUDIO”). The panelists will be talking about the processes involved in anime production and answering questions sent in by fans from across the world.
- With distance, language and now even a pandemic in the way, it can often feel like there is a barrier between even the most passionate of fans and the creators they aspire to. With MAL Anime Academy as just one example, MyAnimeList endeavors to increase opportunities for fans to connect with the creative minds of the industry and gain a deeper insight into the making of their favorite content.
- Takayuki Goto (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Chief Animation Director)
- Mikio Gunji (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Executive Producer)
- An inside look at anime production
- Q&A session
- A look at expo-exclusive items: key animation still replicas signed by Takayuki Goto
- George Wada (President of WIT STUDIO)
- A look back on 10 years of WIT STUDIO and introduction to newest titles
- Q&A session
About MAL EXPO Lite 2022
MAL EXPO Lite 2022 is the very first online expo to be held by MyAnimeList, a global anime and manga fan community with over 18 million monthly active users from 240 nations and territories.
Included in the agenda are multiple events that aim to bring anime fans from all over the world closer to their favorite creators.
MAL EXPO Lite 2022 Portal: https://mxj.myanimelist.net/expo2022/
MyAnimeList intends to hold further online expos in the future. Feel free to contact the MyAnimeList sales team using the contact details below if you are interested in finding out more.
MAL Anime Academy
Some of the most top names in the anime industry have been invited to a panel to talk about what goes on behind-the-scenes of your favorite anime. As well as giving a short lecture, the guests will also be answering questions sent in by fans across the world.
Fans lucky enough to have their questions answered during the panel will also be sent a gift from the participating anime studios.
Start time: 10am (JST) February 26th, 2022 (subject to change)
Location: Official MyAnimeList YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9-2toOnr2QYjQBqmO0yJQ
Web page with more details: Due to be released on February 18th, 2022
10am (JST) February 26th 2022 (subject to change)
Production I.G Talk
This event will also see the sale of some exclusive official replicas of key animation stills from Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, signed directly by Production I.G’s Takayuki Goto. These premium items let fans get a real taste of the production of the anime. (On sale outside Japan only)
11am (JST) February 26th 2022 (subject to change)
WIT STUDIO Talk
Source: Official Press Release