Conventions 2018 – Anime Expo

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Funimation is on the way to the biggest anime convention convention in North America this 4th of July weekend, Anime Expo, and we’re aiming to make it even bigger! Autographs, Blu-ray/DVD sales, parties, world premieres, festivals, and many more are to come. See what all we have planned below:

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Panels & Screenings (Thursday 7/5) Panels & Screenings (Friday 7/6) Panels & Screenings (Saturday 7/7) Panels & Screenings (Sunday 7/8)

Autographs (Thursday 7/5)

 

Autographs (Friday 7/6)

Autographs (Saturday 7/7)

 

Autographs (Sunday 7/8)

Parties (Thursday 7/5) Parties (Friday 7/6) Parties (Saturday 7/7)
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THURSDAY – July 5th

steinsgate-0-zero-key11:00a – 12:00p | Spike Chunsoft’s STEINS;GATE Panel | LP3/ LACC 408 AB
Our friends at Spike Chunsoft will also be hosting some special events around Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate 0, just in time for the the anime! With Tatsuya Matsubara, STEINS;GATE series producer

11:00p – 1:00p | Free! -Timeless Medley- The Bond – English Dub Premiere | Video 1 JW Marriot Diamond Ballroom A-D
Revisit the swimming boys of Iwatobi in this Free! movie focused on Haru and Makoto’s story—with brand new, never-before-seen footage and appearances from the new characters of High Speed! Be the first in the WORLD to see the English dub advance of the home video release this fall.

mha_movie_8-5x11-fall-poster1-jpg12:30p – 2:30p | My Hero Academia: Two Heroes World Premiere (Subtitled) & Voice Actor Panel | Main Events Hall B
Admission is free to all Anime Expo 2018 badge holders with seating on a first come, first served basis. A celebrity guest panel will follow immediately after the film and feature talent from both the film and series. Everyone in attendance will receive a poster!

Guests include Japanese voice actors (Daiki Yamashita – voice of Deku, Mirai Shida – voice of Melissa Shield and Katsuhisa Namase – voice of David Shield) as well as English voice actors (Justin Briner – voice of Deku and Colleen Clinkenbeard – ADR director and voice of Yaoyorozu).

Attendees must have an admission wristband in order to enter Main Events (Hall B) when doors open. Main Events admission wristbands will be free and distributed on a “first come, first serve” basis. See more details here: https://www.anime-expo.org/2018/06/25/important-update-entry-procedures-attack-titan-hero-academia-two-heroes/

steinsgate-0-zero-key12:30p – 1:30p | Spike Chunsoft’s STEINS;GATE Talent Show | LACC / Spike Chunsoft, Inc. booth #4401
Want to show off your best mad scientist laugh? Spike Chunsoft, Inc. is hosting a talent show at Anime Expo 2018! The Grand Prize Winner gets a 1-year supply of Spike Chunsoft, Inc.’s upcoming games and an invite to our office!

RULES AND INFO

You will have up to 5 minutes on the Spike Chunsoft stage!
You may enter as a team or as an individual.
Performance can be anything! Singing, dancing, drawing, or a cosplay walk-on.
You must provide your own equipment and props (microphone and speaker provided).
Transportation and lodging will not be provided for the grand prize winner.
You must have an Anime Expo badge to enter the convention center.
There will be 3 winners: 1 grand prize winner and 2 Runners-up.
HOW TO ENTER

Please fill out the sign-up sheet.
Sign-ups will take place from June 7 – June 28.
Please provide an example of your planned performance (photo, script, or video is OK). When you submit materials via Dropbox, make sure your final submission is ready before the deadline 6/28.
Contestants will be chosen and notified by June 29.
Application form: https://www.spike-chunsoft.com/steinsgate-mad-talent-show/

us_dbs00193:30p – 4:30p | Dragon Ball Super | LP1 / LACC Petree Hall
They’re back! Get to know the Dragon Ball Super voice actors- Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), and Sonny Strait (Krillin)- during a special panel and Q&A session. This year, the epic franchise continues with even more power, new characters, continuing broadcast on Adult Swim and an all new home video release!

 

funimation_peepshow_300x3009:00p – 11:00p | Funimation Peep Show (18+) | LP2/JW Marriott (Platinum Ballroom)
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. Get a free High School DxD HERO tissue pack from the new season, or a set of Testament of Sister New Devil BURST (season 2) pins! You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

FRIDAY – July 6th

sevendeadlysinskeyart10:30a – 11:30a | The Seven Deadly Sins Manga & Anime Panel | LP2/JW Marriott (Platinum Ballroom)
Meet Yuki Kaji, the Japanese voice of Meliodas, and Bryce Papenbrook, the English voice of Meliodas, stars of the hit anime The Seven Deadly Sins, based on the manga published by Kodansha Comics. Join us for an exciting panel with new announcements and a peek behind the scenes. Plus Q&A and free books and promo items!

And attendees of the panel will get this free tattoo sheet!

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11:00p – 1:00p | Free! -Timeless Medley- The Promise – English Dub Premiere | Video 1 JW Marriot Diamond Ballroom E-J
Revisit the swimming boys of Samezuka in this Free! movie focused on Rin and Sosuke’s story—with brand new, never-before-seen footage and appearances from the new characters of High Speed! Be the first in the WORLD to see the English dub advance of the home video release this fall.

C2E2_Bar_graphics_5 Funimation Logo Face12:00p – 1:00p | Funimation Announcements Panel | LP2/JW Marriott (Platinum Ballroom)
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

gridman_keyvisual_nouhin_180223-712x10247:45p – 8:45p | SSSS.Gridman World Premiere | Main Events Hall B

“We are excited to welcome Studio TRIGGER’s Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi as Guests of Honor for Anime Expo 2018! Animator and character designer, Masaru Sakamoto, and animation producer, Masato Takeuchi, will also join Koyama and Wakabayashi for a Q&A session during the SSSS.Gridman premiere event.”

SATURDAY – July 7th

overlord-s2-announcement4:30p – 6:30p | The Official OVERLORD III Anime Premiere & Panel | LP2/JW Marriott (Platinum Ballroom)
Join OVERLORD author Kugane Maruyama, anime director Naoyuki Ito, the English dub cast for the N. American premier of Overlord Season III. And stay with us for the world premiere of the first episode of Overlord III (season 3)’s English dub! This panel is made possible by BOOK’WALKER, Funimation, and KADOKAWA.

SUNDAY – July 8th

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11:30a – 1:30p | Funimation Presents Attack on Titan Season 3 Panel and World Premiere | Main Event / LACC Hall B
The Titans are back! Come meet the Japanese and English voice actors for Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Yuki Kaji (My Hero Academia) and Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online) as they discuss Season 3 and their past experiences. Also, watch the Season 3 World Premiere!

Attendees can get these exclusive buttons at the panel!

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Attendees must have an admission wristband in order to enter Main Events (Hall B) when doors open. Main Events admission wristbands will be free and distributed on a “first come, first serve” basis. See more details here: https://www.anime-expo.org/2018/06/25/important-update-entry-procedures-attack-titan-hero-academia-two-heroes/

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NOTE: Each autograph session will be ticketed. Ticket signups will be distributed online on Eventbrite the week before. Autographs limited to 1 item per person on the poster distributed by the Funimation Staff.

THURSDAY – July 5th

 

11:00a | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph poster signed by the talented English voice actors Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), Monica Rial (voice of Bulma), and Sonny Strait (voice of Krillin)!

1:00p – 2:00p | Overlord Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Overlord III poster signed by Chris Guerrero (English voice actor for Ains Ooal Gown) and Kyle Philips (ADR Director), PLUS an Overlord Play Play Pleiades postcard signed by Minoru Ashida, the director of the chibi OVA!

1:30 – 3:30p | TATSUYA MATSUBARA & ENAKO Autographs | Spike Chunsoft, Inc. Booth #4401
Recieve an autograph from Steins;Gate series producer Tatsuya Matsubara & official cosplayer Enako! *Tickets will be provided to panel attendees (first come first serve) and talent show contestants.

3:30p – 4:30p | My Hero Academia Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get a limited My Hero Academia poster signed by the talented voice actors Daiki Yamashita (Japanese voice of Deku), Justin Briner (English voice of Deku), and Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of Yaoyorozu)!

3:40p – 4:40p | Overlord Author and Cast Autographs | BOOK☆WALKER #806
In addition to Funimation’s OVERLORD  autograph sessions, BOOK☆WALKER will be holding some special autograph signings at their booth (#806) with OVERLORD novelist Kugane Maruyama and anime director Naoyuki Ito! Check out how to get a ticket at BOOK☆WALKER’s website https://global.bookwalker.jp/ex/feature/animeexpo/?adpcnt=7qM_VsdB

5:00p – 6:00p | One Piece Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Meet the talented Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of Monkey D. Luffy) and get a limited One Piece poster signed!

FRIDAY – July 6th

 

10:30a – 11:30a | One Piece Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Meet the talented Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of Monkey D. Luffy) & Patrick Seitz (English voice of Franky) and get a limited One Piece poster signed!

12:00p – 1:00p | My Hero Academia Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get a limited My Hero Academia poster signed by the talented voice actors Justin Briner (English voice of Deku) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of Yaoyorozu)!

1:30p – 2:30p | Attack on Titan Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Meet both the English and Japanese voice actors of Eren Jaeger at the Funimation Booth: Bryce Papenbrook & Yuki Kaji! Cast will only be signing the poster that Funimation is providing and NO personal items will be signed.

1:40p – 2:40p | Overlord Author and Cast Autographs | BOOK☆WALKER #806
In addition to Funimation’s OVERLORD  autograph sessions, BOOK☆WALKER will be holding some special autograph signings at their booth (#806) with OVERLORD novelist Kugane Maruyama! Check out how to get a ticket at BOOK☆WALKER’s website https://global.bookwalker.jp/ex/feature/animeexpo/?adpcnt=7qM_VsdB

3:00p – 4:00p | Overlord Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Overlord III poster signed by Naoyuki Ito (Director), Chris Guerrero (English voice actor for Ains Ooal Gown) and Kyle Philips (ADR Director), PLUS an Overlord Play Play Pleiades postcard signed by Minoru Ashida, the director of the chibi OVA!

5:00p – 6:00p | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph poster signed by the talented English voice actor Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku)!

 

SATURDAY – July 7th

 

10:20a – 11:20a | Overlord Author and Cast Autographs | BOOK☆WALKER #806
In addition to Funimation’s OVERLORD  autograph sessions, BOOK☆WALKER will be holding some special autograph signings at their booth (#806) with OVERLORD novelist Kugane Maruyama and anime director Naoyuki Ito! Check out how to get a ticket at BOOK☆WALKER’s website https://global.bookwalker.jp/ex/feature/animeexpo/?adpcnt=7qM_VsdB

11:00a – 12:00p | My Hero Academia Cast Autographs | Bioworld Booth
Get autographs from the talented voice actors Justin Briner (English voice of Deku) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of Yaoyorozu)!

12:30p – 1:30p | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph poster signed by the talented English voice actor Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku)!

2:00p – 3:00p | Overlord Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Overlord III poster signed by Naoyuki Ito (Director), Chris Guerrero (English voice actor for Ains Ooal Gown) and Kyle Philips (ADR Director), PLUS an Overlord Play Play Pleiades postcard signed by Minoru Ashida, the director of the chibi OVA!

3:30p – 4:30p | The Seven Deadly Sins Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Meet the English voice of Meliodas at the Funimation Booth: Bryce Papenbrook! Yuki Kaji will NOT be participating for this session.

5:00p – 6:00p | My Hero Academia Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get a limited My Hero Academia poster signed by the talented voice actor Justin Briner (English voice of Deku)!

SUNDAY – July 8th

 

10:30a – 11:30a | My Hero Academia Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get a limited My Hero Academia poster signed by the talented voice actor Justin Briner (English voice of Deku)!

12:30p – 1:30p | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth #3000
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph poster signed by the talented English voice actor Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku)!

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THURSDAY & FRIDAY – July 5 & 6

 

No badge? No problem! Meet & greets, photos, prizes, parties, and more — we’ve got you covered!

Destination : Funimation @ Lucky Strike 800 West Olympic Boulevard, an all-day lounge where you can see clips of what’s up & coming from Funimation! While at the lounge enjoy free bowling and refreshments, take pictures with Goku & Vegeta in our photobooth, meet some of your favorite anime YouTubers, cosplayers, and internet personalities.

We will have special guests throughout the day for meet and greets, Q&A sessions and autograph signings. (Full schedule of events coming soon.) Register* to win one of 5 anime prize packs (valued over $500) to be given away every hour, on the hour. No badge required!

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8:00p – 1:00a (Thursday Only) | My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Afterparty | Lucky Strike – LA Live
At 8:00pm, we flip the lounge into a full-on 21+ party! We’ll have drink specials, industry guests, photobooth, My Hero Academia freebies and more. We’re expecting a full house, so be sure to get there early, and become a FunimationNow subscriber to get priority access!

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SATURDAY – July 7th

 

9:00p – 1:00a | 3rd Annual SONICBOOMBOX AX Afterparty (21+)| Globe Theater, Los Angeles

Sonicboombox presents its 3rd Annual Anime Expo Afterparty! This year we’re back at the legendary Globe Theatre, just over a mile away from the Convention Center.

  • Free swag from Funimation & Loot Anime
  • Live DJ Chuck None
  • Photobooth and more

Admission: $10 online in advance, $20 at door. Cosplay encouraged but not required. Must be 21+

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9:00p – 1:00a | Cowboy Bebop Party (21+)| Lounge 21
Calling all Cowboy Bebop fans! Come and celebrate 20 years of the classic series with Funimation in Lounge 21, featuring themed drinks, photo ops, and a live jazz band playing bebop music. Attendees will also receive a special gift, while supplies last! This event is 21+ only. A valid ID is required. A valid AX badge is also required for entry.

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FUNIMATION FESTIVAL – FRIDAY & SATURDAY – July 6th & 7th

Whether you are attending Anime Expo or not, you can enjoy some fun activities at the Funimation Festival in LA LIVE near Microsoft Theater @ 800 West Olympic Boulevard for two days from 12PM to 10PM! We have various activations for all fans going on, such as the Dragon Ball Super Snow Cone Stand, Attack on Titan Climbing Wall, My Hero Academia Obstacle Course, One Piece Photo Op, and Tattoo Station!

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There will be several special guests throughout the day making appearances and taking photos with fans! Also, there will be cosplay meetups!

Attack on Titan Climbing Wall
Reach the top of the rock climbing wall to get an exclusive button featuring Eren Jaeger or Levi! Attack on Titan Season 3 is just right around the corner, so take photos with some Attack on Titan character standees in front of the wall!

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My Hero Academia Obstacle Course
You can be a hero! Finish the course and get a limited All Might button.

*while supplies last

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One Piece Photo Op
Take a photo with the Straw Hats & the Thousand Sunny and get a Sun Pirates tattoo. Share your picture with the crew on social using #OnePieceAX for a chance to win a One Piece treasure chest!

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Tattoo Station
Get all types of of airbrushed, temporary tattoos at the tattoo station! Choose from All Might, the One Piece Jolly Roger, Goku (silhouette), and an Attack on Titan Scout symbol.

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Dragon Ball Super: Tournament of Flavor
Take a chill break from the hot LA sun with our FREE Dragon Ball Super snow cones, featuring the Universe Survival Saga! Choose from Goku’s Savior of Flavor (orange), Vegeta’s Prince of Slushes (blue raspberry), Jiren’s Just-ice (Strawberry) and the Caulifla Cone (Grape).

INSIDE THE CON FREEBIES – All Con

Gachapon Machine

Visit our FunimationNow booth in the lobby and show us your Premium Digital Membership Card in your FunimationNow mobile app for a turn at our Jumbo Gachapon Prize Machine!  Win sunglasses, water bottles, tote bags, t-shirts and MORE. And be on the lookout for the Gold and Silver chips!

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Re:ZERO Acrylic Keychains

In addition to what you can get from the Gachapon Machine above, you can get these cute Re:ZERO acrylic keychains! May you get the true best girl!

*Limited Quantities Available Daily, and are not available during autograph signings

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Pop Team Epic Masks

Go to either the Funimation Booth (#3000) or Vertical’s Booth (#1100) in the Dealer’s Room to get a Popuko mask!

*Limited Quantities Available Daily, and are not available during autograph signings

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Take a picture with the mask and tweet it to us with the hashtag #PopTeamEpicAX for the chance to win a prize.

My Hero Academia Headbands

Pick these headbands up at the Funimation Booth (#3000) in the Dealer’s Room!

*Limited Quantities Available Daily, and are not available during autograph signings

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Stop by the Big Funimation booth in the Exhibit Hall to get some great deals on new and classic titles! In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth, we’ll have some special events at the booth such as:

With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags including an eye-catching paper shopper bag from Steins;Gate 0 and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.

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We’ve also got some con-exclusive Dragon Ball items from our friends at Bandai—and at AX these will ONLY be sold at the Funimation booth!

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The Dragon Stars Series – Saiyan Evolution Pack celebrates the three primary forms that Goku takes in the hit series, Dragon Ball Super, with three exclusive, highly detailed, and poseable 6.5” figurines.

    • The product comes in  premium matte black packaging, with an outer sleeve that can be easily taken on and off to showcase the three figures, each of which is posed in a fighting stance. This product will only ever be sold at Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con in 2018.

The Golden Frieza Scouter is a tribute to everyone’s favorite villain who never really dies. It is the amalgamation of Golden Freiza’s signature look and the iconic Dragon Ball scouter, in a never before seen re-imagining that is sure to delight fans.

  • The scouter can be worn by both children and adults alike. It comes packaged in a  premium matte white box, that slowly slides open when you hold the top lid, let gravity do its job, and let out a high-pitched cackle. This product will only ever be sold at Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con in 2018.

Tokyo Ghoul:re Kagune and Cosplay Photo Op

Take a photo with the kagune and Quinx Squad at booth #119 and bring home your Instax photo in a Tokyo Ghoul:re frame.

  • Thursday 7/5: 11:00a – 12:30p, 2:30p – 3:30p, 4:30p – 6:00p
  • Friday 7/6: 11:00a – 12:30p, 2:30p – 3:30p, 4:30p – 6:00p
  • Saturday 7/7: 11:00a – 12:30p, 2:30p – 3:30p, 4:30p – 6:00p
  • Sunday 7/8: 11:00a – 12:30p, 1:30p – 3:00p

SEE YOU THERE!

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