Anime Happens Here: Funimation Returns to New York Comic Con 2021

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Funimation is officially returning to New York Comic Con this year from October 7 to October 10, and we’re bringing some of the biggest names in anime to New York City!

On the show floor, you’ll get to chill out in Funimation: Sakura Park, an experience inspired by Japanese anime fantasy and bursting with color.

Throughout the weekend, you can pop by our branded food truck, search for hidden easter eggs, snag a photo op among the cherry blossoms, meet with cosplayers and much, much more!

If you’re a Funimation subscriber, we’ve got some special opportunities and benefits for you, like VIP seating at our panels! Plus, you can pick up some sweet anime merch at The Funimation Shop to take a bit of anime home with you.

Want to hear more about the worlds of My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? We’ve got you there, too, from our Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel on Thursday, to our My Hero Academia New Movie Panel on Friday with the English voice cast and the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train panel to wrap things up on Saturday.

Looking for something to do on Thursday night? We’re hosting a very special one-night Funimation subscriber-only event at New York City’s premiere rooftop bar, The Press Lounge, just blocks away from the convention center.

Can’t make it to the show? That’s OK! We’ll be bringing you daily recaps, fan interviews, cosplay photos and more right from the show floor across our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels all week long.

Take a look below at everything you can expect at New York Comic Con 2021 from Funimation. And let us know what you’re excited to check out first!


Funimation: Sakura Park

Thursday, Oct. 7 to Saturday, Oct. 9 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST

Sunday, Oct. 10 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Javits Convention Center Floor

Escape the shuffle of the con floor and step into Funimation: Sakura Park, where you can snap pics, grab giveaways and take a breather. Find your zen, then turn the corner for The Funimation Shop booth. Looking for anime? It all happens here!


Funimation Subscriber Event

Thursday, Oct. 7 | 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST

The Press Lounge (653 11th Avenue at 48th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036)

Funimation also invites its subscribers to a one-night-only celebration of anime at NYC’s premier rooftop bar at The Press Lounge, blocks away from the convention center. The event is free on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity and attendees must RSVP, be 21+ years of age, and must show their NYCC badge, proof of Funimation subscription and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The event is for anime fans looking to kick back, catch up with old friends and new, and enjoy themed drinks, photo booths and more under the stars.

RSVP by sending an email to FunimationFansNYCC@civic-us.com.


Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel

Funimation Logo on a purple background with yellow, green and orange shapes

Thursday, Oct. 7 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. EST

(Location TBD)

The world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger! Huge new shows streaming this Fall, Funimation co-productions, and hot topics like My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Catch all the latest news in anime, all right here.


My Hero Academia New Movie Panel

My Hero Academia World Heroes Mission Screenshot 1

Friday, Oct. 8 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Empire Stage

Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by Funimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.

Hear from the English dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29!


Demon Slaye: Mugen Train Panel

Saturday, Oct. 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Empire Stage

Board the Mugen Train once again! Presented by Funimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

Panelists include Aleks Le (Zenitsu), Abby Trott (Nezuko), Landon McDonald (Enmu (Lower One)) and Lucien Dodge (Akaza (Upper Three)) along with special video messages from Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke) and Mark Whitten (Rengoku).

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