AX 2018 Guest Autograph Schedule!

Please refer to the autograph policy for information on how to get an autograph ticket for the guests listed below: Thursday, July 5 10:40 AM – None Like Joshua (1/1) 11:50 AM – Go Nagai (1/2) *Will not be signing personal items. A Cutie Honey print will be provided. 12:00 PM – Shigeto Koyama, SUSHIO, Hiromi Wakabayashi,…

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Shinji Higuchi presents Premiere Screening of ‘Dragon Pilot’ at Anime Expo 2018!

The Executive Director Shinji Higuchi, who achieved great success for Shin Godzilla, will join Anime Expo 2018 for a special screening of Dragon Pilot, as well as a panel discussion and Q&A. Episodes 1 and 2 are going to be screened and 2 is the international premiere! For this project, he gathers the threads of the…

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Square Enix Booth at AX 2018 to Feature Appearances by Game Producer Takaaki Kai and Gamer/Gravure Idol Yuno Mizusawa

Visit the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall to meet Takaaki Kai, the global producer of STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS, a free-to-play action RPG launching July 2018 for iOS and Android devices, and Yuno Mizusawa. Yuno is a Japanese gravure idol well versed in video games of all genres. She will make an appearance at Anime…

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Illustrator/Character Designer, Akiman, Returns to Anime Expo 2018!

We’re excited to welcome back illustrator and character designer, Akiman (Akira Yasuda), to Anime Expo 2018! Akiman will make appearances at the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall and will hold autograph sessions throughout the weekend, at the following times: Day 2; Friday, 7/6: 4:30PM-5:30 PM Day 3; Saturday, 7/7: 4:00PM-5:00 PM Please visit…

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Dragon Quest Series Creator Yuji Horii to attend Anime Expo 2018!

Creator of the legendary DRAGON QUEST® series, Yuji Horii, joins Anime Expo 2018! He will be participating in autograph sessions at the SQUARE ENIX Booth (located in the Entertainment Hall) throughout the weekend, at the following times: Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July…

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Join Voice Actors Carolina Ravassa, Keith Silverstein, and Anjali Bhimani for a Panel & Autograph Sessions at AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome renowned voice actors from popular video games. Join Carolina Ravassa and Anjali Bhimani to Anime Expo 2018! Together with Keith Silverstein, they will share their stories on being cast in diverse roles for a global hit and how voice acting for a competitive game has affected them!   Panel Info:…

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TOKYOPOP Founder Stu Levy and Manga Artist Natalia Batista join AX 2018 as Annex Guests of Honor!

We’re excited to welcome Stu Levy and Natalia Batista from TOKYOPOP! They will both participate in portfolio review sessions in The Annex! Natalia will also be doing a live drawing on July 6, from 4-5PM. Guidelines: Each session must be completed within 15 minutes. Bring a physical portfolio. Power and Internet will not be provided onsite….

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Video Game Music Composer Hiroki Kikuta joins AX 2018!

Hiroki Kikuta is a veteran video game composer based in Tokyo, Japan who’s best known for his work on Squaresoft’s beloved SNES RPG, Secret of Mana. While at Squaresoft, he also scored Seiken Densetsu III and Soukaigi. Kikuta then struck out on his own as an independent game developer, creating, directing, and composing music for…

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Introducing the AX 2018 Fashion Show Participants!

The Anime Expo 2018 Fashion Show will feature Japanese brands ACDC Rag with designer Rimma Doi and participation from Menhera-chan creator Bisuko Ezaki, Listen Flavor with guest model Haruka Kurebayashi, HYPER CORE, KINGLY MASK with guest model CHISA, and US-based Lolita brand, I Do Declare. Event Details Date: Friday, July 7 Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Room: LACC…

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Yui Horie & Miss Monochrome Return to AX 2018 for a Special Performance!

Join fan-favorite virtual star Miss Monochrome as she puts on an incredible musical performance for all her devoted fans on Saturday, July 7th! Voice actress/music artist, Yui Horie, will also be making a special guest appearance. Event Details Showmaker Presents: Miss Monochrome & Yui Horie! Date: Friday, July 6th Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm Room: LACC\Workshop 1 (403B) Showmaker Live:…

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Zach Callison performs LIVE in Concert at AX 2018!

Stepping Outside Steven’s Universe: Zach Callison Live in Concert Actor and Steven Universe star Zach Callison will be debuting his forthcoming rock-rap album, “A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak,” live in concert (complete with his backing band) at Anime Expo!  The concert is sure to be a must-see for Zach’s fans with some very special guest appearances from…

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Arc System Works Producer/Director Toshimichi Mori and SUSHIO join AX 2018 as Guests of Honor!

Anime Expo 2018 welcomes Arc System Works Producer/Director Toshimichi Mori and SUSHIO as Guests of Honor! They will participate in a panel, hold autograph sessions (schedule TBA), and contribute items to the Charity Auction. Together with Studio TRIGGER’s Hiromi Wakabayashi and Arc System Works CEO Minoru Kidooka, they will reveal information about the recently-announced Kill la Kill video…

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Netflix presents CoMix Wave Films’ “Flavor of Youth” World Premiere Screening at AX 2018!

From the creators of the international box office phenomenon Your Name, comes another heart-wrenching story of youthful nostalgia and time gone by. Told in three chapters, Flavor of Youth explores the simple joys of life through sensual memories and how the beating heart of love cannot be defeated by the flow of time. CoMix Wave…

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Eleven Arts presents U.S. Premiere of Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms with Mari Okada and Kenji Horikawa!

We are excited to welcome back writer/director, Mari Okada, and P.A. Works’ CEO/Founder, Kenji Horikawa, as Guests of Honor at Anime Expo 2018! ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio presents the U.S. premiere of Mari Okada’s directorial debut, ‘Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms,’ followed by a Q&A with Mari Okada. Mari will also hold autograph sessions and contribute…

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Pony Canyon presents “Kase-san and Morning Glories” Premiere Screening at AX 2018!

“The world seems to blossom when I’m by your side.” A universal theme and coming-of-age story of pure, young love. A story about girls falling in love with girls, and the brilliance of youth and love. We honored to host the premiere of Kase-san and Morning Glories at Anime Expo 2018! Director Takuya Sato and producer Yusuke Terada will…

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HIDIVE presents Pop Team Epic Producer Kotaro Sudo, plus DEVILS’ LINE & DOREIKU English Cast!

HIDIVE joins Anime Expo for the first time this year with the following industry appearances and panel events: HIDIVE Pop Team Epic Autograph Session July 5 at 3:00 PM Kodansha Booth 1100 “We know you need more absurdity and weirdness in your life so join us for a very special autograph signing with the producer…

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Netflix to bring Castlevania and Cannon Busters Creators to AX 2018!

We’re excited for Netflix to preview some of their exciting upcoming slate of anime programming at AX 2018!  Together with John Derderian from Netflix, LeSean Thomas and Adi Shankar will each reveal first looks at Cannon Busters and the second season of the hit series Castlevania. Event Details Panel Name: Netflix🖤Anime Date: Thursday, July 5 Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Room: LACC\Live Programming…

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Sayori, Illustrator/Creator of NEKOPARA, joins AX 2018!

The illustrator behind Nekopara from NekoWorkS, Sayori, will be joining AX 2018! Sayori will be signing autographs throughout the weekend. Visit the Sekai Project booth (4418 , 4518) for more details! Sayori’s participation in Anime Expo 2018 is made possible by  Sekai Project. Check out Sekai Project’s website for additional information. Be sure to check our schedule online and download our mobile app for panel updates! About Sayori…

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“DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.” Voice Director & Cast join AX 2018!

Shout! Factory and Toei Animation INC. Present a Special DIGIMON Panel at Anime Expo 2018 LEARN THE ART OF VOICE-OVER  WITH “DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.” VOICE DIRECTOR & CAST  Calling all DigiDestined and loyal DIGIMON fans! Ever wonder what’s it like to be a voice actor for DIGIMON and Digimon Adventure tri. movies? Now is your chance! Join…

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Kim Chi joins AX 2018 for the Inaugural Ambassador Program!

Join us in welcoming Kim Chi to our new Ambassador Program for Anime Expo 2018! New for 2018, the Ambassador Program invites well-known individuals from various backgrounds who express a deep appreciation and passion for Japanese animation or pop culture while positively impacting the anime, manga, and gaming communities. Kim Chi will be hosting a…

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