My Hero Academia at Anime Expo 2016

My Hero Academia is taking over Anime Expo 2016 and we’re here to celebrate it! The ultimate class of heroes-in-training are making their way to Los Angeles as well as the creators of the anime, voice actors, and of course Funimation staff. See below to what’s going to be at the convention.

 

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

 

 

Kenji Nagasaki – Director of My Hero Academia

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Mr. Kenji Nagasaki is currently directing My Hero Academia in Japan.  He is also known for his work as a director for Classroom Crisis, No. 6 and Mobile Suit Gundam 00. His experience has also allowed him to work on popular TV shows, such as Blood Blockade Battlefront and Guilty Crown.

 

Wakana Okamura – Producer of My Hero Academia

 

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Christopher R. Sabat

ALL MIGHT

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Currently tallying well over 500 roles in his career, Christopher R. Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) has been an active part of the voiceover industry since 1998. Most noted as one of the early employees of FUNimation Productions and the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, he voiced many DBZ characters including Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and more.Since Dragonball, Christopher also brought some other popular characters to life including Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).Most recently, he can be heard as Kyoma Mabuchi on Toonami’s Dimension W, Rath and Geoff in the upcoming Gearbox title Battleborn, Batou in the acclaimed Ghost In the Shell: Arise series, Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer, Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass, Jason in Tokyo Ghoul, Mondo in Dangan Ronpa, and he is most excited to take on the role of the incomparable Allmight in the epic My Hero Academia.In 2004, Christopher founded Okratron 5000, a well-established voiceover production studio based in Dallas, Texas which he continues to run to this day. When he’s not in the studio, he likes to play with his adorable daughters, make electronic music, and buy vintage Pumas and airline glassware on eBay.

 

 

Justin Briner

IZUKU “DEKU” MIDORIYA

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Justin Briner is thrilled to join the cast of My Hero Academia! Born and raised in Maryland, he is currently a Dallas-based actor and singer. Most recently, he can be heard as Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, and Alfonso in GARO The Animation.

 

 

PANELS

Funimation Industry | Sunday, July 3rd | 11:45am – 1:45pm | Panel Location: LP1/Petree Hall

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation.
In this special Industry Panel, we’ll be having guests from the cast of My Hero Academia! And who knows, we may have even more special appearances through the panel…
Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Presents: My Hero Academia | Sunday, July 3rd | 5:15pm – 6:15pm | Panel Location: LP2/LACC 403AB

In this special engagement, we have the Director (Kenji Nagasaki) and Producer (Wakana Okamura) of My Hero Academia as well as two voice actors of the English dub, Christopher R. Sabat (All Might) and Justin Briner (Deku), on stage to do a Q&A, show behind-the-scenes, give out prizes, and overall celebrate the recent hit of My Hero Academia!

 

ACTIVITIES AND GIVEAWAYS

Autographs will be ticketed*, with a limited number – stop by booth #109 each morning for a chance to get one!

 

Autograph Signing: Justin Briner and Christopher R. Sabat | Friday, July 1st | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Location: Booth #2401 (Funimation Big Booth)

Line up for autographs from the voice actors Justin Briner (Deku in My Hero Academia, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, and Alfonso in GARO The Animation) and Christopher R. Sabat (All Might in My Hero Academia, Vegeta/Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z, Zoro in One Piece) 

 

Autograph Signing: My Hero Academia | Saturday, July 2nd | 4:00pm – 5:30pm | Location: Booth #2401 (Funimation Big Booth)

 Actors Justin Briner & Christopher R. Sabat, as well as Director Kenji Nagasaki & Producer Wakana Okamura

 

Autograph Signing: My Hero Academia | Sunday, July 3rd | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Location: Booth #2401 (Funimation Big Booth)

 Actors Justin Briner & Christopher R. Sabat, as well as Director Kenji Nagasaki & Producer Wakana Okamura

 

 

PHOTO BOOTH – Exhibit Hall (#109)

Also within the Exhibit Hall is our Photo Booth. There we’ll have special backdrops just for taking pictures with Funimation-specific anime scenarios and characters! And we’ll even be providing free physical and digital pictures right on-site. Be sure to check in periodically to take pictures with various mascot characters!

 

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Also at the Photo Booth, you can get yourself free Anime Expo-exclusive My Hero Academia 3″ pins! Just take our quick 4-question survey to get one! But be sure to get there early, as there will be a limited number of pins given out each day!

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SCREENING

 

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There’s a new hero in town! From Studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal AlchemistCowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class.

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where 80% of the population has some kind of superpowered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.