Anime Expo is coming up July 1-4 in downtown Los Angeles. FUNimation released a blog about all of their panels, guests and premieres that you can check out during the weekend event!

The information is courtesy of funimation.com


PANELS & SCREENINGS

FRIDAY

6:00p – 7:00p | Funimation’s Guide to Anime Expo 2017 | LP3/LACC 408AB
Join staff from Funimation as we talk about all of the things that we have planned for Anime Expo 2017, including special events, guests and more!

7:30p – 8:30p | Full Metal Panic! Anniversary Panel |LP3/LACC 408AB
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Full Metal Panic anime! Series creator Shouji Gatou and light novel illustrator Shikidouji will be presenting their perspectives on this beloved action (rom-com?) series, as well as looking forward to the long-awaited fourth anime series, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory! (Please note that we do not have any announcements about acquisition of the new series at this time.) All attendees will receive a free Invisible Victory poster!

SATURDAY

2:30p – 3:30p | Funimation Presents: Attack on Titan Season 2 Panel | LP2/JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
Ever wonder about the differences between English voice acting and Japanese voice acting for the same character in one of your favorite shows? Meet the Japanese and English voice actors for the badass Mikasa Ackermann in Attack on Titan—Yui Ishikawa (Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Aikatsu!) and Trina Nishimura (My Hero Academia, Yuri!!! On ICE, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign). Join us as we learn all about their experiences working on Attack on Titan Season 2. There will also be a Q&A session plus giveaway prizes!

5:30p – 6:30p | Funimation Announcements Panel (Livestreamed) | LP1/LACC Petree Hall 
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!

SUNDAY

8:30p – 10:00p | 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. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

MONDAY

1:30p – 2:30p | Funimation Presents: My Hero Academia Panel | LP1/LACC Petree Hall
My Hero Academia Panel The hero obsession is back in session with more action, heroes and quirks. Meet the Chief Animation Director Yoshihiko Umakoshi and English voice actor Christopher R. Sabat, the voice of All Might (also the voice of Vegeta). Join us we discuss season two, see live character drawings, watch new clips, Q&A session, giveaway prizes and more. 

4:00p – 6:00p | Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Screening & Voice Actor Panel | Video 1/JW Marriott
The world of Code Geass returns! Watch the first of 5 hour-long OVAs from the new series Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (out 6/27 on Blu-ray!), followed by Q&A by the Japanese and English voices of Akito! OVA is presented dubbed, with clips from the Japanese version with English subtitles. Code Geass: Akito the Exiled mini posters will be provided to all attendees!

7:30p – 9:00p | Dragon Ball Super Panel: Presented by Funimation & Toei Animation Inc | LP1/LACC Petree Hall
They’re back!  Get to know Dragon Ball Super English voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku, King Kai), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo, Shenron), Jason Douglas (the man behind Beerus), and special guest Japanese voice actor Ryō Horikawa (the man behind Vegeta) 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 part one home video release on July 25th!


7:30p – 10:00p | Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Movie World Premiere (18+) | Video 2/ JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
See the WORLD PREMIERE of the live-action movie based on the hit horror action anime/manga! (Yes, that’s BEFORE anyone gets to see it in Japan!) With strong manga-inspired visuals and a faithful depiction of the original characters, this is a live-action adaptation that true fans of Tokyo Ghoul won’t want to miss. Followed by Q&A with director Kentaro Hagiwara and actor for Kaneki, Masataka Kubota! Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Tokyo Ghoul posters and special Kaneki ghoul mask papercrafts (straight from Japan!) will be provided to all attendees!

TUESDAY

11:30a – 12:30p | One Piece Panel | LP4/LACC 411
Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams for this one of a kind One Piece panel. Meet English voice actor Christopher R. Sabat, the voice of Zoro (also the voice of Vegeta) and English voice actor Keith Silverstein, the voice of Tesoro. Join us as we discuss the new movie One Piece Film: Gold, the series, watch clips, Q&A session, giveaway prizes and more. 

 

AUTOGRAPHS/MEET & GREETS

NOTE: Each autograph session will be ticketed. Tickets will be distributed every morning at the main Funimation booth at 10:00am, on a first-come, first-served basis. Autographs will be limited to 1 item per person, or one of the posters provided by Funimation staff.  

SATURDAY

11:00a | Full Metal Panic! Autographs | Funimation Booth
Get your Full Metal Panic merch or Blu-rays signed by the creators of this now-classic series! Posters from the upcoming season 4, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will be available for signing!

SUNDAY

11:00a | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph card signed by the talented English voice actors Christopher R. Sabat (voice of Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), and Jason Douglas (voice of Beerus)!  Make sure to stop by the Funimation booth beginning at 10am reserve your place in line!

3:00p | Full Metal Panic! Autographs | Kadokawa Booth
Can’t make it to the Full Metal Panic autograph session on day 1? Our friends at Kadokawa will be holding a separate autograph session at their booth in the exhibit hall!

3:00p | My Hero Academia Autographs | Funimation Booth
Christopher Sabat (English voice of All Might), Umakoshi, (Chief Animation Director)

4:30p | Attack on Titan Autographs | Funimation Booth
Trina Nishimura (English voice of Mikasa Ackermann) & Yui Ishikawa (Japanese voice of Mikasa Ackermann)

MONDAY

10:30a | My Hero Academia Autographs | Funimation Booth
Christopher Sabat (English voice of All Might), Umakoshi, (Chief Animation Director)

1:30p | Attack on Titan Autographs | Funimation Booth
Trina Nishimura (English voice of Mikasa Ackermann) & Yui Ishikawa (Japanese voice of Mikasa Ackermann)

3:30p | Dragon Ball Super Cast Autographs | Funimation Booth
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph card signed by the talented English voice actors Christopher R. Sabat (voice of Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), and Jason Douglas (voice of Beerus)!  Make sure to stop by the Funimation booth beginning at 10am reserve your place in line!

TUESDAY

10:30a | Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Movie autographs | Funimation Booth
Rare autograph session with the director, Kentaro Hagiwara! Posters will be provided for signing.

12:30p | One Piece autograph session | Funimation Booth 
English voice actors, Christopher R. Sabat (voice of Zoro) and Keith Silverstein (voice of Tesoro) 

1:30p | Dragon Ball Super autograph session | Funimation Booth
Get an exclusive Dragon Ball Super autograph card signed by the talented English voice actors Christopher R. Sabat (voice of Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), and Jason Douglas (voice of Beerus)!  Make sure to stop by the Funimation booth beginning at 10am reserve your place in line!

 

DESTINATION FUNIMATION

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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!

Special Guests:
Strawburry17, Jessica Nigri, Nathan Sharp, AmaLee, Momokun Cosplay, Wes_IRL, Stephanie Michelle, Sachie, MegaMoeka, The Mighty Otaku, Bardock Obama, Living Ichigo, Gigguk, Eyeshine, voice cast from Dragon Ball Super and more!

 

PARTIES

FRIDAY 

8:00p – 1:00a | SONICBOOMBOX Party (21+)The Reserve, Los Angeles
AX badge not required! Must be 21+. Cosplay encouraged (but not required)!

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY

8:00p – 1:00a | Destination: Funimation PARTY (21+) | 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, 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! Use promo code “AX2017” to get your first month for just $0.99.

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.