Anime Expo 2018

5 - 8 July, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Aniplex of America @ Anime Expo 2018

Come join Aniplex of America at this year's Anime Expo!

Where

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

When

July 5 - 8, 2018

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Ai Kayano

Voice Actor

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Fate/Grand Order
1st Anniversary Celebration Event

July 7 | 4:30p - 5:30p

Petree Hall (LP1)


Fellow Masters! Join us as we celebrate Fate/Grand Order’s one year anniversary with special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Arash / Gilles de Rais / Caligula / Spartacus) and Yosuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)! Rayshift to Petree Hall for the latest news and giveaways!

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SAO SUMMER FESTIVAL 2018

July 6 | 7:00p - 9:00p

Petree Hall (LP1)


Link Start and join us for the most talked about event of Anime Expo 2018! From the perils of Aincrad to the battlefields of Gun Gale Online to the depths of the Underworld, we’ll explore the worlds of SAO, familiar and new! Join special guests Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (voice actor of Kirito from Sword Art Online –Alicization-), Ai Kayano (voice actress of Alice from Sword Art Online –Alicization-), Tomori Kusunoki (voice actress of LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Shinichiro Kashiwada (SAO franchise Producer), Kenta Suzuki (GGO Producer) and many more as we look at the past, present and the future of anime’s most beloved virtual reality series! What’s more, the event will be hosted by Bryce Papenbrook (English voice of Kirito) and Cherami Leigh (English voice of Asuna)!

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Fate Grand/Order VR

TBD

Entertainment Hall
       Booth #9A


From TYPE-MOON, DELiGHTWORKS, and Aniplex comes a new story in the world of breakout hit mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order. At Anime Expo, Masters will be able to join the Saber-class Servant Altria Pendragon and the Shielder-class Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight on a new mission with the Fate/Grand Order VR experience! Rayshift to Entertainment Hall Booth #9A during Anime Expo in order to participate in this unique event, revealing the Fate/Grand Order VR Experience to the United States for the first time.

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How to Participate in the VR Experience

Welcome to Anime Expo 2018! In order to participate in the Fate/ Grand Order VR feat. Mash Kyrielight, you must first receive a VR entry ticket. Each ticket has a timed entry and tickets are limited. You will only be eligible to play at the time printed on your ticket.

To Receive a VR ticket:

- Tickets are free, but you must come to the Ticket Window at the VR booth located at 9A in the West Hall. Tickets are nontransferable and non-replaceable.

*** Tickets will be distributed daily at VR booth for each respective day. Please check our booth for the ticket distribution schedule.

- Your ticket is only valid for a specific time-frame and you must line-up at the booth at the time printed on your ticket. You may have to wait a little while for your turn.

- Participants must be 14 years of age or older. No exceptions.

PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo!

July 6 | 4:00p - 5:00p

Petree Hall (LP1)


Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the SMASH HIT JRPG by ATLUS turned popular anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation! Join Aniplex of America and special guest director Masashi Ishihama and Producer Kazuki Adachi as we go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series. The event will include a special giveaway plus a super-secret guest appearance by a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!

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Cells at Work! at Anime Expo

July 6 | 11:00a - 12:00p

LP4 / 411


From the popular manga ‘Cells at Work!’ comes a brand new anthropomorphic anime series produced by david production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)! From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells, get to know these unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside your body! Join Aniplex of America as they explore the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells with special guest Tomoaki Maeno (voice of White Blood Cell), an advance screening of Episode 1 and free giveaways!

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Tomoaki Maeno Autograph Session

Looking for the Tomoaki Maeno autograph session? Look no further! There will be TWO opportunities to obtain an autograph ticket for his signing at 2:10PM on Friday, July 6th.

- Attend the Cells at Work! Talkshow on Day 1 at the Aniplex of America booth (#2000) at 4:30PM to obtain an autograph ticket.

- Attend the Cells at Work! at Anime Expo Panel on Day 2 in LP4 at 11:00AM to obtain an autograph ticket.

Please keep in mind autograph tickets are NOT guaranteed and to maximize your chances, we recommend attending both events.

A-1 Pictures Panel

July 7 | 5:00p - 6:00p

LP4 / 411


A-1 Pictures has brought you fan-favorites such as Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, ERASED, and many more! Join the A-1 Pictures team as they give you the latest news on upcoming projects and share exclusive material direct from Japan's most popular animation studio. Plus, get an insider’s look at the studio responsible for this year's biggest anime including Record of Grancrest War and the highly anticipated Sword Art Online – Alicization-!

Aniplex of America Industry Panel

July 5 | 6:00p - 7:30p

Petree Hall (LP1)


Do titles like Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KILL la KILL, or Blue Exorcist make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry panel! Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows. Score some free gifts just for showing up and prepare to be entertained as we show you the coolest trailers! Plus, you’ll have a chance to enter our raffle where we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes!

Aniplex of America Booth

July 5 - 7 | 10:00a - 6:00p
           July 8 | 10:00a - 3:00p

South Hall (#2000)



Feat. Aniplex+ store and special guest appearances!
Scroll down for Booth info and Schedule details!

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FGO Stamp Rally

Attention Masters! There has been a unique irregularity detected at Anime Expo! Join us on our first ever North American Fate/Grand Order Stamp Rally! As a reward for your bravery, when you turn in your completed stamp card, an exclusive prize featuring some of your favorite Servants will drop!

Here’s how it works:

- Retrieve your Fate/Grand Order Stamp Rally card from the Aniplex of America Exhibit Hall Booth (Booth #2000). No Saint Quartz needed to participate!

- We will post the location of each stop on the Fate/Grand Order Twitter and Facebook. We are working with some very Fateful partners’ booths on the exhibit hall floor, and these locations will be some very familiar faces! We will announce the exact locations as Anime Expo draws near, so keep your eye out!

- Head to each stop location at Anime Expo, where we will have Fate/Grand Order cosplayers ready to stamp your card.

- Complete your stamp card with all 7 stamps from each location, then return to the Aniplex of America booth for your prize! Didn’t get the prize you want? Feel free to complete the stamp rally more than once!

- The Fate/Grand Order merchandise prizes are limited! So make sure you don’t miss the event, because there’s no guarantee of a rerun. Help us clear this mission by the last day of Anime Expo!

Cosplay Gatherings

Aniplex of America Booth (South Hall #2000)

July 5, Thursday (Day 1)

3:00p - Full Metal Alchemist Cosplay Gathering

July 6, Friday (Day 2)

1:00p - PERSONA 5 the Animation Cosplay Gathering
2:30p - Sword Art Online Cosplay Gathering
4:00p - Madoka Magica Cosplay Gathering

July 7, Saturday (Day 3)

2:30p - Fate/Grand Order Cosplay Gathering

Guest of Honor

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Ai Kayano

Voice Actor

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Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actor

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Bryce Papenbrook

Voice Actor

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Cherami Leigh

Voice Actor

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Masashi Ishihama

Director

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Mei Hanakawa

Voice Actor

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Reina Miyase

Voice Actor

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Sally Amaki

Voice Actor

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Satoshi Tsuruoka

Voice Actor

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Tomoaki Maeno

Voice Actor

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Tomori Kusunoki

Voice Actor

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Voice Actor

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Yosuke Shiokawa

Creative Producer of FGO Project

Panels and Events

Special Guests Joining!

Booth Activities

Experience Fate Grand/Order VR!

Aniplex+ Store

Get your wallets ready!

Free Giveaway

Calenders, Mini Posters, and more!

Event Schedule

Time Event Venue
12:00PM - 12:30PM FGO Female Protagonist Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
3:00PM - 4:00PM FMA Cosplay Gathering Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
4:30PM -5:30PM Cells at Work Talkshow Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
6:30PM - 8:00PM AoA Industry Panel Petree Hall (LP1)
Time Event Venue
11:00AM - 12:00PM Cells at Work at Anime Expo LP4/411
11:30AM - 12:00PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
12:00PM - 12:30PM FGO Female Protagonist Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
1:00PM - 2:00PM P5A Cosplay Gathering Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
2:00PM - 2:30PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
2:30PM - 3:30PM SAO Cosplay Gathering Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
3:30PM - 4:00PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
4:00PM - 5:00PM Madoka Magica Cosplay Gathering Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
4:00PM - 5:00PM P5A Steals Anime Expo! Petree Hall (LP1)
7:00PM - 9:00PM SAO Summer Festival 2018 Petree Hall (LP1)
Time Event Venue
11:30AM - 12:00PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
12:00PM - 12:30PM FGO Female Protagonist Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
1:30PM - 2:00PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
2:30PM - 3:30PM FGO Cosplay Gathering Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
4:30PM - 5:30PM Fate/Grand Order 1st Anniversary Celebration Event Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
5:00PM - 5:30PM 22/7 Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
5:30PM - 6:00PM A-1 Pictures Panel LP4/411
Time Event Venue
12:00PM - 12:30PM FGO Female Protagonist Appearance Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Aniplex Live! Aniplex of America Booth (#2000)
# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Business Analysis Mr. Bross Le 3:00 PM Hall 3
2 Basics WordPress Jhone Doe 10:00 AM Hall 2
3 WP Plugins Installation Margarita Rose 11:00 AM Hall 3
4 Basic GO Language Henry Keen 12:00 PM Hall 4
5 Introduction to javaScript Donald Pump 2:00 PM Hall 2
6 Introduction to UI/UX Henry Keen 09:00 AM Hall 1

Aniplex+ Store

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AX2018 Order Sheet

Get your shopping list ready, because we're bringing a bunch of new items to our Aniplex+ Store at Anime Expo! Each purchase will receive a free poster of Cells at Work, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Sword Art Online –Alicization-, PERSONA5 the Animation, OR Fate/Grand Order, while supplies last!

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