Anime Expo 2024

Aniplex of America | JULY 4 – 7, 2024

ANIPLEX OF AMERICA

Exhibit Hall
Booth #1920

Come visit the Aniplex of America booth for giveaways, activities, and merchandise!


Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015


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Featured Events

Aniplex of America x A-1 Pictures Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2024

Aniplex of America x A-1 Pictures Industry Panel

July 4th at 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
Petree Hall

Aniplex of America and A-1 Pictures team up for a jam-packed industry panel! Learn about Aniplex’s 2024 anime line-up from the staff of Aniplex of America, and a behind the scenes look from the prestigious A-1 Pictures studio.

*Live stream on Anime Expo YouTube and Twitch

CloverWorks Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2024

CloverWorks Industry Panel

July 4th at 7 PM – 8:20 PM
JW-Diamond

The renowned studio behind BOCCHI THE ROCK!, the Rascal Does Not Dream series, and SPY x FAMILY is coming to Anime Expo with the CloverWorks Industry Panel! In addition to introducing CloverWorks’ new titles, The Elusive Samurai and FURERU, the panel will feature a special spotlight on the hit show WIND BREAKER with special guests, including the character designer and producers of the series, as they discuss what went into creating the show and their careers at this prolific studio!

Blue Exorcist Special Even at Anime Expo 2024

Blue Exorcist Special Event

July 5th at 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
Petree Hall

Are you excited for Blue Exorcist -Beyond the Snow Saga-? Join Aniplex of America for the Blue Exorcist Special Event as we feature Nobuhiko Okamoto (the Japanese voice of Rin Okumura) to discuss the action-packed and heart-wrenching past, present, and future of the Blue Exorcist series!

Die-hard fans will also get a chance to see the new Blue Exorcist game, Alterna Vvelt -Blue Exorcist Another Story-!

*Live stream on Anime Expo YouTube and Twitch

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II at Anime Expo 2024

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II at Anime Expo

July 5th at 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM
Petree Hall

Aniplex of America invites you to a special event commemorating the highly anticipated release of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II! This panel will feature special guest Tomori Kusunoki (the Japanese voice of LLENN) and Wataru Hashimoto (Aniplex Producer), plus special guest host - Gigguk!

*Live stream on Anime Expo YouTube and Twitch

FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects at Anime Expo 204

FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects

July 6th at 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Petree Hall

Happy 7 years to Fate/Grand Order! Special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Arjuna), Rumi Okubo (Astolfo), and Part 2 Director of Fate/Grand Order KANOU YOSHIKI, join Aniplex of America’s Albert Kao to talk Fate/Grand Order and other TYPE-MOON projects!

*Live stream on Anime Expo YouTube and Twitch

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fifth Anniversary Special Event

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fifth Anniversary Special Event

July 6th at 4 PM – 5:20 PM
Main Events

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba returns to Anime Expo to celebrate the show's Fifth Anniversary with a special event presented by Aniplex of America featuring guests Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado), Takahiro Sakurai (Giyu Tomioka), and Aniplex Producer Yuma Takahashi!

Special Guests

(Alphabetical Order)
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Akira Shimizu

President of A-1 Pictures Inc. and CloverWorks Inc.

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Akira Shimizu

Akira Shimizu started his career at Telecom Animation Film until he entered A-1 Pictures in 2006. He first debuted as the producer for the TV anime series Kannagi, and later produced The Idolm@ster and Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. In 2018, Shimizu became the president of the newly established CloverWorks, to produce the next generation high-quality anime for the fans around the world.

Akira Shimizu will be appearing at the Aniplex of America x A-1 Picture Industry Panel on Thursday, July 4th at Petree Hall and at the CloverWorks Industry Panel on Thursday, July 4th at the JW-Diamond.

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Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actor for Fate/Grand Order

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Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi is a voice actor who portrays characters such as Altria Pendragon and Anne Bonny in the widely popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order. She also voices Saber, among other characters, in the Fate anime series.

Ayako Kawasumi will be appearing at the FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects Event on Saturday, July 6th at Petree Hall.

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Gigguk

Content Creator

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Gigguk

Gigguk is one of the pioneers of anime YouTube. Famous for his satirical style, studied approach, and breadth of knowledge. He has one the largest YouTube anime audiences, is currently growing on Twitch and is one of the Trash Taste Trio. Gigguk also has a second channel, Garnt where he posts more generalized or stream-related content.

Gigguk will be guest hosting the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II Special Event on Friday, July 5th at Petree Hall.

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KANOU YOSHIKI

Part 2 Director for Fate/Grand Order

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KANOU YOSHIKI

KANOU YOSHIKI started his gaming career working as an arcade programmer, working on such titles as AFTER BURNER CLIMAX and Border Break. In 2017, he joined DELiGHTWORKS (now LASENGLE) as project manager for Fate/Grand Order, before taking the reins as director of development for Part 2.

KANOU YOSHIKI will be appearing at the FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects Event on Saturday, July 6th at Petree Hall.

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Natsuki Hanae

Voice Actor for
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Natsuki Hanae

Natsuki Hanae is a voice actor, whose roles include Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Riddle Rosehearts in the mobile game Disney Twisted-Wonderland, Kosei Arima in Your lie in April, and 9S in NieR:Automata Ver1.1a in addition to many other major characters. He won the Best Actor in a Leading Role award during the 14th Seiyu Awards and also has a background in narration and radio work.

Natsuki Hanae will be appearing at the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fifth Anniversary Event on Saturday, July 6th at Main Events.

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Nobuhiko Okamoto

Voice Actor for Blue Exorcist

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Nobuhiko Okamoto

Nobuhiko Okamoto is a voice actor, who has captivated audiences with his performance as Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist, Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Himmel in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End. He is also known for his role as Kakeru Sengoku in Horimiya and Harunobu Nikaido in March comes in like a lion, as well as Yan Qing (Assassin of Shinjuku) in the Fate/Grand Order mobile game and Floyd Leech in Disney Twisted-Wonderland mobile game.

Nobuhiko Okamoto will be appearing at the Blue Exorcist Special Event on Friday, July 5th at Petree Hall.

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Nobunaga Shimazaki

Voice Actor for Fate/Grand Order and Disney Twisted-Wonderland

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Nobunaga Shimazaki

Nobunaga Shimazaki is a voice actor who portrays the characters Arjuna and Edmond Dantès in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order. He also voices the main protagonist, Ritsuka Fujimaru, in Fate anime titles such as Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. His other credits include voicing Silver for the mobile game Disney Twisted-Wonderland as well as Seishiro Nagi for the anime series BLUE LOCK.

Nobunaga Shimazaki will be appearing at the FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects Event on Saturday, July 6th at Petree Hall.

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Rumi Okubo

Voice Actor for Fate/Grand Order

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Rumi Okubo

Rumi Okubo is a voice actor who portrays Astolfo and the many versions of Elisabeth Báthory in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.

Rumi Okubo will be appearing at the FGO 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects Event on Saturday, July 6th at Petree Hall.

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Takahiro Sakurai

Voice Actor for
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Takahiro Sakurai

Takahiro Sakurai is a voice actor, whose role includes Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Merlin the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.

Among his many memorable roles are Ja’far in the Magi series, Atsumu Matsuyuki in anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, and Meme Oshino in the MONOGATARI Series.

Takahiro Sakurai will be appearing at the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fifth Anniversary Event on Saturday, July 6th at Main Events.

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Taishi Kawakami

CloverWorks Character Design and Animator

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Taishi Kawakami

Taishi Kawakami served as the sub-character designer and chief animation director for Akebi's Sailor Uniform, character designer for Eve's White Snow music video, sub-character designer for Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon and many more.

He is currently the character design and chief animation director for the hit show WIND BREAKER.

Taishi Kawakami will be appearing at the CloverWorks Industry Panel on Thursday, July 4th at the JW-Diamond.

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Tomori Kusunoki

Voice Actor for Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II

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Tomori Kusunoki

Tomori Kusunoki is a voice actor, who is the voice behind the main character LLENN in Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II. Her other roles also include Makima in Chainsaw Man and Jess in Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig-. In addition to voicing the character Misha Necron, she also performs the ending theme song for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants.

Tomori Kusunoki will be appearing at the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II Special Event on Friday, July 5th at Petree Hall.

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Toshikazu Tsuji

CloverWorks General Manager of Production Department and Animation Producer

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Toshikazu Tsuji

After graduating from university, Toshikazu Tsuji joined the production studio AIC. After working at A-1 Pictures, he currently serves as an animation producer at CloverWorks. Among his many notable projects are PERSONA5 the Animation, Fairy Tail the Movie: Dragon Cry, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fine, and SHADOWS HOUSE.

Toshikazu Tsuji is currently the animation producer for the smash hit show WIND BREAKER.

Toshikazu Tsuji will be appearing at the CloverWorks Industry Panel on Thursday, July 4th at the JW-Diamond.

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Yuichi Fukushima

CloverWorks Executive Officer and Animation Producer

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Yuichi Fukushima

As a producer at CloverWorks, Yuichi Fukushima has been involved in numerous well-known projects including DARLING in the FRANXX, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon, Akebi's Sailor Uniform, and SPY x FAMILY. In May 2022, he was named the president of JOEN, a planning and production company.

Yuichi Fukushima will be appearing at the CloverWorks Industry Panel on Thursday, July 4th at the JW-Diamond.

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Yuma Takahashi

Producer for
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Yuma Takahashi

Yuma Takahashi joined Aniplex in 2004 and started his career in Aniplex’s publicity department, where he served as the publicity producer on Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, and THE iDOLM@STER. In 2017, he joined Aniplex’s production department, where he served as the producer of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Cells at Work!, I want to eat your pancreas, and Vivy -Flourite Eye’s Song-.

Yuma Takahashi will be appearing at the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fifth Anniversary Event on Saturday, July 6th at Main Events.

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