Anime Expo Announces Four More Guests

The organizers of Anime Expo have announced that singer Yoko Takahashi, A-1 Pictures president Tomonori Ochikoshi, producer Yūichi Fukushima, and planner Masanori Miyake.

Takahashi will participate in autograph sessions throughout the weekend, and in a live musical performance on July 5, 2015 as part of a celebratory event for Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s 20th anniversary. Takahashi performed the opening theme song “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” and one of the “Fly to the Moon” ending theme songs for the Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series, as well as “Soul’s Refrain,” the theme song of Evangelion: Death and Rebirth. Takahashi has also performed theme songs for CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Pumpkin Scissors, Shakugan no Shana, Ah! My Goddess, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, and Aquarian Age the Movie.

Ochikoshi, Fukushima, and Miyake will participate in an A-1 Pictures panel at 5:15pm on July 4, 2015. Ochikoshi joined A-1 Pictures when it was founded, and he formerly held positions as the production group’s general manager and the creative group’s general manager. He became the new representative director and president of the animation studio as of April 1, 2015.

Fukushima joined the studio in 2009 as a production manager, and has worked as a producer since 2011 on shows such as Vividred Operation, THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE, Your Lie in April, and THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS. He is currently producing Dōkyūsei.

Miyake started working with A-1 Pictures in May 2015 after working as a producer at ADK Inc. since 2002. Miyake has worked on planning and development on shows such as Eyeshield 21, Natsume’s Book of Friends, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.

Anime Expo will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, from July 2-5, 2015.

Source: ANN

English Dub of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ to Premiere at Anime Expo

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the company will be premiering the English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ at Anime Expo on July 2, 2015. The screening will be held at 8pm at the Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14. The English dub will then run in North American theaters from August 4-12, 2015.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo Announces Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Special Event

Anime Expo has announced that it will host a special event with the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime’s cast and staff on Saturday, Jul. 4 at 1pm. The guests at the event, Q&A panels, and autograph sessions will include:

  • Ayako Kawasumi (voice actress of Saber)
  • Takahiro Miura (director of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, ufotable)
  • Tomonori Sudou (character designer and animation director of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, ufotable)
  • Hikaru Kondo (president & producer, ufotable)
  • Atsuhiro Iwakami (producer, Aniplex)
  • Aimer (singer of “Brave Shine” opening theme)
  • Mashiro Ayano (singer of “ideal white” opening theme)

This ticketed event will also premiere the English dub of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. It will also feature a talk session and live drawing with the staff and Kawasumi. Aimer and Ayano will perform at the event, and attendees will receive an exclusive Fate/stay night present.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo Announces Premieres and More Guests

Anime Expo’s schedule lists the English dub premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal on July 3. 2015 at 6pm, and the U.S. premiere of Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie: Neon Messiah (Gekijōban Cardfight!! Vanguard: Neon Messiah) on July, 2015 4 at 9:45am. Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie‘s English language producer Shunichi Taira will introduce the screening, and “Cardfight!! Vanguard evangelist Dr. O” will hold a Q&A session afterwards.

Anime Expo is also premiering Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, the English dub of Aldnoah.Zero, and the English dub of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Anime Expo has also announced that it will host Pony Canyon’s producer Shinichi Nakamura and music producer Yoshifumi Yarimizu. The two will take part in the PONYCAN USA industry panel on July 3, 2015 at 11:00am.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo to Host the Premiere of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure English Dub

Anime Expo has announced that it will host JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure television anime director Naokatsu Tsuda. He will present the English dub premiere of the anime alongside voice actor Ben Diskin, who plays Joseph Joestar in the English dub.

The television anime of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga began airing in Japan in 2012. The sequel series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, began airing in Japan in April 2014, followed by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc in January 2015. Crunchyroll simulcast both the original series and the sequels.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure with the English dub and subtitles on DVD and digital on July 28, 2015.

Source: ANN

Little Witch Academia 2 to Premiere at Anime Expo

Anime Expo has announced that Studio Trigger’s Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari will appear at Anime Expo to premiere Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, the sequel to Little Witch Academia. The screening will be held on July 3, 2015 at 5:45pm and will be followed by a Q&A session with the guests. Imaishi and Yoshinari will also have autograph sessions during the convention.

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade was funded through a Kickstarter campaign which surpassed its main goal of US$150,000 in five hours. The campaign ended one month later in August 2013 and accumulated US$625,518 (about 74 million yen) from 7,938 pledgers to reach its stretch goals. The final product is slated to run for 40 minutes.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo Announces Tomoyo Kurosawa and Yumiri Hanamori as Guests

Anime Expo has announced that anime voice actresses Tomoyo Kurosawa and Yumiri Hanamori will be guests at their next convention.

Kurosawa’s credits include Welcome to the Space Show, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, and Sound! Euphonium. Hanamori’s credits include Etotama, The Rolling Girls, and Aiura.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN