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New York is a city that has had a long history with anime. From the first clubs to emerge from the East Village trading Star Blazers tapes, to Chinatown influx of anime and import video games, to everything from Streamline’s initial release of Akira to the latest Love Live movies hitting the arthouse theaters. That tradition continues with the upcoming Anime NYC convention.
Held November 16 to 18 at the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street), Anime NYC had its premiere installment in 2017, gaining fan attention. This year’s convention features new world premiere screenings, panel discussions, a plethora of musical acts, and more. One of the world premiere is the first episode of Mob Psycho 100 II, the second season of the incredibly bizarre supernatural action comedy from One, the creator of One Punch Man. Studio Trigger will be showcasing their latest projects, SSSS Gridman and Promare as part of a series of panels.
For the culinarily inclined, Anime NYC will also feature Ramen Summit 2.0, featuring Keizo Shimamoto (Chef-Owner – Ramen Shack / Ramen Burger) and Kenshiro Uki (VP of Operations – Sun Noodle / Ramen Lab) alongside three amateur ramen-cooks as they discuss the rise of the Japanese soul food in New York. Sci-fi illustrator extraordinaire and character designer, Range Murata, will be signing autographs and appear at panels in conjunction with newly emerged publisher, Denpa. Veteran of Gainax and current Studio Trigger animator, Hiromi Wakabayashi, will appear as part of the Studio Trigger panels. Producer Naohiro Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt), will be presenting a preview of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam NT, the latest in the perennial series with anti-war messaging and toyetic military mechs.
The convention also features an Artist Alley with publishers, artists, and creators from all over the world. Presented in conjunction with Anime NYC is Anisong World Matsuri at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is the first time the concert series as been presented in the US, and features acts including Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, Morning Musume。’18, and more.
To learn more, go to: http://animenyc.com/
Anime NYCNovember 16 - 18, 2018
Javits Center655 W 34th StNew York, NY 10001
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