NY Anime Festival 2011

New York Anime Festival (NYAF) is taking place October 14 - 16, 2011 atnyanime-Naruto-Shippuden the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York City.

This year, fans of all things comic have a treat in store: NY Comic Con and NY Anime Festival are joining forces to present a real mangapalooza for Tri-State area fans.

Kicking off the festivities is a free evening of entertainment with DJ/artist Z-Trip.

"This is the first time that we have kicked off New York Comic Con with an official evening of entertainment and I know that we will have a packed house," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC.

Special Guests at NYAF include:

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Dai Sato and Katushiro Harada will be present at NYAF as well:

Also attending are

 A Special Guest with a mini-retro is Makoto Shinkai. Although a relative newcomer to the anime feature screen, he already has several potential classics to his credit which will be screening at NYAF:

Shinkai will introduce the NY Premiere of his latest film, Hoshi O Ou Kodomo / Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.
Shinkai will also be in Conversation with Roland Kelts.

Aniplex of America presents:

Several excellent Panels are being presented, including:nyanime-Tiger-Bunny

plus panels with

Other events are:

Fundraising for Japan relief efforts continues. There will be an Art for Hope preview, as well as a limited edition poster available for a suggested minimum donation of $5 (all proceeds benefiting Architecture for Humanity).

For more information, go to www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

New York Anime Festival
October 14 - 16, 2011

Jacob Javits Convention Center
55 West 34th Street
New York City