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Anime Expo 2015 - July 2nd - 5th @ the Los Angles Convention Center 
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Thursday, July 2
 

9:00am

Cosplay Gathering Test
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

10:00am

AMV Showcase

We’ve reached into our grab-bag and came up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!


Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
AMV Room LACC - 515A

10:00am

Future Card Buddyfight Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Bushiroad Gaming Area  - Registration at 10am, tournament starts at 12noon.  Best of 3 Modified Swiss

Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Force of Will Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Desunation Gaming Area  - Registration at 10am, tournament starts at 12noon.

Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Looney Labs Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Looney Labs area - Come play all your favorite Looney Labs games including Fluxx, Just Desserts, Pyramid Games and more!

Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Steve Jackson Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Come play all your favorite SJG games including Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Mars Attacks Dice and more!

Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:00am

BESM Character Creation/Registration
Tabletop Gaming - BESM Game Area

Thursday July 2, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:30am

FUNimation's Guide to Anime Expo

Premieres, panels, promotions, and plenty more! Learn everything you need to know about what’s going on with FUNimation this year at Anime Expo. Tweet us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes. You could even get exclusive tickets to attend the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ red carpet dub premiere event later that evening.


Thursday July 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

11:30am

AX 2005 AMV Competition Time Travel Replay!

Ever wonder what AMVs were popular back in 2005? Want to enjoy a bit of nostalgia? Come join us as we take a 10-year trip to the past to re-enact the AX2005 AMV Competition, complete with applause metered judging!


Thursday July 2, 2015 11:30am - 2:15pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

12:00pm

Shuffle Workshop

Learn some Shuffle foot-work for EDM style music to dance too. This is for Beginners and Intermediate, all welcome!


Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dance Concourse

12:00pm

Samurai 7 (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

12:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Co-op Mission Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Settlers of Catan Tournament
Swiss style tournament for one of the most revered Euro-games around.

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Legendary: Marvel Deckbuilding Game
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - Sessions starting at noon, 3pm and 6pm.  $5 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Cryptozoic Entertainment Demos
Tabletop Gaming - Cryptozoic Gaming Area  - Demo Games like Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game, Teen Titans Deck Building game, Attack on Titan Vertical Board Game, Epic Spell Wards of the Battle Wizards, Spyfall and more!

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:15pm

Yumiri Hanamori

Come and see the selected episode of “ETOTAMA” (with English subtitles) and enjoy a unique experience at Anime Expo 2015: Voice actress Yumiri live on stage in a one time only performance based on her hit anime! She will answer your questions about her work and the secrets of “ETOTAMA” & “THE ROLLING GIRLS”, and will preview her newest title for 2015. Plus, we will have special gift giveaways for all attendees and a fan-favorite Japanese game with Yumiri - the winners get original prize!


Speakers
avatar for Yumiri Hanamori

Yumiri Hanamori

Voice Actress
Yumiri Hanamori is a voice actress and a high school student from Japan. Her nickname is Hana-bei. Her credits include Sachiko Umemoto in Ace of the Diamond, Chiaya Misono in The Rolling Girls, and Uri-tan in Etotama. She is known for her singing talent and sang character songs for The Rolling Girls and Etotama. She has also done voice work in games such as Gin Minowa in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Amu in Rebellion Blade and Popo in Crusaders&rsquo... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

12:15pm

Soul Eater Not! (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:30pm

Yakitate!! Japan (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

12:30pm

How to Survive Your First Convention!
Thursday July 2, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

12:45pm

Crunchyroll Presents Exclusive Premiere of Rokka
Don't miss your chance to catch this EXCLUSIVE premiere of episodes 1 AND 2 of Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-! Be the the first to see the beginning of this exciting new fantasy adventure!

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

12:45pm

TOKYOPOP <3 AX 2015!
Join “Stu & the Crew” (Stu Levy and Team TOKYOPOP) for some cool announcements — be in the know before your friends!

Thursday July 2, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

1:00pm

The Complete Guide to Creating Comics/Manga: Concept Design, Writing, & Marketing

Every comic and manga starts with a story. In this session, you’ll learn how to refine a concept and how to turn that concept into a fully-fledged script ready to be drawn. We cover the whole writing process, from the initial idea to research, working through multiple drafts, working with editors, collaborating with artists, and how to take the comic you’re making and connect with an audience. The writer is the team-leader – learn how to lead, starting here!


Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

1:00pm

The Music of Yoko Kanno Fan Panel
Do you love the music of "Ghost in the Shell: SAC," "Cowboy Bebop," "Terror in Resonance," and "Space Dandy?" Then you have heard the music of Yoko Kanno! Yoko Kanno is one of the most fascinating composers of anime music working today. From her orchestral works, to her jazz works, to theme songs and background music, her works are always riveting, moving, and invigorating. Join professors David F. Lopez, Elliott Jones, and John Marr as they explore her diverse, fascinating, yet always engaging music!

Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

1:00pm

Black Bullet (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:00pm

Contest Check In
Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke 2 150 C

1:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - City of Danger (intro adventures)
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area

Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 3 511 ABC

1:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 3:00am
Kentia Hall

1:15pm

VIZ Media Panel

Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles including huge hits like NARUTO, DEATH NOTE, SAILOR MOON, RANMA ½, TOKYO GHOUL and more! So come join us for an hour. Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling and probably some clapping. Hosted by Urian Brown, Charlene Ingram and VIZ Media staff and special guests!


Thursday July 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

1:30pm

LeSean Thomas & Thomas Romain: Cannon Busters Panel
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Romain

Thomas Romain

Animator; Director
Thomas Romain is a Tokyo-based French animation artist. After graduating from Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image in 2002, he co-created the anime-inspired show Code Lyoko which was broadcast on Cartoon Network (2003-2007). He then moved to Japan to co-direct the French-Japanese TV series Oban Star-racers (2006), which caught the eye of Shoji Kawamori, director at Satelight animation studio. Kawamori then offered Romain a position as a... Read More →
avatar for LeSean Thomas

LeSean Thomas

Producer; Director; Illustrator
South Bronx NYC native, LeSean Thomas is a television animation producer, director, and illustrator operating out of Los Angeles, California, contributing to television animation in the United States for over 10 years. He is the creator, writer, and director of Cannon Busters: The Animated Series Pilot, which is based on the creator-owned comic book of the same name. Thomas is working with Japanese animation studio Satelight, to release the... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

1:30pm

The Eccentric Family (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

1:45pm

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel
Come and hear Sentai's latests news and licensing announcements!

Thursday July 2, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

1:45pm

Mekakucity Actors (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

2:00pm

Ogeeku Presents: Amplify your Fandom in the Digital World

As media evolves into the digital age, anyone can have his or her voice be heard. Whether you love to examine the physics of a Kamehameha blast or show off your latest cosplay, join us for a discussion of how to take a passion for geeky culture and expand it through digital platforms. Creators from various platforms will be in attendance to discuss how they spread their geeky message to the world.  


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

2:00pm

2015 Open Auditions Kick-off Panel presented by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Aniplex of America

The Open Auditions are back! Do you want to be a voice actor for an anime series?  Think you got the talent to bring characters on the screen to life? Then come and hear what it takes to participate in the AX 2015 Open Auditions presented by Bang Zoom Entertainment!  in partnership with Aniplex of America. Join us to kick-off and get the details on what to expect for this year’s amazing Open Auditions!


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

2:00pm

ParaPara Dancing Workshop

Come learn the Japanese synchronized dance movements to music styles like Japanese Synthpop & EuroBeat. This is Beginners to Advance, all welcome!


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dance Concourse

2:00pm

Toradora! (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

2:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Hugiyanto Table

Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 2 Headed Giant
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Contestant Warm-ups
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

2:00pm

Dragon Ball Z TCG Tournament
Panini Z standard tournament rules

Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena Introductory Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Max Participants: 8 players. Prizes for all participants.

Thursday July 2, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:15pm

Audio Mixing for Masquerade Performances
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

2:30pm

AMV 101: The Basics

Want to make an AMV? Looking for some additional tips? We can help! Join us as we explore the arts of AMV creation. Make sure to bring lots of questions!


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

2:30pm

Log Horizon Season 2 (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

2:30pm

Good Smile Company: How Your Favorites Become Figures

Join Good Smile Company’s Mamitan and Takanori Aki (Aki-san) CEO of Good Smile Company as they discuss how your favorite characters become figures! How do they get chosen? How can fans help? As well hear about the newest figures coming from Good Smile Company!


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

2:30pm

Taiko Demo & Workshop
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

2:45pm

SPJA Board of Directors Open Session
Thursday July 2, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

2:45pm

Aimer
Speakers
avatar for Aimer

Aimer

Musician
Female Japanese recording artist Aimer has a voice that will both haunt and amaze you. Speeding to stardom with her cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” she is now quickly becoming popular for her anime opening themes for series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, No. 6, Terror in Resonance, and Natsuyuki Rendezvous.


Thursday July 2, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

3:00pm

Ayako Kawasumi Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actress
Ayako Kawasumi is a voice actor originally from Tokyo. As one of Japan’s most prolific voice actors, Kawasumi has voiced countless iconic anime characters throughout her career including Saber from Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Megumi Noda from Nodame Cantabile, and Erina Pendleton from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Her most recent work includes her role as Moffle from the anime series Amagi Brilliant Park.


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

3:00pm

A Certain Scientific Railgun (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:00pm

Tanto Cuore Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Prizes for all participants.

Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:15pm

WagakkiBand
Speakers
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WagakkiBand

Musician
WagakkiBand is the “New Wave of Rock Entertainment” that fuses shigin (poetry recitation, one of Japanese traditional performing arts), wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments), and rock music. They are already recognized by many US fans from their YouTube smash hit, “Senbonzakura” which has over 20 million views. Their latest single, “Ikusa/Nadeshiko Sakura” is the theme song for the anime adaptation... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

3:15pm

Bushiroad Industry Panel

Find out about upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight releases, sanctioned tournaments and meet the producers of the card games!


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

3:15pm

Naruto Screening
Thursday July 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

3:45pm

The AMV Gameshow

Think you know AMVs? Even if not, everybody’s got a shot in this ultimate game of AMV trivia filled with chances to win awesome prizes and the glory of AMV Gameshow Champion. You do NOT want to miss this.


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

3:45pm

"ETOTAMA" & "Denki-gai" Screenings
Thursday July 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

4:00pm

League of Legends Cosplay Community
Members of the growing cosplay community for League of Legends (LoL), the most popular video game in the world today, will discuss the positive nature of the LoL cosplay community, past and present projects, and their relationship with the LoL creators from Riot Games. By featuring some of the community’s members’ stories and experiences, they hope to inspire cosplayers of all shapes and artistic ability to join cosplay from this unique game.

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

4:00pm

Quest Complete! BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment RPG Panel
Join BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. as they discuss their upcoming JRPG games including Tales of Zestiria, Project X Zone, Sword Art Online and more!  

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

4:00pm

Shuffle Workshop

Learn some Shuffle foot-work for EDM style music to dance too. This is for Beginners and Intermediate, all welcome!


Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dance Concourse

4:00pm

Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

4:00pm

Late Comedy Show Workshop
Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Chaos Draft
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $30 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Munchkin Tournament Qualifier
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Winner advances to tournament finals on Saturday 7/4/15 at 12noon.

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:15pm

TRIGGER Panel

Come join an exclusive panel with, Masahiko Otsuka, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Yoh Yoshinari and other TRIGGER staff as they talk about their studio and works. 


Speakers
avatar for Hiroyuki Imaishi

Hiroyuki Imaishi

Director; Animator
Hiroyuki Imaishi is an acclaimed animation director/animator of Studio TRIGGER. Previously staffed at Studio GAINAX, Imaishi began as in-betweener for Neon Genesis Evangelion. After his directorial debut with DEAD LEAVES in 2004, Imaishi went on to direct the hit seriesGurren Lagann; which won him an award during the 12th Animation Kobe ceremony. Founding Studio TRIGGER in 2011, Imaishi directed the studio’s first series KILL la KILL in... Read More →
avatar for Yoh Yoshinari

Yoh Yoshinari

Animator
Graduating from Tokyo Design Academy, Yoh Yoshinari entered GAINAX as an animator and illustrator. Aside from his breathtaking illustrations, Yoshinari’s animation work is explosive while exhibiting an eccentric fluidity. As a respected figure in the Japanese animation industry and with fans all over the world, Yoshinari has taken part in many popular titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Valkyrie Profile (1999), FLCL (2000... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

4:15pm

Aniplex of America Industry Panel

Sword Art Online II, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, DURARARA!! X 2… from all the hot new titles to timeless fan-favorites, Aniplex of America has got you covered. Come hear about all the latest and greatest of what we have in store for 2015: our newest streaming titles, our fan-favorite products, upcoming releases, and special announcements! Be sure to stay for the Q&A section and a chance to win exclusive prizes. Join us and see why so many anime fans agree that it’s only the best with Aniplex!


Thursday July 2, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

4:30pm

Vertical Manga
Vertical, publishers of Gundam the ORIGIN, Flowers of Evil, Ninja Slayer and GTO, returns to AX to share their knowledge of the manga industry and information about new acquisitions. Come for the industry information and stay for a Q&A session. We know you will leave the panel more informed and hungry for manga!

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

4:30pm

Blue Spring Ride (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

4:45pm

10 Things to Know Before Moving to Japan
Ever dreamed about spending an extended vacation or working holiday in Japan? Want advice and to ask questions that only residents of Japan would know? There is more to know about Japan than just anime and school girls! This panel will discuss important things to know before visiting or moving to Japan. Learn an array of everyday, but essential knowledge from how to sign up for National Health Insurance to advice on how to simply live cheap in Japan. 


Thursday July 2, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

4:45pm

Inside the Voice Actor's Studio I
Interested in the voice acting profession? Come get firsthand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! professionals in an intimate setting! Band Zoom! Entertainment is an award-winning, full-service audio post and creative production company.

Thursday July 2, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

4:45pm

No Game No Life English Dub Premiere
Thursday July 2, 2015 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

5:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Competitive Race Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Silocky Table

Thursday July 2, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Masters 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $40 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:00pm

Karaoke Contest Preliminaries
Thursday July 2, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

5:15pm

Parents' Guide to Anime
Thursday July 2, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

5:15pm

5:30pm

Awesomecore AMVs

There are some AMVs that are just plain bad, and then there are AMVs that are so stupendously bad they fall through the floor and land in the core of awesome! Come join the fun or ELSE we’ll give you a prize! (You DON’T want a prize.)


Thursday July 2, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

5:30pm

Noragami (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

5:45pm

Anime News Network Q&A

Meet the editors of the internet’s #1 anime news site, Anime News Network! Find out about exciting new developments at the site, ask some questions and win some cool free stuff!


Thursday July 2, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

5:45pm

Guest of Honor Welcome Ceremony
Thursday July 2, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

5:45pm

EXPELLED FROM PARADISE English Dub Screening Presented by Aniplex of America

Watch the award-winning sci-fi animated feature film directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist) and written by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) utilizing the most state-of-the-art 3DCG technology now dubbed! Featuring the voices of Wendee Lee as Angela Balzac, Steve Blum as Dingo and Johnny Yong Bosch as Frontier Setter.  


Thursday July 2, 2015 5:45pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

6:00pm

Baccano! (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

6:00pm

The World of WAKFU! Screening
Thursday July 2, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

6:00pm

Love Letter Tournament
Game Tournament (Demo sessions available 7/2/15 @ 1pm)

Thursday July 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Mini Master
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry

Thursday July 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Munchkin Tournament Qualifier
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Winner advances to tournament finals on Saturday 7/4/15 at 12noon.

Thursday July 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:15pm

Yoshiaki Kawajiri & Yoichi Mori: New Project Preview
Unified Pictures and Digital Frontier are announcing the development of our new co-production project from our renowned creative team.

Thursday July 2, 2015 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

6:15pm

The Do's and Don't's of Fanfiction

Whether you're a beginner writer or a veteran fanfic legend, come on by and we'll go over the basics and fundamentals to making a good fanfiction! Along the way, we will also share our own tips and tricks that will help you through common problems as a writer. Wonder why you aren't getting any reviews? Have a bad case of the dreaded writer's block? Or are you banging your head against the keyboard asking how to form words? Well, let's fix that!


Thursday July 2, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

6:30pm

Anime Anonymous
Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime, manga and anime RPGs. This is a meet-up/discussion group that discusses the feelings people will experience when watching anime, reading manga and playing through anime related games. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.

Thursday July 2, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

6:30pm

AX'15 Cosplay Chess!!!

Its human chess, with cosplayers! We're back once again to bring you your favorite characters and have them wage battle each other on a giant chess board in the most epic game of chess ever! Cosplay Chess, the mega evolution, pits your most beloved and hated anime characters in a grueling match where only one side can come out victorious. If you missed it last year or want to be part of it, here is your chance!!


Thursday July 2, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

6:45pm

AMV Showcase

We’ve reached into our grab-bag and came up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!


Thursday July 2, 2015 6:45pm - 8:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

6:45pm

The Last: Naruto the Movie
Thursday July 2, 2015 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

7:00pm

50% Off Octopimp YouTube Panel
Speakers
avatar for Alexander Gross “Octopimp”

Alexander Gross “Octopimp”

Digital Influencer; YouTuber; Creator
Alex (Octopimp) is a voice guy who does voice things online. You might know him from the series 50% OFF which he makes with his pal Sparky. It's dumb and you probably shouldn't watch it. Man, I need 600 characters for this bio, that's WAY too many. I wonder if anyone reads these things. If you read this please send an email to didyoureadalexsbio@gmail.com. I'm actually going to register that email right now hang on a second. Ok, done. If you read... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

7:00pm

Anime & Manga in the Classroom
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

7:00pm

Sword Art Online II (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

7:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Darke Rites at Fort Dalton
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Thursday July 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kentia Hall

7:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Oubliette of Fort Iron
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Thursday July 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kentia Hall

7:15pm

Skullgirls & Lab Zero Games
Meet with Lab Zero Games, the team responsible for the critically-acclaimed Skullgirls Encore, which has been adding new characters and features since its wildly successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Listen to stories about Skullgirls' eventful development and find out what it's like to bring a 2D, hand-animated fighting game to the latest consoles.

Stick around for an exciting reveal!

Thursday July 2, 2015 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

7:30pm

FLCL (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

7:30pm

Martian Successor Nadesico (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

7:30pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (16+)
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Dance Concourse

7:45pm

AMV Competition Pre-Show & Seating
Thursday July 2, 2015 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

8:00pm

Maryknoll Japanese Shotokan Karate Club
Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

8:00pm

Miles Jai
Speakers
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Miles Jai

Digital Influencer; YouTuber; Comedian
"Miles Jai, whose channel is MilesJaiProductions, is a comedian on YouTube and is among one of the top subscribed LGBT-themed channels with over 500,000 subscribers. Miles' videos consist of improvised sketches, vlogs and makeup tutorials, all filmed either in his room in Lompoc, CA, with his friends in LA, or around his hometown, Las Vegas."


Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

8:00pm

Late Comedy Show: The Roast (18+)

Regular competitors and champions of Anime Expo's Last Comic Standing gather to honor and defile each other, and toast the previous year's winner. This panels will run in a typical roast format, with each contributor speaking a short monologue, joking about various other regulars, and a final bit to the honoree. At the end of the panel, the honoree and last year’s winner of Last Comic Standing 2014, Caitlin Macatee, goes on. 


Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

8:00pm

Karaoke Contest Semifinals
Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

8:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

8:00pm

AX presents MCZ with Special Guest KISS at Microsoft Theater
Speakers
avatar for KISS

KISS

Musician
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special... Read More →
avatar for Momoiro Clover Z

Momoiro Clover Z

Musician
Starting out as the “Idols you can meet now,” Momoiro Clover Z made their major debut in May of 2010 with “Let’s Go! Phantom Thief Girls.” Their 2nd album “5TH DIMENSION,” was the first to reach the 1st position in the Oricon Weekly Chart, then in March of 2014 they had their “2DAYS” concert in the National Olympic Stadium, something that they truly desired. At the end of last year, they... Read More →


Thursday July 2, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Microsoft Theatre LA Live

8:30pm

Durarara!!x2 (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

8:45pm

DIGITAL MANGA INC. Industry Panel

Come and check out Digital Manga Inc's 2015 new licenses, acquisitions, plans and announcements for 2015 and 2016.  We are doing it bigger and better this year. Detailed information on our Hentai fest and our special guest of honors. Come and join our localization team, DMG – Digital Manga Guild to gain valuable experience for the manga industry and there will be drawings, giveaways and fun Q&A.


Thursday July 2, 2015 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

8:45pm

Big Hero 6: Art of Character Animation

Join Walt Disney Animation Studios' Animation Supervisors Brent Homman, Michael Franceschi and Jason Figliozzi present Big Hero 6: The Art of Character Animation. They will share the research, development and inspiration the animation department underwent including: pre-production, visual development, modeling, rigging, posing and character exploration. They will focus on the challenges of the film including a large cast of main characters and the variety of animation needed for the film from subtle moments to action scenes. Big Hero 6 Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) is a boy genius who attends the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. He’s joined by Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung); Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Fred (T.J. Miller) and Baymax (Scott Adsit)all wind up to battle a villain whose identity is concealed behind a Kabuki mask.



Thursday July 2, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

9:00pm

Attack on Titan (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

9:00pm

Ga Rei Zero (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

9:00pm

Samurai Champloo (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

9:00pm

The Late Comedy Show: Tryouts (18+)
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

9:00pm

Party Play: Ultimate Werewolf
Classic game of eat or be eaten!

Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Kentia Hall

9:00pm

Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

9:30pm

Hentai Remix with RABG (18+)
Hosted by Random Baked Goods, this interactive panel will give Anime Expo attendees an opportunity record their own hentai voice over with a unique twist. Popular and recognizable music from the 80s, 90s and current top 40 will be remixed with the voice tracks to give an unique look at the comedic side of human perversion. 

Thursday July 2, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

9:30pm

Karaoke Contest Finals
Thursday July 2, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

10:00pm

10:00pm

Danganronpa: The Animation (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

10:00pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (18+)
Thursday July 2, 2015 10:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 2:00am
Dance Concourse

10:30pm

Parastye -the maxim- (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 10:30pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

10:30pm

Samurai Flamenco (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 10:30pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

10:30pm

Sekirei (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 10:30pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

11:00pm

Kyle's Adult Panel (18+)
Thursday July 2, 2015 11:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:00am
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

11:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Thursday July 2, 2015 11:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke Events 150 AB

11:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Thursday July 2, 2015 11:00pm - Friday July 3, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 2 150 C

11:15pm

FAKKU Q&A (18+)

General question and answer session with members of FAKKU, the largest hentai publisher in the United States.


Thursday July 2, 2015 11:15pm - Friday July 3, 2015 12:15am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

11:30pm

KILL la KILL (1-3)
Thursday July 2, 2015 11:30pm - Friday July 3, 2015 1:00am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:00am

Terror in Resonance (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00am - 2:30am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

2:30am

Deadman Wonderland (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 2:30am - 4:00am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J
 
Friday, July 3
 

9:45am

Daisuki Industry Panel

Anime Consortium Japan Inc. was created to provide streaming service of official Japanese anime content and an e-commerce site to offer anime character-related goods to overseas fans. The major shareholders are BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., Cool Japan Fund Inc., ASATSU-DK INC., Aniplex Inc., TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd., SUNRISE Inc., TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO.LTD, NIHONAD SYSTEMS, INC. (NAS), and DENTSU INC. Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) has merged with Daisuki and is taking over their business and remodeling and upgrading all services. DAISUKI.net is currently streaming titles such as MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THEORIGIN, SWORD ART ONLINE 2, M3 the dark metal, Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION, KILL la KILL, SUSHI NINJA, and more. 


Friday July 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

10:00am

Anime Ushi Presents: Anime Alley

Part of Ogeeku.com, Anime Ushi's Anime Alley is a biweekly anime-themed podcast where the latest, and not so latest, anime and manga is discussed and debated. A series' theme, characters, their development and predictions are just a few topics featured on the show. Our panel will be recorded and featured as a special Anime Alley presentation on Ogeeku's site. Anime Alley's hosts, Ms Char and Gracie along with Youtube personality HappileeErin will be discussing with fans the best the 2015 Spring season of anime had to offer as well as what to look forward to in Summer. We encourage the audience to ask questions and challenge us on our knowledge.


Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

10:00am

Introducing Your Friends to Anime

Anime is so much more than mech¬suits and ninjas, but many folks can't see beyond stereotypes. Join the Anime Vice crew for this fun roundtable and learn how to bring more of your “anime-averse” friends, classmates, family and co-workers into the fold – because this artform really isn't as foreign as it seems! Stick around until the end, too, and get some personal recommendations!


Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

10:00am

Fan Film 101
Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

10:00am

AMV Creator Takover

Here’s your chance to meet the creators of some of your favorite AMVs as several revered creators takeover the room and present their works. 


Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:45am
AMV Room LACC - 515A

10:00am

Official Sailor Moon Panel

Sailor Moon Day is Friday and this panel is the start of a magical day of activities! Join the VIZ Media staff as well as cast members from the legendary series for news, updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide. Everyone attending will receive a special treat while supplies last!


Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

10:00am

Cardfight!! Vanguard Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Bushiroad Gaming Area  - Registration at 10am, tournament starts at 12noon.  Best of 1 Modified Swiss

Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Force of Will Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Desunation Gaming Area  - Registration at 10am, tournament starts at 12noon.

Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Looney Labs Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Looney Labs area - Come play all your favorite Looney Labs games including Fluxx, Just Desserts, Pyramid Games and more!

Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Steve Jackson Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Come play all your favorite SJG games including Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Mars Attacks Dice and more!

Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Cryptozoic Entertainment Demos
Tabletop Gaming - Cryptozoic Gaming Area  - Demo Games like Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game, Teen Titans Deck Building game, Attack on Titan Vertical Board Game, Epic Spell Wards of the Battle Wizards, Spyfall and more!

Friday July 3, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:30am

Ayano Mashiro
Q&A panel and special performance.

Speakers
avatar for Mashiro Ayano

Mashiro Ayano

Musician
Mashiro Ayano is a rising Japanese female pop singer born in Toyako, Hokkaido. Her straight and transparent vocal catches the attention of everyone who listens to her. Ayano's first single EP "ideal white" (opening theme for Fate/stay night) was released in 47 countries/regions via iTunes worldwide on October 22, 2014. In Japan, it has achieved #1 on iTunes anime chart, #2 on iTunes overall chart, and #6 on Oricon daily chart (Japanese... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

10:30am

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Group Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Atsuhiro Iwakami

Atsuhiro Iwakami

Producer
Iwakami has worked on many of Aniplex’s hit anime series including Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, the Garden of sinners and Oreimo to name a few.
avatar for Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actress
Ayako Kawasumi is a voice actor originally from Tokyo. As one of Japan’s most prolific voice actors, Kawasumi has voiced countless iconic anime characters throughout her career including Saber from Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Megumi Noda from Nodame Cantabile, and Erina Pendleton from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Her most recent work includes her role as Moffle from the anime series Amagi Brilliant Park.
avatar for Hikaru Kondo

Hikaru Kondo

President; Producer
Kondo founded ufotable in the year 2000 and has produced several anime series including all 7 of the theatrical series entitled The Garden of Sinners, Futakoi Alternative, Manabi Straight, Tales of Symphonia, Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. | | He opened “ufotable café” in the production studio for the purpose of interacting with fans, then we to open “ufotable dining” in Shinjuku and... Read More →
avatar for Takahiro Miura

Takahiro Miura

Director
Miura is the director of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. After working as the original illustrator on 2x2=Shinobuden and Futakoi Alternative, then as a producer/key animator on Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!, Miura worked as a first time director on The Garden of Sinners Chapter 6: Fairy Tale (Oblivion Recording).
avatar for Tomonori Sudo

Tomonori Sudo

Character Designer; Director
Sudo is the character designer and animation director of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. After working as the character designer and animation director on all 7 chapters of The Garden of Sinners, then as the character designer, animation director and being in charge of the picture storyboards for the TYPE-MOON animation, Fate/Zero, Sudo worked as a first time director on The Garden of Sinners – recalled out summer.


Friday July 3, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

10:45am

Official Gaia Panel

Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!


Friday July 3, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

10:45am

Dragon Ball GT (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

10:45am

Soul Eater (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

11:00am

PONYCAN USA Industry Panel

What is PONYCAN ? Find out, and learn about our popular titles “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”, “Denki-gai”, and “Sound! Euphonium”, plus new releases, upcoming titles, and more.

Be the first to watch sneak previews of our exciting new title promos! Then join a Q&A with special panelists from Japan, creators of PONYCAN titles: Shinichi Nakamura, producer of “K-ON!” and “Free!” and Yoshifumi Yarimizu, music producer of “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”. Everyone attending gets a surprise gift direct from TOKYO (while supplies last - come quick!) and can join in a fan favorite jan-ken pon game (Japanese rock-paper-scissors - super popular in Japan!) with special original prizes for the winners! Now you know why PONYCAN is so cool and fun! 


Friday July 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

11:00am

WAGNARIA!! (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

11:15am

Homestuck Beta Panel
Friday July 3, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

11:15am

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

11:15am

11:30am

11:45am

FUNimation Favorites

Join FUNimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics.  What’s your FUNimation favorite?  Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave and you could win a prize!


Friday July 3, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

12:00pm

Dance, Miku, Dance!

A look at the world of MMDs, where editors make Vocaloid and Touhou Project characters dance to their tune.


Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

12:00pm

Shonen Jump: Past, Present & Future

Hang out with the English-language editors of the world's most popular manga, plus special surprise guests! We've got exciting news about the latest new series, all-time fan favorites, and everything in between. Plus a chance to win amazing prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills. Don't miss it!


Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

12:00pm

KILL la KILL: Meet and Play with the English Cast

Don’t lose your way! Come and experience the world of KILL la KILL! Join the English Voice cast as they talk about their experiences with KILL la KILL while playing some games at the same time. There will be exclusive clips from the show, never-before-seen bloopers, cast commentary and more. Be sure to check out this panel before your body dries!


Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

12:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Competitive Race Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 6-pack Sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $25 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena Introductory Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Max Participants: 8 players. Prizes for all participants.

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Liar's Dice Tournament
The classic game of deduction and bluffing.  (Demo sessions available 7/2/15 @ 4pm)

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - City of Danger (intro adventures)
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Legendary: Marvel Deckbuilding Game
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - Sessions starting at noon, 3pm and 6pm.  $5 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:15pm

IA/KAGEROU PROJECT Concert Movie Screening
Speakers
avatar for IA

IA

Vocaloid
IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID3. 「IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-」and「IA ROCKS」are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views. | | She started her artist career by embarking on a live tour in 2012, followed by a dance music collaboration with the game, “GROOVE COASTER”, as well as collaborations with several fashion... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

12:15pm

Kimi no Todoke (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

12:15pm

My Little Monster (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

12:30pm

30 Years of Robotech
Friday July 3, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

12:30pm

PUNCH LINE (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

1:00pm

AXDance Lineup | DJ Meet & Greet

Come on in to the AXDance Room and meet some of our Inudstry DJs, Producers and Vocalists. This year's AXDance talent lineup is from the States, Japan and else where? Autographs and exclusive merch will only be done during this time frame so don't miss out!


Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dance Concourse

1:00pm

Aksys Games Panel

Panel discussing the lineup for Aksys Games into the latter half of 2015 and beyond.


Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

1:00pm

Otaku Parlimentary Debate Sign-Ups
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

1:00pm

Sailor Moon: Best Episodes
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

1:00pm

Karaoke En Español!
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke 3 511 ABC

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

1:00pm

YuGiOh TCG Tournament A
Players who did NOT play in a “Group A” event will be seated first for the associated “Group B” event.  If seats are still available, then players who played in the “A” event will be seated as space permits.

Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday July 3, 2015 1:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 2 150 C

1:15pm

1:30pm

How Discovering Japan Changed My Life
Friday July 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

1:30pm

The Complete Guide to Creating Comics/Manga: Designing Characters & Drawing Pages

Anybody can draw a picture – we’ll teach you to tell a story with your art. The second part of our trilogy series is all about creating interesting characters and then bringing them to life in your pages. We’ll cover character design (good and bad), laying out comic pages, how to keep those pages fun and exciting, and how to be the “director” of your story.


Friday July 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

1:30pm

Fabricating Fantasy! Bringing Fandom to Life through the Best of Online Content

Tony Swatton & Bryan Forrest (Man at Arms/Azeroth Armory), Tom Grey & Sonya Belousova (Player Piano), and Sarah Quillian and Wes Johnson (The Zelda Project / Smosh Games) share insights into creating some of the most popular online content based on popular film/tv/videogame properties. 


Friday July 3, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

1:45pm

Miss Monochrome Panel
Friday July 3, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

1:45pm

A Certain Magical Index (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

1:45pm

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:45pm

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Dub Premiere & Panel

Meet the English Cast, Ben Diskin, following exclusive English dub premiere screening of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE episode 3 and 10. 


Speakers
avatar for Ben Diskin

Ben Diskin

Voice Actor
Diskin has voiced a multitude of characters not only in anime, but also in video games and American cartoons. His credits include Sai from Naruto, Shoutmon from Digimon Fusion, Gurio Umono (formerly known as Melvin) from Sailor Moon, and Eugene from Hey Arnold.


Friday July 3, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

1:45pm

AMV Chef

It’s the legendary duel between two AMV masters who have mere hours to create a fresh AMV using a twisted selection of ingredients! It’s fun and games with prizes for the audience, but and sweat and stress for the chefs! 


Friday July 3, 2015 1:45pm - 4:45pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

2:00pm

Survey Corps Performance
Friday July 3, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

2:00pm

BESM Pre-Generated Character Game (RPG Session)
Tabletop Gaming - BESM Game Area

Friday July 3, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Co-op Mission Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Hugiyanto Table

Friday July 3, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 2 Headed Giant
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Giant Fluxx Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Looney Labs area - Round robin w/ multiple tables and editions.

Friday July 3, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:15pm

The Rolling Girls (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

2:30pm

Tomoyo Kurosawa

Join us for exclusive screenings of hit title “Sound! Euphonium”, and enjoy selected scenes featuring the character Istuki Inubozaki from “Yuki Yuna is a Hero” with Ituki’s voice actress Tomoyo Kurosawa live on hand for a Q&A!  The session features a jun-ken pon game (Japanese rock-paper-scissors - super popular in Japan) with Tomoyo, offering special limited-edition prize for the winners at the end of the panel. You are sure to fall in love with her! And all attendees will receive exclusive giveaway gifts while supplies last!


Speakers
avatar for Tomoyo Kurosawa

Tomoyo Kurosawa

Voice Actress
Tomoyo Kurosawa is one of the most successful young voice actresses today. Having studied acting from a young age and starring in television dramas, commercials, and plays as a child, she made her voice acting debut in 2010 as Natsuki Koyama in the anime movie Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW. Tomoyo Kurosawa also played Otome Arisugawa in Aikatsu!, voiced Miria Akagi inThe IDOL M@STER Cinderella Girls, Itsuki Inubozaki in Yuki Yuna is a Her and... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

2:30pm

2:30pm

Your Lie in April (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

2:45pm

Cosplay Photoshop 101 w/ Aicosu
Friday July 3, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

3:00pm

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:00pm

E-Gaming Tournament Finals
Friday July 3, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

3:00pm

Tanto Cuore Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Prizes for all participants.

Friday July 3, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:15pm

Daisuke Ishiwatari: Guilty Gear Xrd - The Vision

Panel discussing the creators’ vision for Guilty Gear Xrd when they were making it.


Speakers
avatar for Daisuke Ishiwatari

Daisuke Ishiwatari

Game Creator
Born in Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa on August 14th, 1973, Daisuke Ishiwatari is a game creator at Arc System Works in Yokohama, Japan.  He is best known as the father, aka General Director, of the “Guilty Gear” fighting game series. | In terms of creative production, he is a multi-talented creator who handles everything from scenario writing, game design, and character design to music composition.  He also... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

3:15pm

Bleach Screening
Friday July 3, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

3:15pm

FUNimation Industry Panel

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor—FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!


Friday July 3, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

3:30pm

Hikaru no Go (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

3:45pm

3:45pm

Thomas Romain
Speakers
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Thomas Romain

Animator; Director
Thomas Romain is a Tokyo-based French animation artist. After graduating from Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image in 2002, he co-created the anime-inspired show Code Lyoko which was broadcast on Cartoon Network (2003-2007). He then moved to Japan to co-direct the French-Japanese TV series Oban Star-racers (2006), which caught the eye of Shoji Kawamori, director at Satelight animation studio. Kawamori then offered Romain a position as a... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

3:45pm

Can I Kantai? You Too can Teikou!
Friday July 3, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

3:45pm

Negima! (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

4:00pm

Cosplay Careers & More! w/ Aicosu
Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

4:00pm

Kpop Battles! (Semi-Finals)

AXDance's 3rd year in a row hosting the Kpop Battles. The Kpop Battles is a "dance-cover" competition held live that is themed around Korean Popular Music. Entries dress up like their favorite artist and or groups and recreate their music videos in front of a live crowd. Our grand prize this year is passes to KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. Come see who makes it to the Finals which will be held July 4th at 4pm.


Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dance Concourse

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Chaos Draft
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $30 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Munchkin Tournament Qualifier
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Winner advances to tournament finals on Saturday 7/4/15 at 12noon.

Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 3 511 ABC

4:15pm

The Transmedia World of Ankama
Friday July 3, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

4:30pm

Inside the Voice Actor's Studio II

Interested in the voice-acting profession? Come get first-hand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! Professionals in an intimate setting! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an award-winning full-service audio post production studio.


Friday July 3, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

4:30pm

Official SAILOR MOON Cosplay Gathering

Join us before the World premiere of the Sailor Moon Crystal dub for a fan gathering of epic proportions! Dress in your Sailor Guardian or Villain best to show your Sailor Moon team spirit as well as have a chance be a part of upcoming Sailor Moon extra features. Everyone attending the fan gathering in cosplay will receive a special treat as well as a chance to win some cool prizes. Nearly 400 Sailor Guardians joined in last year, so let's see if we can beat that number for true AX Sailor VICTORY! 


Friday July 3, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

4:45pm

Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

5:00pm

All the Feels

Need a good cry? Bring a box of tissues and let yourself be sucked into these stories of inspiration, tragedy, and triumph.


Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

5:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Silocky Table

Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:00pm

Dodger YouTube Panel

Dodger is a Youtuber with a caffeine problem that is known mostly for her weekly "Gaming Newz" show, as well as her "Coffeh Time" vlogs. Dodger creates upbeat and cheerful videos that cover a wide range of games, DIY, anime, and manga.


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Lawson “Dodger”

Brooke Lawson “Dodger”

Digital Influencer; YouTuber; Creator
Dodger is a Youtuber with a caffeine problem that is known mostly for her weekly "Gaming Newz" show, as well as her "Coffeh Time" vlogs. Dodger creates upbeat and cheerful videos that cover a wide range of games, DIY, anime, and manga.


Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

5:00pm

Keynote Address - Mukokuseki: Teaching Anime in a Borderless World
Dr. Desser is Professor Emeritus, Cinema Studies, University of Illinois. He is widely considered to be one of the leading scholars of Japanese cinema in the U.S., and has written books on Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, and other Japanese directors, and contributed the commentary to the Criterion Collection DVD release of Seven Samurai. The focus of his talk will be on the relationships between anime and Japanese/Westerb cinema, and on his experiences through 40 years of teaching about Japanese film and television, both live-action and animated

Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

5:00pm

Eureka Seven (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

5:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Masters 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $40 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:00pm

Name That Karaoke
Friday July 3, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

5:15pm

Lunatic Joker Live Drawing Exhibition
Speakers
avatar for Luna Tsukigami/Lunatic Joker

Luna Tsukigami/Lunatic Joker

Illustrator; Mangaka
Luna Tsukigami (aka Lunatic Joker) is a Japanese illustrator and manga artist whose works have been featured in a variety of magazines and publications. His live drawing sessions are always crowdpleasers at events he attends. He is a regular contributor in the drawing tutorial corner, “CA Studio” in Kadokawa Comp Ace magazine. He has done illustration work for the light novels series “Kuzubako no Houkiboshi,” “Omae... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

5:15pm

Writing Fanfiction: The Basics & Beyond!
Friday July 3, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

5:15pm

Onegai Teacher (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

5:30pm

The AMV Art Gallery

Art can mean different things to different people. Not only is it a feast for the eyes, it can also evoke an emotion or make a complex social statement. Join us as we examine a selection of visionary AMVs that use the medium as a proper art form.


Friday July 3, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

5:30pm

5:30pm

Fashion Show
Friday July 3, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

5:45pm

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Premiere

Come take an exclusive first look at the premiere of Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade! This will be the first time Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade is screened in front of a live audience. Don’t miss out!


Friday July 3, 2015 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

6:00pm

Special FX VS. Non-Effects

Think AMVs are only as good as their special effects? Come take a second look as we compare the complex against the simple.


Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

6:00pm

Dub Premiere: Sailor Moon Crystal (1-2)
Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

6:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Darke Rites at Fort Dalton
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Oubliette of Fort Iron
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Mini Master
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry

Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Munchkin Tournament Qualifier
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Winner advances to tournament finals on Saturday 7/4/15 at 12noon.

Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

ALDNOAH.ZERO English Dub Premiere Presented by Aniplex of America

Aniplex of America presents the English Dub Premiere of ALDNOAH.ZERO! Be one of the first fans ever to witness select episodes of this extraordinary mecha drama series dubbed. There will be a special Q&A session with the English cast members following the premiere event.   


Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

6:00pm

Cosplay Poker: Texas Hold 'em A
Players who did NOT play in a “Group A” event will be seated first for the associated “Group B” event.  If seats are still available, then players who played in the “A” event will be seated as space permits.   Cosplay is not required for the Poker events, however players in judge-approved cosplay will be awarded extra chips at the start of the event.

Friday July 3, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:15pm

6:15pm

Assassination Classroom (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

6:30pm

Chii Sakurabi Performance
Friday July 3, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

6:30pm

Cowboy Bebop (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

6:30pm

Polymer Clay 101
Friday July 3, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

6:45pm

6:45pm

Tough Crowd
Friday July 3, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

7:00pm

Choose Your Own AMV Adventure! with Kyle Hebert

Remember last year's show? Come join us for an all new adventure told with fantastic AMVs hosted by Guest of Honor Kyle Hebert!


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Voice Actor
Kyle Hebert is a voice actor best known for Ryu (“Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter”) the Narrator/teen Gohan (“Dragonball Z”), Aizen (“Bleach”), Kiba (“Naruto”), Kamina (“Gurren Lagann”) and Ezreal/Jarvan/Graves (“League of Legends”). He also co-hosts a weekly geek news podcast, “The Big Bald Broadcast” on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast network.


Friday July 3, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

7:00pm

Kantai Collection (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

7:00pm

How to be in Character Without Really Trying
Friday July 3, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

7:00pm

Krostmaster: Arena Constructed Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - Bring 12 points of figures to play in a multiround swiss tournament.  Max Participants: 16 players. Prizes for all participants.

Friday July 3, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Kentia Hall

7:30pm

Titmouse Inc. Panel
Friday July 3, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

7:30pm

Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning
Friday July 3, 2015 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

7:30pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (16+)
Friday July 3, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Dance Concourse

7:45pm

Food Wars (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

8:00pm

The Ocarina Panel w/ Docjazz4
Friday July 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

8:00pm

8:00pm

Blue Gender (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

8:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Friday July 3, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

8:00pm

UKFC
Friday July 3, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

8:15pm

Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs)

Come and take a look into the world of Cosplay Music Videos as we present some of the clever and creative ways Cosplaying is featured to music.


Friday July 3, 2015 8:15pm - 9:15pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

8:30pm

FUNimation Peep Show (18+)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+ Wristband Required)


Friday July 3, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

8:30pm

Gundam Model Building for Adults (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

8:30pm

Corpse Princess (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

8:45pm

9:00pm

Stunt Fighting 101
Friday July 3, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

9:00pm

Party Play: Superfight
The ultimate game of "Who would win"!

Friday July 3, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00am
Kentia Hall

9:15pm

9:15pm

Toshio Maeda: Creator of La Blue Girl & Legend of the Overfiend (18+)

Join legendary hentai manga artist Toshio Maeda in a one-of-a-kind panel where he shares his love of all things perverted. Toshio is the creator of La Blue Girl,  Urotsukidōji (Legend of the Overfiend), Adventure Kid, and Demon Beast Invasion.


Speakers
avatar for Toshio Maeda

Toshio Maeda

Mangaka
Toshio Maeda, the self-proclaimed “tentacle master,” is a prolific Japanese hentai manga artist and one of the most influential artists of the 1980s and 1990s. He writes hentai manga for both men and women, and many of his works; including Urotsukidoji, La Blue Girl, Demon Beast Invasion, and Adventure Kid, have received anime adaptations.


Friday July 3, 2015 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

9:15pm

Late Comedy Show (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 9:15pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:15am
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

9:30pm

Best of AMV Hell

Still can’t get enough of AMV Hell? The AMV Hell community voted for their favorite clips from the early days of the legendary comedy project, see the best ones in this one hour super-cut.


Friday July 3, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

9:30pm

Casshern Sins (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

9:30pm

Wolf Children
Friday July 3, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

9:30pm

10:00pm

Boobs, Butts, or Twintails? (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

10:00pm

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (1-3) [18+]
Friday July 3, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

10:00pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00am
Dance Concourse

10:15pm

Naughty Figures (18+)

See the sexy, raunchy, wrong and sometimes silly world of 18+ PVC figures! Get an up-close look at what amazing sculpts Japan has to offer for those with an adult taste! Meet the team behind Native, one of the leaders in the 18+ figure world! Plus stay till the end to win some fabulous 18+ figures! 


Friday July 3, 2015 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

10:30pm

Voice Acting With Hentai (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

10:45pm

Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 (1-3)
Friday July 3, 2015 10:45pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:15am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

11:00pm

Comedy on the Edge (18+)

You know what these are. These are those “special” comedy AMVs that’d have parents hunting the coordinators down with pitchforks. Here’s a special late night block full of ‘em!


Friday July 3, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00am
AMV Room LACC - 515A

11:00pm

Comics And Comics - Anime Edition (18+)

Comics and Comics has been traveling the country delivering the geekiest stand-up comedy show in the multiverse.  Featuring Tom Franck, Tim Powers, Ed Greer, Ron Swallow, Sax Carr and Joe Starr, you will not find comedians who have traveled further down the rabbit hole of fandom.  From Attack on Titan to Kill La Kill, From Totoro to Gatchaman from Akira to Dragon Ball Z, rest assured all your anime bases will be covered!


Friday July 3, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:30am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

11:15pm

Whose Line is It? Anime! (18+)
Friday July 3, 2015 11:15pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 12:30am
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

11:30pm

FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching

Join FAKKU for their 5th year at Anime Expo as they share and provide commentary on select hentai titles, often yielding hilarious results. The panelists share stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back for more.


Friday July 3, 2015 11:30pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

11:45pm

Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone
Friday July 3, 2015 11:45pm - Saturday July 4, 2015 1:30am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:15am

Ghost in the Shell: Arise (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 12:15am - 1:45am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:30am

Heaven's Lost Property (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:30am - 3:00am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

1:45am

Psycho Pass Season 2 (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:45am - 3:15am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

3:00am

Afro Samurai (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00am - 4:15am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D
 
Saturday, July 4
 

9:45am

Ben Diskin
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

9:45am

Itaru Hinoue
Speakers
avatar for Itaru Hinue

Itaru Hinue

Illustrator; Character Designer
Itaru Hinoue works as illustrator and character designer at “Key,” a sub-brand of the Osaka based company VisualArts Co.,Lt | | She was involved as the original character designer for Kanon (which became an animated series twice), and the animated TV-shows and movies of AIR and CLANNAD, leading to a “social phenomenon.” | | Recently Little Busters!, which she also did character design for, became an animated series... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

9:45am

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

9:45am

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

9:45am

Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie: Neon Messiah US Premiere
Watch the US Premiere of the Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie: Neon Messiah! With a special introduction from Cardfight!! Vanguard English language producer Shunichi Taira, and following the movie will be a Q&A session with Cardfight!! Vanguard  evangelist Dr. O! Gift bags available to first 300 attendees.

Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

10:00am

Production IG Panel

Announcement of current and new titles, showing of trailers, introducing special guests and their new titles, sneak previews, lots of exclusive giveaways, Q&A.


Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

10:00am

Music Artist Spotlights

We picked a very specific selection of popular musical artists and created an AMV spotlight focusing on the best vids made to their music.


Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
AMV Room LACC - 515A

10:00am

Ace of Diamond (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

10:00am

Masquerade 101
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

10:00am

Munchkin Tournament Qualifier
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Winner advances to tournament finals on Saturday 7/4/15 at 12noon.

Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Steve Jackson Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area - Come play all your favorite SJG games including Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Mars Attacks Dice and more!

Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Looney Labs Games Session
Tabletop Gaming - Looney Labs area - Come play all your favorite Looney Labs games including Fluxx, Just Desserts, Pyramid Games and more!

Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Weiss Schwarz Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Bushiroad Gaming Area  - Registration at 10am, tournament starts at 12noon.  Best of 1 Modified Swiss

Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:00am

Cryptozoic Entertainment Demos
Tabletop Gaming - Cryptozoic Gaming Area  - Demo Games like Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game, Teen Titans Deck Building game, Attack on Titan Vertical Board Game, Epic Spell Wards of the Battle Wizards, Spyfall and more!

Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:15am

Shojo Beat Panel
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

10:15am

SUNRISE & BANDAI NAMCO Pictures Official Panel

An official joint panel presented by SUNRISE, and its newly established spinoff company BANDAI NAMCO Pictures (BNP). Presenters will be Akane Hagino, from SUNRISE (International Sales Dept. Manager), and Masayuki Ozaki from BNP (Executive Managing Director of BNP and Board Member of SUNRISE INC.) The panel will include a description of the two companies' operations, introduction of new works as well a Q&A session with fans.



Saturday July 4, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

10:30am

Junnyan
Speakers
avatar for Junnyan

Junnyan

Fashion Designer
Founder of the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion Walk, Junnyan wears many hats as an authority on Japanese street fashion and kawaii culture. Known as the Harajuku Kawaii Boy, Junnyan's work ranges from photographing Japan's unique fashion and art culture on his blog "Harajuku Kids," to DJing and hosting his own events in Harajuku. Junnyan has been featured in countless TV interviews and featured in magazines such as KERA for his unique and... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

10:30am

Gundam Model Building
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

11:00am

Touhou Project Fun Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Returning to AX for a second year!  Experience Touhou Project in a way you've never seen! Learn about the global fandom dedicated to the most prolific fan-made shooting game (per the Guiness Book of World Records).  Watch the latest fan-made content, to include Japanese and Western parody videos, cosplay, dedicated fan event footage, and more!  New and veteran Touhou fans welcome!   


Moderators
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

11:00am

Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

11:15am

Kids on the Slope (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

11:15am

Nisekoi (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

11:30am

Keiji Inafune & Eiko Tanaka Guest Panel
Speakers
avatar for Keiji Inafune

Keiji Inafune

Video Game Creator
Keiji Inafune is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on video game concept development and design. He has been named one of the top 10 game creators in the world by Gametrailers.com and has authored several books. Inafune was employed at CAPCOM for 23 years where he was the former Global Head of Production and Head of Research & Development Division. Inafune’s games generated large sales for CAPCOM over... Read More →
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Eiko Tanaka

Producer
After working at Studio Ghibli as a line producer for My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Eiko Tanaka e is now a producer at STUDIO4°C and has worked on films such as MEMORIES (1995), Spriggan (1998), Mind Game (2004), Tekkonkinkireet (2006), Genius Party (2007), the BERSERK trilogy (2012), the Animatrix anthology, Batman: Gotham Knight, Halo Legends, and the TV series ThunderCats. The latest film harmony/ (2015) will be... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

11:30am

Shirobako (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

11:30am

Yuki Yuna is a Hero Panel

Catch sneak previews of Episodes #11 and #12 (the final Episode) with English dubs. These won’t be released in the US until August - be among the first to see them! Voice actress Tomoyo Kurosawa (Voice of Itsuki Inubozaki) and music producer Yoshifumi Yarimizu will be on hand to answer all your questions and reveal the secret of “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”. Plus, you can join in a super popular Japanese game jan-ken pon with our panelists - the winner gets a special limited-edition prize! And all attendees will receive exclusive giveaway gifts while supplies last!


Speakers
avatar for Tomoyo Kurosawa

Tomoyo Kurosawa

Voice Actress
Tomoyo Kurosawa is one of the most successful young voice actresses today. Having studied acting from a young age and starring in television dramas, commercials, and plays as a child, she made her voice acting debut in 2010 as Natsuki Koyama in the anime movie Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW. Tomoyo Kurosawa also played Otome Arisugawa in Aikatsu!, voiced Miria Akagi inThe IDOL M@STER Cinderella Girls, Itsuki Inubozaki in Yuki Yuna is a Her and... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

11:30am

AMV Showcase

We’ve reached into our grab-bag and came up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen at AX before!


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 2:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

11:45am

Aza & Hori Q&A Cosplay Panel
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

11:45am

Cosplay Armor Making I
Saturday July 4, 2015 11:45am - 1:45pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

12:00pm

AMV Encore Seating & Pre-Show
Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 6-pack Sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $25 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Munchkin Tournament Finals
Tabletop Gaming - Steve Jackson Games area

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena Introductory Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Max Participants: 8 players. Prizes for all participants.

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - City of Danger (intro adventures)
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Legendary: Marvel Deckbuilding Game
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - Sessions starting at noon, 3pm and 6pm.  $5 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:15pm

Danganronpa: The Ordinary Process for Crafting Extra-Ordinary Stories
Speakers
avatar for Kazutaka Kodaka

Kazutaka Kodaka

Writer; Director
Kazutaka Kodaka is a writer/director at Spike Chunsoft. He served as writer and lead designer on the Danganronpa series, and as writer and director on the Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo spin-off game. He is also involved with assorted novel- and manga-scriptwriting projects.


Saturday July 4, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

12:15pm

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches author Miki Yoshikawa!
Crunchyroll brings you the author of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Miki Yoshikawa! Be sure to stop by to hear what the former assistant of Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima has to say about Yamada-kun and The Seven Witches and what it’s like to work on one of the hottest manga out there! Yoshikawa-sensei will also be holding autographs at the Industry Autograph Section today from 1:45PM - 2:45PM.

Speakers
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Miki Yoshikawa

Mangaka
Miki Yoshikawa made her pro manga debut in 2003 with Glory Days, a one-shot in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. After a stint as an assistant for Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), she published another one-shot, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, in Shonen Magazine Wonder in 2005. Yoshikawa’s best known work, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, started serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than 3 million copies.


Saturday July 4, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

12:30pm

How to Draw Manga & Portfolio Review

eigoMANGA artists and editors will hold a workshop tutorial to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.


Saturday July 4, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

12:30pm

AMV Encore & Awards
Saturday July 4, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:45pm

Little Witch Academia Panel
Saturday July 4, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

12:45pm

Spice and Wolf (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

1:00pm

Chicchai Ossan
Speakers
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Chicchai Ossan

Personality
Chicchai Ossan is one of Japan's top local mascots along with Kumamon and Funassy. There are more than 3000 mascots (called "Yuru Chara" or "Go-torch characters") in Japan, with each representing a specific prefecture or city. | Real name Shinichi Sakata, Chicchai Ossan is a middle-aged Japanese guy from Hyogo prefecture who speaks in Kansai dialect. Chicchai Ossan has become one of Japan's favorite pop culture characters with his sharp tongue... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

1:00pm

Love Live! School Idol Project - Recaps
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:00pm

Japanese Video Games: SHMUPS
Join the crew of the YouTube show STGWeekly for a tour through the genre of Japanese shoot ‘em ups. Learn some video game history. See awesome skill demonstrations. Win prizes! After the panel, join us in the console gaming area and play some games.

Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

1:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Fate/stay night [UBW] Special Event

Join us in the Main Events hall for a special treat featuring ufotable! Be one of the FIRST to see the English dub of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], enjoy a stunning performance by musical acts, and stick around for a Special Talk Session and Live Drawing with all of our guests from Fate/stay night.


Speakers
avatar for Aimer

Aimer

Musician
Female Japanese recording artist Aimer has a voice that will both haunt and amaze you. Speeding to stardom with her cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” she is now quickly becoming popular for her anime opening themes for series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, No. 6, Terror in Resonance, and Natsuyuki Rendezvous.
avatar for Mashiro Ayano

Mashiro Ayano

Musician
Mashiro Ayano is a rising Japanese female pop singer born in Toyako, Hokkaido. Her straight and transparent vocal catches the attention of everyone who listens to her. Ayano's first single EP "ideal white" (opening theme for Fate/stay night) was released in 47 countries/regions via iTunes worldwide on October 22, 2014. In Japan, it has achieved #1 on iTunes anime chart, #2 on iTunes overall chart, and #6 on Oricon daily chart (Japanese... Read More →
avatar for Atsuhiro Iwakami

Atsuhiro Iwakami

Producer
Iwakami has worked on many of Aniplex’s hit anime series including Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, the Garden of sinners and Oreimo to name a few.
avatar for Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actress
Ayako Kawasumi is a voice actor originally from Tokyo. As one of Japan’s most prolific voice actors, Kawasumi has voiced countless iconic anime characters throughout her career including Saber from Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Megumi Noda from Nodame Cantabile, and Erina Pendleton from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Her most recent work includes her role as Moffle from the anime series Amagi Brilliant Park.
avatar for Hikaru Kondo

Hikaru Kondo

President; Producer
Kondo founded ufotable in the year 2000 and has produced several anime series including all 7 of the theatrical series entitled The Garden of Sinners, Futakoi Alternative, Manabi Straight, Tales of Symphonia, Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. | | He opened “ufotable café” in the production studio for the purpose of interacting with fans, then we to open “ufotable dining” in Shinjuku and... Read More →
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Takahiro Miura

Director
Miura is the director of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. After working as the original illustrator on 2x2=Shinobuden and Futakoi Alternative, then as a producer/key animator on Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!, Miura worked as a first time director on The Garden of Sinners Chapter 6: Fairy Tale (Oblivion Recording).
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Tomonori Sudo

Character Designer; Director
Sudo is the character designer and animation director of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. After working as the character designer and animation director on all 7 chapters of The Garden of Sinners, then as the character designer, animation director and being in charge of the picture storyboards for the TYPE-MOON animation, Fate/Zero, Sudo worked as a first time director on The Garden of Sinners – recalled out summer.


Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

1:00pm

YuGiOh TCG Tournament B
Players who did NOT play in a “Group A” event will be seated first for the associated “Group B” event.  If seats are still available, then players who played in the “A” event will be seated as space permits.

Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 2 150 C

1:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00am
Karaoke 3 511 ABC

1:15pm

Digital Influencer Roundtable Panel
Ever wonder what goes into making a Let's Play? How about an Abridged Parody? Maybe a manga based podcast? Then this is the panel for you! Join our delightful trio of YouTube personalities to learn about the wonderful world of YouTube, Twitch, and more!

Saturday July 4, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

1:15pm

Amagi Brilliant Park (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

1:30pm

Inside the Voice Actor's Studio III
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

1:30pm

1:45pm

World of Weapons Demo & Workshop
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

2:00pm

Jpop Battles! The Finale

The Jpop Battles are a Japanese Pop "dance-cover" event in which we determine the winner for the best dance-cover routine and crown this year's Anime-Expo Jpop Battle Champions.


Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dance Concourse

2:00pm

Anime Expo Presents: Julietta Suzuki
Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

2:00pm

Anime Expo Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

2:00pm

BESM Created Character Game (RPG Session)
Tabletop Gaming - BESM Game Area

Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Co-op Mission Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Hugiyanto Table

Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 2 Headed Giant
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Acoustikaraoke!
Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

2:15pm

Free! Dub Premiere
Saturday July 4, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

2:30pm

2:45pm

2:45pm

Kodansha Comics Panel

The publisher of Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail, and many more reveals its new series for 2015 and 2016! General Manager Kana Koide and Senior Editor Ben Applegate will take your questions, make new announcements, and give out lots of free books and prizes!


Saturday July 4, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

2:45pm

3:00pm

Nozomi Special Screening
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

3:00pm

2015 Geekie Awards Presents: Cosplay & Costume Design - From Hobby to Career
Our experts provide valuable tips on how to break into the industries of cosplay/costume design, from marketing yourself to creating a buzz around your work, to running a business as a pro. Whether you’re a veteran or just starting out, this panel will help you take your talent to the next level.

Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

3:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:00pm

E-Gaming Tournament Finals
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

3:00pm

Anime Expo 2015 presents Cool Japan Festival featuring WagakkiBand & IA
IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID3. 「IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-」and「IA ROCKS」are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views. WagakkiBand is the “New Wave of Rock Entertainment” that fuses shigin (poetry recitation, one of Japanese traditional performing arts), wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments), and rock music.

Speakers
avatar for IA

IA

Vocaloid
IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID3. 「IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-」and「IA ROCKS」are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views. | | She started her artist career by embarking on a live tour in 2012, followed by a dance music collaboration with the game, “GROOVE COASTER”, as well as collaborations with several fashion... Read More →
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WagakkiBand

Musician
WagakkiBand is the “New Wave of Rock Entertainment” that fuses shigin (poetry recitation, one of Japanese traditional performing arts), wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments), and rock music. They are already recognized by many US fans from their YouTube smash hit, “Senbonzakura” which has over 20 million views. Their latest single, “Ikusa/Nadeshiko Sakura” is the theme song for the anime adaptation... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Club Nokia LA Live

3:00pm

Tanto Cuore Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - All Materials provided, no experience needed.  Prizes for all participants.

Saturday July 4, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:15pm

3:15pm

Bushiroad: Industry Guest Takaaki Kidani
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

3:30pm

The Complete Guide to Creating Comics/Manga: Digital Color & Lettering

The purely digital sides of comics/manga creation, the final session of our trilogy series teaches the fine art of using Photoshop and Illustrator to color and letter comics. Learn about color separations, how to apply tone in a simple three-step process, how to color efficiently to meet deadlines, and the art and value of good lettering. Color can change everything about how your story is seen, and lettering impacts everything about how it is read – start on the path of mastery here.


Saturday July 4, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

3:45pm

3:45pm

The Garden of Words
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

4:00pm

Art of Localization Revisited
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

4:00pm

ViZ Animation Panel featuring Neon Alley

Find out all that's new and awesome with the VIZ Animation team! We'll be talking about upcoming releases, share some announcements and tell you all about the anime streaming service, Neon Alley. Bring all your anime questions, too because we'll be here to answer them!


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

4:00pm

Now That's COMEDY!

Is it any wonder why it’s the most popular AMV category? Join us for a full block of comedy awesomeness! Get your seats early, they fill up fast!


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

4:00pm

Kpop Battles! The Finale

The Finale of the Kpop Battles. COme see who this year's Anime-Expo Kpop Battle Champions are!


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dance Concourse

4:00pm

Kpop Masquerade

The Kpop inspired and or themed cosplay showcase will be all walk-ons. This event will take place during the Half-Time show of the Kpop Battles Finale (during the judging process).


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dance Concourse

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Chaos Draft
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $30 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

4:00pm

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Panel
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

4:00pm

Acoustic Open Mic
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

4:30pm

Disgaea: Creating a Legacy
Debuting in 2003, Disgaea has become one of the most compelling tactical RPG series in history. Upon it’s beginning, Disgaea brought fresh new concepts to its genre - picking up and hurling itself with deep complexity and sense of humor of ridiculous levels. At this panel, NISA will be talk about how Disgaea has evolved over the years, its successes, and building upon its legacy. Oh, and don’t forget the prinnies!

Saturday July 4, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

4:30pm

Mikagura School Suite (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

4:30pm

Culture Japan Night with Danny Choo
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

4:45pm

Anime Clubs 101

Can’t get enough anime at home? Do you want to make new friends and have awesome events and gatherings? Then this is the panel for you! We will teach you how to organize, finance, and successfully operate your own Anime Club! We’ll go over how to recruit new members and plan interesting anime-themed events that will keep your club not only entertained, but also provide a safe and sociable environment. Hosted by CSUF Japanese Anime club, a successful college anime club with over a decade of experience! Stop on by!


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

4:45pm

Need Input! - A Panel for Cosplay Research
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

5:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Competitive Race Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Silocky Table

Saturday July 4, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:00pm

Manga & Anime Go to Hollywood!
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

5:00pm

Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

5:00pm

Special Screening Event
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

5:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Masters 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $40 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kentia Hall

5:15pm

Attack on Cleaning Corps
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

5:15pm

5:30pm

AMV Crossovers

It’s time once again to enter the world of the crossover AMV where many of your favorite anime characters live and interact in the same world as others, leading to some very interesting situations indeed.


Saturday July 4, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

5:45pm

MangaPod Book Club Panel w/ HappiLeeErin

Erin (HappiLeeErin) has a YouTube channel dedicated to talking about anime through reviews, first impressions, and vlogs, though mostly she just rambles incoherently about her feelings and fangirls over her husbando harem in all caps. She also hosts a podcast called MangaPod Book Club where she and three other hosts, as well as an occasional guest, discuss all or part of a manga every Tuesday. She's made it her life mission to make Kuroko no Basuke the most popular anime and manga in the world.


Speakers
avatar for Erin Lee “HappiLeeErin”

Erin Lee “HappiLeeErin”

Digital Influencer; YouTuber; Creator
Erin (HappiLeeErin) has a YouTube channel dedicated to talking about anime through reviews, first impressions, and vlogs, though mostly she just rambles incoherently about her feelings and fangirls over her husbando harem in all caps. She also hosts a podcast called MangaPod Book Club where she and three other hosts, as well as an occasional guest, discuss all or part of a manga every Tuesday. She's made it her life mission to make Kuroko no... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

6:00pm

Onegai Twins (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

6:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Darke Rites at Fort Dalton
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Oubliette of Fort Iron
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Mini Master
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

6:00pm

Cosplay Poker: Texas Hold 'em B
Players who did NOT play in a “Group A” event will be seated first for the associated “Group B” event.  If seats are still available, then players who played in the “A” event will be seated as space permits.   Cosplay is not required for the Poker events, however players in judge-approved cosplay will be awarded extra chips at the start of the event.

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

6:00pm

Concert Film Screening: μ's →NEXT LoveLive! 2014 ~ENDLESS PARADE~
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

6:00pm

Hero System RPG Session
Characters will be provided, players may bring pencil/paper for notes and/or dice if they wish to roll their own.  Seats are limited

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Kentia Hall

6:15pm

Cosplay Senpai Panel
The art of building a Cosplay following can be daunting. But have no fear, for you Senpai are here! Come join our fantastic Cosplay Senpai to learn about establishing your social media presence as a Cosplayer and more!

Saturday July 4, 2015 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

6:15pm

Copic Marker Essentials

From choosing paper to inking and coloring, this class gives a basic overview of how to use Copic products for creating your own manga. Learn how to pick blending colors, how to color like the pros, and see an airbrush demo. All supplies provided. 


Saturday July 4, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

6:30pm

Giant Robot Rumble
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

6:30pm

Yoshiaki Kawajiri & Yoichi Mori: New Project Q&A

Unified Pictures, Digital Frontier & team will answer submitted questions out of the first panel & give away prizes.


Saturday July 4, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

6:30pm

Gatchaman Crowds (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

6:30pm

E-SAKUGA: Art of Anime
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

6:45pm

Coming to a Theater Near You!

Anime Parody trailers have spawned a whole new class of AMVs, and we’ve got an hour full of them! These trailers might even be more interesting than the originals!


Saturday July 4, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

7:00pm

Sekai Project Industry Panel with Isuna Hasekura

Join Sekai Project's Industry Panel with our special Guest Isuna Hasekura! We'll talk about our current titles, and talk about where we're going from here! We'll also have a Q&A session with Isuna Hasekura


Speakers
avatar for Isuna Hasekura

Isuna Hasekura

Light Novelist
Isuna Hasekura is excited to make his first US appearance at Anime Expo as an Industry Guest of Sekai Project. Isuna Hasekura is the creator behind the award-winning light novel series, Spice and Wolf which has been adapted into an anime and manga series. He is also the writer behind the visual novel game trilogy, WORLD END ECONOMiCA. He’s working on the light novel Magdala de Nemure and the novelization of WORLD END ECONOMiCA. | Isuna... Read More →


Saturday July 4, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

7:00pm

Krostmaster: Arena Constructed Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - Bring 12 points of figures to play in a multiround swiss tournament.  Max Participants: 16 players. Prizes for all participants.

Saturday July 4, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Kentia Hall

7:15pm

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

7:30pm

7:30pm

Beyond the Boundary (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

7:30pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (16+)
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Dance Concourse

7:45pm

Let's Talk K-Pop with GtG
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

7:45pm

ACJ Industry Panel 2 Featuring God Eater
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

8:00pm

AMV Mortal Combat 2.0

Join in the fun as we pit several AMVs to fight it out in the video arena. Cheer on your favorites and decide their fate in AMV Mortal Combat!


Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

8:00pm

Draw Your Own Zombies w/ Copic

Have undead lurking in your brains? Need ideas for drawing your own withered corpses? This panel will unearth ways to bring your undead to life. The discussion will leave you crying out for brains. Drawing tools provided, zombie riot gear optional.


Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

8:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kentia Hall

8:00pm

Masquerade
Cosplayers from around the world spend months of preperation to show off their amazing costumes and innovative performances to compete in Anime Expo's Masquerade. 

Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

8:00pm

Vintage Anime LaserDisc Night
Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

8:15pm

Legend of Korra: The Fans' Perspective
Saturday July 4, 2015 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

8:15pm

Cosplay Wrestling Federation (18+)
Saturday July 4, 2015 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

8:45pm

9:00pm

The Now & Future of Visual Novels (18+)
Visual Novels are games with an interesting story and feature interaction with attractive anime characters.  We will showcase the latest visual novel releases from MangaGamer.com, and this year, we have invited a special guest: Ryuukishi07, writer of Higurashi When They Cry!

Saturday July 4, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

9:00pm

Yona of the Dawn (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

9:00pm

9:00pm

Karaoke Gong Show!
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

9:00pm

Party Play: Cards Against Humanity
The game that proves how horrible we all are.  (18+ event)

Saturday July 4, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Kentia Hall

9:15pm

Fazio vs. Anime (18+)

This is a comedy/education panel hosted by Anime Expo Last Comic Standing 2011 winner Matthew Fazio, who has performed at convention and comedy clubs all across the country. It's a mix of humor and discussion with all tropes and establishments in anime and pop culture get placed under the microscope. 


Saturday July 4, 2015 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

9:15pm

Femmes with Firearms

Who's the most dangerous gun-toting anime girl? This bastion of female empowering whoop-ass will settle that question.


Saturday July 4, 2015 9:15pm - 10:15pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

9:30pm

Whose Line is It? Anime! II
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

9:30pm

Summer Wars
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

9:45pm

Otaku Parliamentary Debate
Saturday July 4, 2015 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

10:00pm

AXDANCE NIGHT (18+)
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00am
Dance Concourse

10:15pm

FAKKU Presents: Bosshi and Toshio Maeda Q&A (18+)

Join legendary hentai manga artists Toshio Maeda and Bosshi in a one-of-a-kind question and answer panel. Both have published best selling books in Japan that have gone on to receive anime adaptations. Together they will share stories and experiences during their times in the industry and talk about their upcoming English releases.



Saturday July 4, 2015 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

10:30pm

Yaoi Bingo (18+)
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

10:30pm

AMV Hell 7

It’s back, AGAIN. Hell is eternal, but you’ll be laughing for every moment of this one!  Make sure to get your sin-bound seats early because this hand-basket to hell fills up fast!


Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
AMV Room LACC - 515A

10:30pm

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

10:30pm

Genshiken Second Generation (1-3)
Saturday July 4, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

11:30pm

FAKKU Presents: Hentai Manga & Doujinshi (18+)

Join FAKKU as they announce their new manga releases and discuss their recent transition into publishing. FAKKU will be making several announcements at the panel and will be joined by special guests from Japan.


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday July 5, 2015 12:45am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

12:00am

Freezing (1-3) [18+]
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00am - 1:30am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:15am

Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:15am - 2:15am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:30am

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (1-3) [18+]
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:30am - 3:00am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

2:30am

Death Parade (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 2:30am - 4:00am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J
 
Sunday, July 5
 

9:45am

Kyle Hebert
Sunday July 5, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

9:45am

Daily Lives of High School Boys (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

10:00am

Make Your Passion Your Job: Life as a Creative Professional
Join voice actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt (Naruto, Ben 10, Persona 3), comic book writer/artists Comfort Love and Adam Withers (The Uniques, Rainbow in the Dark), and animators David VanTuyle and Brianne Vanputte (Nickelodeon) for a discussion about working in creative professions – how to pursue a career in artistic fields, and what life is like when the creative outlet that you’re passionate about is also your job.

Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

10:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101 w/Aicosu
Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

10:00am

TOME Finale Screening and Q&A

Join Chris “Kirbopher” Niosi and the cast & crew of TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise for the premiere of the show’s season finale, followed by a special Q&A!


Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

10:00am

Mushi-shi (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

10:00am

My Love STORY!! (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

10:00am

AX 2015 AMV Competition - Best of the Non-Finalists

There’s only so many videos that we can put in the main competition, and our heart breaks at all of the awesome ones we didn’t have room to show you. These rough diamonds are worthy of your consideration!


Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:30pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

10:00am

Cryptozoic Entertainment Demos
Tabletop Gaming - Cryptozoic Gaming Area  - Demo Games like Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game, Teen Titans Deck Building game, Attack on Titan Vertical Board Game, Epic Spell Wards of the Battle Wizards, Spyfall and more!

Sunday July 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kentia Hall

10:15am

JET Program Panel
Sunday July 5, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

10:15am

A-To-J Connections IDOL 101 Panel
Japanese idols and idol groups have taken the Japanese music scene by storm since their first appearance in the 80s and have attracted the attention of Western fans as well. Ever wonder what makes them tick and how they attract legions of devoted fans around the world? If so, join A-To-J Connections as they dissect various aspects of the “idol equation” and examine topics like the fandom, the audition/graduation system, career-ending scandals and just what exactly it means to be an idol.

Sunday July 5, 2015 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

10:15am

Ranma 1/2 Screening
Sunday July 5, 2015 10:15am - 11:45am
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

11:00am

Dungeons & Dragons - City of Danger (intro adventures)
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:00am

Magic: The Gathering - Standar Constructed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $15 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:00am

BESM Team Tournament (RPG Session)
Tabletop Gaming - BESM Game Area

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:00am

Pokemon TCG Tournament
Sanctioned Pokemon TCG Tournament - Standard format (Boundaries Crossed to recent)

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Kentia Hall

11:15am

Yen Press Industry Panel
Sunday July 5, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

11:30am

Gourmet Girl Grafitti (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

11:30am

Love Hina! (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

11:30am

USSD Yorba Linda: The Art of Fighting

Performance from the Yorba Linda Demo team, and a hands-on seminar on defending yourself from attackers on the streets.


Sunday July 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

11:45am

The Creative Process & Anime
Sunday July 5, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Live Programming 4 (LP4) LACC - 411

11:45am

Plastic Memories (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

12:00pm

Maryknoll Japanese Shotokan Karate Club
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

12:00pm

Harajuku Fashion Walk Gathering Event
Speakers
avatar for Junnyan

Junnyan

Fashion Designer
Founder of the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion Walk, Junnyan wears many hats as an authority on Japanese street fashion and kawaii culture. Known as the Harajuku Kawaii Boy, Junnyan's work ranges from photographing Japan's unique fashion and art culture on his blog "Harajuku Kids," to DJing and hosting his own events in Harajuku. Junnyan has been featured in countless TV interviews and featured in magazines such as KERA for his unique and... Read More →


Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gathering Site #6

12:00pm

Super Nerd Trivia

Super Nerd Trivia is a trivia show where people win great prizes and get to answer tough trivia questions. We’re working to separate the Meek from the Geek and find the Nerd Supreme.


Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

12:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: PVP Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Arihadi Table

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Chaos Draft
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $30 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Hunt for Garruk
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $20 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Krostmaster: Arena Constructed Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Japanime Games gaming area  - Bring 12 points of figures to play in a multiround swiss tournament.  Max Participants: 16 players. Prizes for all participants.

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG Session
Characters will be provided, players may bring pencil/paper for notes and/or dice if they wish to roll their own.  Seats are limited

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

SPJA Charity Auction
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Live Programming 2 (LP2) LACC - Petree Hall

12:00pm

Legendary: Marvel Deckbuilding Game
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - Sessions starting at noon and 3pm.  $5 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Kentia Hall

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke 2 150 C

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke Events 150 AB

12:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Karaoke 3 511 ABC

12:15pm

Aniplex Gameshow
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

12:15pm

Mr. Sunshine Rakugo Performance
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Live Programming 5 (LP5) LACC - 409AB

12:30pm

Crunchyroll Manga Panel
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live Programming 6 (LP6) LACC - 402AB

12:45pm

Yowamushi Pedal (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Video 3 LACC - 404AB

1:00pm

1:00pm

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 2 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J

1:00pm

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Video 4 LACC - 406AB

1:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Darke Rites at Fort Dalton
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons - Oubliette of Fort Iron
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry or $20 w/ custom playmat

Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Masters 4 pack sealed
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $40 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kentia Hall

1:00pm

E-Gaming Tournament Finals
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Stage Entertainment Hall

1:15pm

Re: Hamatora (1-3)
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Video 1 JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D

1:30pm

07th Expansion: The World of Ryukishi07

Ryukishi07, the writer of Higurashi: When They Cry comes to Los Angeles for the first time!   He will be briefly touching up on his Western release plans, and will dedicate a Q&A time for the fans and fellow creators.


Speakers
avatar for Ryukishi07

Ryukishi07

Writer; Illustrator; Character Designer
Ryukishi07 is the representative member of doujin circle, 07th Expansion, and he is primarily responsible for scenario writing, but also works on illustrations and character design. He is the original creator for the novel games, “Higurashi When They Cry”(2002~), “Umineko When They Cry”(2007~), “Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni”(2010~), and “Rose Gun Days”(2012~) one after another. These work have been... Read More →


Sunday July 5, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

1:30pm

Cosplay Armor Making II
Sunday July 5, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshops 1 (WS1) LACC - 403A

1:30pm

NGE 20TH Anniversary Celebration Event

20 years ago, Evangelion redefined a genre of anime so completely that the world was never the same. Join us for this this amazing celebration and concert featuring YOKO TAKAHASHI – the original singer from the series with a multimedia concert.

The NGE Celebration also features voice actors from Evangelion (TBA), Q&A panels, NGE Celebration videos – more musical guests including Alice Underground and famed cellist Éru creating live Eva inspired music. A special cosplay competition, selecting cosplayers in the audience for for prizes. All of this and much more awaits at the NGE 20th Anniversary Celebration Experience at Anime Expo. It will be an amazing show!


Speakers
avatar for Yoko Takahashi

Yoko Takahashi

Musician
Yoko Takahashi is an extremely influential Japanese singer and songwriter best known for performing A Cruel Angel’s Thesis, the opening theme song of Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of the world’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed animated television series. She also performed Fly Me to the Moon, and Soul’s Refrain, the theme of the film Evangelion: Death and Rebirth... Read More →


Sunday July 5, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B

1:45pm

We Got the Beat!

Get yourself groove and pump up your adrenalin to our cool and awesome selection of Upbeat, Fun and Dance AMVs!


Sunday July 5, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

1:45pm

C3 Discusses Diversity in the Geek Community
Speakers
avatar for Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Cosplay Senpai
Chocolate Covered Cosplay is a group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California and consists of four women: Ginger Burton, Brittney Angel, Deanna McRae, and Ashphord ‘Ashi-chan’ Jacoway. Their mission statement is to “promote the freedom of cosplay no matter ones race, size, color, shape or gender. Chocolate Covered Cosplay aims to spread diversity awareness through our life stories and open... Read More →


Sunday July 5, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Workshops 2 (WS2) LACC - 403B

2:00pm

2:00pm

Legends of Rakasa: Competitive Race Tournament
Tabletop Gaming - Trivatch gaming area - Hugiyanto Table

Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering - Mini Master
Tabletop Gaming - Cascade Games area - $10 entry

Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kentia Hall

3:00pm

AMV Sing & Clap Along

And to finish it all off, come and join in as we Sing-A-Long and Clap-A-Long to AMVs!


Sunday July 5, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AMV Room LACC - 515A

3:00pm

Anime Expo Feedback Session
Sunday July 5, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Live Programming 3 (LP3) LACC - 408AB

4:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Sunday July 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Programming 1 (LP1) & Main Events LACC - West Hall B
 
Saturday, June 25
 

5:30pm

Test
Saturday June 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Club Nokia LA Live