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    Otakon (July 26 - 28, 2019 @ Washington DC) | Guidebook Schedule (see app) / Panels Schedule

    Friday, July 26, 2019
    - GKIDS Industry Panel | 10:15am - 11:15am
    GKIDS, a New York-based producer and distributor of award-winning animation from around the world, including the Studio Ghibli catalogue and that earned its eleventh Academy Award nomination with Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI, discusses film distribution and shares news of their exciting 2019 line-up, including Studio TRIGGER's Promare, Studio 4C's Children of the Sea, and Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You.
    - Dark Horse Manga | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Oregon's Dark Horse Comics, known for The Umbrella Academy, is also the second-oldest (since 1988!) publisher of manga in North America - in fact, our best-selling series is Japanese, Kentaro Miura's epic Berserk. Our translated Japanese titles include art books and video game design books as well as manga, and include releases such as Mob Psycho 100, Emanon, Star Blazers 2199, Lone Wolf and Cub, Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles, Fate/Zero, Danganronpa, Metal Gear Solid, I Am a Hero, Hatsune Miku, Elfen Lied, Final Fantasy Ultimania, Satoshi Kon's OPUS, H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, Splatoon, and NieR Automata. Please come by to hear about our plans for the second half of 2019, win giveaways, and of course, bring your questions!
    - Comparing US and Japanese Comics with Hiroshi Nagahama | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Join director Hiroshi Nagahama as he discusses the differences in Japanese and American comics!
    - Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Come one, come all - Sentai Filmworks has some secrets to share with you. Prepare yourself for some special announcements, sneak peeks and maybe even a giveaway (or two or three...).
    - Mix! panel with Kikuko Inoue and Michihiko Suwa | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Join the producer of Mix! alongside veteran voice actress Kikuko Inoue as they discuss production of baseball anime Mix!
    - Samurai Champloo 15th Anniversary Panel Presented by Funimation | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Join US voice actors Kirk Thornton & Kari Wahlgren to discuss the iconic anime Samurai Champloo.
    - DENPA Manga Licensing Panel | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
    Join publisher DENPA as they go through their new acquisitions for 2020 and share some of the ins-and-outs of manga licensing. From the bidding process to approvals and royalties, the details of how manga is acquired for a US audience will be uncovered.
    - That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime with Bandai Namco Arts! | 4:15pm - 5:45pm
    Join character designer Ryoma Ebata, assistant director Atsushi Nakayama, and voice actor Chikahiro Kobayashi to discuss the anime That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime.
    - Kemono Friends [D] | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    (PREMIER) When a girl named Kaban wakes up in Japari Park, a refuge for all types of animals, she is greeted by a anthropomorphic Serval Friend. Together they venture the different regions of the Park, trying to figure out what type of animal Kaban is.
    - Kyogoku's Guide to Directing and Animating Anime from Tokyo Ghoul to Yuru Camp with a side of Kuroko no Basket | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Come join talented animator and director Yoshiaki Kyougoku as he discusses his life works on shows such as Seirei no Moribito, Kuroko no Basket, Tokyo Ghoul, and Laid Back Camp!
    - Studio Orange Ltd. with Watanabe and Yoshibe | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    From then to now, from here to there. As new recruit producer, Yoshihiro Watanabe will talk about the footsteps of studio Orange, what the studio is working on now and how it is progressing into the future.
    - Funimation Industry Panel | 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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    - Live Drawing with Studio Trigger | 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Come join the team from Studio Trigger including Hiroyuki Imaishi, Shigeto Koyama, and Hiromi Wakabayashi! They'll be doing drawing live and answering your questions from the industry. You'll know them from their animated works such as Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill, and Promare!
    - Laid Back Camp Showcase with FuRyu | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Join voice actress Sayuri Hara, producer Shoichi Hotta, and director Yoshiaki Kyougoku as they discuss Laid Back Camp.
    - MangaGamer Industry Panel | 7:45pm - 8:45pm
    Members of MangaGamer will be presenting their latest licenses and acquisitions for the English Visual Novel market. If time permits, the representatives present will also be answering questions from the audience about the company's lineup, the Visual Novel industry as a whole, and potentially behind the scenes anecdotes.
    Saturday, July 27, 2019
    - Fruits Basket Panel Presented by Funimation | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    The shoujo manga beloved worldwide returns in a beautiful brand-new anime, covering the full story! Meet three global superstars of the Japanese voice cast--Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)--as they talk all things Fruits Basket, play games, answer your questions, and even perform a live reading! Please note: questions for the cast must be submitted ahead of time at the Funimation booth.
    - Anime Production Powerhouse with Michihiko Suwa and Kaoru Wada [G] | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Join Michihiko Suwa and Kaoru Wada as they discuss anime production and musical composition for various anime productions they have worked on together.
    - City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes [D] | 12:15pm - 2:50pm
    Ryu Saeba, a private detective and sniper, referred to as a "Sweeper" and his partner Kaori Makimura run their agency "City Hunter" in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. Their current client, a model, unknowing holds the key to a vast city wide conspiracy. Now the target of attacks form mysterious individuals, Ryu and Kair must figure out who they are and what their client actually knows. This presentation will be joined by a guest Michihiko Suwa from Sunrise.
    - Kiki's Delivery Service's 30th Birthday Bash with Hirokatsu Kihara [G] | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Come celebrate 30 years of Kiki's Delivery Service with former Ghibli writer/producer Hirokatsu Kihara.
    - The History of Japanese Animation as created by Masao Maruyama Part 1 | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Come join Masao Maruyama who you will know from his work The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Paprika, and In this Corner of the World. He was President of MADHOUSE and is part of MAPPA and M2!
    - "That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime" Staff Panel [G] | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Assistant Director Atsushi Nakayama and Character Designer Ryoma Ebata discuss briefly about their careers and what it's like to work on the anime adaptation of "That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime"!
    - Aniplex of America Industry Panel | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Do titles like Sword Art Online, Cells at Work!, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, or Fate/stay night make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don't want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel! Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows and score some free gifts just for showing up! You'll also have a chance to enter our raffle where we'll be giving away some awesome prizes!
    - Yokai Stories with Hirokatsu Kihara [G] | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
    Join former Ghibli writer/producer Kihara as he explores Japanese folklore and supernatural stories.
    - Japanese Voice Acting with Fruits Basket Cast [G] | 3:45pm - 4:45pm
    See the voices behind some of your favorite anime, all the way from Japan! Three of the Japanese seiyuu stars from Fruits Basket--Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)--talk about their work and what it's like to bring their characters to life. Learn about Japanese voice acting from these famous insiders' view!
    - Promare Movie Premiere | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Come see the amazing new movie from Studio Trigger before it his American Theaters with the creators from Studio Trigger!
    - Studio Trigger Panel | 8:15pm - 9:15pm
    After seeing Promare stick around to discuss making the film with the creators form Studio Trigger!
    - Lupin the 3rd Double Feature: The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa/Fujiko Mine's Lie [D][18+] | 8:30pm - 10:15pm
    Following the success of The Gravestone of Daisuke Jigen and The Women Named Fujiko Mine, two more solo stories of the individuals who make up Lupin the 3rd's gang continues. For the first time premiering on the East Coast! The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa (2017): Lupin's comrade the samurai Goemon Ishikawa the XIII takes up a bodyguard job for a Yakuza boss, but when the boss is assassinated, Goemon is honor bound to track down the assassin and avenge his employer's death. Fujiko Mine's Lie(2019): Fujiko finds herself befriending a young boy whose late father has a treasure hidden away. Things though grow dangerous for the two as a killer is also on the boy's trail.
    - Shoot For The Stars - The Tatami Galaxy Tour 2019 [S][18+] | 9:15pm - 11:15pm
    See the first 4 subbed episodes on Blu-ray for the first time of the highly rated series The Tatami Galaxy, from the director behind The Night is Short, Walk on Girl and Devilman Crybaby! One third year student is constantly fantasizing about how his life might differ had he joined various campus circles - chasing an idealistic "rose-colored campus life" where romance, friendships, and purpose fuse into a perfect university experience.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019
    - The History of Japanese Animation as created by Masao Maruyama Part 2 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
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    - Inside the Creation of Mushishi, Flowers of Evil, and Reflections with the Creator Hiroshi Nagahama | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Join Hiroshi Nagahama as he discusses creating anime such as Mushishi, Flowers of Evil and Reflections.
    - Discotek Media Industry Panel | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Discotek Media is a boutique Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital anime publisher that specializes in bringing you the best in classic, overlooked, and exciting new Japanese animation. At our industry panel, you'll meet a panel of Discotek's producers-- fans just like you, who are now professionals striving to make our releases the industry standard. Expect licensing announcements, fun trivia, unique insights into the production process, cool prizes, and a few surprises. Discotek Media knows everything about ANIME FAN WANTS!
    - Live! Animation with Naoki Yoshibe and Jojo's Bizarre Adventures [G] | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Animator and Director, Naoki Yoshibe is bringing a unique experience of live animation to Otakon. This is not a live-drawing, it?s live-animation! Come join Yoshibe in this unique experience, bringing out the full potential of digital animation.
    Last edited by WTK; 07-27-2019, 08:35 AM.

  • #2
    A couple of additional notes:

    -Friday from 4:30-6:30 PM is the premiere of the Kemono Friends dub.
    -It's not listed on the schedule yet, but there will be screening of Promare early Saturday evening.
    Joseph Klemm
    "Neco-san desu-o!! meeeeowww!"

    Spring 2015 Plans
    Friday: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    Saturday: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    Sunday: Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TnAdct1 View Post
      -It's not listed on the schedule yet, but there will be screening of Promare early Saturday evening.
      https://twitter.com/Otakon/status/1144610245379051527
      Promare will be featured on Friday, July 27. Exact time TBD, but watch the schedule!

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      • #4
        I think they meant Saturday, July 27th (especially since I don't think Otakon will schedule Promare at the same time as the Friday concerts) .
        Joseph Klemm
        "Neco-san desu-o!! meeeeowww!"

        Spring 2015 Plans
        Friday: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
        Saturday: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
        Sunday: Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic

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        • #5
          Saturday, July 27, 2019
          - Promare Movie Premiere | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
          - Promare Movie Creator Discussion | 8:15pm - 9:15pm

          ***

          No longer listed...

          Saturday, July 27, 2019
          - PREMIER TBA [D] | 6:45pm - 8:30pm
          Discotek PREMIER TBA after Anime EXPO 2019

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          • #6
            https://www.funimation.com/blog/2019/07/09/fruits-basket-seiyuu-meet-and-greet-at-otakon

            Fruits Basket Seiyuu Meet-and-Greet at Otakon!

            Three of the Japanese voice actors for the 2019 Fruits Basket anime will be attending Otakon 2019, and here' your chance to meet them and get an item autographed!

            WHO:
            Manaka Iwami
            (Tohru Honda)
            Nobunaga Shimazaki
            (Yuki Soma)
            Makoto Furukawa
            (Hatsuharu Soma)
            WHEN:

            Ticket launch: July 12, 2PM ET/11AM PT
            Signing event: July 27, from 2PM to 3PM

            WHERE:

            Otakon's autographing area.
            Due to the voice actors' tight schedules and other considerations from our partners, this meet-and-greet session is limited to only 50 participants.

            WHAT:
            • A ticket is required is required to participate, and tickets are only available to fans who pre-order Fruits Basket on North American home video. We understand that the demand of this opportunity is quite high and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
            • As part of the meet-and-greet session, all participants will receive an exclusive Fruits Basket shikishi Japanese autograph board with Fruits Basket artwork, that will each be pre-signed by hand by all three actors.
            • A translator will be present to facilitate communication.
            • Unfortunately no handshakes or photos are allowed.
            How to receive a meet-and-greet ticket:

            Please read the full explanation as this procedure may vary greatly from other meet-and-greet or autograph session events.
            • Pre-order Fruits Basket (2019 version) Season One Part One Limited Edition.Only fans who pre-order this version from the Funimation online shop will be able to receive a ticket.
            • Save your order number & email address you used. You will NEED these to complete the ticket sign-up form, later.
            • Watch for the ticket sign-up announcement on Twitter, 07/12. The meet-and-greet sign-up will be posted on the official Fruits Basket Twitter at 2:00 PM ET/11AM PT on Friday, July 12. It will link to an Eventbrite form! Reservations for the ticket will be first-come-first-served and capped at 50. We strongly suggest completing your pre-order before the Eventbrite tickets go live, in order to ensure a fast and smooth signup.
            • Complete the Eventbrite form. To reserve your ticket, you will need to input the order number you received from your Funimation pre-order in the Eventbrite form. Please also input the email address you used to complete your order.
            • Double, and triple check that everything is right! Funimation will check the Eventbrite signups to make sure that the order numbers and email addresses provided in the signup match the orders on our online shop. If the order number does not match a valid pre-order of Fruits Basket (2019) limited edition home video product, we will cancel that Eventbrite ticket and open a slot for other fans to sign up.
            • Bring your Eventbrite ticket with you! On the day of the event, please bring your Eventbrite ticket to the venue to be verified by our staff.

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            • #7
              https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/st...80292080148481
              Get WILD and TOUGH!!

              Discotek Media is proud to present our brand-new English dubbed version of Sunrise's CITY HUNTER: SHINJUKU PRIVATE EYES at @Otakon 2019! You can see it at 12:15pm Saturday,in Video Theatre 1. Don't miss it!!

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              • #8
                Funimation panel is now on Friday: 5:45pm - 6:45pm

                Aniplex of America panel is now on Saturday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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                • #9
                  https://www.awopodcast.com/2019/07/a...e-pitstop.html

                  with Mike Toole
                  - Discotek Media industry panel: at least 4 or 5 possibly as many as 9 to 10 new title releases; talking about several shows getting brand new dub produced; more info on City Hunter acquisition

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                  • #10
                    https://www.facebook.com/Discotekmed...67505346611875

                    Discotek will have a booth at Otakon in Washington D.C. from July 26th to July 28th 2019! Booth 2023 in the industry area. Lots of DVDs and BDs will be available!

                    Also, on July 28th at 12:45pm in Panel 7, we'll have our usual absurd carnival of licensing announcements, sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes fun, plus the FULL CAST REVEAL of our and Sound Cadence's brand new dub of KEMONO FRIENDS!

                    AND, don't miss the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes English dub world premier on Saturday at 12:15 PM in video theater 1!

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                    • #11
                      https://twitter.com/bnarts_en/status...40789629116417 (July 19)
                      Submit your questions for Assistant Director Atsushi Nakayama, Character Designer Ryoma Ebata, and the Voice of Ranga, Chikahiro Kobayashi, now on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LZKF28
                      Your question might be chosen for a ?That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? panel during Otakon!

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                      • #12
                        https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/st...52828513726464
                        It's been a tough week, anime lovers. Next weekend, we're hoping to share some joy with you at @Otakon. Our panel is just ONE. WEEK. AWAY! Anyone want to know what we'll be talking about???
                        https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/st...52913494446080
                        We'll be discussing:
                        -MANY licensing updates, including all-new stuff, license rescues, and re-releases on superior formats.
                        -NEW DUBS, including the FULL CAST REVEAL of our and @SoundCadence's new Kemono Friends dub!! We'll have some special guests with us to talk about this.
                        https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/st...53135389913094
                        -Behind the scenes at Discotek, with stories from @ashuraou and @worldofcrap about design and video production!
                        -A look at our release calendar for the rest of 2019.
                        -Prizes, baby!!

                        Don't miss it, gang!! We hope to see you there, but we'll also be posting updates right here.

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                        • #13
                          Time for predictions as I'm still recovering from the AX announcements, and it's already time for Otakon that's coming earlier than usual.

                          GKIDS
                          Great Chance: License another movie, dub reveal for one of their movies

                          Sentai
                          Great Chance: LE for Revue Starlight, dub for a show previously released sub-only, Dubcast for a summer season show (most likely for O Maidens in Your Savage Season or Demon Girl Next Door), dub cast list for Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher?
                          Longshot: License and dub Kaiji, Dubcast for Run With the Wind, Senryu Girl, or Ao-chan Can't Study

                          Funimation
                          Great Chance: December solicitations, Theater screenings
                          Longshot: Home video license to Amazon or Netflix exclusive show

                          Aniplex
                          Great Chance: License and solicit Angel Beats, solicit SAO Alicization, dub cast list for Demon Slayer
                          Longshot: Solicit Promised Neverland (a bit too soon for that), license OreSuki (probably too soon)

                          Discotek
                          Great Chance: Nine new licenses, Kemono Friends dub cast list
                          Longshot: A license of a more recent show, home video for Kemurikusa
                          Last edited by Buckeye; 07-26-2019, 09:24 AM.
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                          • #14
                            https://www.funimation.com/blog/2019/07/25/were-headed-to-otakon-2019

                            We're headed to Otakon 2019~!

                            We're headed out to Otakon this weekend and there are some EXTRA SPECIAL events in store - particularly celebrating two iconic shows, Fruits Basket and Samurai Champloo! Check out our panel line-up:

                            Friday, July 26, 2019

                            Samurai Champloo 15th Anniversary Panel Presented by Funimation!
                            2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Panel 2 (Room 207)
                            Celebrate this classic anime's 15th anniversary with us! Join us and our special lineup of guests for a discussion of the iconic anime Samurai Champloo.

                            Attendees will also receive a special 15th Anniversary cling!* (Pictured left)

                            *All giveaway items available while supplies last Guests:

                            Kari Wahlgren
                            (English voice of Fuu)
                            Kirk Thornton
                            (English voice of Jin)
                            Shing02
                            (Hip Hop artist)
                            Substantial
                            (MC, Producer, Educator)
                            Marcus D
                            (Producer)
                            EyeQ
                            (Producer)

                            And don't miss out on our other panels!

                            Funimation Industry Panel
                            5:45 PM - 6:45 PM | Panel 3[/B]

                            Funimation Peep Show
                            9:30 PM - 11:00 PM | Ballroom C


                            Hosted by Cookie Stratford! 18+ only, bring ID for entry!

                            Saturday, July 27, 2019

                            Fruits Basket Panel Presented by Funimation
                            11:00 AM - 1:00 | PM Panel 2 (Room 207)

                            The shoujo manga beloved worldwide returns in a beautiful brand-new anime, covering the full story! Meet three global superstars of the Japanese voice cast - Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)- as they talk all things Fruits Basket, play games, answer your questions, and even perform a live reading!

                            Please note: questions for the cast must be submitted ahead of time at the Funimation booth.

                            Japanese Voice Acting with Fruits Basket Cast
                            3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Panel 2 (Room 207)

                            See the voices behind some of your favorite anime, all the way from Japan! Three of the Japanese seiyuu stars from Fruits Basket - Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)- talk about their work and what it's like to bring their characters to life. Learn about Japanese voice acting from these famous insiders' view!

                            Shoot For The Stars - The Tatami Galaxy Tour 2019
                            9:15 PM - 11:15 PM | Panel Room 3[/B]
                            See the first 4 subbed episodes on Blu-ray for the first time of the highly rated series The Tatami Galaxy , from the director behind The Night is Short, Walk on Girl andDevilman Crybaby ! One third year student is constantly fantasizing about how his life might differ had he joined various campus circles-chasing an idealistic "rose-colored campus life" where romance, friendships, and purpose fuse into a perfect university experience.

                            We are giving away an exclusive Blu-ray wrap at The Tatami Galaxy Screening, so don't miss out on that!

                            Sunday, July 28 2019

                            Funimation Favorites Panel
                            Panel 1 - 12:45 PM



                            ...See you there!
                            Last edited by WTK; 07-25-2019, 08:58 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Friday round-up:

                              - GKIDS: no new announcements
                              - Dark Horse manga: no new announcements
                              - Sentai Filmworks: Ao-chan Can't Study! English dub
                              - Denpa: new new announcements
                              - Funimation: no new announcements
                              - MangaGamer: announcements / stream

                              tweets thread:
                              - MIX! panel https://twitter.com/TaiikuPodcast/st...15247124971520
                              - Studio Orange Ltd. with Watanabe and Yoshibe https://twitter.com/VamptVo/status/1154854179443281920
                              - Studio Trigger https://twitter.com/DarylSurat/statu...73632147103744
                              - Laid Back Camp https://twitter.com/WanderinDreamr/s...74166463651840
                              Last edited by WTK; 07-27-2019, 08:14 AM. Reason: update formatting...

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