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

    Note: This is an early draft of the Otakon 2019 schedule. Check back often as more items will be added as they are confirmed. As always, the Schedule is subject to change. Printed version may differ from final schedule. At-con screens and Guidebook app will have the latest version.

    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 Presents: Rare and Endangered-Japan's Manga Magazines 11:30am - 12:30pm
    - 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!
    - 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.
    - 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
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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!
    - 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!
    - Promare Movie Creator Discussion | 8:15pm - 9:15pm
    After seeing Promare stick around to discuss making the film with the creators form Studio Trigger!
    Sunday, July 28, 2019
    - 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!
    Last edited by WTK; 07-15-2019, 09:40 PM.

  • #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


    • #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.
      Promare will be featured on Friday, July 27. Exact time TBD, but watch the schedule!


      • #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


        • #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


          • #6

            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!

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

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


            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.

            • 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.


            • #7
              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!!


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

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


                • #9

                  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


                  • #10

                    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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