NEW YORK COMIC-CON PREVIEW COVERAGE


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Okay folks it’s that special time of the year! The mercury is starting to plummet, foliage is turning brilliant shades of orange and red, the Halloween decorates are already being strung up, but before all that you, know NYCC is upon us! Toonami Squad will be there as Press for the 1st time reporting on all things; anime, manga, video game and maybe even toy/collectable related! Join us at Toonami Squad over the course of the 4 Day Event as we celebrate all things special and beautiful about our medium.

Below is a rundown of Panels Toonami Squad is scheduled to be covering.

*THURSDAY Oct 6th (DAY 1)*

KONDANSHA COMICS MANGA PANEL:
October 06, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 AM
The publisher of the manga mega hit Attack on Titan — not to mention Noragami, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail, and more — reveals a slew of exciting upcoming titles! Publishers and editors will answer your questions about Kodansha’s books and the manga industry, and you’ll get the chance to walk away with free books and cool stuff straight from Japan!

Speaker(s):
TBA

FUNimation INDUSTRY PANEL:
October 06, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributer — FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

Speaker(s): Justine Rojas – Sr. Manager of Social Strategy and Development at FUNimation Entertainment.
Tara McKinney: – Convention Manager at FUNimation.

CRUNCHY ROLL INDUSTRY PANEL: ANIME, MANGA AND SO MUCH MORE:
October 06, 2016, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
If you are a fan of anime, manga and everything coming out of Japan right now you will not want to miss this Panel! Crunchy roll, your official source of anime and manga, will be talking about their streaming service and all the hottest titles that are available currently for streaming. Prizes will be given out during the Panel and a special gift for all who attend.

Speaker(s):
Adam Sheehan – Director of Events at Crunchyroll, Inc,

KODANSHA COMICS PRESENTS THE ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY:
October 06, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
It’s finally here! See the long-awaited Attack on Titan Anthology for the first time, and meet some of the creative team behind this ambitious collaboration between the biggest manga hit of the decade and an all-star roster of comics creators including; Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Kevin Wada, Kate Leth, Babs Tarr and many more! You many even get your hands on a NYCC exclusive edition o the book!

Speaker(s):
Ronald Wimberly – Designer, Storyteller, Artist. (Designer at Image and Vertigo Comics. Character Designer at Titmouse, Black Dynamite)
Paolo Rivera – Comic book Artist. (The Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, Avenging Spider-Man, Wolverine, Black Panther, Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk)
Jeanine Schaefer – Freelance comics editor and project manager. (X-Men, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Wolverine Max)
Ben Applegate – Associate Director, Publishing Services at Penguin Random House
Brenden Fletcher – Editor at Marvel Entertainment (X-Men, Wolverine, She-Hulk, and Girl Comics, Co-founder of the Women of Marvel initiative)
Kana Narisawa – Editor Kodansha Comics

*FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th (DAY 2)*

OFFICIAL VIZ MEDIA PANEL:
October 07, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Live from New York, it’s the VIZ Media Panel! Join us as the VIZ crew talks about some of your favorite titles like; NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL, SAILOR MOON and much more. We’ll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles and giving away prizes!

Speaker(s):
Brian Brown Editor at VIZ Media Shonen JUMP! (One Piece, InuYasha)
Charlene Ingram Senior Manager – Animation Marketing at VIZ Media (Sailor Moon, Death Note Ranma 1/2)

ANIPLEX OF AMERICA INDUSTRY PANEL:
October 07, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Join Aniplex of American as the give you the rundown of what’s new and interesting in the Aniplex world. Watch fascinating trailers, get the latest news and enjoy a Q&A session filled with prizes galore!

Speaker(s):
Alex Crum – Marketing Specialist for Aniplex USA

QUEST COMPLETE! BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT RPG PANEL:
October 07, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. as they discuss their upcoming JRPG games including; Sword Art Online Hollow Realization, Tales of Berserk, and more!

Speaker(s):
Dennis Lee – Brand Manager – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
Nick O’Leary – Sr. Public Relations Specialist at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.
Pearl Lai – Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

AN EVENING WITH YUSEI MATSUI, CREATOR OF ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM:
October 07, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Yusei Matsui, creator of the beloved ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM manga, is making his first North American appearance at NYCC, and will discuss his career and creative process behind his global hit! The journey from pen to Panel and from manga to anime is no easy task. This special presentation by VIZ Media and FUNimation will explore the ins and outs to bring the story of a pathetic class of misfits and their bizarre tentacled teacher to life! Brought to you in partnership with the Japan Society and the Japan Foundation.

Speaker(s):
Yusei Matsui – Comic Book Artist and Creator (Assassination Classroom, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)

GOOD SMILE COMPANY INDUSTRY PANEL:
October 07, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Join Good Smile Company as they discuss the latest coming form the wonderful world of figures!

Speaker(s):
Takanori Aki – Founder (Good Smile Company, Inc.)
Enna Hozumi – Managing Director of Good Smile Company, Inc.
Frances Delgado – Good Smile Company USA
Kai Nakamura
Room Enomoto
Taker Akiyama

*SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th (DAY 3)*

THE OFFICIAL WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PANEL:
October 08, 2016, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! We’ve got exciting news about the LATEST developments on new series, all-time fan favorites and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga! Yusei Matsui, creator of the global sensation, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, will be making a special appearance. We’ll also have amazing prizes up from grabs. Don’t miss it! Brought to you in partnership with the Japan Society and the Japan Foundation.

Speaker(s):
Andy Nakatani – Editor, Translator for VIZ Media (One Piece, FullMetal Alchemist)
Eric Eberhard Digital Marketing at VIZ Media
Hisashi Sasaki Vice President GLOBAL SHONENJUMP VIZ Media, Former Editor-in-Chief of Weekly SHONENJUMP
Brian Brown – Editor at VIZ Media SHONENJUMP (One Piece, InuYasha)
Yusei Matsui – Comic Book Artist and Creator (Assassination Classroom, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)

OFFICIAL ONE-PUNCH MAN PANEL:
October 08, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ONE-PUNCH MAN is the biggest property to debut out of Japan for both anime and manga! What’s it like when a hero becomes too strong? Find out! Luck attendees will get the inside scoop from the VIZ Media team on what’s next plus a surprise or two! Also catch special insights from voice actors; Zach Aguilar (Genos), Eric Scott Kimerer (Speed O’Sound Sonic) and introducing Chris Jai Alex (Boros).

Speaker(s):
Charlene Ingram – Senior Manager – Animation Marketing at VIZ Media (Sailor Moon, Death Note Ranma 1/2)
Zach Aguilar – Voice Actor (Mobile Sui Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Takaki Uno, The Seven Deadly Sins, Arthur Pendragon)
Eric Scott Kimerer – Voice Actor (Mobile Sui Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Biscuit Griffon, Pokemon Generations, Blue, Toradora!, Ryuji Takasu, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Alibaba Saluja)
Chris Jai Alex – Voice Actor (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Esidisi)
*panel coverage is subject to change
This years NYCC is jam-packed with exciting panels, demos and signings so I do apologize if I am unable to cover a panel or two.


Brezerkfury is an editorial writer for ToonamiSquad.com. Feel free to follow Brezekfury and ask her any questions you may have about New York Comic-Con on twitter @Brezerkfury.