Funimation Coming To NYCC Bigger & Better!

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Oh boy, Funimation is coming to this year’s NYCC with full force! This year Funimation has announced an anime sanctuary called “Funimation: Sakura Park,” which is an experience that will be an Japanese-inspired anime fantasy. Guests are welcomed to enjoy a branded food trucks, find hidden easter eggs, awesome photo opps, and more! Also, they’ll have some badass panels and special guests as well.

Here’s what Gita Rebbapragada, Chief Marketing Officer of Funimation Global Group, had to said say about the event:

Funimation is excited to return to New York Comic Con in what has been a monumental year for anime and for the fan community. NYCC attendees and fans will truly feel welcomed and embraced into the world of anime with the activations and brand presence we have planned.

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Check out what Funimation’s lineup and details for this year’s NYCC event:

FUNIMATION: SAKURA PARK

Thursday, October 7 – Saturday, October 9 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm EST

Sunday, October 10 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Showroom – Booth # 1557

Escape the shuffle of the con floor and step into Funimation: Sakura Park, where you can snap pics, grab giveaways, and take a breather. Find your zen, then turn the corner for The Funimation Shop booth. Looking for anime? It all happens here!

ANIME HAPPENS HERE: FUNIMATION PANEL

Thursday, October 7 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Location TBD

The world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger! Huge new shows streaming this Fall, Funimation co-productions, and hot topics like My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Catch all the latest news in anime, all right here.

●      Moderators: Lauren Moore (Funimation) and Chris Han (Funimation)

FUNIMATION SUBSCRIBER EVENT

Thursday, October 7 | 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

The Press Lounge (653 11th Avenue at 48th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10036)

Funimation also invites its subscribers to a one-night only celebration of anime at NYC’s premier rooftop bar at The Press Lounge, blocks away from the convention center. The event is free on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity and attendees must RSVP, be 21+ years of age, and must show their NYCC badge, proof of Funimation subscription and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The event is for anime fans looking to kick back, catch up with old friends and new, and enjoy themed drinks, photo booths, and more under the stars. RSVP TO: FunimationFansNYCC@civic-us.com

MY HERO ACADEMIA NEW MOVIE PANEL

Friday, October 8 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Empire Stage

Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by Funimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission before the movie hits theaters October 29!

●      Panelists: TBD

●      Moderator: Lauren Moore (Funimation)

DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN PANEL

Saturday, October 9 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Empire Stage

Board the Mugen Train once again! Presented by Funimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

Panelists include Aleks Le (Zenitsu), Abby Trott (Nezuko), Landon McDonald (Enmu), and Lucien Dodge (Akaza – Upper Three) along with a special video message from Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke), and Mark Whitten (Rengoku).

●      Panelists: Aleks Le, Abby Trott, Landon McDonald, and Lucien Dodge

●      Moderator: TBD

If you can’t go to this year’s NYCC, Funimation will post recaps here:  InstagramTikTokTwitter, and YouTube Channel!

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