Pop Asia

Pop Asia, Anime and Manga Programming:

From local cultural groups to amazing industry partners, we’ve got amazing variety for our fellow Otakus!

Here are just some of the highlights:

Tamashii Nations - 2319

Tamashii Nations is coming to #NYCC! Stop by booth #2319 for this custom Demon Slayer activation for retail product showcases and giveaways.

Bandai Namco Collectibles – 2319

Featuring Tamashii Nations and a custom Demon Slayer activation.

Bandai Spirits – 2301

Large scale Dragon Ball display.

FUNimation – 1357, 1557, IR3

Stop by the Funimation booth outside on your way in and jam with AnimeDance DJ!

Find your zen amidst the NYCC madness and experience FUNIMATION: SAKURA PARK (Booth #1557) where you can snap one-of-a-kind photo ops behind aesthetic backdrops and faux cherry blossom trees, search for hidden easter eggs, engage in a professional cosplay photo shoot, and much more!

Atsuko – 1325

High end anime based apparel featuring Hello Kitty x Gundam NYCC Exclusive.

VIZ Media - 2037

VIZ is the #1 destination for manga and home to fan-favorite anime. At NYCC this year, we’re proud to present Shonen Jump, the official source to unlock the digital vault of over 15,000 manga chapters including series like My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, One-Punch Man, Boruto, Dragon Ball Super and many more. At booth 2037, current Shonen Jump members can get an exclusive game mat featuring all their favorite characters!

In addition, stop by to take a photo with Bruno from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind or with Luffy and his treasure from One Piece. Find out what Easton Academy dorm you belong to in our Mashle sorting activity. And don’t miss our exclusive freebies throughout the show!

Panels:

Dragon Ball Super Super Hero Special –

Thu, Oct 7, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Stage 1D Hall

Since 1984, the Dragon Ball series has continuously brought exciting adventures to fans around the globe! We welcome special guests Akio Iyoku (executive producer of the Dragon Ball series, and editor for Akira Toriyama), and Norihiro Hayashida (producer of TV animation and movies for the Dragon Ball series including Dragon Ball Super: BROLY) as they have a behind the scenes discussion about the next Dragon Ball movie!

*This panel is reserved seats only, there will be a standby line but we cannot guarantee seating without a reservation. Reserve a spot here.

Anime Happens Here – Funimation Panel

Thu, Oct 7, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Stage 1D Hall

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.

*This panel is reserved seats only, there will be a standby line but we cannot guarantee seating without a reservation. Reserve a spot here.

Meet the Manga Editors

Thu, Oct 7, 2021
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
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Behind every great translated manga volume is a hard working manga editor who helped make it happen. Between communicating with translators and letterers to editing the text, there is a lot of work that a editors go through to bring manga from Japan to the English-speaking world. Join manga editors Ajani Oloye (Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier), Carl Li (Prison School, Laid-Back Camp) and TJ Ferentini (Attack on Titan, Boys Run the Riot) in a fun conversation about the world of manga editing followed by a round of Q&A!

My Hero Academia New Movie Panel, ft. Cristina Vee

Fri, Oct 8, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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. Hear from the dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29!

*This panel is reserved seats only, there will be a standby line but we cannot guarantee seating without a reservation. Reserve a spot here.

Q&A With Your Anime Faves ft. Eric Vale, Erika Harlacher, Johnny Yong Bosch, Veronica Taylor

Fri, Oct 8, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Join some of your favorite anime voice actors from shows like Pokémon, Sailor Moon, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer and more as they discuss their time voicing iconic characters and answering fan questions!

Toei Animation Presents: World Trigger Season 3 Sneak Peek

Fri, Oct 8, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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The action packed sci-fi from Toei Animation is back again with Season 3. Join us for a glimpse of season 3, Japanese voice cast, music from the show, introduction of new characters and much more. Trigger On!

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel

Sat, Oct 9, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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.

*This panel is reserved seats only, there will be a standby line but we cannot guarantee seating without a reservation. Reserve a spot here.

Viz Media Official Panel ft. Cristina Vee, Johnny Yong Bosch, Urian Brown

Sat, Oct 9, 2021
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
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VIZ Panels are back! Come get the latest news on popular manga and anime like MY HERO ACADEMIA, ONE PIECE, YASHAHIME, and many more. Joining us are super-talented voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch and Cristina Vee. Come play games, win prizes, and have a blast!

Full list of panels can be found here.