New Panels Include Attack On Titan, Listeners, and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
FunimationCon Teams with Aniplex of America to Stream Aniplex Online Fest Saturday July 4
Professional Wrestler Kenny Omega Hosts My Hero One’s Justice 2 Esports Challenge
Culver City, CA (June 16, 2020) Funimation revealed additional panels and events programmed for FunimationCon on July 3-4. Today FunimationCon 2020 unveiled panels for Attack on Titan, Listeners, and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, featuring English voice actors from each series for lively discussions and Q&A. Funimation is excited to announce it has teamed with Aniplex of America to livestream Aniplex Online Fest on July 4 as part of its programming track. All day long, fans at FunimationCon can easily enjoy Aniplex Online Fest, through FunimationCon.
FunimationCon is hosting its first-ever live My Hero One’s Justice 2 Esports challenge. The event, hosted by professional wrestler Kenny Omega, pits My Hero Academiavoice actors against each other as they recreate fight scenes from BANDAI NAMCO’s My Hero One’s Justice 2 video game.
FunimationCon 2020 is available for free to fans in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is now open to sign up for the completely FREE event, so head over to FunimationCon 2020 (www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up. We can’t wait to celebrate with you this July.
The newly announced panels join a growing list of exciting panel discussions at FunimationCon that include Fruits Basket, Fire Force, and One Piece, with more to come.
· Attack on Titan – Get ready for Attack on Titan The Final Season with Funimation! We sit down with the voices behind some of your favorite characters and relive the biggest moments from the first three seasons. This panel features voice actors Bryce Papenbrook (Eren), Trina Nishimura (Mikasa), Josh Grelle (Armin), J Michael Tatum (Erwin), Bryn Apprill (Christa), and Mike McFarland (ADR Director) and is moderated by Funimation’s Josellie Rios. You will NOT want to miss this!
· Listeners – Explore the world of Listeners with the English voice actors and the ADR director as they discuss the series and rock music! Also, exclusive Q&A with Dai Sato, the co-creator and head writer, answering questions from Funimation fans of Listeners. Justin Briner (Echo Rec), Bryn Apprill (Mu), Lee George (Jimi Stonefree), and Cris George (ADR Director). The panel is hosted by Jacki Jing.
· Toilet-bound Hanako-kun – Pursue the paranormal! Justin Briner (Hanako) and Ian Sinclair (Tsuchigomori) guide us through a behind the scenes look at recording from home, special messages from the cast, and an exclusive Q&A with the legendary Megumi Ogata (Hanako and Tsukasa). Additional guests include Tia Ballard (Nene), Emily Neves (Aoi), Aaron Dismuke (Natsuhiko), Tyson Rinehart (Kou), and Jād Saxton (ADR Director). Let’s get spooky!
STREAM ANIPLEX ONLINE FEST LIVE ON JULY 4
Funimation has teamed up with Aniplex of America to make the July 4 Aniplex Online Fest livestream available for fans attending FunimationCon. All day long, the Aniplex Online Fest programming will be available for FunimationCon fans to access and enjoy as a programming track for the virtual festival. Aniplex Online Fest will feature a diverse array of online content, including talk shows with the staff and cast from popular anime, special appearances and past live shows from music artists, and behind-the-scenes stories from the anime industry. Programming details coming soon.
LIVE MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 ESPORTS CHALLENGE – Powered by Esports Stadium Arlington. Connect with your favorite cast members of My Hero Academia, Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Christopher Sabat (All Might), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio) and more as they recreate iconic fight scenes in the new BANDAI NAMCO video game MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2. Professional Wrestler, Kenny Omega hosts this once in a lifetime chance to see your favorite characters pitted against one another during this exciting head to head combat in the ultimate test for righteousness.
FunimationCon previously announced voice actor panels for popular anime Fruits Basket, One Piece, and Fire Force. Funimation also announced special programs from Sony Music Labels Artists BLUE ENCOUNT, FLOW, KANA-BOON, Luna Haruna, and a DJ performance by DJ MarGenal, as well as a special airing of the 2019 SACRA MUSIC Festival.
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