Anime NYC 2022 is currently the most anticipated anime event, with every fan eagerly awaiting it every year. This year’s event will be much bigger and more spectacular than the previous year. There are several reasons why Anime NYC 2022 will be so memorable for anime and manga fans.
As you probably know, the creator of Attack on Titan, Hajime Isayama, came to the USA to attend Anime NYC 2022 as a main guest. This bustling event provided an excellent chance for fans who were looking forward to meeting him.
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In this post, we covered all you need to know about Anime NYC 2022, such as what it is, when it is hosted, and what the major events are. Here, you also get to know which popular manga artists will come to attend this festival. So, without any delay, let’s get all of your answers regarding Anime NYC 2022.
What is Anime NYC 2022?
Anime NYC is one of the most popular annual events that is celebrated every year in New York, USA. The main motive of this festival is to spread awareness about popular Japanese pop culture around the world.
It also provides a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite artists, such as manga creators, voice actors, music composers, etc. It is a three-day anime event that is organized at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City every November.
Anime NYC 2022 will take place in the Javits Center in New York City from November 18th to November 20th, 2022. This year, they are celebrating their 5th anniversary and making it extra special by bringing some of Japan’s top artists.
This year, they allowed 50,000 fans and a small number of journalists to attend the festival and meet the artists.
What are the Major Events in Anime NYC 2022?
Anime NYC 2022 will have several events that every fan will undoubtedly enjoy to the fullest. Some of these events are artist alleys, special screenings, cosplay meetups, musical concerts, exhibitors, anime conventions, AMV contests, and video games.
1. Artist Alley
The most popular event for fans is an artist alley, where they can meet and acquire autographs from their favorite artists. This event lasts six hours of panels, during which artists first deliver a speech, then meet their fans and sign their autographs.
This year, Anime NYC authorities made a significant modification to the artist alley sessions. They expanded Artists’ Valley Hall while reducing the number of artists. The purpose of doing so is to provide a large number of fans with the opportunity to meet their favorite artists.
This step also makes artists feel more at ease since they have adequate room to walk around when delivering a speech. There will be 325 artists invited to Anime NYC 2022. However, in 2021, more than 430 artists were invited, and fans demanded that the area for artists’ alleys be expanded.
Here is the Japanese guest list:
- Hajime Isayama (Creator of Attack on Titan)
- Homura Kawamoto (Creator of Kakegurui)
- Hikaru Muno (Co-creator of Kakegurui)
- George Wada (CEO of Production I.G.)
- Setsuo Ito (Voice Actor of Shigeo Kageyama)
- Bungo Kondo (Producer of Bandai Namco Filmworks)
- Yoko Shimomura (Music Composer of Final Fantasy XV)
- SUSHiO (Character Designer of Kill La Kill)
- Shigeto Koyama (Character Designer of Gurren Lagann)
- Shuko Murase (Director of the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway)
2. Special Screenings
Special screenings are another popular event at Anime NYC 2022, where they reveal some of the popular anime series, such as their preview or premiere. They only revealed about one show at this year’s exclusive screening, but they will include some other series in early November.
The official website currently only shares information about one series, the Lupin Zero anime series. They will reveal the first look of this brand new series, in which a nameless boy runs through the streets of Japan, at this premiere screening.
They also gave special gifts and physical badges to the fans who attended this event. This special screening will take place on November 18, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
3. Cosplay Destinations and Cosplay Meetups
Anime NYC 2022 puts on a fantastic event for cosplayers from all over the world. They give them a great opportunity to showcase their unique talents through cosplay and provide fans with an unforgettable experience.
Cosplay fans were excited to attend this special event this year to see their favorite characters in cosplay and take selfies with them. All of these cosplayers were judged by professional cosplayer guests and received special prizes.
Here are the cosplayer guests who will come to judge this cosplay event:
- Stella Chuu: a popular cosplayer who is famous for cosplaying Pharah and Mercy.
- Sir Julius Cosplay: A popular cosplayer whose real name is Michael Ford.
- Wig-Wig Cosplay: They are a duo of talented cosplayers who have done plenty of amazing cosplay together.
Anime NYC 2022 Special Event
The officials specifically invited popular music composer Yoko Shimomura to make their anniversary more special and grand. She will perform “A New World,” intimate music from Final Fantasy, at this special event.
They also organized a special event for the “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” series. On the other hand, Hajime Isayama will speak about the Attack on Titan series at the festival’s main event.
Other Activities of this Event
Anime NYC 2022 held several competitions, including exhibition contests, anime booths, and animation music video contests. A large number of fans traveled from all over the world to take part in this event and compete for grand prizes. They also provide an excellent opportunity for many talented artists to display their work.
Their creations can be anything related to anime, manga (comic book), or cosplay, such as cover songs, merchandise, art books, outfits, accessories, and many more.
That’s it for today’s post. We hope you get all of the information you need about the Anime NYC 2022 festival and have a good time. Stay tuned for more amazing anime events and fantastic anime write-ups.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Anime Expo, Anime Fest, Anime USA, AnimeNext, Con-Nichiwa, and Crunchyroll Expo are some of the most popular anime events to attend.
Anime NYC began celebrating the event in 2017 and has already organized it six times.
Crunchyroll is the current main sponsor of the Anime NYC event.
Source: Anime NYC Website