[Overseas] Anime Expo 2018 / 4th-8th July 2018 / News & Announcements

NormanicGrav

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Want to see what the 2016 & 2017 announcements were? See here and here.

Anime Expo is the biggest US anime convention of the year and it offers brand new announcements and updates from every anime, manga and visual novel and game distributor who are attending. These include Funimation, Viz Media, Aksys Games, NIS America, MangaGamer, J-Novel Club, Aniplex of America, and many more. The announcements are generally revealed through panels averaging 60-90 minutes depending on the distributor.

The titles revealed will be for United States & Canada however it's a good indicator for what we can expect to see for a future UK & Ireland release.

This thread will provide all of the news unveiled by the big distributors.

Key notes:
Panel Name | Los Angeles Time Zone | UK Time Zone (8 hour time difference)

Wednesday 4th July 2018 (US) / Thursday 5th July 2018 (UK)
- 30 Years of Dark Horse Manga | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | 2:00am - 3:00am
- Sentai Presents: Armed Girls Machiavellism English Dub Premiere | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | 2:30am - 4:30am
- Nep Yeah! A Community Panel | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | 3:30am - 4:30am
- Arc System Works: 30 Years of Video Game History | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | 5:00am - 6:00am
- JAST USA Panel | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | 5:00am - 6:00am
- New from TOKYOPOP! | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | 5:00am - 6:00am


Thursday 5th July 2018
- Free! Timeless Medley The Bond (Movie Screening) | 11:00am - 1:00pm | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Live-stream
- Spike Chunsoft's STEINS;GATE Panel | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Developing Japanese-Style Multiplayer Games on the Nintendo Switch | 11:30am - 12:30pm | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- NISA Community Panel | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Crunchyroll Industry Panel | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | 8:30pm - 9:30pm | Live-stream
- J-Novel Club Industry Panel | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | 8:30pm - 9:30pm
- My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes Subtitled World Premiere | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | 8:30pm - 10:30pm
- SUNRISE Industry Panel | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | 9:00pm - 10:00pm
- Maiden Japan/Kraken Releasing Panel | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 10:00pm - 11:00pm
- Viz Media Industry Panel | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 10:00pm - 11:00pm | Live-stream
- 2D is Laifu with the Creators of Neptunia! | 2:30pm - 3:30pm | 10:30pm - 11:30pm
- Warner Bros. Japan Anime Panel | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 11:00pm - 12:00am
- Funimation Dragon Ball Super Panel | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | 11:30pm - 12:30am | Live-stream


Thursday 5th July 2018 (US) / Friday 6th July 2018 (UK)
- An Evening With Lab Zero - The Latest On Indivisible, Skullgirls and More! | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | 12:00am - 1:30am
- ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio presents "Coming to a Theater Near You!" | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 12:30am - 1:30am
- Netflix <3 Anime | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | 1:00am - 2:00am | Live-stream
- Spike Chunsoft's Official Uchikoshi Panel | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | 1:00am - 2:00am
- Ikemen Series World Tour 2018 "Splash of Love" | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | 2:00am - 3:00am
- TRIGGER x Arc System Works Presents Kill la Kill Video Game | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | 2:00am - 3:30am
- Aniplex of America Industry Panel | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | 2:30am - 4:00am | Live-stream
- TBS Animation: Present and Future | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | 2:30am - 3:30am
- HIDIVE Presents: Pop Team Epic with Special Guest Kotaru Sudo | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | 4:00am - 5:00am
- Funimation Peep Show | 9:00pm - 11:00pm | 5:00am - 7:00am
- Frontwing TV Live! 2018 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | 5:30am - 6:30am
- FAKKU Presents: ISHiKEi Q&A | 10:30pm - 11:30pm | 6:30am - 7:30am
- KLab Games Industry Panel | 10:30pm - 11:30pm | 6:30am - 7:30am


Friday 6th July 2018
- The Seven Deadly Sins Manga & Anime | 10:30am - 11:30am | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Cells at Work! at Anime Expo | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Free! Timeless Medley The Promise | 11:00am - 1:00pm | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Shonen Jump Industry Panel | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Flavors of Youth World Premiere | 11:30am - 1:30pm | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Designing the Heroines of SNK with Artist Eisuke Ogura | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Funimation Announcements Panel | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Fate/Grand Order: A Financial & Mythological Wonder | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | 9:00pm - 10:30pm
- Crunchyroll Summer Simulcast Preview Panel | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- Showmaker Presents: Miss Monochrome & Yui Horie! | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- DRAGON PILOT Premiere Screening | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | 10:00pm - 11:30pm
- "Liz and the Blue Bird" U.S. Premiere | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | 11:00pm - 1:00am
- Studio Khara Presents: Director Hibiki Yoshizaki's "ME! ME! ME!" Art Book Launch Special Panel | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 11:00pm - 12:00am
- The Official JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | 11:00pm - 1:00am


Friday 6th July 2018 (US) / Saturday 7th July 2018 (UK)
- PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo! | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | 12:00am - 1:00am | Live-stream
- A Look into Legendary Artist Takehito Harada's Designs | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 12:30am - 1:30am
- Anime BY THE NUMBERS, Presented by Crunchyroll | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 12:30am - 1:30am
- Aksys Games Panel of doubleplusgoodness! | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | 1:30am - 2:30am
- Localization Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | 1:30am - 2:30am
- Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Episode 6 "Rise of the Red Comet" Screening and Panel Presented by SUNRISE | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | 1:30am - 3:30am
- Rooster Teeth Animation Panel | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | 1:30am - 2:30am | Live-stream
- Studio TRIGGER Industry Panel | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | 1:30am - 3:30am
- "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms" U.S. Premiere presented by ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | 2:30am - 5:00am
- Crunchycast LIVE | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | 3:00am - 4:00am
- SAO & GGO Summer Festival 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | 3:00am - 5:00am | Live-stream
- Learn The Art Of VO With Digimon Adventure tri's Director And Cast | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | 3:30am - 4:30am
- SSSS.Gridman World Premiere | 7:45pm - 8:45pm | 3:45am - 4:45am
- Accel World Infinite Burst (Movie Screening) | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | 4:00am - 5:30am
- FAKKU Presents: Koume Keito Q&A | 8:30pm - 9:30pm | 4:30am - 5:30am
- XSEED Games Localization Panel | 8:30pm - 9:30pm | 4:30am - 5:30am
- Bushiroad Industry Panel | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | 5:00am - 6:00am
- The Latest Hentai Genre, Creator Community and Hentai Technology in Japan | 9:00pm - 11:00pm | 5:00am - 7:00am
- Denpasoft: Erecting A Market & The Rise Of Adult Gaming | 10:00pm - 11:00pm | 6:00am - 7:00am
- DEVILS LINE DUBCAST Edition + Q&A | 10:00pm - 11:00pm | 6:00am - 7:00am
- HIDIVE UNCENSORED | 11:30pm - 12:30am | 7:30am - 8:30am


Saturday 7th July 2018
- Gundam Game Panel Presented by Bandai Namco Entertainment | 10:00am - 11:30am | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Official SAILOR MOON Panel | 10:00am - 12:00pm | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Robotech: A Look To The Future | 10:00am - 11:00am | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Zanki Zero with Danganronpa's Terasawa & Sugawara | 10:30am - 11:30am | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- DEVILS' LINE: Inside the Producer's Mind | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- CUTIE HONEY UNIVERSE - Special Panel with Go Nagai | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- LGBTQ+ In Anime, Presented by Crunchyroll | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- New Era of Visual Novel: Dive Into the Screen with VR Technology | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Right Stuf Anime & Nozomi Entertainment Industry Panel | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Live-stream
- +Ultra Bold Anime Slot from FUJI TV | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | 8:30pm - 10:30pm
- Ao Jyumonji Guest Panel: Working as a Professional Light Novel Author | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | 8:30pm - 9:30pm
- Titmouse Inc. Industry Panel | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | 9:00pm - 10:00pm
- Sirius the Jaeger U.S. Premiere | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
- FLCL Panel | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 10:00pm - 11:00pm | Live-stream
- IFI - Localizing a Brand New IP | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 10:00pm - 11:00pm
- Kengan Ashura - World Premiere & Guest Talk | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | 10:30pm - 12:00am
- TV Animation Discussion with Voltron Legendary Defender Directors by Wacom | 2:30pm - 3:30pm | 10:30pm - 11:30pm
- Production I.G Industry Panel | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 11:00pm - 12:00am | Live-stream
- Showmaker Live: Miss Monochrome feat. Yui Horie! | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 11:00pm - 12:00am
- Visual Novels with Sekai Project | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | 11:00pm - 1:00am
- Crunchyroll Presents ISLAND by Frontwing | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | 11:30pm - 1:00am
- Kodansha Comics/Vertical Comics Manga AX-travaganza | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | 11:30pm - 12:30am


Saturday 7th July 2018 (US) / Sunday 8th July 2018 (UK)
- Fate/Grand Order 1st Anniversary Celebration Event | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 12:30am - 1:30am | Live-stream
- The Official OVERLORD III Anime Premiere & Panel | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | 12:30am - 2:30am
- A-1 Pictures Panel | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | 1:00am - 2:00am
- K: Seven Stories R:B Blaze US Premiere | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | 2:00am - 4:00am | Live-stream
- Pony Canyon Industry Panel | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | 2:30am - 3:30am
- Sailor Moon Official Behind the Scenes Panel | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | 3:00am - 4:00am
- Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Party presented by Funimation | 8:00pm - 1:00am | 4:00am - 9:00am
- Noir Caesar Presents XOGENASYS: the anime | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | 4:00am - 5:30am
- Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing | 8:30pm - 10:00pm | 4:30am - 6:00am
- DOREIKU The Animation DUBCAST Edition + Q&A | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | 5:30am - 6:30am
- FAKKU Industry Panel and Q&A | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | 5:30am - 6:30am
- FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching | 11:00pm - 12:00am | 7:00am - 8:00am
- MangaGamer: The Now & Future of Visual Novels (18+) | 11:00pm - 12:00am | 7:00am - 8:00am


Sunday 8th July 2018
- Good Smile: Expand Your Figure Posing Potential! | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Live-stream
- Kotobukiya Summer Update 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Planet With | 11:30am - 12:00pm | 7:30pm - 8:00pm
- Audio Engineering with Bang Zoom! | 11:30am - 12:30pm | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Funimation Presents Attack on Titan Season 3 Panel and World Premiere | 11:30am - 1:30pm | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- UDON Artist Draw-Off + Special Announcements | 11:30am - 12:30pm | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- "Laughing Under the Clouds" U.S. Premiere presented by ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | 8:00pm - 10:00pm
- Kase-san and Morning Glories - Panel & U.S. Premiere | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | 8:30pm - 10:00pm
- Goblin Slayer Q&A Panel with Author Kumo Kagyu | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | 9:00pm - 11:00pm
- Seven Seas Entertainment Industry Panel | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- Yen Press Industry Panel | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- King Records Industry Panel | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 10:00pm - 11:00pm
- "Play Anime!" hosted by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | 11:30pm - 12:30am | Live-stream
 
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Blaize

Hunter
Would love to hear of a home video release incoming for Xabungle and Ideon from Maiden Japan. Would also be nice to get a classic release out of Funimation or Sentai as well. Don't have much hype though for this expo anymore. It's been pretty lackluster since Sentai blew our minds with LOGH and Higurashi
 

Blaize

Hunter
I'll add that with Ranma 1/2 all done on Blu Ray it'd be a dream come true for Maison Ikkoku to get a similar treatment from Viz. I don't want to get my hopes up though.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I'll add that with Ranma 1/2 all done on Blu Ray it'd be a dream come true for Maison Ikkoku to get a similar treatment from Viz. I don't want to get my hopes up though.
Inuyasha would be an interesting choice for Blu Ray as well. Been holding off on buying the DVD sets.
 

Stiivun

Pokémon Master
Also Inuyasha for me. But also, and i think this is wishful thinking on a grand scale, Minami-ke. No idea who, if any, has the rights for the first three seasons, but FUNimation has it for the fourth season but it seems to be on ice regarding a release.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Bleach on Blu Ray has looked fine so far so I'm not too worried about them botching older long running shounens.
 

Blaize

Hunter
Browsing through the panels it seems Right Stuf are absent? I mean we have the Sunrise Panel for Gundam stuff I guess but I'm surprised to not see Right Stuf have their own panel as this used to be the one and only place they did one each year.
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
Any chances for announcement from Aniplex box of "The Irregular At Magic High School"?
It's possible, but honestly anything can happen at this point. I believe the only major releases they have planned this summer are the second halves of both Eromanga Sensei and Granblue Fantasy as well as the Oreimo 2 BD-BOX.

I reckon we'll see some Fate news (either or both Apocrypha and Heaven's Feel Movie 1).
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
The schedule on the first post has been updated with the following additions:

Wednesday 4th July 2018 (US) / Thursday 5th July 2018 (UK)
- Sentai Presents: Armed Girls Machiavellism English Dub Premiere | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | 2:30am - 4:30am
- Arc System Works: 30 Years of Video Game History | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | 5:00am - 6:00am


Thursday 5th July 2018
- Free! Timeless Medley The Bond (Movie Screening) | 11:00am - 1:00pm | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Developing Japanese-Style Multiplayer Games on the Nintendo Switch | 11:30am - 12:30pm | 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Thursday 5th July 2018 (US) / Friday 6th July 2018 (UK)
- ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio presents "Coming to a Theater Near You!" | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 12:30am - 1:30am
- Netflix <3 Anime | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | 1:00am - 2:00am
- Ikemen Series World Tour 2018 "Splash of Love" | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | 2:00am - 3:00am
- TRIGGER x Arc System Works Presents Kill la Kill Video Game | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | 2:00am - 3:30am
- HIDIVE Presents: Pop Team Epic with Special Guest Kotaru Sudo | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | 4:00am - 5:00am
- FAKKU Presents: ISHiKEi Q&A | 10:30pm - 11:30pm | 6:30am - 7:30am


Friday 6th July 2018
- Free! Timeless Medley The Promise | 11:00am - 1:00pm | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Flavors of Youth World Premiere | 11:30am - 1:30pm | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Crunchyroll Summer Simulcast Preview Panel | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- Showmaker Presents: Miss Monochrome & Yui Horie! | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
- DRAGON PILOT Premiere Screening | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | 10:00pm - 11:30pm
- "Liz and the Blue Bird" U.S. Premiere | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | 11:00pm - 1:00am


Friday 6th July 2018 (US) / Saturday 7th July 2018 (UK)
- "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms" U.S. Premiere presented by ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | 2:30am - 5:00am
- Accel World Infinite Burst (Movie Screening) | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | 4:00am - 5:30am
- DEVILS LINE DUBCAST Edition + Q&A | 10:00pm - 11:00pm | 6:00am - 7:00am


Saturday 7th July 2018
- DEVILS' LINE: Inside the Producer's Mind | 11:00am - 12:00pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Right Stuf Anime & Nozomi Entertainment Industry Panel | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Sirius the Jaeger U.S. Premiere | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
- Showmaker Live: Miss Monochrome feat. Yui Horie! | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 11:00pm - 12:00am
- Crunchyroll Presents ISLAND by Frontwing | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | 11:30pm - 1:00am


Saturday 7th July 2018 (US) / Sunday 8th July 2018 (UK)
- Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Party presented by Funimation | 8:00pm - 1:00am | 4:00am - 9:00am
- DOREIKU The Animation DUBCAST Edition + Q&A | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | 5:30am - 6:30am


Sunday 8th July 2018
- Planet With | 11:30am - 12:00pm | 7:30pm - 8:00pm
- "Laughing Under the Clouds" U.S. Premiere presented by ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | 8:00pm - 10:00pm
- Kase-san and Morning Glories - Panel & U.S. Premiere | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | 8:30pm - 10:00pm
 
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