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Anime Expo Hosts The Promised Neverland, Made in Abyss Voice Actresses

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The Promised Neverland director to also attend July event

The official website for Anime Expo announced on Thursday that The Promised Neverland anime's director Mamoru Kanbe and voice actresses Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, and Mariya Ise will attend the convention as guests. They will participate in a panel alongside English dub voice actresses Erica Mendez, Jeannie Tirado, and Laura Stahl.

The Promised Neverland premiered on January 10. Aniplex of America streamed the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE as it aired in Japan. Adult Swim's Toonami block premiered The Promised Neverland anime on April 13. The show's second season will premiere in 2020.

Sentai Filmworks also announced on Thursday that it will host a "Voices of the Abyss: Meet the Made in Abyss Seiyuus" panel at Anime Expo, and will host voice actresses Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg), and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as guests at the panel. The voice actresses' appearances at the event will include fan interactions, autograph signings, and a behind-the-scenes look at their performances in the Made in Abyss anime franchise.

The 13-episode television anime series based on Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga premiered in Japan in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and released it on Blu-ray Disc on October 23. The English-subtitled version of the show streamed in the United States on Amazon's Anime Strike service, and HIDIVE streamed the series outside of the United States. The dub is also streaming on HIDIVE.

The anime inspired a two-part compilation film series. Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake), the first film, opened in Japan on January 4. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare), the second film, opened in Japan on January 18. Sentai Filmworks screened both films in the United States in March and May.

Gekijōban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei (Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul), a new anime film in the franchise, will open in Japan in January 2020.

This year's Anime Expo will take place from July 4 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Sources: Press release, Anime Expo


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