Anime NYC Hosts The Promised Neverland Anime's Mamoru Kanbe, Mariya Ise, Shinobu Ono, Kenta Suzuki

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Director, producer, voice actress talk about The Promised Neverland anime on November 16

The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Wednesday that the event will host The Promised Neverland anime's director Mamoru Kanbe, voice actress Mariya Ise (The Promised Neverland's Ray), and producers Shinobu Ono (CloverWorks) and Kenta Suzuki (Aniplex). They will participate in a talk about the anime on November 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the convention's Special Events Hall.

The Promised Neverland anime premiered in January. 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.

Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and the series has entered its final arc as of September 2018. Shirai had stated in an interview in August 2018 that Shirai would like the story to "not extend too much" in accordance with the story's editor, adding that the length of the manga should be "ideally 20 to 30 volumes long." The magazine teased in August that the manga has entered the "climax" of the final arc.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America.

A live-action film adaptation of the manga will open in winter 2020.

This year's Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from November 15 to 17. Last year's event had 36,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.

This year's event will also host Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino; Dr. Stone manga creators Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi; Monogatari series illustrator VOFAN; voice actress Rie Kugimiya; voice actress and singer Miku Itо̄; Today's Menu for Emiya Family manga creator TAa; Science SARU's producer Eunyoung Cho; Code Geass writer Ichiro Okouchi, character designer Takahiro Kimura, and voice actress Yukana; Production I.G's CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa; the Megalobox anime's director You Moriyama and producer Minako Fujiyoshi; the Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life anime's voice actress Atsumi Tanezaki and producer Kisara Takahashi; the Fragtime anime's producer Yūsuke Terada; and JAM Project, Guilty Kiss, TRUE, and ZAQ as musical performers.

The MyAnimeList website and Honey's Anime's MAL Live streaming service will host a live stream of the "Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC" concert event on November 15 to 17. Only the November 16 concert will be free to watch; the November 15 and 17 concerts will require viewers to purchase tickets to view the stream.

The event will host the world premieres of the Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!, A Destructive God Sits Next to Me anime, and Somali and the Forest Spirit anime; the East Coast premieres of the Weathering With You film and the In/Spectre anime; the U.S. premieres of the Fragtime anime and Gundam: Reconguista in G Movie I film; and the dub premiere of the Lupin III: Goodbye Partner anime. The convention will also screen the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection film.

Sources: Email correspondence, Anime NYC

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