Aniplex Announces Schedule of Events for New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2011

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 10, 2011) – Aniplex of America has just announced their schedule of events for New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2011. Times and availabilities are subject to change without notice.

Friday, October 14

  • 12:00-1:00 PM @ 1A03-1A05 > Aniplex of America Industry Panel. Come join Aniplex as they show what's new, now available and coming soon from Aniplex of America. Featuring special guests the President of Aniplex Koichiro Natsume and the Executive Producer of Blue Exorcist Hideo Katsumata. There will also be announcements about the Dubbing cast for Madoka Magica. There will also be some very rare and special giveaways at the Panel.
  • 4:15 - 5:15 PM @ Room 1A18 > Blue Exorcist Screening Event. The hit anime series Blue Exorcist will be shown at New York Anime Festival. Screening the first two episodes subtitled, the screening will also feature a special greeting from the Executive Producer of Blue Exorcist Hideo Katsumata as well as prize giveaways.
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM @ Aniplex/Bandai Booth #1712 > Madoka Magica Cosplay Gathering. Kyubey is looking for as many Magical People as possible. Would you like to make a contract? This is a perfect opportunity for all the Madoka Magica Cosplayers and fans to get together and take photos in front of the large Madoka Magica Banner at this official Madoka Magica Cosplay Gathering.
  • 7:45-9:45 PM @ 1A06-1A08 > Madoka Magica Screening Event. Aniplex of America presents the hit anime series Madoka Magica. This screening features the first 3 episodes of the series subtitled. Before the screening, there will be a special greeting by the President of Aniplex Koichiro Natsume. There will also be special prize giveaways of Madoka Items.

Saturday, October 15th

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 1A18 > Fate/Zero Screening Event. Exclusively screening at New York Anime Fest, Aniplex of America presents their latest Anime airing in Japan, Fate/Zero. This screening will feature the first episode in English Subtitles.
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM @ Aniplex/Bandai Booth #1712 > Blue Exorcist Cosplay Gathering. Calling all Exorcists! We're looking for all the Blue Exorcists fans to gather so we can be "ready for the take off!"
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM @ NYCC Stage > Anime Counseling: Blue Exorcist Edition Watch as our hosts try to find the solutions between the Blue Exorcist cast members and see what happens when different Anime personalities collide. The audience will get a chance to participate in the show with the opportunity for prizes
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM @ 1A18 > Guilty Crown Premiere Screening Join Funimation at this special screening event for a introduction and world premiere of the first two episodes of the hot new original anime series from the director of DEATH NOTE and HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, GUILTY CROWN.

Sunday, July 3

  • 11:15AM – 1:15 PM @ 1A18 > Guilty Crown Screening with Q&A Session. Hosted by Funimation, following an encore screening of the first two episodes of the most anticipated anime series of the Fall season, members of the GUILTY CROWN production team from ANIPLEX, PRODUCTION I.G and FUJI TV from Japan will be on hand to answer fan questions and talk about what it's like to bring this complex and exciting series to fruition. Come see what it's like behind the scenes and see exclusive content before anyone else!

Throughout New York Anime Fest/New York Comic Con there will be plenty of activities including our Blue Exorcist Scavenger Hunt, Cosplay Photo Ops and more! Visit booth #1712 for more details.

For More Information, please contact:
E.J. Rivera
Marketing Specialist
Aniplex of America
[email protected]

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners and Baccano!. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouni Kenshin OVA and Movie, Oreimo and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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