Kadokawa to Attend Anime Expo 2019

Booth Information, Details on Panels and Autograph Sessions

June 14, 2019

KADOKAWA CORPORATION, the Japanese publisher & anime company, known for hits as KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, OVERLORD and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- will attend Anime Expo 2019, taking place from July 4 to July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This year, KADOKAWA will host a joint booth with BOOK☆WALKER (booth no: #1606). The following topics show some of this year's highlights at the booth as well as panels and autograph sessions with special guests from KADOKAWA's anime works.

1.) Merchandise shop
2.) Exclusive handouts & cosplayer
3.) Panel and autograph sessions with special guests
4.) BOOK☆WALKER stamp rally

Also, a brand-new visual of the upcoming Made in Abyss movie will be revealed for the first time at AX and a photo spot will welcome the fans to take photos with their favorite characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero.

1.) Merchandise shop
A huge shop with merchandise of various titles will be available for purchase, including pre-sale products which are not yet available anywhere else in the world. Grab the opportunity to get the latest anime merchandise, even before their release in Japan!

-AX pre-sale before anywhere else in the world!- Including following new releases:

・KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson
Canvas Art $70

・MADE IN ABYSS
Canvas Art $70

・The Rising of the Shield Hero
Canvas Art $90

・Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
1/8th scale figure - Rem Ukiyo-e Ver. $200

... and many more!
The full line-up of merchandise will be announced in the next press release. Please stay tuned for further details.

2.) Exclusive handouts & Cosplayer
At KADOKAWA booth fans will get 4 types of free giveaways*:
- free magazine “KADOKAWA Anime Guide“ (AX2019 Limited Edition)
- 3 different types of illustrated fans (double-sided printed)

A 20-pages magazine including staff interviews, cast comments and design artworks of popular anime titles by KADOKAWA. It will be handed out at the booth by a cosplayer of Emilia (Re:Zero). Be sure to secure your copy!
* Handout to begin at opening time of the Exhibitor Hall
* The handouts are limited in numbers. First come, first served

3.) Panel and autograph sessions with special guests Fans will have the chance to meet special guests related to popular anime series:

 Made in Abyss
Guests: Miyu Tomita (voice of Riko), Mariya Ise (voice of Reg), Shiori Izawa (voice of Nanachi)
Panel 7/5 (Fri) 11:30am to 1pm Location: AMVtheater
Autograph sessions 7/5 (Fri) 4:30pm to 5:30pm Location: HIDIVE booth
7/6 (Sat) 11am to 12pm Location: HIDIVE booth

PROFILES

Miyu Tomita was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2014 Seiyuu Artist Training Program Selection and then made her professional debut in 2015. Since then, she has voiced a number of characters in various anime series, including Riko in MADE IN ABYSS, Gabriel Tenma White in Gabriel DropOut, Chika in The Magnificent KOTOBUKI and others.

Mariya Ise has lent her vocal talents to dozens of roles since her professional debut in 2004, in which she voiced a minor role in Aishiteruze Baby. Since then she has become a widely recognized seiyuu, landing well-known roles such as Reg in MADE IN ABYSS, Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter (2011), Ray in The Promised Neverland and Levy McGarden in Fairy Tail.

Shiori Izawa made her professional debut in 2009 with a role in A Certain Magical Index and was a member of the third graduating class of the A&G Academy seiyuu training school. She has contributed her acting talents to the roles of Nanachi in MADE IN ABYSS, Saya in The Asterisk War, Pina in Sword Art Online and Moyu in Noragami.

For more information on the Made in Abyss events visit:
https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/news/sentai-filmworks-announces-special-appearance s-by-made-in-abyss-seiyuus-at-anime-expo-2019

 Steins;Gate
Guest: Kanako Ito

Steins;Gate 0 Launch Party & Concert feat. Kanako Ito
Date/time: 7/6 (Sat) 8:30pm to 2am
Location: Lounge 21 (within the Los Angeles Convention Center)

PROFILE

Kanako Ito made her major debut in September 2002 with the main theme song of the game Kikokugai - The Cyber Slayer by Nitroplus. She has performed songs for various anime and game titles including CHAOS;HEAD, STEINS;GATE, ROBOTICS;NOTES and CHAOS;CHILD. Her latest single COSMIC LOOPER is the opening theme song of the game STEINS;GATE ELITE.

For more information on the Steins;Gate event visit:
https://www.funimation.com/blog/2019/05/17/steinsgatecrash/

4) BOOK☆WALKER stamp rally
BOOK☆WALKER will be exhibiting alongside KADOKAWA at Anime Expo this year and holding a “Isekai/Another World” themed stamp rally. Participants who complete the activity card will be awarded with a special prize (available only while supplies last). For more information or updates about BOOK☆WALKER at Anime Expo, go to http://bkwk.jp/ax or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

(C)2017 Natsume Akatsuki・Kurone Mishima/KADOKAWA/KONOSUBA2 Partners
(C)Kugane Maruyama,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/OVERLORD3PARTNERS
(C)Tappei Nagatsuki,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Re:ZERO PARTNERS
C2019 暁なつめ・三嶋くろね/KADOKAWA/映画このすば製作委員会
C2017 つくしあきひと・竹書房/メイドインアビス製作委員会
Cアネコユサギ イラスト:弥南せいら

⇒More details & updates at
KADOKAWA: http://www.facebook.com/KADOKAWAanime/
BOOK☆WALKER: http://bkwk.jp/ax

About KADOKAWA CORPORATION
KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan) is a leading publisher of light novels and comics, as well as a provider of anime content. Further fields of business activity include music production and distribution in Japan. Some of our representative animation works are “Fullmetal Panic!”, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Lucky Star”, which are widely known among anime fans worldwide. After merging with Media Factory our animation producing lines increased and the list of titles keeps growing, including recent titles such as “No Game No Life Zero”, “Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-”, “KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!”, and more.

About BOOK☆WALKER
BOOK☆WALKER is one of Japan's most popular reading platforms for digital manga & light novels. There are over 12,000 English light novels and manga being offered from publishers like Kodansha Comics, Yen Press, Seven Seas Entertainment, and more. Come experience a new way to enjoy and collect the latest manga and light novels digitally on your PC, iOS, or Android devices. BOOK WALKER Co. Ltd. is member of KADOKAWA CORPORATION and was founded in 2010. Visit the site at: https://global.bookwalker.jp/?adpcnt=7qM_Vshg


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