Kadokawa at Anime Expo 2019

More information on pre-sale merchandise, booth events with special guests etc.

June 22, 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- has announced additional information about their booth and events at 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 (updated)
2.) Exclusive handouts & cosplayer (updated)
3.) Panel and autograph sessions with special guests (updated)
4.) BOOK☆WALKER Space (updated)

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.
For the The Rising of The Shield Hero photo spot it will be a collaboration with Crunchyroll (#2600) and Frontier Works (#3511). At each of the 3 booths you will find illustrations of different characters from the series, so check out all 3 photo spot stations!

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!

 The full merchandise line-up can be checked out below:
Anime Expo 2019 KADOKAWA Goods Official Site
URL: http://Kadokawa-ax-goods.com/

*The Anime Man AX merch review video now streaming on YouTube!
Can I Guess My Anime Waifu While Blindfolded Challenge??
URL: https://youtu.be/ieN5xy0PJN8
(Video streaming to start on 23th (Sun) 4am JST)


Buy at least ONE item at the KADOKAWA booth (#1606) during Anime Expo to get a FREE ticket for a polaroid photo session with your favorite AniTuber or an autograph signing session with the creators of “KONOSUBA”! See below for details:
*First come, first served.

Time Schedule

Day 1: July 4, 2019 (Thu)
12pm~ / 12:30pm~ TheAn1meMan Polaroid Photo Session
3pm~ / 3:30pm~ Akidearest Polaroid Photo Session

Day 2: July 5, 2019 (Fri)
11:30am~ / 12pm~ Gigguk Polaroid Photo Session
3pm~ / 3:30pm~ TheAn1meMan Polaroid Photo Session
5:10pm to 5:55pm “KONOSUBA“ Anime Creators Autograph Session

Day 3: July 6, 2019 (Sat)
12pm~ / 12:30pm~ Akidearest Polaroid Photo Session
3pm~ / 3:30pm~ Gigguk Polaroid Photo Session
5:10pm to 5:55pm “KONOSUBA“ Anime Creators Autograph Session

The Anime Man
Joey Bizinger, better known as The Anime Man, is a Japanese-Australian YouTuber with over 1.8 million subscribers currently residing in Japan. Since 2013, he has been reviewing, analyzing, and critiquing anime, otaku and Japanese culture in a comedic and cynical way.

Akidearest is an otaku/anime Youtuber with over 2 million subscribers. Aki's content mainly revolves around otaku fandom and anime culture- from reviews, parodies, skits, and rants.Since the creation of her channel in 2014, Aki has committed to sharing her love and appreciation for anime and otaku culture with viewers all over the world.

Gigguk is an Anime YouTuber known for his satirical look at the world of Anime that has garnered him 1.7 Mil+ Subscribers. He is best known for his Anime reviews and parody series 'Anime in Minutes'.

Makoto Uezu
He is one of the currently most busiest scriptwriters in Japan and was involved as Series Composer throughout the KONOSUBA franchise. His previous works include Assassination Classroom, Akame ga KILL!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero and more.
The genre of his works are wide-ranging from comedy to serious drama.
His upcoming projects are KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! The Movie (2019), Kengan Asura (2019), Radiant Season 2 (2019) and Drifting Dragons (2020).

-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
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
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Wall Scroll $40
・Ainz Ooal Gown
Wall Scroll $40
1/7th scale figure - Megumin: Sneaker Bunko
30th Anniversary Ver. $170

... and many more!

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)
Gorgeous cosplayer Jean WanWan will welcome you at our booth as Emilia (from Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) and hand our the free magazine!

Jean WanWan will be at KADOKAWA booth on the dates/times:
7/4 (Thu) to 7/6 (Sat) 10am to 6pm
Jean WanWan
Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/jeanwanwan
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jean_wanwan

Free magazine “KADOKAWA Anime Guide“: A 20-pages magazine including staff interviews, cast comments and design artworks of popular anime titles by KADOKAWA. 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:

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!
Guests: Makoto Uezu (Series Composition), Rie Ogura (Producer)
Panel 7/6 (Sat) 2:30pm to 4:00pm Location: Main Events(Hall B)
Autograph sessions 7/5 (Fri) 5:10pm to 5:55pm Location: Kentia Hall
7/6 (Sat) 5:10pm to 5:55pm Location: Kentia Hall

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


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

Guest: Kanako Ito

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


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) Autograph sessions for KONOSUBA illustrator by BOOK☆WALKER
A digital manga & light novel store BOOK☆WALKER, will be hosting autograph sessions for Kurone Mishima, the illustrator of KONOSUBA light novels, during the event. To get an autograph ticket, you must reserve a pre-ticket by filling out their form here:
BOOK☆WALKER: Konosuba illustrator (Kurone Mishima) Autograph Session Ticket Reservation Form. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the booth day-of the event once they are sold out online.

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 AkatsukiKurone Mishima/KADOKAWA/KONOSUBA2 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

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.

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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