First Ever Anime NYC Digital Convention Starts
New York, NY (November 17, 2020) - NTWRK Presents Anime NYC Online Powered by Crunchyroll kicks off tonight, November 17, 2020 on the NTWRK app. Fans across the country can tune into four anime-packed evenings of virtual panels, interviews, watch parties, Japanese guests, and much more. NTWRK is a free app focused on exclusive content and merch, and fans can download the app now via the App Store or Google Play Store to browse hundreds of cool pop culture items spanning sneakers, streetwear, and fashion.
Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll was originally set to take place this weekend in the Javits Center in New York City; however, like most live events this year, it has transitioned into the online space. But whether held physically or online, Anime NYC is proud to welcome an exciting range of features and activities...
Highlights from Anime NYC Online to include:
- Industry panels from Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America, Eleven Arts, Kodansha Comics, Mangamo, Yen Press, and more
- A Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Panel featuring voice actresses Hinaki Yano and Tomori Kusunoki followed by a concert
- A Mirai Celebration and Chat with Studio Chizu Producer Yuichiro Saito
- Watch Parties of classic anime including Beautiful Dreamer, Martian Successor Nadesico, Otaku no Video, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and more from RetroCrush and Right Stuf
- An Anisong DJ Night featuring NYC's AniParty
- Product drops from brands including Atsuko, Pintrill, Right Stuf, and Valeza featuring anime figures, manga, apparel, vinyl soundtracks, and more
- An Online Expo Floor and Artist Alley with over 100 booths to browse
- Free downloads featuring official anime art for your computer and phone
The full schedule and details can be found here.
Anime NYC Online runs from Nov 17-20, 2020. Its panels will be archived for later viewing until Dec 1. All Anime NYC Online events are free - with no badge required to take part.
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About Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City's anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. The next physical event takes place November 19-21, 2021 in New York's Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 50,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit animenyc.com.
Crunchyroll, a WarnerMedia company and the world's most popular anime brand, connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences. Fans have access to the largest collection of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts - top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll's services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, and consumer product rights. Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store). Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.