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Anime Expo 2022: Programming Lineup Announced

by Neil Bui

The organizers of Anime Expo, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), have announced this year’s full programming lineup at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1 to 4, 2022.

Anime Expo attendees can expect exclusive premieres, celebrations, panels, and talent appearances from popular series such as SPY x FAMILY, Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, JUJUTSU KAISEN, and more.

Ticketed events will also be hosted at The NOVO, an indoor club 0.2 miles away from the Los Angeles Convention Center, including a special performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Steve Aoki.


My Hero Academia OVAs North American Premiere: Exclusive North American screening of two new OVAs, presented by Crunchyroll

Made in Abyss Season 2 Premiere: Exclusive screening presented by HIDIVE


Bleach Celebration Panel: Prepare for the Thousand-Year Blood War arc with new announcements, special messages from Japan, exclusive content reveals and more; Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and surprise guests will also appear in-person

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anniversary Panel: Celebrate 35 years of JJBA with Golden Wind actors Phillip Reich (Giorno), Ray Chase (Bucciarati), and Lizzie Freeman (Trish), plus Stone Ocean actors: Kira Buckland (Jolene) and Yong Yea (Pucci)

Industry Panels:

SPY x FAMILY English Dub Cast: Crunchyroll presents the first official SPY x FAMILY panel, featuring Q&As with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger) and Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), plus a special message from the Japanese cast and more

JUJUTSU KAISEN With the Staff: Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work on both the hit series and movie, direct from the staff themselves

The NOVO Events:

One Piece Film Red Presents Steve Aoki Live: Presented in partnership with Toei Animation, Aoki will perform to promote the upcoming release of “One Piece Film Red.” Fans can also be among the first to purchase “DIM MAK x ONE PIECE” merchandise in the main Exhibit Hall.

Neon District, Headlined by Slushii: Get ready for some electrifying anime beats and pulsing lights in an unforgettable night filled with dancing and some of the best EDM talent around, including headliner Slushii, Danger, No Mana and Tokyo Machine!

Anime Expo Homecoming: City Pop: Travel back to the 80s with Japanese City Pop hits at this inaugural dance headlined by special guest Mari Iijima! Featured DJs for the event are TUNE IN TOKYO’s ShowaPOP and Dave Tada. All ages are welcome, and cosplay is encouraged.

For the full schedule of events, visit the Anime Expo website.

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