With its debut in 2017, Anime NYC, which is created by LeftField Media, became the premier anime convention in the tri-state area. Thousands of fans from around the world unite for this immense celebration. If you've heard about the excitement but still aren't sure, don't worry. We're giving you five reasons to check out Anime NYC.
Looking to catch new episodes of your favorite anime before anyone else? Trying to attend the North American premiere of the next big anime flick? You're in luck because Anime NYC delivers with some fantastic premieres taking place during its convention. Some programs that have premiered in the past include Mob Psycho 100 II, K: Seven Stories Movie 5: Memory of Red: Burn, and the live action Fullmetal Alchemist movie.
Be Our Guest
The guests that arrive to Anime NYC are some of the biggest names in anime. From voice actors to animators, you'll get to see some talented people discussing their roles in the industry. Hiroki Otsuka, Shigetoshi Nakamura, and Haruki Kashiwakura are among those that have appeared at the convention.
Masquerade Ultra Deluxe
Originally started at Crunchyroll Expo, the Masquerade Ultra Deluxe brings something unique to the con circuit. This is more than just a cosplay contest; cosplayers have the chance to showcase their performance skills. Whether it's a solo performance or an ensemble, you'll be amazed at these talented participants. Audience members have a chance to also walk away with goodies during the halftime portion.
Sing Your Heart Out
Anisong concerts have been all the rage around the world. Fans enjoy hearing their favorite singers deliver tunes from beloved anime series. Anime NYC has brought several major anime singers to their stage, including Ishida Yoko, Konomi Suzuki, and Hironobu Kageyama. Get your glowsticks ready for this occasion.
Cosplay Is For Everyone
It's safe to say that you'll run into numerous cosplayers from all walks of life during this convention. Whether its seasoned vets or newcomers, they're all there to showcase their love for the art. Don't be afraid to take a photo with that fantastic cosplayer that catches your eye.