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Anime NYC @ Jacob K. Javits Center

The first ever Anime NYC convention begins today at the Javits Center and if you love anime and manga and the overall culture around it then you want to be there.

Tickets For First Ever “AnimeNYC” Convention On-Sale Now!

Hey so remember a couple of months ago when I did a post about the first-ever “Anime NYC” convention that was going to happen in November next year? If you are shaking your head or are among our newer readers, the news was broadcast on THIS LINK so please check it out before we continue. Okay, so the other day they announced that the tickets for this sure to be massive anime and manga event were on sale to the general public. Check it out and I’ll return at the close with some thoughts.

The Press Release:
ANIME NYC TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Creator & Director LeSean Thomas Announced As First Guest

LeftField Media today announced tickets to the inaugural Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll are on sale now. A Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center, Anime NYC will bring fans together with anime and manga publishers including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and VIZ Media and guests from both America and Japan. And coupled together with its ticket launch, Anime NYC is very proud to announce its first Official Guest – Cannon Busters and Children of Ether creator LeSean Thomas.

Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com and range from Day and Weekend passes – starting at $35 – to a $275 VIP package which includes early access, reserved seating, and guaranteed autographs. Built with the close support of Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming portal, Anime NYC additionally offers Crunchyroll Premium Members a $10 discount on Weekend tickets along with further perks at the event.
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Leftfield Media Announces “Anime NYC” Convention For 2017

As you read this notice, I am getting more and more excited for this years NY Comic Con at the Javits Center which will begin in the coming weeks. I might have mentioned elsewhere that I am once again attending as a member of the accredited press and I look forward to bringing you hundreds and hundreds of images across a wide number of posts. Now, the other day I caught wind of a brand-new convention that will be happening in Javits at the end of 2017 called “Anime NYC” and since its a new event and sounded like something you would enjoy I am presenting the full press release that I discovered. Read it at your leisure and I will return with a few thoughts about it afterward.

The Press Release:
ANIME NYC CONVENTION TO LAUNCH IN 2017: “Crunchyroll Presents Celebration of Anime and Manga in New York City”

LeftField Media today announced the debut of Anime NYC, a new convention focused on anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture launching next year in New York City. The first Anime NYC will take place November 17­19, 2017 in Midtown Manhattan’s Javits Center and bring fans together with guests from Japan and publishers across America. Anime NYC will be presented by anime streaming portal Crunchyroll and built with the support of industry partners Funimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore.

Anime NYC is the creation of LeftField Media, a boutique event company also responsible for PlayFair, a toy and family entertainment celebration run with the Toy Industry Association, and Awesome Con, Washington DC’s Comic Con.

“Anime and manga have never been more prolific in America, with anime conventions in other cities bringing together as many as 100,000 attendees,” said Greg Topalian, founder of LeftField Media. “Yet while New York City is the largest city in America, no large event championing Japanese pop culture calls it home. Anime NYC will change this, and once established, we believe Anime NYC has the potential to become the largest anime convention on the East Coast.”

“It’s been years since there’s been a dedicated anime convention in the Javits, and we’re excited to have The opportunity to support a show in New York,” said Dallas Middaugh, Crunchyroll’s head of content management. “The LeftField team already has amazing experience working on anime shows, and it’s great to have the chance to help bring the best of anime and manga to East Coast fans at Anime NYC.” Crunchyroll ­ the world’s largest anime streaming service, with more than 20 million registered users and Over 750,000 paid subscribers ­ will present premiere screenings and special guests throughout Anime NYC, and Crunchyroll Premium Members Can expect exclusive benefits at the event. Attendees overall will enjoy appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, extensive screenings, robust panel sessions, and features from anime, manga, and cosplay to Japanese toys, games, food, and fashion from brands across the Japanese pop culture spectrum, headlined by Funimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore.
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