I’m continuing with the press announcements for this year’s Anime NYC convention which will be taking over the Javits Center this November. To see any of the other alerts you can click HERE to launch a new tab in your web-browser. Now, please read on down below about this amazing appearance.
The Press Release:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll announced today that international performance artist and pop star Poppy will be joining Anime NYC this year as a Guest of Honor. This will be Poppy’s first appearance at Anime NYC. Poppy has a legion of followers online and is one of the most talked-about musical artists across the globe. She will appear at Anime NYC to speak about her Japanese influences and manga-inspired graphic novel, Genesis 1.
Anime NYC is New York’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention. It will welcome over 40,000 attendees when it returns to the Javits Center for its third year on November 15-17, 2019. In addition to Poppy, it will showcase major names from across the anime world including Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator and director of the 40-year-old Mobile Suit Gundam; Riichiro Inagaki and Boich, creators of hit manga series Dr. STONE; and Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC, a mega-concert with Japanese musicians JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.
Poppy made her debut online when she declared “I am Poppy,” and through a series of mysterious, enigmatic videos that have earned over 400 million views, she’s developed a worldwide following that’s expanded into albums and live concerts around the planet. She released “Poppy.Computer,” her first critically-acclaimed studio album in 2017, which Rolling Stone dubbed “one of the most surprising albums of the year that pushes against the written-by-committee blandness of Top-40’s offerings with effervescent hooks and deliberate weirdness.” The impressive debut, which aptly earned her the title of “the Warhol of the YouTube era” by New York Magazine, led to the sold-out Poppy.Computer Tour and a succession of projects including a collaboration with Sanrio and the manga-inspired graphic novel Genesis 1 published by Z2 Comics.
Poppy is set to release her highly-anticipated third album, “I DISAGREE,” next year. The first single off the album, “Concrete,” was received enthusiastically. Billboard Magazine said, “If you can keep up with Poppy, she’ll likely blow your mind.”
“We’re tremendously excited to welcome Poppy to Anime NYC,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Show Director. “Poppy is one of the most unique voices online, and we’re honored to present her IRL and celebrate her achievements and intersections with Japan.”
Poppy will appear on Friday, November 15 at Anime NYC. She will participate in a main stage discussion about her music, graphic novel, and Japanese inspirations. Following her talk, she will conduct a limited autograph signing for fans at Anime NYC. Poppy’s full schedule and autograph details will be published later this month.
Anime NYC will continue to announce more guests throughout the fall, and attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, EVA Air, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.
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. This year’s event takes place November 15-17 in New York’s Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 40,000 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.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve stated before, I am just helping to rally the convention. Despite Poppy’s popularity, I’ve not really followed any of her career at all. What do those of you who are attending the convention think about her inclusion? Chime in down below in the comments section. This event is just under a month away and I know a lot of you are excited since its so well done. See you next time.