Editor’s Picks: Anime NYC Programming as of October 20th

With the East Coast con season now truly in swing, Anime NYC has decided to really deliver this year with a jam packed amazing line up of content.

Here are some of the editor’s picks for 2024 panels as they currently stand a month prior to the convention.

  • Day Zero special
    • Thursday 8:00 PM COWBOY BEBOP 25th Anniversary Concert – The Music Feat. The Sinfonietta Nearly two generations of American television fans and music lovers have come of age listening to the composer Yoko Kanno’s deceptively funky, wildly eclectic soundtrack Cowboy Bebop. Utilizing a hash of jazz, classical, country, reggae, prog rock, and art pop motifs, Yoko Kanno’s sound meshed perfectly with the masterful storytelling of Director Shinichi Watanabe. Now’s your chance to party with Spike, Jet, Faye, Ed, and Ein at this celebration of all things Cowboy Bebop! The Sinfonietta, an acclaimed all-woman and majority women-of-color orchestra led by conductor Macy Schmidt, will lay down the tracks and tear up the starways with live scored screening of scenes from the Anime, symphonic renditions of Yoko Kanno’s classics, and more big surprises!
      • One of the little known facts was that over half the recording cast of the original Cowboy Bebop soundtrack were from the home of jazz internationally – New York City. The work has come back with this amazing ensemble, with a group that has done opening ceremonies for no less than prestigious events such as the Tony Awards. This particular event is likely to be an absolute blast.
  • Crunchyroll Stage, River Pavilion
    • Sunday, 2:45 PM MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS: ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM! MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE: Wealthy heiress Catarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances! The best ending the game has for Catarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future! The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins! Please note: All programming times are approximate, and details are subject to change. Access to the Crunchyroll Stage is limited on a first come, first serve basis. The Crunchyroll Stage does not clear between panels, and entry to the stage may temporarily pause due to high demand.
      • Any anime fan cannot miss this ultra rare opportunity when the US gets a movie premiere even before Japan, where the movie is expected to launch in December.
  • Panel Room 1, Room 1E09-11
    • Saturday, 3:45 PM HIDIVE PRESENTS OSHI NO KO SEASON 2 INTERVIEW: HIDIVE welcomes the Director, Assistant Director and Kadokawa Producer of Oshi no Ko to Anime NYC 2023! Join HIDIVE for a discussion with Daisuke Hiramaki, Ciao Nekotomi and Shimpei Yamashita about adapting Oshi no Ko from the mega-hit manga series to the smash anime sensation on the small screen.
      • Very easily the biggest anime of the year, the creators behind the hit series Oshi no Ko will be on stage to discuss amazing details for the next season of the adaptation!
  • Panel Room 2, Room 1E13-12
    • Saturday, 12:30 PM OMNISCIENT READER’S VIEWPOINT – FEATURING SLEEPY-C: The Korean comic phenomenon Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint is finally coming to print! Join the artist Sleepy-C and Ize Press and learn more about this amazing series.
      • Very easily one of the best works to come out of the current web comic boom, publisher Ize Press brings New York City fans an ultra rare opportunity to meet one of the most brilliant minds behind this fantastic series.
    • Saturday, 9:00 PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A VTUBER? FT ONIGIRI & J-NOVEL CLUB: Join VTuber Onigiri in a battle of wits! Her knowledge of light novels will be put to the test against you, the fans! Will she cook, or will this end up another disaster she won’t be able to live down! A fun time for everyone, hosted by J-Novel Club
      • Not only are mixed format panels featuring vtubers and other guests fun, J-Novel Club is also the publisher behind the work Vtuber Legend, which hints at possible details about this upcoming anime series as well.

With a few weeks to go and many amazing announcements dropping even now, it is likely that we will get even more fantastic content to come. Stay tuned for details!



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