Anime Expo Lite 2021 News and Updates

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Anime Expo (AX) Lite 2021 is just around the corner! Occurring for the second year in a row, AX Lite is the digital version of Anime Expo and will be held on July 3-4, 2021. The majority of the AX Lite content plus more will be available to watch on-demand from July 5 through July 16, 2021. In addition, all proceeds from AX Lite will benefit the commUNITY Action Fund by Hate Is A Virus.

Here’s a quick list of panels and events from the Anime Expo Lite press releases:

  • J-Novel Club Panel, July 3-4 from 12PM-8PM PST.
    • “The J-Novel Club will share the latest news and announcements to AX lite. Bring your best questions for the panel to answer immediately after announcements. Register here.”
  • TRESE Special Creator Panel, July 5 at 12PM PST.
    • “The panel will include Trese’s original graphic novel creators Budjette Tan (Writer) and KaJO Baldisimo (Artist), as well as Jay Oliva, the Executive Producer, Director & Showrunner of Netflix’s TRESE, and Rich Young, the co-founder of ABLAZE.”
  • Doodle with Studio Trigger, July 3-4. 
    • “The online panel will include Lead Designer, Shigeto Koyama, who brought fans beloved anime series such as PROMARE and KILL la KILL!, and Sushio, the renowned Character Designer for KILL la KILL!.”
  • VShojo VTuber Panel, July 3-4.
    • “Join VShojo and a talented slate of VTubers including: Ironmouse, Projekt Melody, Nyanners, Silvervale, Zentreya, and Froot.”
  • Star WarsVisions – Sneak Preview and Panel, July 3 at 3PM PST.
    • “Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Visions is an upcoming anthology of animated shorts celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators and storytellers. Tune in for a sneak peek that will leave you excited for this all-new vision of the galaxy far, far away!”
  • CYBIRD TV Programming, July 3 at 5:45PM PST (Channel 2).
    • “CYBIRD, publisher of the popular “Otome” romance simulation “Ikémen Series” apps, joins Anime Expo Lite 2021 to present CYBIRD TV with producer Hiroto Kuramasu and special guest, voice actor Yuki Ono.”
  • Sora’s Senpai Club, July 4 at 5PM PST (Channel 2).
    • “Sora’s Senpai Club features VTuber, Aimu Sora. Join the premiere of his latest episode with special guest Voice Actor, Show Hayami, at Anime Expo Lite before it airs on his own YouTube Channel! Show Hayami is well known for his work in CYBIRD’s Ikemen Prince (Sariel Noir), as well as the anime series, BLEACH (Sosuke Aizen), and HYPNOSISMIC (Jakurai Jinguji).”
  • Hololive VTuber Panel on Livestream and VOD, July 3-4.
    • “Join hololive English as it presents a vanguard of their most popular talents including Mori Calliope, Takanashi Kiara, Ninomae Ina’nis, Gawr Gura and Watson Amelia. With over 40 million fans on YouTube, hololive is a preeminent brand in the burgeoning global VTuber (or virtual YouTuber) talent space.”
  • NJISANJI VTuber Panel, July 3-4.
    • “The NIJISANJI panel for Anime Expo Lite will present a vanguard of some of the platforms most popular performers and VTuber stars including Elira Pedora, Finana Ryugu and Pomu Rainpuff. They will be reading all your questions and answering them live!”
  • AX Lite x LisAni! LIVE L.A. Ani-Song Concert, July 3-4.
    • “A very special live online concert featuring performances by ASCA, BURNOUT SYNDROMES, JO☆STARS, Liella! (Love Live! Superstars!!) and Morfonica (BanG Dream!) to complement this year’s two-day, livestream convention.”
  • SHIKIZAKURA World Premiere, July 4 at 5:15PM PST.
    • “Co-produced by Chukyo TV and animation studio, Sublimation, SHIKIZAKURA is the first anime series to be created in Japan’s central Tokai region. The adventure series also features Caitlin Macatee, the winner of the voice acting audition held at Anime Expo 2019. Sublimation is renowned for its CG animation work on titles such as Dragon’s Dogma, the Love Live series, and PSYCHO PASS.”
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