Anime Expo 2018 Coverage Rundown

Last Updated on by Joshua Mathieu (Jmb a.k.a. The Boss)


It’s almost that time of year again! The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is having their annual Anime Expo at the Los Angeles, California Convention Center! This 5-Day excursion by the SPJA is one of North America’s biggest celebrations full of anime, manga, and other Japanese pop culture. Here is the Toonami Squad schedule of industry panels and events that are to be covered this year. (Coverage will be brought to you by live streaming*, live tweets, and a day-by day article posting on our site. All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time)

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018: Day 0

6:00PM-7:00PM: Chillin’ With Voice Actors

7:30PM-8:30PM: Nep Yeah! A Community Panel


During Day 0, we will also try to bring you coverage of the AX Kick Off Party (6:30PM-1:30AM) and the One Piece Puzzle Hunt (SCRAP riddle event, playable throughout all days).


Thursday, July 5th, 2018: Day1

11:00AM-12:00PM: Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel*

12:30PM-1:30PM: Crunchyroll Industry Panel

2:00PM-3:00PM: VIZ Media Industry Panel*

3:30PM-4:30PM: Funimation Dragon Ball Super Panel*

6:30PM-8:00PM: Aniplex of America Industry Panel*

10:30PM-11:30PM: KLab Games Industry Panel


Friday, July 6th, 2018: Day 2

11:00AM-12:00PM: Shonen Jump Industry Panel

12:00PM-1:00PM: Funimation Announcements Panel*

3:00PM-5:00PM: The Official JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel*

5:30PM-7:30PM: Studio TRIGGER Industry Panel


Saturday, July 7th, 2018: Day 3

2:00PM-3:00PM: FLCL Panel*

3:00PM-4:00PM: Production I.G. Industry Panel*


Sunday, July 8Th, 2018: Day 4

1:30PM-2:30PM: Yen Press Industry Panel

4:30PM-6:00PM: Closing Ceremonies


This will be our second time attending Anime Expo. We are hoping to make it to all listed panels, but please understand if we are unable to do so. Please follow our Twitter account @ToonamiSquad for any updates regarding panels, events, and any schedule changes. Other than that, we are definitely looking forward to another exciting year bringing you the latest anime and manga news!