The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Screening – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Fri – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor, a man who wouldn’t know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside, has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze! The crew of this run–down ship is the craziest, rag–tag team of misfits you’re ever likely to see, and they’re not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they had better learn to work together, because they’re about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire! For better or for worse, the Earth’s fate has been placed in the hands of a man who’s either a total idiot, or an absolute genius…
Bryce Papenbrook Q&A – Ballroom AB – Fri – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Join the voice of Eren Jaeger, Inosuke Hashibira, and so much more for a special talk about his roles, his career, and his future.
Japan 2.5D Stage Play World: Anime, Manga & Game Theater Online – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Fri – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
2.5D is used to describe theatrical presentations based on Japanese manga, popular animation and video games. The meaning implies such theatrical shows exist somewhere between 2D the realm of manga, animation and video games, and 3D the realm of the theater. The term not only refers to musicals, but also to straight plays, comedies and dramas. Japan 2.5D Stage Play World：Anime, Manga & Game Theater Online is bringing Japan’s 2.5D stage performance shows to the World. This time five title 2.5-Dimensional musical performances are going to be live streamed with English subtitles. Check out the panel and then go to j25stageplayworld.com for more.
Sewing 101 – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Fri – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sewing. For many new cosplayers out there that word can fill someone with dread. Join Riptyde Cosplay in this panel where he will show you the absolute basics of how to begin learning to sew, how to find a sewing machine that will fit your needs, and all sorts of other beginner questions when it comes to this fundamental skill.
Zombieland Saga LIVE ～FranChouChou Saga yo tomoni waite kure～ – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Fri – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Get ready for the biggest live event in Zombieland Saga history! Don’t miss a special appearance from Kana Hanazawa who appeared in Zombieland Saga: Revenge as Franchouchou Number 7, Maimai Yuzuriha! A special presentation of a concert originally presented in October at Makuhari Messe in Japan!
Diversity and Inclusivity in the Japanese Anime Industry – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Fri – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Go through an in depth look at the past, present, and potential future of how the anime industry on the Japanese and American side are addressing this issue.
RWBY Cast Panel – Ballroom AB – Fri – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Enter the world of RWBY with cast members Lindsay Jones, Arryn Zech, Barbara Dunkelman, Karla Eberle, and Samantha Ireland together on stage.
Crunchyroll Presents: ODDTAXI Screening Episodes 1-3 – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Fri – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This town should look familiar, but suddenly, it’s not. The taxi driver Odokawa lives a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn’t really hang out with others, and he’s an oddball who is narrow-minded and doesn’t talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki and his classmate from high school, Kakibana. All of his patrons seem to be slightly odd themselves. The college student who wants to be noticed online, Kabasawa. A nurse with secrets, Shirakawa. A comedy duo, the Homosapiens… All these mundane conversations somehow lead to a girl who’s gone missing.
Colleen Clinkenbeard Q&A – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Fri – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
She’s Monkey D. Luffy, Momo Yaoyorozu, Erza Scarlet, and so much more! Meet her live on stage!
Putting the Play in Cosplay – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Fri – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
A lot of people want to learn the role play piece of Cosplaying, but where do you start? In this panel we’ll cover tips and tricks on how to begin playing when cosplaying whether you’re at a con or on the street.
AMV Contest – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Fri – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Watch Anime Frontier’s first AMV Contest, featuring AMV makers from around Texas and across the US! Vote for your favorites to take home fame, honor, and prizes!
PROMARE Screening – Ballroom AB – Fri – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish begins.
Words with Nerds – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Fri – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Poeticus Flex brings you a poetry slam showcase with poets in cosplay performing poems around everything nerd, anime, and pop culture.
The Physics of Anime – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Fri – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Anime introduces us to some very new concepts and ideas. Some religious and cultural concepts are distinctly Japanese and help to broaden our social and cultural world views. Others, while familiar, may still be relatively new. One such concept is science. In this panel, we will discuss the 1) special relativity of Gatchaman and Gunbuster, and the Cosmic Microwave Background, 2) the time travel and Many-World’s Quantum Mechanics of Steins;Gate, 3) Macross Space Folding and Protoculture, and a bit more. This panel is a one-hour romp which is one part physics lecture and one part geek-out session.
Breaking Into Hobbyist Voice Acting! – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Fri – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Much of the anime community is interested in the voice acting profession, but not everyone has the opportunity or the experience to voice act professionally. This panel will provide information about how to get started voice acting for your own enjoyment. Jaden Towe has been an amateur voice actor for over 3 years and has experience with several different types of projects as well as where to find them. If you have questions that aren’t answered in the presentation, feel free to ask them during the Q&A towards the end of the panel!
Introduction to Japanese Language – Presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for a little lesson on Japanese language and culture! This interactive presentation includes topics on Japanese characters, greetings and bows. You will learn how to greet and introduce yourself in Japanese while also having a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through the three types of bows.
Crunchyroll Presents: Restaurant to Another World 2 Episodes 1-3 – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
There is a certain restaurant in the first basement level of a multi-tenant building in one corner of a shopping street near the office district. The historical restaurant, marked by a sign with a picture of a cat, is called “Western Cuisine Nekoya.” This restaurant looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests. During these hours, doors in various areas of a parallel world open to allow customers of many different races and cultures into the restaurant.
Aniplex of America Industry Panel – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
If shows like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online, or SK8 The Infinity make your otaku heart skip a beat, then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel at Anime Frontier! The Aniplex of America Team are together again to bring you the latest news from the head office.
From Pitch to Production…The Creation of an Anime – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Samantha Inoue-harte will discuss the Anime development process that several anime studios utilize to create anime. Samantha is one of the few Westerners who sits in on pitches and brainstorming meetings for Anime. There she works directly with the studio to create pitch documents, plot lines, season arcs, financing, auditioning directors, etc. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the process of creating an anime from one of the few Westerners who is welcome in the anime studio.
Yaoi!!! on ICE: Watching Sports Anime as Fujoshi – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Prepare to take off those rose-colored glasses as we dive deep into the world of sports anime! We’ll explore the broader context of shippy fan favorites, the shift toward marketing to female audiences, and how to support these shows.
Final Fantasy with Eric Roth – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Before the A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY concert on Sunday, join Eric Roth, music director and chief arranger for the event, for a special panel about creating this unique, official FINAL FANTASY celebration.
Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel – Ballroom AB – Sat – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Join Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel for a lively discussion and Q&A.
Envy: Careers in Esports – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hear from one of the largest and most winning esports organizations in the world discussing what it takes to work in esports, gaming, and content. Esports professionals from the Dallas-based Envy team share their insight on the industry and available job opportunities.
LGBTQA Representation in Manga/Anime – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This panel takes a critical look at LGBTQ+ portrayals in anime and manga. We look at both good and bad representation across the genres, including boys love (BL), girls love (GL), and the expanding world of LGBT manga in Japan.
Q’s and A’s with AmaLee – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Q&A panel with voice actor and singer AmaLee (Hayasaka (Kaguya Sama: Love is War), Junko (Zombieland Saga) Bring your Q’s about YouTube, Music, or Voice Acting!
Crunchyroll Industry Panel – Ballroom AB – Sat – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll, straight from the source!
Kawaii Eyes ~a Makeup Tutorial by Dollfille~ – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Join Dollfille aka Toshi Salvino as she teaches eye-catching techniques required for Kawaii makeup, from products to brush type, lash placement, and how to exude confidence in big-eyed glory!
Shikizakura Screening – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Join Sentai for a screening of SHIKIZAKURA, the original anime series from Sublimation Studios! Fans of mecha, shonen and the supernatural won’t want to miss Kakeru Miwa don his powerful battle suit and fight menacing oni invading the world from another dimension in this special screening.
Tia Ballard Q&A – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The voice of Zero Two, Happy, and much, much, more talks about her voice acting career.
i☆Ris Panel – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
We are proud to welcome idol music group i☆Ris this year for a special virtual appearance thanks to Avex Pictures! We will present concert highlights from i☆Ris’s 6th Live Tour 2021 ～Carnival～, a pre-signed autograph giveaway, and an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A from i☆Ris with all questions submitted by fans. i☆Ris is not physically appearing at the convention.
Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist – Documentary – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Anime filmmaker Satoshi Kon died suddenly in 2010 at the age of 46. He leaves a short and unfinished collection, which is nevertheless among the most disseminated and the most influential in the history of contemporary Japanese culture. Ten years after his death, his family and collaborators are finally expressing themselves about his work, while his heirs, in Japan, France, and Hollywood, look back on his artistic legacy. Satoshi Kon: The illusionist recalls the trajectory of a lonely author whose life was dedicated to the power of comics and animation.
Ani-Kiki with Zeno, Anairis, & AJ – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join anime voice actors as they talk about anime – as fans! Join Anairis, Zeno and A.J. as they discuss their favorite anime and what got them into the medium. Will end with a Q&A component. Panelists include: Anairis Quiñones, A.J. Beckles, and Zeno Robinson!
Stagecrowd presents: “Sword Art Online Film Orchestra Concert 2021 Anime Frontier Edition” Screening – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The stage will be screening a special edition of “Sword Art Online Film Orchestra Concert 2021 with Tokyo New City Orchestra” which was streamed on the live stream platform “Stagecrowd” in July 2021. This special edition of the concert was edited only for Anime Frontier, and will feature the first half of the Tokyo Concert. Experience the epic story of Sword Art Online again through orchestral interpretations of the original score, with musical arrangements and supervision by composer Yuki Kajiura. It will be a special concert featuring spectacular live performances and breathtaking visuals. Promotional Image: ©2020 REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/SAO-P Project
L.A.V.A. Presents: The Nerd-Famous Comedy Jam with Voice Actors Max Mittelman, Robbie Daymond, & Ray Chase – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sat – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Nerd-Famous Comedy Jam is an improvised, audience participation variety show starring voice actors Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Max Mittelman. Get ready for games, skits, music, comedy, & PRIZES in this PG romp through Anime & Pop Culture’s silly side!
Wrestling is Anime! – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wrestling and anime are more alike than one would expect. We’re here to say that they’re actually the same thing! Come join us as we explore the world of pro wrestling through the lens of anime. From lucha libre to Japanese puroresu, we’ll compare how wrestling has influenced your favorite anime and vice versa. Fighting spirit, idols, magical girls, mecha, cosplay, and… vtubers? Seriously, wrestling has it all and more!
ANIME FRONTIER 2021 MASQUERADE – Ballroom AB – Sat – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cosplay takes over our Main Stage with our Masquerade Contest! Cheer on cosplayers at they compete for the chance to win prizes for craftsmanship, showmanship, and of course fame, honor, and glory!
GET OVER ーJAM Project THE MOVIEー – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sat – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The first documentary film to celebrate the 20th anniversary of JAM Project’s formation! The film was closely covered with the group over a period of 15 months, starting from their anniversary live in 2019!
World Trigger Screening – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sat – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Join Sentai for a screening of World Trigger, the sci-fi adventure anime based on the bestselling Shonen Jump manga! Watch as Osamu Mikumo grapples with his new powers, invaders from another world, and a mysterious new classmate who might just be an enemy in disguise…
L.A.V.A. Presents: Sunday (fan) Service with Voice Actors Max Mittelman, Robbie Daymond, & Ray Chase – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sun – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
L.A.V.A. Presents: Sunday (fan) Service with Voice Actors Max Mittelman, Robbie Daymond, & Ray Chase!
Ramen Culture in Texas – Presented by Kintaro Ramen – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sun – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join Jesus Garcia, award-winning ramen and sushi chef and founder of Kintaro Ramen, in a moderated discussion about ramen culture in Texas.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Screening (Sub) and Talk Show – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sun – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Get ready to enter the Yoshiwara District with a special screening of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc followed by a talk show with the English cast Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Aleks Le (Zenitsu), and Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke)!
Mineralblu: Introduction to Cosplay Videography and Photography – Panel 1 (Room 201 AB) – Sun – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Famed cosplay photographer Mineralblu stops by Anime Frontier!
AMV Contest Winners Showcase – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sun – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
A screening of the winners YOU chose in Anime Frontier’ AMV Contest!
Project A-ko – Panel 2 (Room 202 BCD) – Sun – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Remastered from the original film negatives and presented for the first time in high-definition! On a splendid morning, an effervescently cheerful teenaged schoolgirl named A-ko sets off for school with her delightfully ditzy friend, C-ko. The duo are students in a marvelous futuristic city, but A-ko is about to run afoul of the wealthy and powerful B-ko, a young lady used to getting everything she wants—and what she wants is C-ko! Also, a vast and powerful alien fleet is about to touch down in Graviton City, and they’re after something, too. Fortunately for us, A-ko’s no ordinary schoolgirl—she’s got super powers of her own!
A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY Concert – Ballroom AB – Sun – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to announce an intimate FINAL FANTASY music experience. A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY presents fresh arrangements of music from throughout the 30+ years of the FINAL FANTASY catalogue for a variety of small ensembles. The concert gives the audience an immediate and personal encounter with the extraordinary FINAL FANTASY musical themes, characters and settings. The new FINAL FANTASY arrangements are written by Arnie Roth and Eric Roth of AWR Music Productions, the critically-hailed team behind the Distant Worlds concerts, with additional arrangements by Shiro Hamaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu’s longtime collaborator on the FINAL FANTASY video game soundtrack recordings.
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World Screening – Panel 3 (Room 203 AB) – Sun – 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Ancient ruins have been discovered beneath Makoto’s high school, but he has bigger things to deal with. He has evidence that the conniving Student Council President, Jinnai, is guilty of election fraud! But before Makoto gets his chance to testify, a strange light from the ruins transports Makoto, Jinnai, Jinnai’s sister Nanami, and their history teacher Fujisawa, to a mysterious land… the Magnificent World of El-Hazard. There, these four unwitting travelers find a world split by forces of good and evil, where giant insects known as the Bugrom battle against humanity, and beautiful priestesses use magic to harness the power of the elements. Nothing in El-Hazard seems to make sense, but one thing is clear: they’re caught in the middle of a fantastical war with no way home!