Anime NYC 2022 Post-Show Report | Animixplay News

Coming back for its fifth year, Anime NYC is one big celebration of otaku culture in the heart of the Big Apple! We visited this New England convention over the weekend, and it was just as full of excitement as we hoped it would be. Here’s our Anime NYC 2022 post-show report!

basic info

when it was founded November 2017
event length November 18 – 20; three days
place Jacob K. in New York, New York. Javits Convention Center
cost A three-day pass is $95, while a one-day pass is $65. There are also some additional fees for mailing and processing, as all badges are mailed ahead of time. Be sure to get your tickets early to secure your spot!
There are many hotels to choose from in New York City. The closest (but most expensive) Equinox hotel is about ¼ mile away, while other cheaper options like Pod Times Square are still close by. However, since NYC has such a robust public transit system, you can choose any hotel and use a bus or subway to get yourself to the Javits Center.
“Showcasing the best of Japanese pop culture in America’s largest city, Anime NYC brings together anime fans and publishers for three days of unique performances, special screenings, extensive panels and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. NYC’s Join the celebration of Japanese animation, manga and cosplay at heart!

covid policy First of all, let’s talk about the Kovid policy of the convention. All attendees must present proof of vaccination and wear a mask at any indoor location. You can certainly take it off to eat or for photos, but it’s a good idea to wear a mask when you can.

big rush – If you’re used to conventions with around 5,000 to 20,000 people, Anime NYC may be surprisingly crowded for you with over 55,000 attendees. The busiest parts are the exhibitor hall and the central lobby area/food court, so if you need to take a break, head to the outskirts of the Javits Center where no programming is running. You will need to make reservations ahead of time for popular panels/screenings and wait in line for some industry booths. It may take a little adjustment, but there’s so much to do that it’s worth it.

ID, vaccination card and mask – As mentioned before, make sure you have your vaccination card and some masks ready to go (your own mask for your cosplay has also become a fun trend lately). And if you intend to purchase 18+ content, you’ll also need your ID.

winter clothes – NYC gets very cold in the winter, and you have to walk outside a lot to get to and from your hotel. Parts of the check-in process take place outside as well. Be sure to bundle up with appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes; The con has handy coat and bag checks for anything you don’t want to carry with you all day.

industry booth – This convention is not just any fan gathering; Along with voice actors and independent dealers, major companies like Toei and Kodansha set up booths in the exhibit hall with the latest and greatest merchandise. You’ll find giant Luffy figurines, beautifully lit display cases of brand-new figurines, backgrounds for Instagram photos, and much, much more! You even get free swag like pins and paper hats just for visiting. The Hololive booth did an exclusive live meeting with Kiara and Jeeves, Genshin Impact had its own mini temple set-up, Mixbox was constantly pumping out sick tunes, and the Bandai booth brought the world of model kit assembly to life with its Gundam building extravaganza. broke records (which included Adam Savage!) You certainly can’t beat the booths of the industry when it comes to spectacle.

artist’s street – If fanaticism is more your style, you should also check out Artist’s Alley at the other end of the exhibition hall. Here, the best of hardcore artists display their work with prints you won’t find anywhere else. Neon signs, presentation of famous anime scenes in ukiyo-e and sumi-e style, lenticular 3D images that change as you move around… If you are looking to redecorate your walls, you are here to make a choice. Will be spoiled for! And once you do, check out the many Japanese food options nearby. They had okonomiyaki, bento, ramen, Hello Kitty shaped cotton candy, and just about anything else an otaku could dream up.

Panels, Screenings, and Concerts — Anime NYC had no shortage of guests this year, from voice actors to industry professionals to musicians and even Attack on Titan mangaka Hajime Isayama. They also had a live Droopy show, the world premiere of the new Kaguya-sama: Love is War movie, concerts by Mandarin and Alexandros, and so much more that we’ll never have time to list it all. You’re bound to find something that’s up your alley, so peruse the guest list and event announcements as they arrive and get your reservations in place for any especially large gatherings.

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All-Might-Statue-668x500 Anime NYC 2022 Post-Show Report
All-Might-Statue-668x500 Anime NYC 2022 Post-Show Report

We’ll be doing a separate article about cosplay very soon, but for now, here are some of our favorites we saw at Anime NYC 2022. Rika cosplayed with a custom puppet of her Monster Form from Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and DrHarlyQueenzel and EasyZD were super sweet as Desumi and Fudou from Love After World Domination.

Overall, popular choices for cosplay were My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Genshin Impact, and Chainsaw Man, but we also saw plenty of Attack on Titan outfits to celebrate Isayama’s appearance, and characters like Yuta from the One Piece movie Red and Eiko. Recent anime characters. Yes boy Kongming. There were so many creative cosplays that we could barely take pictures fast enough!

final thoughts

Anime NYC is a big con with big events and venues to match. It might not be suitable for those who have a problem with crowds or the New England cold, but we think it’s worth the effort to experience everything the Otaku Showcase has to offer.

What do you think of our overview? Did you attend Anime NYC 2022? what you think about this? Tell us in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!

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After the tough East Coast lifestyle I found a bit too much, I began pursuing my passion as a writer in my comfortable home state of Ohio. Besides that, I spend my time cooking, cosplaying, collecting anime merch, and being an improv comedy actor. I also love sneaking alliteration and silly puns in my writing, so be careful with those!

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