We’re headed to Otakon 2019~!

We’re headed out to Otakon this weekend and there are some EXTRA SPECIAL events in store – particularly celebrating two iconic shows, Fruits Basket and Samurai Champloo! Check out our panel line-up:


Friday, July 26, 2019


⭐️Samurai Champloo 15th Anniversary Panel Presented by Funimation!
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Panel 2 (Room 207)

Celebrate this classic anime’s 15th anniversary with us! Join us and our special lineup of guests for a discussion of the iconic anime Samurai Champloo.

Attendees will also receive a special 15th Anniversary cling!* (Pictured left)

*All giveaway items available while supplies last


Kari Wahlgren
(English voice of Fuu)

Kirk Thornton
(English voice of Jin)

(Hip Hop artist)

(MC, Producer, Educator)

Marcus D


…And don’t miss out on our other panels!

⭐️Funimation Industry Panel
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Panel 3

⭐️Funimation Peep Show
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM | Ballroom C

Hosted by Cookie Stratford! 18+ only, bring ID for entry!


Saturday, July 27, 2019


⭐️Fruits Basket Panel Presented by Funimation
11:00 AM – 1:00 | PM Panel 2 (Room 207)

The shoujo manga beloved worldwide returns in a beautiful brand-new anime, covering the full story! Meet three global superstars of the Japanese voice cast–Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)–as they talk all things Fruits Basket, play games, answer your questions, and even perform a live reading!

Please note: questions for the cast must be submitted ahead of time at the Funimation booth.


⭐️Japanese Voice Acting with Fruits Basket Cast
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM | Panel 2 (Room 207)

See the voices behind some of your favorite anime, all the way from Japan! Three of the Japanese seiyuu stars from Fruits Basket–Manaka Iwami (Tohru), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuki), and Makoto Furukawa (Hatsuharu)–talk about their work and what it’s like to bring their characters to life. Learn about Japanese voice acting from these famous insiders’ view!

⭐️Shoot For The Stars – The Tatami Galaxy Tour 2019
9:15 PM – 11:15 PM | Panel Room 3

See the first 4 subbed episodes on Blu-ray for the first time of the highly rated series The Tatami Galaxy , from the director behind The Night is Short, Walk on Girl andDevilman Crybaby ! One third year student is constantly fantasizing about how his life might differ had he joined various campus circles—chasing an idealistic “rose-colored campus life” where romance, friendships, and purpose fuse into a perfect university experience.

We are giving away an exclusive Blu-ray wrap at The Tatami Galaxy Screening, so don’t miss out on that!

Sunday, July 28 2019

⭐️Funimation Favorites Panel
Panel 1 – 12:45 PM

See you there!