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We’re just a day away from the launch of Aniplex Online Fest 2022, which includes a free YouTube livestream alongside the in-person event that’s being held at the PACIFICO Yokohama National Convention Hall on September 23. Earlier this month we got a look at many of the special guests and performers that will be making an appearance, including the return of hosts Sally Amaki and Hisanori Yoshida, so now it’s time to prepare to watch it all go down live.
If you want to keep up with the announcements, musical acts and more as they hit the stage, you’ll be able to do so via Aniplex’s YouTube channel on Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm Pacific Time. To make it even easier, you can just park yourself right here at the embedded video below.
There’s also a watch party that begins a half hour before the event itself, featuring none other than Crunchyroll’s very own VTuber Crunchyroll-Hime and the many talents from PRISM Project. You can check that out via the PRISM Project YouTube channel starting at 7:30pm PT on September 23.
The event will kick off with an exclusive AOF special edition performance of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Orchestra Concert featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, which will deliver a 20-minute performance accompanied by scenes from the anime. DJ Kazu will then return for another DJ performance, with live performances by Aimer, Eir Aoi, Masayuki Suzuki feat. Airi Suzuki & Suu, halca, Reona and SawanoHiroyuki[nzk] to follow.
There will also be a ton of voice cast members from both current and upcoming shows appearing as guests, the latest of which include Chika Anzai and Shion Wakayama from Lycoris Recoil and Jun Fukuyama, who will appear in a pre-recorded video to promote All Saints Street.
Here’s the full lineup of voice actors revealed thus far:
- Chika Anzai (Lycoris Recoil)
- Daiki Yamashita (All Saints Street) pre-recorded
- Hina Suguta (My Dress-Up Darling)
- Jun Fukuyama (All Saints Street) pre-recorded
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tomo-chan Is a Girl!, All Saints Street)
- Lynn (Engage Kiss)
- Masakazu Morita (BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War)
- Rie Takahashi (Tomo-chan Is a Girl!)
- Rumi Okubo (Engage Kiss)
- Saku Mizuno (Raven of the Inner Palace)
- Saya Aizawa (Engage Kiss)
- Shoya Ishige (My Dress-Up Darling)
- Soma Saito (Engage Kiss)
- Tomori Kusunoki (The Misfit of Demon King AcademyⅡ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants)
- Yoshino Aoyama (BOCCHI THE ROCK!)
- Yuko Natsuyoshi (The Misfit of Demon King AcademyⅡ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants)
- And more!
Shows to be featured:
- All Saints Street
- Ayakashi Triangle
- Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Memorial Edition
- BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War
- BOCCHI THE ROCK!
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (via Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Orchestra Concert)
- Engage Kiss
- Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
- Lycoris Recoil
- MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES
- My Dress-Up Darling
- Raven of the Inner Palace
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence
- Solo Leveling
- The Misfit of Demon King AcademyⅡ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
- Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
Now all we have to do is wait!