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KADOKAWA Reveals Exciting Line-Up Of Panels And Premieres For Anime Expo 2023

KADOKAWA Corporation, a renowned Japanese publisher and anime company, revealed on June 16, 2023, its line-up of panels and premieres for Anime Expo 2023, which will take place from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

One of the highlights of the event is the panel featuring Kafka Asagiri, the creator of the iconic manga and anime series Bungo Stray Dogs, followed by the world premiere of The Eminence in Shadow Season 2, presented by HIDIVE and KADOKAWA.

A sneak peak into Hiroyuki Imaishi’s new project will be showcased, along with the premiere of first episode of Delicious in Dungeon.

Moreover, fans will also get the chance to attend the KADOKAWA Animation PV Watch Party, featuring popular content creators Gigguk and CDawgVA, as they discuss the most exciting upcoming anime titles from KADOKAWA.

Checkout the full list of panel line-ups below:

1. Bungo Stray Dogs
Meet Kafka Asagiri—Creator of Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs

Saturday, July 1 | 11:00 AM PT
@JW-Platinum

Meet Kafka Asagiri, creator of Bungo Stray Dogs, one of the most iconic manga and anime properties of the past decade. Witness him delve into his background as a storyteller and discuss the creation of Bungo Stray Dogs in an insightful conversation.


2. The Eminence in Shadow
HIDIVE Presents The Eminence in Shadow S2 World Premiere

The Eminence In Shadow

Saturday, July 1 | 12:15 AM PT
@Main Events

HIDIVE and KADOKAWA present the world premiere of The Eminence in Shadow – Season 2, Episode 1. Not only will this be the first public screening of this highly anticipated new season, but Seiichirou Yamashita-san (Cid/Shadow) will be our guest for a question-and-answer session.

3. Delicious in Dungeon
TRIGGER New Title Announcement and World Premiere

Delicious In Dungeon

Saturday, July 1 | 1:45 PM PT
@Main Events

Join this special screening to watch the world premiere of the delectable first episode of Delicious in Dungeon and an exclusive sneak peak at Hiroyuki Imaishi’s new project!

4. Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
HIDIVE Industry Panel + Level 1 Demon Lord US Premiere

Level 1 Demon Lord And One Room Hero

Saturday, July 1 | 5:30 PM PT
@403AB

Join HIDIVE for new industry announcements AND the US premiere screening of the first episode of KADOKAWA’s Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero, the hilarious new fantasy comedy that will leave audiences in stitches! Be among the first fans to see this fresh Summer 2023 simulcast and hear about the exciting new acquisitions coming to HIDIVE’s catalog of streaming anime.

5. Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs S5 Premiere + Talk Panel with Kafka Asagiri and Chiaki Kurakane

Bungo Stray Dogs

Sunday, July 2 | 4:00 PM PT
@JW-Platinum

Join BSD creator Kafka Asagiri (creator of BSD), Masahiko Minami (president of Studio BONES), and KADOKAWA Producer Chiaki Kurakane as they revisit the life of Bungo Stray Dogs leading up to the S5 World Premiere which will exclusively debut during the panel.

6. KADOKAWA Panel
KADOKAWA Animation PV Watch Party ft. Gigguk and CDawgVA

Kadokawa Animation PV Watch Party

Sunday, July 2 | 6:30 PM PT
@ JW-Diamond (VAPOLLO VIRTUAL STAGE)

Join us for a first time ever LIVE reaction stage featuring content creators Gigguk and CDawgVA going over the most exciting upcoming anime titles from KADOKAWA Animation. This panel will also include the US PREMIERE of the 1st Episode of Summer 2023 anime “My Happy Marriage”. Get ready for some live Anime banter!

7. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres Round 2

The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 3

Monday, July 3 | 12:00 PM PT
@ JW-Diamond

Don’t miss your chance to be the first to catch the newest anime premieres from Japan, all in one place! Featuring early screenings with never-before-seen content, you won’t want to miss this! Each premiere session features unique and exclusive content, so go and watch them all!
●The Rising of Shield Hero 3 – Episode 1 (World Premiere)

8. Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
Crunchyroll Presents: New Simulcast Premieres Round 3

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale

Monday, July 3 | 2:00 PM PT
@ JW-Diamond

Don’t miss your chance to be the first to catch the newest anime premieres from Japan, all in one place! Featuring early screenings with never-before-seen content, you won’t want to miss this! Each premiere session features unique and exclusive content, so go and watch them all!
●Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Episode 13 (World Premiere)

KADOKAWA will also host a booth (#1206) featuring an exhibition of hit titles from the past, as well as the latest works such as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Delicious in Dungeon.

Kadokawa Booth

There will also be a merchandise shop, where fans will have the opportunity to purchase merchandise from hit series like Re:ZERO, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and OVERLORD, among others.

A special site for merchandise sales of AX202 is also available online within the EJ ANiME STORE. Fans can visit the site linked here to browse and purchase merchandise from KADOKAWA’s booth.

Furthermore, attendees visiting the KADOKAWA booth will receive exclusive handouts, such as:

Kadokawa Anime Expo 2023 Giveaways

  • OVERLORD: Ainz Mask
  • KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!-: Round Fan
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-: Hologram Sticker
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Original Calendar
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero: Paper shield (incl. belt)
  • The Eminence in Shadow: Manga Chapter 1 Preview
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale: Apple-shaped Fan
  • My Happy Marriage: Clear Bookmark Set
  • Delicious in Dungeon: Manga Chapter 1 Preview

KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan) is a leading publisher of light novels and comics, as well as a provider of anime content. Further fields of business activity include music production and distribution in Japan.

Some of their representative animation works are “Full Metal Panic!”, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Lucky Star”. After merging with Mediafactory their animation producing lines increased and the list of titles keeps growing, including recent titles such as “No Game No Life Zero”, “Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-”, “KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!”, and more.

Source: Press Release

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