NYCC Day One – Rapper Guapdad 4000 Performs at Funimation Panel X Weekend Panel Information

To kick off day one of New York Comic ConFunimation, the market leader in bringing anime to the forefront of audiences worldwide, brought Grammy-nominated rapper and Anime superfan, Gupadad 4000 to the stage for the Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel. Tons of fans gathered to watch Guapdad 4000’s electric performance – he even jumped off stage into the crowd!
Later that night, Funimation hosted a cocktail party to celebrate all things Anime, with appearances from Guapdad 4000, as well as the cast from Demon Slayer, among others. Throughout the evening guests were greeted with specialty cocktails and were treated to various photo opps.
Photo credit Rahoul Ghose
Today, Funimation will be hosting My Hero Academia New Movie Panel to give fans a sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon. Panelists include Ryan Colt Levy, Sarah Roach, Lisa Ortiz, Jeramy Kraatz, and Cristina Vee, and will be moderated by Funimation’s Lauren Moore. Additionally, guests can stop by Funimation: Sakura Park to snap pics, grab giveaways, and kick back and relax.


Thursday, October 7 – Saturday, October 9 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm EST

Sunday, October 10 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Showroom – Booth # 1557

Escape the shuffle of the con floor and step into Funimation: Sakura Park, where you can snap pics, grab giveaways, and take a breather. Find your zen, then turn the corner for The Funimation Shop booth. Looking for anime? It all happens here!


Friday, October 8 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Empire Stage

Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by Funimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission before the movie hits theaters October 29!

  • Panelists: Ryan Colt Levy, Sarah Roach, Lisa Ortiz, Jeramey Kraatz, and Cristina Vee

  • Moderator: Lauren Moore (Funimation)


Saturday, October 9 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Empire Stage

Board the Mugen Train once again! Presented by Funimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

Panelists include Aleks Le (Zenitsu), Abby Trott (Nezuko), Landon McDonald (Enmu), and Lucien Dodge (Akaza – Upper Three) along with a special video message from Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke), and Mark Whitten (Rengoku).

  • Panelists: Aleks Le, Abby Trott, Landon McDonald, and Lucien Dodge

  • Moderator: TBD