Aniplex Online Fest 2022 unveils expanded line-up

Aniplex Online Fest 2022
Aniplex Online Fest 2022 line-up boasts an impressive list of anime titles. Pic credit: Oricon News

Aniplex Online Fest 2022 (AOF2022) has disclosed additional info on the program and line-up ahead of the event, which is set to stream live via YouTube internationally, starting September 24 JPT (effectively, September 23, 8PM PT).

The actual event will take place at the PACIFICO Yokohama National Convention Hall, one of the largest convention halls in Japan.

So far, it has been confirmed that the following seiyuu will make an appearance (in alphabetical order):

  • Chika Anzai
  • Hina Suguta
  • Kaito Ishikawa
  • Lynn
  • Masakazu Morita
  • Rie Takahashi
  • Rumi Ōkubo
  • Saku Mizuno
  • Saya Aizawa
  • Shōya Ishige
  • Sōma Saitō
  • Tomori Kusunoki
  • Yoshino Aoyama
  • Yūko Natsuyoshi

Pre-recorded sessions featuring VAs Daiki Yamashita and Jun Fukuyama have also been announced.

The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will open the event, delivering an exclusive special edition performance of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Other live performers will include Aimer, Eir Aoi, Masayuki Suzuki feat. Airi Suzuki & Suu, halca, Reona and SawanoHiroyuki. DJ Kazu will play fans’ favorite songs — requests are currently being accepted via Aniplex’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

AOF2022 anime titles

AOF2022 will stream more than 20 anime titles, the majority of which have been announced already.

The up-to-date list includes (in alphabetical order):

  • 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
  • Engage Kiss
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
  • Lycoris Recoil
  • MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES
  • My Dress-Up Darling
  • NieR:Automata
  • Raven of the Inner Palace
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence
  • Solo Leveling
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy II: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
  • Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
  • UniteUp!
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AOF2022 at a glance

This is the third Aniplex Online Fest in a row and the biggest one so far.

The first AOF was initiated in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic onset. Having proven to be tremendously successful (more than 800,000 international viewers watched the live stream!), the event was scheduled in 2021 and will commence this year, too.

AOF2021 attracted even more viewers: ca. 850,000 people from all around the globe.

It remains to be seen how many viewers AOF2022 will attract. Since the focus has expanded to include various aspects of the J-pop culture on top of anime and the event is to feature live performances, talk shows, special appearances, in-person events, live drawings sessions, and behind-the-scenes stories from the anime industry, it is only to be expected that it will appeal to a large international audience.  

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