Aniplex Online Fest 2022 (AOF2022) is just mere hours away. The event will begin at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST on Friday, September 23, 2022 (September 24 in Japan).
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The event will stream internationally, so you can “attend” it virtually from any corner of the world. Party’s up!
The real deal
The real event will be unraveling at the PACIFICO Yokohama National Convention Hall, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
The full AOF2022 line-up was announced a couple of days ago.
Amaki Sarī (also spelled: Sally, member of the voice acting idol group 22/7) and Hisanori Yoshida (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny’s Yob Fon Alaphus) are the event’s hosts.
The voice actors scheduled to make an appearance (or just contribute virtually) are listed in alphabetical order below:
- Chika Anzai (Lycoris Recoil)
- Daiki Yamashita (All Saints Street) pre-recorded
- Hina Suguta (My Dress-Up Darling)
- 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 Ōkubo (Engage Kiss)
- Saku Mizuno (Raven of the Inner Palace)
- Saya Aizawa (Engage Kiss)
- Shōya Ishige (My Dress-Up Darling)
- Sōma Saitō (Engage Kiss)
- Tomori Kusunoki (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
- Yoshino Aoyama (Bocchi the Rock!)
- Yūko Natsuyoshi (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will open the event with a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Orchestra Concert.
Additional performers include Eir Aoi, Masayuki Suzuki feat. Airi Suzuki & Suu, Aimer, halca, Sawano Hiroyuki [a.k.a. nzk], Reona, and DJ Kazu.
AOF2022 anime titles
AOF2022 will stream more than 20 anime titles, as follows:
- 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
- Raven of the Inner Palace
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence
- Solo Leveling
- The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
- Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
AOF2022 in a nutshell
If you’re new to the event, suffice it to say that AOF2022 is the third Aniplex Online Fest. Originally planned as a live program — titled Aniplex Fest — back in 2020, the event had to adjust to the COVID-19 onset. Rather than canceling the Fest, the organizers decided to host it virtually.
It proved an immediate success, inspiring a string of similar events in the following years, leading up to Aniplex Online Fest 2022 — the third event in a row.
AOF2020 and AOF2021 took place in July of each respective year. This is the first AOF to take place in September and is planned to be more grandiose than its predecessors.
Not without a good reason! AOF’s popularity has soared in these three years. For comparison, AOF2020 attracted more than 800,000 international viewers. AOF2021 was even more successful — it managed to attract more than 850,000 anime fans from all around the world.
AOF2022 is expected to attract an even larger audience, which is reflected in the impressive line-up and supple hints of important announcements about certain upcoming anime titles.
Gear up! There are less than 6 hours left until the event starts!