FunimationCon 2020 is just a few weeks away, and today, Funimation revealed a first look at the panels, speakers and events at its first-ever free virtual con on July 3-4. FunimationConis a chance for the anime community to get together for a virtual celebration bringing a bit of the con online this summer. Newly announced programming highlights include panels for Fruits Basket, One Piece and Fire Force, featuring English voice actors from each series for lively discussions and Q&A.
FunimationCon 2020, in cooperation with Sony Music Labels Inc., also unveiled exciting music guests and programs at the two-day event. Popular Japanese artists BLUE ENCOUNT, FLOW, KANA-BOON and Luna Haruna will deliver a special message, concert footage and music videos, and there will also be a set by DJ MarGenal during the event. FunimationCon 2020 and SACRA MUSIC are also presenting a special streamed performance from the 2019 SACRA MUSIC Festival.
Additional panels, hosted cosplay programming and meet-ups, previews, and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
FunimationCon 2020 is expanding the availability of the event to include more territories. The event is now available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is now open to sign up for the completely free event. Visit www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up.
Voice Actor Panels:
- Fruits Basket – Celebrate the hit shoujo classic’s new second season with the English voice cast of Fruits Basket! Join Eric Vale (Yuki), Jerry Jewell (Kyo), Mikaela Krantz (Momiji) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (Akito), as well as season two’s new character cast Aaron Dismuke (Kakeru) and Caitlin Glass (Machi, ADR Director) for some Q&A, a live reading, and even an advice corner courtesy of the Student Council! The panel is hosted by Caitlin Glass.
- One Piece – The One Piece panel brings together the voice actors behind your favorite characters to celebrate the series and the return of dubbed episodes, including Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Brina Palencia (Tony Chopper), Mike McFarland (Buggy the Clown) and more. Funimation’s Josellie Rios (host of the One Piece at a Time podcast) is moderating the panel.
- Fire Force – With a new season launching on Funimation’s streaming service in July, this panel is not to be missed! The panel features voice actors Derick Snow (Shinra), Justin Briner (Sho), Eric Vale (Arthur) and Christopher Wehcamp (Hinawa), moderated by Matt Acevedo.
Luna Haruna “Peace”