New York Comic-Con is back for 2021, and in turn, so is Funimation. And boy, do they have a load of stuff for us then.

Funimation logo.
I still wonder about that eyeless face.

Funimation is proud to officially announce their return to New York Comic-Con in 2021. To be specific, Funimation will hold their booth at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on October 7, 2021 to October 10, 2021. Their booth will feature a wide variety of events and panels dedicated to various anime. Each day will feature a new event, with some events lasting the entire 4 days, so check in on every day to catch up on what’s new in the anime community.

For those of you who can’t make it in person to NYCC 2021 for various reasons, don’t worry. Funimation has that covered for you too. They will host daily recaps of the events for you on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and on their YouTube channel. Now if only they can figure out how to teleport food directly to your home, then it’ll be perfect. Ah, well, one can dream.

Funimation at NYCC 2021: Schedule

New York Comic-Con logo.
Tiny, but effective.

In addition to the general announcement, they also have the full list of their events at NYCC 2021. You can find the full list below:

Funimation: Sakura Park

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!

Anime Happen Here: Funimation Panel

Thursday, October 7 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Location TBD

The world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger! Huge new shows streaming this Fall, Funimation co-productions, and hot topics like My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Catch all the latest news in anime, all right here.

Moderators:  Lauren Moore (Funimation) and Chris Han (Funimation)

Funimation Subscriber Event

Thursday, October 7 | 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

The Press Lounge (653 11th Avenue at 48th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10036)

Funimation also invites its subscribers to a one-night only celebration of anime at NYC’s premier rooftop bar at The Press Lounge, blocks away from the convention center. The event is free on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity and attendees must RSVP, be 21+ years of age, and must show their NYCC badge, proof of Funimation subscription and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The event is for anime fans looking to kick back, catch up with old friends and new, and enjoy themed drinks, photo booths, and more under the stars.

My Hero Academia New Movie Panel

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: TBD

Moderator: Lauren Moore (Funimation)

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel

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


Funimation is making its grand return to New York Comic-Con 2021. To celebrate, they’ll be hosting their own booth with numerous live events and anime panels. If you’re an anime fan, or if you just want to check out a Japan-themed booth, check them out at NYCC this year.

Source: Funimation Blog, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, The Press Lounge