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KADOKAWA at Anime Expo 2018

Booth information and OVERLORD III panel with world premiere of English dubbed episode 1 and special guests

May 25, 2018

KADOKAWA CORPORATION, the Japanese publisher & anime company, known for hits as KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!, Steins;Gate and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- announced their attendance at Anime Expo 2018 to be held from 5-8 July in Los Angeles. The Japanese company will attend the event for the 2nd time as an exhibitor.

As a highlight, a premiere event of the hit series OVERLORD will be held during the event. Kugane Maruyama (OVERLORD author) and Naoyuki Ito (anime director) have been announced as special guests. They will meet the fans at the Official OVERLORD panel as well as on signing sessions.

KADOKAWA booth information (booth no #1006)
The KADOKAWA booth with its signature large LCD screen and the mini stage will await the attendees with brand new trailers of upcoming anime titles. Booth events are planned on all days to create an interaction with local fans which the Japanese company considers as one of the most important goals for their attendance at AX. Fun for fans and free gifts are order of the day, so be sure to stop by at KADOKAWA booth!

The Official OVERLORD III Anime Premier & Panel
– presented by Funimation, BOOK☆WALKER and KADOKAWA

Panel with world premiere screening of the English dubbed episode 1 of OVERLORD III, Q&A with guests, gifts for visitors etc.

■Date & time: July 7th, 4:30PM
■Room: JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
■Speakers: Kugane Maruyama (OVERLORD author), Naoyuki Ito (director), Kyle Phillips (English ADR director), Chris Guerrero (English voice of Ainz Ooal Gown)

■Questions wanted!
You may also submit questions for the panels using the OVERLORD QA request form (

Guest profile: Kugane Maruyama

In March 2010, Kugane Maruyama began writing and posting OVERLORD on a popular Japanese web novel site. Two years later, the series was picked up by Enterbrain (KADOKAWA) and the first volume of the light novel was released. Thanks to the TV Anime series in 2015, OVERLORD has exploded in popularity. As of now, there are 13 light novel volumes, a manga adaptation, and 2 TV Anime seasons with the third installment on its way this Summer 2018.

To see his full schedule during Anime Expo, visit BOOK☆WALKER or KADOKAWA below:

Guest profile: Naoyuki Ito

Naoyuki Ito is a Japanese animation director and producer who is best known for directing the OVERLORD TV Anime series and movies. Before joining MADHOUSE as a director in 2015, he spent some time over at Tatsunoko Production‘s Anime Research Institute storyboarding for Toei Animation‘s ONE PIECE and Ojamajo Doremi Anime projects. Currently, he is working on OVERLORD III which is due to air from this Summer 2018.

Naoyuki Ito will be having a panel and autograph session throughout the weekend. To see his full schedule during Anime Expo, visit BOOK☆WALKER or KADOKAWA below:

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KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan) is a leading publisher of light novels and comics, as well as a provider of anime content. Further fields of business activity include music production and distribution in Japan. Representative animation works include “Fullmetal Panic!”, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Lucky Star”. After merging with Media Factory, KADOKAWA‘s animation producing lines increased and the list of titles keeps growing, including recent titles such as “No Game, No Life Zero”, “Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-”, “KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!”, and more.

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