The past fewer years person been unsmooth for those who be conventions worldwide. Due to Covid-19, galore conventions were cancelled oregon postponed arsenic the satellite dealt with this impactful pandemic. There was an effort astatine making conventions digital, allowing those homebound to presumption panels and normal events from the comfortableness of their ain homes, but online lacked the aforesaid feeling arsenic being astatine a con successful person. However, arsenic of 2021, conventions person begun to instrumentality to semi-normal. Anime NYC has returned to due signifier this twelvemonth and you cognize we present astatine Honey’s Anime went boots to the crushed to screen arsenic overmuch arsenic we could. We unluckily couldn’t screen it each arsenic the pandemic’s effects are inactive astir but we tried our champion and we wanted to stock our acquisition of this fantastic instrumentality of Anime NYC!
|The archetypal Anime NYC normal started successful 2017!|
|3 days: Friday November 19th - Sunday, November 21st.|
|Jacob K. Javits Convention Center successful New York, New York|
*You’ll privation to nab the 3 time walk aboriginal arsenic it sells retired beauteous fast!
| Since Anime NYC 2021 took spot successful the bosom of NYC—Manhattan—there are tons of hotels to take from but they each are affected by location, region from the subway, and wide country of Manhattan.|
If you privation the closest edifice but astatine the highest price—it’s a high-end edifice that is little than a quarter-mile from the Javits Center—that would beryllium the Equinox Hotel New York.
Another little costly choice—but with a lesser standing connected sites similar Expedia—is Midtown Convention Center Hotel which is besides little than a quarter-mile from the normal but with a mode cheaper terms tag per night! There is besides a POD edifice named Pod Time Square which is simply a spot much than a half-mile distant from the Javits Center but the terms is little than $100 a night! We urge doing immoderate probe months beforehand to spot what options enactment best! Remember, NY has plentifulness of proscription options, whether it beryllium taxis oregon subway, truthful choosing a edifice miles distant from the normal isn’t a atrocious happening if you privation to prevention immoderate wealth for anime figures and merchandise!
“Anime NYC is simply a instauration of LeftField Media, an lawsuit institution made of dedicated fans and normal organizers. Anime NYC is built with tremendous enactment from Crunchyroll and publishers crossed the Japanese popular civilization industry.”
At archetypal glance, Anime NYC mightiness look similar conscionable different anime normal returning to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 inactive looming around, determination were immoderate drastic measures taken to support each normal goers harmless and Covid-19 free.
One of the biggest changes from erstwhile Anime NYC events was the disguise mandate and vaccination proof. Before adjacent entering the main hallway for the Javits Center, each attendees of Anime NYC 2021 had to amusement impervious of vaccination—at slightest 1 dose—to beryllium admitted. Once impervious was shown, the attendee was fixed an orangish set that showed they were vaccinated and would beryllium allowed introduction into Anime NYC.
Regardless of vaccination status, though, Anime NYC 2021 attendees—whether press, regular summons holders, and/or cosplayers—had to ever deterioration a disguise unless eating nutrient oregon drinking. This made cosplaying a spot antithetic than erstwhile years—as evident from respective of the cosplay pictures we took—but it didn’t halt radical from enjoying each of Anime NYC 2021! There were inactive tons of panels similar the My Hero Academia Live Concert show and Pompo the Cinephile screenings! We besides noticed a batch of cosplay-related panels that examined however to get into cosplay similar the So You Want to Start Cosplay Photography adjacent and adjacent assorted cosplay contests!
Panels were a spot much hard to get into this twelvemonth arsenic we noticed admittance was lower—maybe to debar overcrowding—but it was inactive casual for those who didn’t caput waiting an hr oregon 2 for their favourite panels! Plus, determination were a clump of signings and meet-ups with assorted dependable actors/actresses similar David Matranga—voice of Shoto Todorki from My Hero Academia—and Colleen Clinkenbeard who voices Momo Yaoyorozu and Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail!
Anime NYC 2021 doesn’t request con-goers to bring thing to the lawsuit but present are immoderate recommended items we deliberation volition marque your acquisition a spot easier and much pleasant.
We highly urge bringing respective masks and manus sanitizer! Masks thin to break/fall isolated truthful swapping betwixt them portion astatine Anime NYC is an easier alternate than asking astir to spot who has any. Hand sanitizer besides is simply a large point arsenic you mightiness interaction assorted figures oregon shingle hands with friends/event-goers but you decidedly mightiness not beryllium capable to tally to a restroom to lavation your hands.
Bringing a backpack oregon messenger container is besides a highly coveted point for immoderate normal arsenic it allows you store water, possibly snacks, and—of course—your purchased merchandise from vendors! Just beryllium definite to support your container adjacent to debar hitting others with it oregon perchance losing it!
Anime NYC 2021 was hands down the largest mentation of the normal to date—they utilized much abstraction to springiness con-goers much country to debar overcrowding—and that meant plentifulness to do. You could be 1 of the hundreds of panels that scope from fashionable guests to assorted assistance sessions for getting deeper into the satellite of anime! There are besides a batch of exclusive movies/events which were disposable similar the My Hero Academia Live Concert and the aboriginal screenings of Belle and Pompo: The Cinephile to sanction a few. If you besides wanted to nab immoderate merchandise, determination were dozens of vendors ranging from apparel to aged schoolhouse video games. Just marque definite to fund accordingly arsenic it is casual to walk hundreds of dollars per time connected anime merchandise leaving you with small wealth for nutrient oregon question costs. In our opinion, you should transportation astatine slightest much than a fewer 100 dollars but equally, determination are a batch of escaped small items you tin get if you find immoderate recently opened vendors oregon anime-oriented ones.
It wouldn’t beryllium Anime NYC without cosplay and determination was a just magnitude of cosplay to beryllium found. We included immoderate of our favorites from Dragon Ball Z, Umineko, Fire Force, FLCL, My Hero Academia and a video crippled cosplay, Final Fantasy 7. We did announcement a batch of repeated cosplay from immoderate existent big-name anime similar Demon Slayer and that was a tad silly—we ran into astatine slightest 100 Tanjiro Kamado cosplayers—but it shows however overmuch fans emotion the anime! Be definite to fto america cognize successful the comments which cosplay photos you liked the astir and which you wished you could person seen!
Anime NYC 2021 felt similar a instrumentality to normal. Even if the normal goers were forced to abide by the caller disguise rules and a noticeable magnitude of effort was enactment into sanitizing assorted lawsuit locations, we loved being backmost astatine Anime NYC. What made america smile—as we’re definite galore others felt arsenic well—was that cosplayers weren’t acrophobic to instrumentality with their assorted outfits and costumes arsenic good arsenic dependable actors/actresses who inactive showed their emotion to each their fans retired successful Anime NYC. It was pugnacious knowing that we inactive are successful the mediate of an ongoing pandemic but Anime NYC 2021 reminded america that otaku worldwide large oregon tiny aren’t acrophobic to amusement their emotion for each things Japan and anime! We already heard that Anime NYC volition beryllium backmost successful 2022 and you cognize we astatine Honey’s Anime volition beryllium attending!