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Anime NYC and Anime News Network Team-Up To Host Gibiate Online Premiere Event and Q&A!

Get ready for a great series of anime premieres and deep dives!

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Today, Anime NYC Powered by Crunchyroll and Anime News Network has announced the launch of “Anime News Network Connect presented by Anime NYC,” a series of ongoing online panels that will start with the online premiere of the Crunchyroll Original series Gibiate!

GIBIATE | A Crunchyroll Original | OFFICIAL TRAILER

“In 2030, people in Japan are turning into different forms of monsters based on their age, sex and race. The illness is named ‘Gibia’ – after being rich in variety like gibier. A pair of samurai and ninja appear in the blighted wasteland of Japan. They both traveled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find a cure for Gibia. Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibia, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.”

Gibiate is set in a future where monsters called Gibia roam the streets, with Samurais and Ninjas tasked with defeating them. The series has original character designs by Yoshitaka Amano, well known for his work on the Final Fantasy series. The Anime News Network Connect’s premiere will include a Q&A with Gibiate Producer Ryō Aoki and Director Masahiko Komino hosted by ANN Editor at Large Mike Toole

The Anime News Network Connect airing of Gibiate’s first episode is set for July 14th. A day before it premieres on Crunchyroll!

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Anime News Network Connect will have anime premieres, interviews with anime creators and publishers, and the chance to enjoy new content with the other fans! The anime community will have a way to stay connected and enjoy their fandom together while maintaining social distance. New episodes of Anime News Network Connect are planned to stream across the summer and fall!

Anime NYC is the second-largest, anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention in the US. The event hosts leading manga and anime publishers, amazing celebrity guests, and offers a great selection of world premieres. A collaboration between Anime NYC and Anime News Network, the world’s largest English-language anime news website, is a perfect pairing.

The first episode of Anime News Network Connect presented by Anime NYC will be on July 14, with the exclusive screening of the first episode of Gibiate at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. You can watch it and learn more about upcoming sessions by heading over to Animenewsnetwork.com/connect.

This year’s Anime NYC is currently scheduled for November 20-22, 2020 in NYC’s Javits Center. You can learn more by heading to the official site.

Get ready for a great series of anime premieres and deep dives!

(Source: Anime NYC)

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