Metaverse: Anime Week

Metaverse Anime Week was March 28 to April 3, 2021

Metaverse Anime Week

Did you miss a panel during Anime Week? Or do you simply want to re-live the experience? Then have no fear, videos on demand are here! Our panels and guests from Naruto, Pokémon, and My Hero Academia, are living on this page for a limited time only. Simply go through the schedule to access previously-aired panels.

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Anime Week Panels

Get ready for Plus Ultra panels starting March 28! Fly back here to watch exclusive and virtual voice actor panels, manga tutorials, and so much more. Panels are only available for a limited time. Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

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Spirited Away: A Narrated Yoga Adventure Presented by YogaQuest
Sunday, March 28 / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM BST

Get ready for yoga unlike anything you've ever experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, hilarious, journey through the world of Spirited Away.

A narrator and certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience required. Best of all? You can join right from your home! Come pose nerdy with us!

My Hero Academia Watch Party - First 3 Episodes
Sunday, March 28 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

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Join us for a My Hero Academia Watch Party of the first three episodes. Sync up with us on Discord to chat and react to Izuku Midoriya’s origin story!

Episode availability are as follows:
US and UK: Crunchyroll, free access with subscription - English Subbed
US: Hulu, with subscription

Watch on CrunchyrollWatch on Hulu

Once you're in the Discord server, head over to #watch-parties to join in on the fun!
How to Join us on Discord

My Hero Academia Cast Q&A
Sunday, March 28 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

Metaverse Anime Week is about to go PLUS ULTRA! Just in time for the release of the highly anticipated new season, we've assembled the all-star cast of My Hero Academia to answer all your burning questions! Fans of the red-hot anime series will not want to miss this!

Panelists Include:

Justin Briner: Izuku Midoriya, Clifford Chapin: Katsuki Bakugō, Monica Rial: Tsuyu Asui, David Matranga: Shōto Todoroki & Luci Christian: Ochaco Uraraka

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Naruto Cast Reunion Panel
Monday, March 29 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

With over 700 episodes over 20 years, Naruto has cemented itself as one of the most popular and influential anime of all time. To celebrate the shows monumental anniversary, we've assembled the cast that started it all! This will be one you don't want to miss. Believe it!

Panelists Include:
Mailie Flanagan, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Cosplay Master Class - Cosplay Sewing for Beginners with Jedimanda: Basic sewing & machine skills
Tuesday, March 30 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

If you love to cosplay and want to sew your own costumes but don’t know where to start, this is the Master Class for you!
Join experienced cosplayer and seamstress Jedimanda for an introduction to creating your own sewn costumes, with an opportunity to ask advice in a live Q&A session at the end of the week.
In the first part of our Master Class series we look at the basic sewing skills and equipment every cosplayer should have in their tool kit and how to get started with a sewing machine."

Panelists Include:
Jedimanda

Intro to Gunpla: Starting out like a Pro
Tuesday, March 30 / 2:15 PM ET / 11:15 AM PT / 7:15 PM BST

Getting into Gunpla and don't know where to start? This panel will go over what Gunpla is, different sizes they come in, varying tools, and how to find the best kit to make your first Gunpla experience a great one.

Panelists Include:
Linda Le

Kawaii Manga Drawing 101
Tuesday, March 30 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

A Japanese manga comic artist Misako Rocks! will teach you how to draw an original manga character step by step! Join in for this interactive manga class to learn the fundamentals of making a kawaii manga drawing!

Panelists Include:
Misako Rocks

Cosplay Master Class - Cosplay Sewing for Beginners with Jedimanda: How to use Patterns
Wednesday, March 31 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

Sewing patterns are an essential tool for any cosplay sewer! In part 2 Jedimanda will demystify how to make the most of commercial sewing patterns.

Panelists Include:
Jedimanda

Pokémon Watch Party - First 3 Episodes
Wednesday, March 31 / 2:15 PM ET / 11:15 AM PT / 7:15 PM BST

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Join us for a Pokémon Watch Party of the first three episodes. Sync up with us on Discord to chat and react on Ash Ketchum’s start on becoming a Pokémon Master!

Episode availability are as follows:
US and UK: Netflix subscription, English Dubbed
Additional free access on Pokémon TV and the Pokémon TV app

Watch on NetflixWatch on Pokémon TV

Once you're in the Discord server, head over to #watch-parties to join in on the fun!
How to Join us on Discord

[Live] Pokémon Master Trivia
Wednesday, March 31 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM BST

Think you've got what it takes to become a Pokémon master? We're giving you a chance to prove it. Join the cast of Pokémon for an interactive game of trivia that'll test even the most hardcore fans knowledge about all things Pokémon. Compete against other fans for the chance to win great prizes!

Panelists Include:
Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

Pokémon Fan and Cosplay Discord Meetup
Wednesday, March 31 / 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PST / 8:45 PM BST

metaverse anime week fan and cosplay discord meetup

Anime is taking over the ReedPop Discord! We are dedicating one day each to three iconic series: Pokémon, Naruto, and My Hero Academia. Join fellow fans on Discord to take part in our fan meetups and cosplay showcases.

Today’s theme is Pokémon.

Join our fan meetup in the #panel-discussion Discord channel to carry on the conversation on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PT / 8:45 PM BST.

The #cosplay-showcase Discord channel is open all day to share and celebrate cosplay from fans. Post a picture of your own, or just react with heart eyes 😍.

Cosplay Master Class - Cosplay Sewing for Beginners with Jedimanda: How to Choose Fabrics
Thursday, April 1 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

Not sure which fabric would work best for your costume? In part three of our Master Class Jedimanda breaks down different fabric types and what to look for when choosing fabrics for a project.

Panelists Include:
Jedimanda

Intermediate to Advanced: Getting an Extra Edge on your Gunpla Skills
Thursday, April 1 / 2:15 PM ET / 11:15 AM PT / 7:15 PM BST

This Gunpla panel will teach you more advanced tools, sanding grits, tips on how to sand, coat, and set your waterslide decals. This panel will be packed with information for those who have built before and want to have fun with more customization on their model kits.

Panelists Include:
Linda Le

Pokémon 25th Anniversary Panel
Thursday, April 1 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

Celebrate 25 years of catching them all as a wild Pokémon panel appears! In honor of two and a half decades of Pokémon, we've assembeld the core cast of the original anime to relive their grandest adventure. Join Veronica Taylor (Ash Ketchum), Rachel Lillis (Misty) and Eric Stuart (Brock) as they look back on Poke-fever and answer questions from fans!

Panelists Include:
Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

Kawaii Pokemon Drawing ft. Veronica Taylor
Friday, April 2 / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM BST

Japanese manga comic artist Misako Rocks! is back for another drawing lesson, this time with Veronica Taylor, the voice of Pokemon’s very-own Ash Ketchum. Watch live and follow along at home!

Panelists Include:
Misako Rocks, Veronica Taylor

Cosplay Master Class - Cosplay Sewing for Beginners with Jedimanda: Modifying Tips and Tricks
Friday, April 2 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

Sometimes making a new garment from scratch doesn't fit your budget or just doesn't make sense for the character. In the final part of our beginner Master Class Jedimanda gives tips on how to modify existing garments to improve your cosplay.

Panelists Include:
Jedimanda

[Live] My Hero Academia Cast Plays Jackbox Games...With You!
Friday, April 2 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

Join the cast of My Hero Academia as they go head to head in a raucous stream of Jackbox Games! Play along with your favorite voice actors in the audience and even get a chance to join the game yourself!

Panelists Include:
Justin Briner: Izuku Midoriya, Monica Rial: Tsuyu Asui, David Matranga: Shōto Todoroki & Luci Christian: Ochaco Uraraka

My Hero Academia Fan and Cosplay Discord Meetup
Friday, April 2 / 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PT / 8:45 PM BST

metaverse anime week fan and cosplay discord meetup

Anime is taking over the ReedPop Discord! We are dedicating one day each to three iconic series: Pokémon, Naruto, and My Hero Academia. Join fellow fans on Discord to take part in our fan meetups and cosplay showcases.

Today’s theme is My Hero Academia.

Join our fan meetup in the #panel-discussion Discord channel to carry on the conversation on Friday, April 2 at 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PT / 8:45 PM BST.

The #cosplay-showcase Discord channel is open all day to share and celebrate cosplay from fans. Post a picture of your own, or just react with heart eyes 😍.

Join the Discord

Pokémon: A LIVE Narrated Yoga Adventure Presented by YogaQuest
Saturday, April 3 / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM BST

Get ready for yoga unlike anything you've ever experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, hilarious, journey through the world of Pokémon. Join us LIVE as a narrator and certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience required. Best of all? You can join right from your home! Come pose nerdy with us!

Cosplay Master Class - Live Q/A with Jedimanda
Saturday, April 3 / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM BST

Join experienced cosplayer and seamstress Jedimanda for a live Q&A where she'll answer your questions about cosplay and our beginners Master Class.

Panelists Include:
Jedimanda

Naruto Fan Trivia
Saturday, April 3 / 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM BST

Think you know all there is to know about Naruto? Prove it! Join the cast of Naruto for an interactive game of trivia that'll test even the most hardcore fans knowledge. Compete against other fans for the chance to win great prizes!

Panelists Include:
Mailie Flanagan, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Naruto Fan and Cosplay Discord Meetup
Saturday, April 3 / 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PT / 8:45 PM BST

metaverse anime week fan and cosplay discord meetup

Anime is taking over the ReedPop Discord! We are dedicating one day each to three iconic series: Pokémon, Naruto, and My Hero Academia. Join fellow fans on Discord to take part in our fan meetups and cosplay showcases.

Today’s theme is Naruto.

Join our fan meetup in the #panel-discussion Discord channel to carry on the conversation on Saturday, April 3 at 3:45 PM ET / 12:45 PM PT / 8:45 PM BST.

The #cosplay-showcase Discord channel is open all day to share and celebrate cosplay from fans. Post a picture of your own, or just react with heart eyes 😍.

Join the Discord

Naruto Watch Party - First 3 Episodes
Saturday, April 3 / 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM BST

metaverse anime week watch party

Join us for a Naruto Watch Party of the first three episodes. Sync up with us on Discord to chat and react on the start of Naruto’s journey to become Hokage!

Episode availability are as follows:
US: Netflix subscription, English dubbed and subbed
US and UK: Crunchyroll, free access with subscription - English subbed

Watch on CrunchyrollWatch on Netflix

Once you're in the Discord server, head over to #watch-parties to join in on the fun!
How to Join us on Discord


Anime Week Manga Recommendations

anime week manga recommended reading

Check out our curated list of manga that you can pick up and read right now. Ordering through Bookshop supports local bookstores - try it out!

Gimme That Manga


Anime Week Quizzes

Which Pokémon Game has the Best Starter?

Choose Your Starter

Which village from the world of Naruto would you be from?

Find Your Home

What Kind of Quirk Would You Have if You Were a Student at UA?

Get Your Quirk

Which McDonald's Dipping Sauce Are You Based on Your Anime Preferences?

Get Saucy

FAQs

What is Metaverse Anime Week?

Metaverse Anime Week is a week-long celebration of all things anime, manga, and otaku! Specially curated with voice-actor panels, new merchandise offerings, tutorials, and so much more, this week aims to bring you awesome content that your can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

How do I access Metaverse Anime Week?

Metaverse Anime Week is a free event, open to all fans on through our website, FindTheMetaverse.com

How long will this content be available to stream?

This content will be available for 30 days from when it airs.

How do I join the fan meetups?

Join the ReedPop Discord Server here. Once you have accepted the rules head to #panel-discussion to chat with other fans at 12:45pm PST/3:45pm EST/8:45pm BST.

How do I join the cosplay showcase?

Join the ReedPop Discord Server here. Once you have accepted the rules head to #cosplay-showcase any time on the themed day.

Share your cosplay picture! Your cosplay submission might be featured on our social media channels, website, or newsletter! Please include your social handles so we can credit your creations and photos.

What are the rules for the cosplay showcase?

Whilst we all love to share amazing cosplays we have seen online, please only share your own cosplay during the themed events.

Be considerate and don’t flood the channel with your cosplay by posting repeatedly or repeat pictures of the same cosplay (one or two views is fine!), give others a chance to be seen too!

Your cosplay submission might be featured on our social media channels, website, or newsletter! Please include your social handles so we can credit your creations and photos.

How can I learn more about Metaverse weeks?

To stay informed about Anime Week, and all of our offerings through FindTheMetaverse.com, sign up for our newsletter here.

Can I be a sponsor for Metaverse Anime Week?

We’re always excited to explore sponsorship opportunities with our partners. To learn more, please contact Ryan Will at rwill@reedexpo.com.

What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

Please reach out to our customer service superheroes at info@reedpop.com and they will be happy to assist you.


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