Every year in July, no less than 130,000 attendees converge into Downtown San Diego as the San Diego Comic-Con is held. With Comic-Con being one of the world’s biggest festivals for comics and nerd culture, not surprisingly some of the biggest news in entertainment is often announced here. While there will not be a Toonami panel at SDCC this year, there will be several panels and events for Toonami fans to enjoy and perhaps to watch out for in regards to future announcements.

Hand-picked from the official schedule, these are some of the upcoming panels and events that are related to Toonami (including shows that have previously aired on the block as well as the block’s various partners), and if you were lucky enough to get tickets this year, we definitely recommend you checking them out (or at least what you can), whether it’s for looking forward to what’s next, hanging out with the creators and other fans, and if nothing else, enjoying just being there. And even if you’re not going this year, we’ll be keeping an eye on what comes out of these panels for any news regarding the future of Toonami and the block’s various programs.

For any potential breaking news, make sure to follow @ToonamiNews as well as our other social media outlets. This year, yours truly will cover the show floor this year as well as covering potential breaking news and trying to get you some exclusive interviews among other things, so feel free say hi if you run up to me.

Do note that there is a possibility that there can be Toonami related news that can appear in panels that aren’t listed below, so all I can say is to keep on your toes.




Funimation: My Hero Academia Panel

Time: Thursday, July 18, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: 6BCF

Official Description: Prepare to go Plus Ultra! with this one-of-a-kind hero panel. Learn how to be a real hero as panelists discuss this hit anime series, featuring English voice actors Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), and Kellen Goff (Overhaul) along with professional football players Marcus Davenport (New Orleans Saints) and Adam Gettis (Atlanta Falcons). See the panelists arm wrestle, watch new episodes for season 4, engage in a Q&A, and get giveaways.


Dragon Ball Z: 30th Anniversary Panel

Time: Thursday, July 18, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Room: 6BCF

Official Description: One of the greatest action animated series of all time celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Join legendary DBZ voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Sonny Strait (Krillin), and Monica Rial (Bulma) for a celebration 30 years in the making, along with DBZ super-fan Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.



Shonen Jump Panel

Time: Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Room: 6A

Official Description: Hang out with Team SHONEN JUMP and get the latest developments on new series from Japan, all-time fan favorites and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga! We’ll also be chatting up prolific voice acting star Robbie Daymond (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, One-Punch Man, and more).


Funimation Industry Panel

Time: Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Room: 7AB

Official Description: Hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor – Funimation.


Rooster Teeth Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Time: Friday, July 19, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Room: 6DE

Official Description: Rooster Teeth is the legendary producer behind the most beloved series, podcasts, and personalities on the internet: the timeless comedy Red vs. Blue, international anime hit RWBY, star-studded sci-fi gen:LOCK, chart-topping Rooster Teeth podcast, and addictive gaming videos from Achievement Hunter. Hear from the Rooster Teeth founders, creators, writers and talent in this mega-panel featuring exclusive sneak peeks, announcements, and more.

Are you headed to Comic-Con this year? If so or if not, what news and announcements are you anticipating? Sound off in the comments below or on our social media outlets.