With the COVID-19 global pandemic bringing the world to a complete standstill, many events have been delayed, moved online, or worse, canceled.
2020 has the world adapting to a new reality and the case remains the same for the anime universe.
The eagerly awaited anime conventions such as Funimation Con, Anime Expo, New York Comic Con, and many more are now embracing the virtual world.
According to Weekly Shonen Jump’s official Twitter account, the biggest anime convention, Jump Festa 2021, is also set to join the online trend and will take place from December 19th to 20th, 2020.
Established in 1999, for 20 years, Jump Festa has been the go-to anime convention to indulge fans in updates on Weekly Shonen Jump.
It provides details such as official confirmation of upcoming seasons or exciting news about popular anime series.
The poster released by Weekly Shonen Jump displays well-known characters from the anime series Black Clover, My Hero Academia, One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, and Dr. Stone.
Based on this poster reveal, we can expect My Hero Academia Season 5’s release date and even a trailer if we’re lucky.
We are yet to receive an official update regarding Chainsaw Man receiving an anime adaptation and Demon Slayer’s Season 2 release date.
People are also eagerly awaiting the announcement and trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War TV anime as well as confirmation for the rumored Black Clover movie.
The pandemic initially caused a standstill in the realm of anime production which led to many of our favorite franchises going on breaks but many are finding a way to stay safe and keep moving forward.
Although there have been no more specifics regarding the upcoming Jump Festa 2021, it seems like an obvious choice to hold the convention online given the current state of affairs.
Fortunately, we have all learned that through adversity there is strength and as the dedicated fans that we are, we’ll keep our eyes glued to the screens for more information on the most anticipated convention of them all.
About Jump Festa
Jump Festa is an anime convention that was inaugurated in 1999. The exposition is held in Japan annually and embraces all things manga and anime.
The event is organized by Japanese publishing giant Shueisha, which is responsible for Jump compilations such as Weekly Shōnen Jump, Saikyō Jump, Jump Square, V Jump, and Shōnen Jump+.
Since the year of its establishment, Jump Festa has been held for two days in December with an audience exceeding 100,000 people.
New manga, anime series, films, video games, and merchandise are launched during this remarkable event.
Manga creators of the current and older Jump series often grace the event to attend panels where they answer fans’ eager questions.
The exhibition’s mascot is named Kaizo-kun, designed by Japanese manga artist Akira Toriyama.Originally Written By Epic Dope