From the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan. Come to this special Anime Expo screening of We Are X followed by a live Q&A with X Japan’s Yoshiki!

Yoshiki and X Japan have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including X, X – X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary.

We Are X Official Website:

As a special gift to fans, Yoshiki will also present the first-ever public screening of the We Are X featurette, “THE BIRTH OF YOSHIKITTY”, which includes:

  • Video interview with Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi
  • Inside look at the creation and design process explained by Yuko Yamaguchi herself
  • Behind-the-scenes with Yoshiki working on the “Hello Kitty Theme Song”
  • Yoshiki speaking about his relationship with the founder of Sanrio

We Are X will also be sponsoring the Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit US Finals.

The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 20 years, and is a cosplay and performance competition, with one of the largest cash prizes in the country. People from all around the world compete in our grand showcase of cosplay and performance!

  • Date: Sunday, July 2
  • Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Room: Video 1/JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
  •  The We Are X screening is a non-ticketed event and is open to attendees with a valid AX 2017 badge. For more information, please see the Program Room Policies.
About Yoshiki

Yoshiki is a songwriter, drummer, and a classically-trained pianist. His rock group X Japan has sold 30-million singles and albums combined, and filled the 55,000-seat Toyko Dome a record 18 times. Now the band’s popularity is spreading throughout the world, having recently completed a sold-out World Tour, performing in North America, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. To learn more, visit

Anime Expo will run from July 1 through July 4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on June 30, 2017. To purchase passes for Anime Expo, please visit

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