Anisong World Matsuri

Anime Expo (AX) is excited to present Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo 2018 to be held during Anime Expo on July 4, 6, and 7. AWM is created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies.

To attend any of the Anisong World Matsuri concert events, attendees will need to present both a valid AX badge of any type along with a respective concert ticket. All 1-day and Pre-Show badge holders will also be able to purchase a ticket to attend any one of the AWM concert events on July 4, 6, and 7.

Ticketing FAQ

LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~

Artist Line-Up: Aqours

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Doors Open 4:30 pm / Show Starts 6:00 pm

Tickets Available Until:

  • Online: 5 PM on July 4
  • Onsite at Ticketing Booth: 7 PM on July 4

Where: Microsoft Theater

$45 - 150


Japan Super Live

Artist Line-Up: AimerYuki KajiuraMay’n, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri

When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Doors Open 5:30 pm  / Show Starts 7:00 pm

Tickets Available Until:

  • Online: 6 PM on July 4
  • Onsite at Ticketing Booth: 8 PM on July 4

Where: Microsoft Theater

$45 - 150


Japan Kawaii Live

Artist Line-Up: AKB48 Team 8THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLSi☆Ris, and Shoko Nakagawa

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Doors Open 4:00 pm / Show Starts 5:30 pm

Tickets Available Until:

  • Online: 4:30 PM on July 4
  • Onsite at Ticketing Booth: 6:30 PM on July 4

Where: Microsoft Theater


$60 - 150


Anisong World Matsuri staff and participating artists appreciate all the fan support for this year’s event. Unfortunately, due to logistical and safety concerns, gifts or flower displays from fans cannot be accepted by AWM, Anime Expo, or Microsoft Theater staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Previous Event Information



  • Performers:ALI PROJECT, angela, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, Mashiro Ayano, and Minori Chihara
  • When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 7 PM (Doors Open: VIP Seating 5 PM / GA Seating 5:30 PM)
  • Where: Microsoft Theater
  • Pricing:
    • Loge: $45
    • Orchestra: $65
    • VIP: $130
  • Performers: Aqours, JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, and Wake Up, Girls!
  • When: Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 7 PM (Doors Open: VIP Seating 5 PM / GA Seating 5:30 PM)
  • Where: Microsoft Theater
  • Pricing: 
    • New! Mezzanine: $30
    • Loge: $45
    • Orchestra: $65
    • VIP: $130 (includes priority access, a special commemorative badge, a light stick and an invitation to an exclusive Special Goodbye event with the performers.)
      • *There will not be any handshakes or hi-fives at the Special Goodbye event 



  • What: Love Live! Sunshine!! Event: Nice to Meet You, We are Aqours!!
  • Guests: Aqours (Anju Inami as Chika Takami, Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi, Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura, Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa, Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida, Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa)
  • When: Saturday, July 2 / 11 AM - 1 PM. (Seating/Doors Open: 10 AM)
  • Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Main Events Hall B
  • Tickets: $35 / $45 with Bonus Poster (Assigned seating for all)


  • What: ONE PUNCH MATSURI at AX featuring talk show with special guests, Animation Director Shingo Natsume, Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa as Saitama, live performance by JAM Project, and more.
  • Guests: JAM Project, Animation Director Shingo Natsume, Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa as Saitama, and more...
  • When: Saturday, July 2 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. (Seating/Doors Open: 2:30 PM)
  • Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Main Events Hall B
  • Tickets: $35 / $45 with Bonus Official Anime Towel /  $150 VIP Package (include figure autographed by JAM Project, CD with OPM opening theme, and official anime towel)


Eight artists and groups come together for the biggest anime music festival in America! Join Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, Minami, Sphere, T.M. Revolution, Yoko Ishida, and DJ Kazu for a music event you don't want to miss!

  • What: Performances by Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, Minami, Sphere, T.M. Revolution, Yoko Ishida, and DJ Kazu
  • When: Saturday, July 2 / 7 PM - 11 PM (Seating/Doors Open: 6 PM)
  • Where: Microsoft Theater
  • Tickets: $45 Loge / $65 Orchestra / $130 VIP Package


Watch FLOW and OLDCODEX battle against one another in a spectacular rock concert performance! With two opportunities to see FLOW and OLD CODEX, the Japan Band Battle will consist of two shows on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Tickets will be available for each show, in which both FLOW and OLDCODEX will perform head-to-head.

  • What: Japan Band Battle, performances by FLOW and OLDCODEX
  • When:
    • Sunday, July 3 / 2 PM - 4:30 PM. (Seating/Doors Open: 1 PM)
    • Sunday, July 3 / 8 PM - 10:30 PM (Seating/Doors Open: 7 PM)
  • Where: The Novo
  • Tickets: $60 - 70 GA Balcony / $65 GA Floor / $130 VIP PIT + Bonus Items

About SPJA

SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit

About Anime Expo

Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit

About Anisong World Matsuri

Anisong World Matsuri is an event made possible through the collective efforts of Japanese companies that focus on animation-related contents. The event aims to transmit Japan’s animation/anisong culture, and to maximize its value throughout the world by delivering Japan's anisong concerts worldwide in the highest quality. Anisong World Matsuri has delivered anisong to fans in Washington D.C., Shanghai, and returns to Anime Expo 2018 for its third consecutive year.

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