For many, Sailor Moon was a major catalyst that sparked an interest in Japanese animation and culture. Next to Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon made up one-half of a particularly influential anime-focused afternoon action block. The Sailor Moon series was a huge influence on many children growing up in [...]
PORNOGRAFFITTI members Akihito Okano (vocal and guitars) and Haruichi Shindō (guitars and vocals) have released a new video message to AX2013 attendees in advance of their US live debut at world-famous Club Nokia on Saturday, July 6th. Their greeting includes a medley of their hit anime themes, and [...]
Makoto Shinkai joins Anime Expo 2013 as Industry Guest; premieres acclaimed director’s latest film, The Garden of Words.
The Garden of Words is the latest animated treasure to join Shinkai’s amazing pantheon of previous work, which already includes the breakout hit Voices of a Distant Star, 5cm [...]
Sakura is a manga artist, illustrator, radio/TV personality, and model. She specializes in female character design, and her illustration work includes light novel book covers. She is known for her love comedy manga, but among the rest, she is an otaku who loves cosplay, Comiket, and surfing the internet. [...]
International wrestling legend and Lucha Libre icon Último Dragón, returns to the U.S. after an 8-year hiatus to join Anime Expo as a judge for LA FIGHT, Japan Film Society’s anime-based short film competition. In addition, Último Dragón will be hosting a panel and signing autographs for his upcoming [...]
Anime Expo is excited to announce “huke, Good Smile Company, Ultra Super Pictures and Max Factory”, a panel featuring industry guests Takanori Aki, Hiroaki Matsuura, and Max Watanabe, and Guest of Honor huke!
Takanori Aki, known as one of the most charismatic entrepreneurs in the industry, is [...]
Anime Expo is pleased to welcome KANAME☆ as an Industry Guest for Anime Expo 2013, courtesy of King Records and VIZ Media. The Japanese cosplayer made his debut at Comiket 2007, and a wide variety of media outlets around the world have featured KANAME☆, making him one of the world’s most recognizable [...]
Anime Expo welcomes Aya Ikeda, best known for singing the opening themes for Heart-Catch Pre-Cure and Smile Pre-Cure, and J-Pop group CARAT, for a special free concert in Main Events on Thursday, July 4th! We’re kicking off the holiday weekend with a fun and high-energy live show featuring Ms. [...]
Anime Expo proudly announces character designer huke as a Guest of Honor for AX2013! Best known for works such as Black★Rock Shooter and Steins;Gate, he has also contributed character designs to Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Metal Gear Solid 4. [...]
Anime Expo proudly announces Voice Actor Vic Mignogna as a Guest of Honor for AX2013! Known for popular roles including Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, and Zero in Vampire Knight, Mr. Mignogna has also voiced many video games roles and is active as a [...]