Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

The Anime and Manga Studies Symposium is a unique feature of Anime Expo’s programming – a special line-up of talks and lectures on Japanese comics and animation by leading scholars from colleges and universities around the world. Some of the topics that will be explored in this year’s Symposium include depictions of Japanese history, uses of themes Western literature, the roles of female characters and female audiences, the copyright status of fan art, anime’s adaptation into videogames, and many more.

  • 2015 Symposium Speakers to be Announced