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Mari Iijima to perform in AX 2017 Welcome Ceremony, plus more~!

Voice actress and singer,  Mari Iijima joins Anime Expo 2017! Best known as the voice of Lynn Minmay from Macross, Mari premiered her award-winning, first English album No read more

Anime Expo 2017 Hotel Block Info

Happy New Year~! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ 明けましておめでとう! We are kicking off 2017 with dates and information about the AX Official Hotel Block~! HOTEL BLOCK DATES The AX Official Hotel Block is separated for read more

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Meet the Maid & Butler Cafe

We’re excited to introduce Emi and Satoshi, the managers of the AX Maid & Butler Cafe~! Read more about them, their journeys to being AX Volunteers, and some read more

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Anisong World Matsuri returns to

Anime Expo is excited to present Anisong World Matsuri Los Angeles 2017 on June 30 and July 1, 2017. Created in association with Lantis Co., Ltd. and other read more

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AmaLee joins AX 2017 for 10th

Voice actress and singer, AmaLee joins Anime Expo 2017 to help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Late Comedy Showdown! Since winning AX Idol in 2011, AmaLee has grown read more

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AX 2017 Exhibit Hall Hours

We know that the Exhibit Hall is a big draw at Anime Expo, and we’re excited to announce that next year, it will open two hours earlier on read more

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Pre-Show Night Kicks off AX 2017

Starting in 2017, attendees will be able to start enjoying Anime Expo activities earlier than ever before at the newly-introduced Pre-Show Night! Pre-Show Night will feature programming and read more

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Announcing Black Friday 2016

Get ready for the launch of the AX Black Friday Sale as we kick it off with an announcement every day November 21st through 24th! Each morning at read more

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AX 2017 Premier Fan Release Date

Beat the Crowd. Get Early Access. Premier Fan badges offer the ultimate fan experience at Anime Expo! Get early Exhibit Hall access, easier panel entry, pre-sale periods for read more

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First AX 2017 Guest

More information about Akira Himekawa’s appearance at Anime Expo is now available! Best known for their work on the Legend of Zelda manga series, manga artist and illustrator duo, read more

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Anime Expo 2016 Shatters Record

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) Celebrated the 25th Anime Expo with Unparalleled Guests, Performers and Special Events Santa Ana, CA – (July 6, 2016) Anime read more

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Phantom of the Kill Presents:

Come join us for a spectacular show from free-to-play tactical RPG, Phantom of the Kill! We are delighted to present the premiere screening of, “Phantom of the Kill: read more

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IA Concert Screening at AX 2016!

IA Screening + Q&A with Lia Date: Sunday, July 3 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Room: Video 4/LACC 409A  

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English Voice Cast of Star

We’re excited to announce the talented English voice cast of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will be in attendance at Anime Expo: Schedule: Saturday 10:15AM – 11:15AM: Star read more

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Special Screening:

Join us for a special theatrical event which showcases the μ’s 1st single – 6th single animation PV and music scenes from the anime series! Screening Music List 僕らのLIVE read more

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HappiLeeErin, Dodger, Miles Jai,

We’re excited to welcome back HappiLeeErin, Dodger, Miles Jai, and Octopimp to AX 2016! Don’t forget to secure your badge to Anime Expo 2016 today! Download the AX 2016 read more

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Message Video from Makoto

MESSAGE FROM MAKOTO FURUKAWA Makoto Furukawa will participate in both the ONE PUNCH MATSURI and Japan Super Live. ONE PUNCH MATSURI will consist of an engaging talk show with special read more

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Message Video from Sphere!

MESSAGE FROM SPHERE Sphere will participate in Japan Super Live as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2016. In addition to Sphere, Japan Super Live brings together eight artists read more

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Sailor Moon English Cast joins

We’re excited to welcome back the English cast of Sailor Moon, along with some new faces! All nine guests will participate in a panel and autograph sessions: Amanda read more

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Lia to perform in Welcome

Lia joins MICHI and Dancing Dolls to perform in the Anime Expo 25th Event Welcome Ceremony. Join us as we look back over the 25 years of Anime read more

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AX 2016 Fashion Show

We’re excited to announce all the participating brands, guest models, and other special guests for this year’s Fashion Show! All the brands in featured in the Fashion Show can read more

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Tank! by Alice Underground for

A taste of things to come for Anime Expo 2016… Join us for an epic performance of music, storytelling and visuals celebrating one of the most influential anime read more

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Danny Choo at AX 2016; Welcome

Danny Choo returns to Anime Expo to MC the Welcome Ceremony and Fashion Show! In addition, he will host a panel which will feature a live drawing session by read more

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE:

North American Premiere Screening of P.A.WORKS’ 15th Anniversary Project “Kuromukuro” eps 1&2! Come join us to see America’s first screening of the samurai-mecha action series, created by studio read more

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Message Videos from FLOW &

MessageS from FLOW & OLDCODEX Watch FLOW battle against OLDCODEX in a spectacular rock concert performance! With two opportunities to see FLOW and OLD CODEX, the Japan Band Battle read more

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Studio TRIGGER’s SUSHIO

Mai Yoneyama and SUSHIO of Studio TRIGGER are joining Anime Expo 2016! Both will participate in a panel as well as autograph sessions throughout the weekend. Don’t forget read more

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Cowboy Bebop English Voice Cast

We’re excited to welcome Steve Blum (Spike Spiegel), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Julia), Melissa Fahn (Ed), Wendee Lee (Faye Valentine), Beau Billingslea (Jet Black), and Tony Oliver to Anime Expo 2016! read more

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Message Video from Eir Aoi!

Message from Eir Aoi Eir Aoi will participate in Japan Super Live as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2016. In addition to Eir Aoi, Japan Super read more

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AX 2016 Industry Appearances:

We are very excited to welcome the following industry appearances at Anime Expo 2016: ZUN (creator of Touhou Project) Yuro Kyoya (Director of Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, read more

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Celebrating 100 years of

Japanese animation will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. As we approach this milestone, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) will be starting a project that will read more

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momoMc joins Night Cafe

World-famous Japanese artistic pole dancer, momoMc (pronounced “MOMO MAC”) will join AX’s Night Cafe. She will participate in the 7 PM, 9 PM, and 11 PM shows each read more

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Maidreamin joins AX 2016 Maid

We are excited to announce that three of the top maids of maidreamin, Ayame, Hinata, and Mariru, will be joining Anime Expo’s Maid Cafe this year! They will read more

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Producer Ari Arad joining

Come join Maki Terashima-Furuta the VP/producer at Production I.G. USA, as she introduces new and upcoming titles from Production I.G. with the newest clips and slideshows of shows read more

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Join Square Enix in celebrating

On the 20th anniversary of Star Ocean, Square Enix is bringing the developers, voice actors, and special guests to help us celebrate the launch of the 5th title read more

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Writer/Director Kotaro Uchikoshi

Born in 1973, Kotaro Uchikoshi began his career as a visual novel scenario writer in 1999 and is known for his unconventional plot twists and off-kilter sense of read more

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Zero Escape Puzzle Hunt at AX

LA City Puzzle Adventure Vol. 1 – ZERO ESCAPE PUZZLE HUNT In 2029, the human race is facing the risk of extinction.  And you – in 2016 – received read more

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My Hero Academia Director and

My Hero Academia Director, Kenji Nagasaki, and voice actors, Justin Briner (Izuku Midoriya), and Chris Sabat (Allmight) join Anime Expo 2016 for a panel and autograph sessions! Their read more

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Dance & Vocal Unit, Dancing

Dancing Dolls is a serious dance & vocal unit formed in Osaka, Japan. Following 10 million plus social video views, they made major record debut from Sony Music by read more

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Message video from Luna Haruna!

MESSAGE FROM Luna Haruna Luna Haruna will participate in Japan Super Live as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2016. In addition to Luna Haruna, Japan read more

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TeddyLoid to Perform at AX 2016

TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI’s DJ and Sound Producer by joining his world tour when he was only 18 years old. He also produced OST for the read more

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ONE PUNCH MAN Dubbed Premiere at

We’re excited to announce that the ONE PUNCH MATSURI will also include the premiere screening of the first English dubbed episode of ONE PUNCH MAN. There will also be read more

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Keiji Inafune returns to AX 2016!

During his time at CAPCOM, he brought iconic franchises such as Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Lost Planet and Dead Rising to the world, all of which went read more

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Makoto Shinkai’s

We are excited and honored to announce the world premiere of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. at Anime Expo 2016! The film will be shown at AX ahead of the read more

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Blue Exorcist creator, Kazue

Anime Expo is excited to welcome Kazue Kato to AX 2016! Manga creator and illustrator Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo on July 20. In 2000, she won read more

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Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna to

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) has just announced 2 special guest artists, Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna, both will be participating at their interactive video screening to be held read more

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BONES President/Producer,

We’re excited to welcome back BONES Inc President/Producer, Masahiko Minami, to Anime Expo 2016! After graduating from Osaka University of Arts’ department of film planning, he joined Sunrise read more

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Anisong World Matsuri Item

Previews of official merchandise and VIP goodies for Anisong World Matsuri now available! CLICK HERE FOR EVENT TICKETING PAGE ONE PUNCH MATSURI What: ONE PUNCH MATSURI at AX featuring read more

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Voice actor Junichi Suwabe joins

Anime Expo is excited to welcome Junichi Suwabe this year~! Junichi Suwabe started his voice acting career in 1995 and has been all over the scene since then. read more

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Welcoming Voice Actor Tetsuya

Born in Germany, Tetsuya Kakihara grew up being fascinated by Japan and its subculture.  In 2001, he set off to Tokyo to enroll at a famous school for read more

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Production I.G. to present FLCL

Come join Production I.G. VP/producer, Maki Terashima-Furuta as she hosts FLCL 2 panel with Jason DeMarco from Adult Swim, introducing Kazuya Tsurumaki, the one and only original creator of read more

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Founder/CEO & Producer of

It’s the 15th birth year of P.A.WORKS! To share this joyous moment in time, P.A.WORKS is inviting everyone at Anime Expo 2016 for a special exhibit! Come over read more

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Introducing The Cowboy Bebop

This event information is from Anime Expo 2016. Please stay tuned for 2017 events to be announced! Join us for an epic performance of music, storytelling and visuals celebrating read more

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“Godfather of Visual

As the former vocalist of legendary band COLOR, Dynamite Tommy a.k.a. “Godfather of Visual Kei” is known as a major influence in the creation of visual kei music and culture. read more

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Shoji Kawamori joins AX 2016!

Anime Expo is excited to welcome Shoji Kawamori as a Guest of Honor at AX 2016! Kawamori will participate in a panel as well as autograph sessions throughout the weekend. read more

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2016 AXDance DJ Lineup

The following DJ’s will be joining Anime Expo 2016 for AXDance:

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Message video from Aqours Members

Message from Aqours Members Welcome “Love Live! Sunshine!!” to America as they host their very first joint event outside of Japan! This event will include an exciting talk read more

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Sony Music announces interactive

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) announces 1st ever fan interactive video screening to be held at AX! Fans can vote for their favorite artist(s) and win prizes! Sony Music Entertainment read more

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Message Video from JAM Project!

Message from JAM Project JAM Project will participate in both the ONE PUNCH MATSURI and Japan Super Live. ONE PUNCH MATSURI will consist of an engaging talk show with read more

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Maid Cafe, Butler Cafe, and MYTH

Schedules and ticketing information now available for Maid Cafe, Butler Cafe, and MYTH: Legends of Burlesque and Magic. Please see below for more details. Butler Cafe *18+ event read more

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Anisong World Matsuri Ticket

Ticketing information for Anisong World Matsuri is now available! See the table below for pricing and more info: (Additional information for each event can be found below the read more

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Koji Igarashi, Co-Founder and

We are excited to welcome Koji Igarashi to Anime Expo 2016! Known for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Tokimeki Memorial, and Detana!! TwinBee, Igarashi is the Co-Founder read more

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Anisong World Matsuri makes

Santa Ana, CA – (May 19, 2016) Anime Expo, produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri read more

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Voice Actress Chika Anzai makes

We are very excited to welcome Chika Anzai to Anime Expo 2016! Best known as Reina Kousaka in Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium and Mary in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Anzai read more

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Rokka and Dagashi Kashi Fans,

MICHI, the first Anisong artist from Okinawa, aims to share her love for anime with the world–her personal motto is “Anime is a universal language.” Her debut single, read more

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Author of Your Lie in April,

We are very excited to welcome Naoshi Arakawa to Anime Expo 2016! AX 2016 will be his first overseas convention appearance. He will participate in a Q&A panel read more

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AX 2016 Press & Industry

Thanks for your patience and understanding! We’ve finally finished updating our press and industry applications; the deadline to apply for both press and industry badges is June 1, read more

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Cosplay Deviants returns to

Cosplay Deviants returns to Anime Expo 2016 to sponsor Lounge 21 party, A Night in 7th Heaven. Lounge 21 offers live entertainment and libations as just one part read more

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Introducing Military Discount

We’re excited to announce a new discounted 4-day badge option for Active Duty and Veterans! Provides same access to AX as the regular 4-day attendee badge. This badge read more

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Now accepting panel &

Interested in holding a panel or workshop at Anime Expo 2016? We are now accepting applications until April 22, 2016. Not sure what’s involved with holding a panel read more

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Premier Fan Badges available

Happy New Year~! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ 明けましておめでとう! We are kicking off 2016 with dates and information about the AX Official Hotel Block and when Premier Fan badges will be available again~! read more

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Introducing the AX+OMAKASE Mega

OMAKASE AND ANIME EXPO OFFER HOLIDAY BUNDLE COMBINING ANIME SUBSCRIPTION BOX AND AX2016 FOUR-DAY REGISTRATION Fans can receive the special $40 off coupon for an AX 2016 4-day read more

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First Guest Announcement for AX

We’re excited to welcome our first Anime Expo 2016 Guest of Honor, artist Yoshitaka Amano! While he has attended several conventions in the US before, this will be read more

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Chance to attend TMNT 2 red

If you purchase your badge before December 1st, you will also be automatically entered for a chance to win tickets to the red carpet premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja read more

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24TH ANNUAL ANIME EXPO (AX)

Over 90,500 Fans Attended, Up 12% Over 2014 The 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), played host to read more

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City of LA Declares July 3rd

At yesterday’s thrilling Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, the Los Angeles Convention Center officially declared July 3rd “Anime Expo Day”! An LACC official was onsite prior to the Exhibit Hall opening to present the read more

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Day 0 Momoiro Clover Z Fan Event

11As a special treat for our attendees, MomoiroClover Z will be hosting a special event at the JW Marriott. All five members of Momoiro Clover Z will be read more

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Update for NGE 20th Anniversary

20 years ago, Evangelion redefined a genre of anime so completely that the world was never the same. Join us for this this amazing celebration and concert featuring read more

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Fashion Show Updates: Shinya of

Anime Expo Fashion Show is proud to present the exclusive runway debut of Shinya of DIR EN GREY as a celebrity Guest of Honor, modeling exclusively for h.NAOTO. In addition read more

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AX 2015 Fashion Show: h.NAOTO,

We’re excited to have galaxxxy, h.NAOTO, and Junnyan participate in the Anime Expo 2015 Fashion Show! Founder of the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion Walk, Junnyan wears many hats as read more

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Presenting NGE 20th Anniversary

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Evangelion, we are excited to welcome singer/songwriter, Yoko Takahashi, who is best known for performing A Cruel Angel’s Thesis, the opening theme song read more

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A1 Pictures’ Industry

We are honored to have Tomonori Ochikoshi (president), Yuchi Fukushima (producer), and Masanori Miyake (planning & development) join us at Anime Expo 2015. They will all be participating read more

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Momoiro Clover Z ticket sales

Thank you all for your patience! Information about Momoiro Clover Z ticket sales is below: EVENT DETAILS What: Anime Expo 2015 presents Momoiro Clover Z with Special Guests Gene Simmons and read more

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Good Smile Company to present

In addition to the Little Witch Academia: Enchanted Parade Gallery with Studio TRIGGER, Good Smile Company will also present the Nendoroid 500 Exhibition at Anime Expo 2015 Shown for the read more

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#FoundOssan: Win prizes by

Ossan is one of Japan’s top local mascots along with Kumamon and Funassyi. (There are more than 3000 mascots (called “Yuru Chara” or “Go-torch characters”) in Japan, with read more

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Announcing SEVEN additions to

We’re excited to welcome to Anime Expo 2015: Ayako Kawasumi (Voice Actress) Takahiro Miura (Director, ufotable) Tomonori Sudo (Illustrator and Director, ufotable) Hikaru Kondo (President & Producer, ufotable) read more

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Video Game creator, Keiji

Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka will have a present a panel together in which they discuss anime and video games, plus they may have a special surprise for read more

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Pony Canyon Producers, Shinichi

As a Pony Canyon producer, Shinichi Nakamura has worked on many popular titles including Sound! Euphonium, Beyond the Boundary, Free!, Tamako Market, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, K-On!, read more

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The Try Guys of BuzzFeed Motion

The Try Guys will be trying their hands at cosplay at the Masquerade. If you don’t know The Try Guys yet, Eugene, Keith, Ned, and Zach are four read more

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Director of Jojo’s Bizarre

We’re excited to announce Naokatsu Tsuda, animation director at David Production, and director of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure as an Industry Guest at Anime Expo 2015! Tsuda will be read more

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Welcoming Dragon Ball Z:

Funimation will be bringing out voice actors Seán Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, and Chris Ayres to participate in their Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Panel on Saturday, July 4 read more

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Good Smile Company x Studio

In conjunction with the Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade premiere at Anime Expo 2015. Good Smile Company and Studio TRIGGER is proud to present, “The Art of read more

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Toshio Maeda and Bosshi coming

For fans of more mature content, Hentai artists Toshio Maeda and Bosshi will both be coming to this year’s AX! Both Toshio Maeda and Bosshi will be participating read more

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North American qualifiers for

Set your GP Base, it’s time for GunPla battle! Anime Expo is hosting one of the North American qualifiers for the 2015 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). The read more

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Anime Expo 2015 presents Love

In conjunction with Bandai Visual, Anime Expo is excited to present Love Live! Concert Film Screening: μ’s→NEXT LoveLive! 2014~ENDLESS PARADE~. This is a film concert screening of the 4th solo read more

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Studio TRIGGER’s Hiroyuki

We’re excited to announce Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari as guests for Anime Expo 2015! Together, they will present the premiere of Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, read more

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Kazutaka Kodaka, writer/director

We’re excited to welcome Kazutaka Kodaka to Anime Expo this year! Kazutaka Kodaka is a writer/director at Spike Chunsoft. He served as writer and lead designer on the Danganronpa read more

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Preliminary Anime Expo 2015

Thanks to all our attendees for your patience! Our preliminary schedule is now available for viewing! With over hours of 200 hours of programming across all the rooms read more

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Anime Expo presents Cool Japan

We are excited to announce the two new additions to the Guest of Honor lineup at Anime Expo 2015: Japan’s hottest entertainment export, WaggakiBand and the latest VOCALOID read more

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Voice actresses Tomoyo Kurosawa

Yumiri Hanamori is a voice actress and a high school student from Japan. Her nickname is Hana-bei. Her credits include Sachiko Umemoto in Ace of the Diamond, Chiaya read more

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Partnering with Cospix to

We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Cospix to provide attendees with photography services at Anime Expo 2015. Cospix.net is the ultimate community website read more

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Danny Choo returns to Anime Expo

Born in the UK to Chinese Malaysian parents and currently residing in Tokyo for about 16 years, Danny Choo is the creator of a brand called Culture Japan read more

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Behind-the-Scenes
Now accepting applications for AX 2017 Maid & Butler Cafe

The AX Maid Cafe and AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for AX 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2017 has read more

The Making of Cosplay Photo Sets

Inspired by photo studios in Japan that are geared toward cosplayers, Anime Expo first introduced the photo sets in 2013. These professionally-built sets represent a broad range of themes read more

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Introducing weekly polls!

In order to better understand what attendees want to see at Anime Expo, we’re starting weekly polls to get feedback information about guests, events, and other aspects of read more

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AX 2017 Premier Fan Details,

AX 2017 Premier Fan Complete Details The Premier Fan badge is the ultimate fan experience, which includes: • Front-of-line privileges to all panels. • Exclusive Premier Fan Lounge read more

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Anisong World Matsuri Bonus Items

Just a final reminder for anyone who has purchased a ticket that comes with a Bonus Item. Please follow the following steps to claim your bonus Item: You read more

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E3 2016 Report: Video Games at

Because we know that many of our attendees enjoy Japanese video games as well as anime, Meg stopped by some of the various booths at E3 to find read more

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ANIME EXPO FASHION SHOW 2016

Are you a makeup artist or hair stylist looking for a volunteer opportunity? Well you’re in luck because we’re looking for 8-10 volunteers for AX Fashion Show! In read more

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AX 2016 Schedule Now Up!

Thank you everyone for your patience! Our schedule is now available! Start planning your AX 2016 Weekend Please note that as guests are announced, additional panels will become published read more

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Introducing Night Cafe &

This year, we’re introducing a new event and making an old favorite even bigger and better! Night Cafe (21+) Night Cafe is a new interactive, social experience inspired read more

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AX 2016 Fashion Show Model

Are you an experienced model? Are you interested in being involved in an event at AX? If you are, then we want you! Apply to be a model read more

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Update to Youth Protection

Dear SPJA Constituents and Stakeholders: Thank you for your feedback regarding the newly implemented Youth Protection Program. Our intention in developing the policy is to create a safe read more

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AX 2016 Official Merch Preview!

This year, we’ve worked with both Collateral Damage Studios and galaxxxy to create new and unique art for our official merchandise line! We’ll also be bringing back some read more

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AX 2016 Program Guide Cover Art

We recently finalized our program guide art recently, so, of course, we updated our social media banners to feature it~! This year’s cover features our mascot, MAX, flying read more

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Now accepting entries to AX

Want to show off your dance skills at AX 2016? Click on the links below to enter our K-Pop / J-Pop Dance Battles! K-POP DANCE BATTLE J-POP DANCE read more

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Academic Program Call for Papers

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the parent organization of Anime Expo (AX), the largest anime convention in the U.S., is inviting proposals for plenary addresses, read more

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25 years of Anime Expo

  In 1992, AnimeCon became Anime Expo, and the non-profit, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation was founded. Although the first Anime Expo was officially in 1992, read more

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Now Accepting Applications for

Last year, we introduced the Community Stage in the Entertainment Hall. This stage featured eGaming tournament finals, as well as performances from Chii Sakurabi and Survey Corps. From read more

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MAID CAFE & BUTLER CAFE

AX Maid Cafe and the AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for Anime Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We are recruiting new Maids and read more

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Volunteer Leadership

  Interested in volunteering at Anime Expo? We are currently accepting resumes for the following leadership opportunities (click on each section to learn more about the responsibilities and read more

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Volunteers celebrate the end of

Driven by their passion for anime, many of our volunteers bond over working together and supporting one another to make the various events at Anime Expo possible. The read more

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Mission Accomplished! Big thanks

Anime Expo means so much to so many different people, and it’s only possible because of our wonderful volunteers’ hard work, dedication, and passion. In case you didn’t know, Anime read more

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Day 4 Highlights

Day 4 has come and gone, but we hope you enjoyed the last day of the con!  Was there something you missed?  Here’s a quick run-down! At the read more

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Day 3 Highlights

Is Day 3 over already? If these past 24 hours are a blur for you, too, see below for a brush-up on the day! Shojo Beat is celebrating their read more

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Day 2 Highlights

Times flies when you’re having fun! Day 2 is already over. Here are the highlights of the day: At the Shonen Jump Panel, we learned that “Naruto” creator, read more

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Day 1 Highlights

A successful Day 1 has wrapped up and AX has officially begun! If you weren’t at Anime Expo on Day 1 or simply want to relive the excitement, here’s read more

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Shoutmon Autographed by Ben

Another exclusive for Sunday’s Day 4 Charity Auction is this Shoutmon figure from Digimon autographed by voice actor Ben Diskin. The item includes a script that must be read more

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Items Available on Day 4 Charity

These are a couple of the items that will be available exclusively at Sunday’s Charity Auction on Day 4: July 5 in LP2/Petree Hall from 12-4 PM. Both read more

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2015 Official Hashtags

As Day 0 draws to an end, we’ve continued to work towards keeping you all informed and up-to-date on social media, including over our Twitter page! Our overall official read more

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Things to do on Day 0, including

Did you know that there are more things to do on Day 0 than just pick up your badge? You can… Pick up your will-call tickets for Momoiro read more

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Charity Auction Project: 1000

On April 25, 2015, Nepal had a major earthquake that caused serious damage to the country. While brainstorming the Charity Auction recipient for Anime Expo 2015, our Volunteer read more

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AX 2015 Fashion Show Model

Are you an experienced model? Are you interested in being involved in an event at AX? If you are, then we want you! Apply to be a model read more

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Maid & Butler Cafe Tickets

One of our most popular events at Anime Expo, the Maid Cafe is an interactive experience inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara. Our cute and courteous maids will cater to read more

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Hotel Update

We would like to announce that we will be opening up more available hotels soon! We understand that there have been some discrepancies with our reservation system and read more

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Seeking Masquerade Halftime

Attention Performers!!! How would you like to appear at one of Anime Expo’s premier events? Anime Expo is currently seeking performers (professional, semi-professional, amateur) to appear in this read more

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Now taking panel applications

Each year we strive to provide the best selection of content, the most accurate print guide possible, and maximum promotion opportunities for SPJA and its partners. Help us read more

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Hotel Block Updates: An Inside

Hello Everyone, As many of you know, we were on track to do a major release today. It was more than hotels, it was a chance to really test read more

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Maid Cafe & Butler Cafe

AX Maid Cafe AND the *brand new* AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for Anime Expo 2015 at LACC. We are recruiting new Maids and Butlers. If read more

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Couple Says “I Do” to Anime

Anime Expo (AX) is known for being the largest anime convention in North America, having super talented cosplayers, and giving fans a place to call home – but read more

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Welcome to the new staff

A convention is more than just a gathering of fans in a random location at some point during the year. It takes plenty of time, planning, and hard read more

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