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Frederator and Netflix Present: Castlevania Sneak Preview at AX 2017!

Executive Producers Adi Shankar and Kevin Kolde join AX 2017 to discuss the development, answer questions and show an extensive sneak preview of Castlevania, coming globally to Netflix read more

Overwatch Lead Writer Michael

Overwatch’s lead writer Michael Chu joins voice actors Anjali Bhimani (Symmetra), Charlet Chung (D.Va), Fred Tatasciore (Soldier: 76), Jonny Cruz (Lucio) and Keith Silverstein (Tjorborn) for an hour read more

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AX Dance 2017 DJ Line-Up &

AX Dance DJ Line-Up Schedule Now Available! Pre-Show Night: June 30 6pm – 7:15pm Kurousagi 808 7:15pm – 8:30pm DJ Busta-row 8:30pm – 10pm Otaku Passport 10pm – 11:00pm read more

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US Premiere of Lupin the 3rd:

The US premiere for Lupin the 3rd – Italian Game is coming to Anime Expo 2017! When: July 3rd, Day 3 @ 2:00PM-4:00PM Where: JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom/ Room Video 2 read more

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Celebrate galaxxxy’s 10th

Join us in celebrating galaxxxy’s 10th anniversary! Come hang out with the designers from galaxxxy in the VIP Lounge at The NOVO and enjoy music and drinks* in read more

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Studio TRIGGER’s Yoh

We’re honored to have the team from Studio TRIGGER join Anime Expo 2017! They will all participate in panels, and Yoshinari will participate in autograph sessions. Be sure to read more

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AX Dance DJs announced for 2017!

The following DJ’s will be joining Anime Expo 2017 for AX Dance: BUSTA-ROW DJ BUSTA-ROW is an acclaimed DJ/sound producer, hailing from the prestigious V2TOKYO club in Roppongi, read more

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40+ Voice Actors join AX 2017 in

The team from Talent For Cons is hosting a “comic con” style autograph area in the AX 2017 Entertainment Hall. Over 40 voice actors from popular anime & read more

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Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Rui Kuroki,

We’re excited to have President/CEO of Production I.G Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho Pass), Producer Rui Kuroki (Psycho Pass, Tsubasa Chronicle), and Animation Director/Character Designer Kazuto read more

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Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton

Tony Swatton is a master blacksmith and for 28 years has forged weapons, costumes and armor for over 300 feature films and Video Game companies. His work can read more

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YUC’e joins Neon District

YUC’e is a solo artist which excels in composition, arrangement, production, and mixing. She is based mainly out of Tokyo. In high school, YUC’e studied abroad and majored read more

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Voice Actors Charlet Chung and

Voice actors Charlet Chung and Jonny Cruz to join AX 2017! Find them at booth #2438 in the Exhibit Hall, where they will be doing autograph sessions throughout read more

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Todd Haberkorn and Ezra Weisz

Ezra Weisz and Todd Haberkorn join Anime Expo 2017! Both Todd and Ezra will host the Welcome and Closing Ceremonies, along with other segment hosts TBA. Plus, light up read more

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Celebrating Final

Calling all FINAL FANTASY fans of all ages! Come celebrate 30 years of the beloved franchise with SQUARE ENIX in a FINAL FANTASY-themed Lounge 21, featuring guest appearances read more

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Cast and Crew from Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth’s RWBY is the biggest American-made anime today and the cast and crew will be joining Anime Expo 2017 talk about the end of Volume 4 and take an exclusive read more

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Additional Tickets to be

Due changes in production needs, additional tickets will be released for both Anisong World Matsuri concerts in the Orchestra and Loge sections! Additionally, because of popular demand for read more

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English Voice Cast of Persona 5

Can’t get enough of Persona 5? Cherami Leigh (Makoto), Cassandra Lee Morris (Morgana), Erica Lindbeck (Futaba), Erika Harlacher (Ann), Max Mittelman (Ryuji), Robbie Daymond (Akechi), and Xanthe Huynh (Haru) read more

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Bandai Namco Video Game

We are honored to welcome Banda Namco Entertainment producers, Yasuhiro Fukaya and Yusuke Tomizawa, to the AX 2017 Guest of Honor Line-Up! Both Fukaya and Tomizawa will be participating read more

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Join Cosplay Deviants for a

Join Cosplay Deviants in Lounge 21 and Live your wildest Fantasy at the hottest adults-only party at Anime Expo! With music all night by DO NOT FEED THE read more

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Join us on July 4th for Cowboy

Cowboy Bebop: Bounty Hunter Blues will bring down the house this year as we pay tribute to one of the coolest animes ever created. Universally acknowledged for its read more

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Voice Actor Miyu Irino joins AX

We are excited to welcome Miyu Irino to Anime Expo 2017 for his first overseas convention appearance! He will participate in a panel and autograph sessions (schedule TBA). Miyu made his big read more

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Shout! Factory and Toei

Join DIGIMON Luminaries and Voice Cast Joshua Seth (Tai), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Sora), and Jeff Nimoy (Tentomon) Saturday, July 1, 2017 for Special Premiere Screening and Q&A at AX 2017! read more

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Introducing Code Geass: Power of

All concerts are not equal…. Join Anime Expo with Code Geass: Power of Kings as we venture into the struggle for freedom and identity facing the 11s against read more

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AX 2017 presents Violet

We are proud to announce the world premiere of Violet Evergarden, along with a Q&A by Director Taichi Ishidate, Lead Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa, and Opening Theme Singer TRUE to Anime read more

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Resident Evil: Vendetta

Anime Expo to host screening of Resident Evil: Vendetta, with a Q&A by the English voice cast! Panelists include Kevin Dorman (Chris Redfield), John DeMita (Glenn Arias), Alex read more

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We Are X: The X Japan

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 read more

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galaxxxy, Listen Flavor, and

We are excited to welcome Baby Doll Tokyo, galaxxxy, and Listen Flavor to the Anime Expo 2017 Fashion Show! EVENT DETAILS Date: Sunday, July 2 Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM read more

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Tomia Makes Her First Official

Tomia is one the of top cosplayers from South Korea making her first official appearance in the United States. Known for her stunning cosplays of sweet characters, Tomia read more

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World Premiere of Tatsunoko

We are proud to announce our fourth world premiere for AX 2017: Infini-T Force, a new CGI series commemorating Tatsunoko Production’s 55th Anniversary! Kiyotaka Suzuki (Psycho Pass 2 and Gatchaman Crowds Insight) read more

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Celebrating Hatsune Miku’s

We’re celebrating Hatsune Miku’s 10th Anniversary with Crypton Future Media, presented by Just Dance 2018! EVENT DETAILS Date: Sunday, July 2 Time: 7 – 11 PM (All Ages from read more

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Tensai Okamura joins AX 2017

We welcome director Tensai Okamura from to Anime Expo 2017 as a Guest of Honor! Okamura will participate in a panel on July 3, 12 – 1 PM read more

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Anime Expo 2017 to Host World

From the team behind Attack on Titan, Pony Canyon, Kodansha, and Production I.G, present the world premiere of the most anticipated anime of 2017, Welcome to the Ballroom at read more

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Trials of Bahamut – Real

60 minutes until the end of the world. 6 heroes who can stop it. Dive into a once-in-a-lifetime FINAL FANTASY experience A special engagement of Trials of Bahamut read more

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Introducing conXion presented by

conXion is a club-style event produced by Attack The Music (in collaboration with AXDance) intended to give attendees an opportunity to discover and build a *connection* with new read more

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Presenting “In This Corner

SHOUT! FACTORY FILMS & FUNIMATION FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANIMATSU PRESENT “IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD” SCREENING AT ANIME EXPO 2017! An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop read more

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AX 2017 to Host Miss Monochrome

Join the Miss Monochrome summer solo concert at AX 2017! Miss Monochrome will be performing a collection of songs from her hit list including cover songs from anime. read more

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Voice of Vegeta, Ryo Horikawa,

Famed Japanese voice actor, Ryō Horikawa, joins Anime Expo 2017 as a Guest of Honor! Best known as the voice of Vegeta in the Dragon Ball series, Horikawa will participate in read more

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Kodansha Comics Presents the

Kodansha Comics brings the world premiere of the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Prologue OVA to Anime Expo 2017! Be the first people on Earth to witness this prologue read more

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Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Movie

Anime Expo is honored to host the world premiere of the Tokyo Ghoul live-action movie, presented by Funimation Films. The film will be Anime Expo’s first-ever live-action movie read more

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AX 2017 welcomes Neptunia Series

We are excited to welcome Tsunako, illustrator known for Neptunia character designs, and Mizuno, producer of the Neptunia series, to Anime Expo 2017 for their first overseas convention read more

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Lemon & Sugar make their

Come join the adventures of Lemon, a little girl who loves to be in love and her fluffy best friend Sugar-sometimes sweet & sometimes sour! More information about Lemon read more

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Introducing Three New Cosplay

We are excited to welcome our last three Cosplay Senpai for AX 2017: Kiss a Frog Cosplay, Little Sprite Cosplay, and Queersplay! They will join Amber Arden, Corgi Cosplay, Dustbunny, Steff read more

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AX 2017 presents World Premiere

World Premiere at Anime Expo 2017: ClariS Meets NIPPON BUDOKAN ~ Two Masks and The Lost Sun ~ Attendees who join this Exclusive Video Concert will receive a read more

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Fullmetal Alchemist Movie Panel

Two brothers set out on a journey in order to take back everything they have lost. This emotional adventure finally gets a live-action version! Anime Expo is honored read more

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Misty/Chronexia and Hot Pepper

We’re excited to welcome our final two Digital Influencer guests for AX 2017: Misty/Chronexia and Hot Pepper Gaming! Both of them will be participating in panels (schedule TBA). About Misty/Chronexia read more

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Experience The Ultimate Dragon

Toei Animation Inc, in partnership with SCRAP Entertainment Inc., is bringing an interactive Dragon Ball Super experience to Anime Expo 2017. Dragon Ball Super Puzzle Hunt invites attendees read more

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Fujino Omori, Creator of Is It

BookWalker brings Fujino Omori, the creator of fantasy-comedy series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? to Anime Expo 2017! Is It Wrong to read more

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FOOD WARS! CO-CREATOR, YUTO

We are excited to welcome Yuto Tsukuda to Anime Expo 2017 for his first North American convention appearance! Tsukuda will participate in a panel and autograph sessions (schedule TBA). read more

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DigiBro and Nathan Sharp join AX

We’re excited to welcome our first two Digital Influencer guests for AX 2017: Digibro and Nathan Sharp! Both of them will be participating in panels (schedule TBA). About read more

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SPJA Partners with World Cosplay

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the nonprofit responsible for Anime Expo, announced today that it has partnered with World Cosplay Summit to organize its US Preliminary. read more

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Video Game Creator, Hironobu

Hironobu Sakaguchi, best known as the creator of Final Fantasy, and Kimihiko Fujisaka, video game character designer/ artist, will be joining the AX 2017 Guest of Honor line-up! read more

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maidreamin returns to AX 2017!

maidreamin is back! From the No.1 Maid Café restaurant in Japan, three of the top maids Ayame, Peace, and Yuno are coming back to the Maid Café with read more

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R3LL, banvox, and Massive New

Anime Expo is excited to announce ︎︎R3LL, banvox, and Massive New Krew as part of the line-up for Neon District, our first electronic music concert! Come explore the eclectic lineup of read more

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First round of Cosplay Senpai

We are excited to welcome Amber Arden, Corgi Cosplay, Dustbunny, Steff Von Schweetz, and Stella Chuu to Anime Expo 2017 as Cosplay Senpai! Our Cosplay Senpai Program, created read more

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Animator Dormitory selected as

Anime Expo is honored to announce Animator Dormitory as the recipient for the AX 2017 Charity Auction! The Charity Auction will feature items donated by AX 2017 Guests of read more

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MYTH: Legends of Burlesque and

Join world renowned performance artists for an evening celebration of Anime, Japanese Pop Culture, Gaming Culture, and Convention nerddom in what is quickly becoming one of Anime Expo’s read more

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Indie game development group,

ALICE IN DISSONANCE is an indie game development group founded by Munisix with Art Director Hare Konatsu operating in Japan. Founded in 2012, they are the creators of read more

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Aqours and THE IDOLM@STER

We are excited to announce the final two artists joining the June 30 line-up for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017: Aqours and THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS! ©2016 PROJECT Lovelive! read more

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JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from

We are excited to announce the first two artists joining the line-up for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on June 30: JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre and read more

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angela and Mashiro Ayano join

We are excited to announce the final two artists joining the line-up for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1: angela and Mashiro Ayano! ABOUT angela angela, the group read more

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GARNiDELiA and Konomi Suzuki

We are excited to announce the next two artists joining the line-up for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1: GARNiDELiA and Konomi Suzuki!   ABOUT GArnidelia GARNiDELiA is read more

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ALI PROJECT and Minori Chihara

We are excited to announce the first two artists joining the line-up for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1: ALI PROJECT and Minori Chihara!   ABOUT read more

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Anisong World Matsuri at Anime

Created in association with several leading Japanese entertainment companies that brought Anisong World Matsuri to AX 2016, Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 will return on June 30 and July read more

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Announcing Neon District’s

Anime Expo is excited to announce ︎︎☆Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, and Pa’s Lam System as part of the line-up for Neon District, our first electronic music concert! Plus, more artists TBA! read more

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Announcing new EDM concert event

Flashing sounds. Jolting beats. Welcome to Neon District! The newest addition to the AX 2017 event line-up, Neon District (18+) will feature the best electronic artists from Japan. 21+ attendees will read more

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Mari Iijima to perform in AX

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

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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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Behind-the-Scenes
Resources & Links to Help Prepare for AX 2017!

Anime Expo 2017 is just around the corner! Here’s a collection of links and other tips to help you prepare: Schedule Badge Pick-Up Hours & Info Have Questions? read more

Pick up Badges and Tickets Early

June 29 Badge pick up & more! In anticipation of another big year, we’re opening up badge pick-up a day earlier! Come pick up your badge extra early read more

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Introducing the AX Dance

☆AX DANCE XHIBITION SHOWCASE☆ Wanna show us your moves? Got a crew with a routine? Make your way through try outs and showcase your talent! ☆ Xhibition Signups: Sunday, July read more

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AX 2017 Official Merchandise

The AX Merch Booth will be open starting 12 PM on June 29, 2017 during Early Badge Pick-Up! PRICING* 2017 Show Poster, Art by Kehasuk (24 x 36 read more

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AX 2017 Weapons Check Update

New for AX 2017, the Weapons Check booths will be located outside of the convention center. It is mandatory that all weapons be inspected in order to attend read more

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AX 2017 Schedule & Mobile

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Time to start planning your weekends~! View Schedule Plus, be sure to download the shiny, new AX 2017 mobile app!   read more

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You Asked. We Answered.

Between your phone, your tablet, and your laptop, you bring your favorite anime with you wherever you go. Why should your favorite convention be any different? Be a read more

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Performers Announced for Night

Come experience a variety of evening entertainment, games and drinks. Every guest will receive one complimentary drink upon entry. Tables will have the chance to win another round read more

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Late Comedy Showdown ticket

Late Comedy Showdown celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a special performance by AmaLee and a special gift to all ticketholders! At Late Comedy Showdown, finalists compete in three rounds read more

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AX 2017 Merchandise Preview:

  We’re very excited to show off a preview of new items that will be available at the AX Merch Booth this year: Luggage Tag: $6 Pins: $6 each read more

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Two Hotels to be Added to AX

The Los Angeles Airport Marriott and Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel will be added to the AX Official Hotel Block next Friday, May 26 at 5pm PST. Both hotels read more

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AX 2017 Masquerade Tickets Go On

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 read more

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Now accepting applications for

At Lounge 21, attendees can sip on a refreshing beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) in a comfortable lounge setting, while enjoying live entertainment and special parties. We’re looking for a variety of bands and read more

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Now Accepting Model Applications

Details about Fashion Show Brands will be announced soon Selected applicants will receive a complimentary 4-day badge to Anime Expo and an unforgettable experience! Requirements Applicants must be read more

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AX 2017 Maid Cafe Tickets to go

Escape from reality and step into a world full of moe Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Café has been one of our most read more

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Anime Expo/SPJA Investigated

Anime Expo/SPJA is aware of recent concerns pertaining to an Artist Alley participant and an AX volunteer.  Both have apologized for the social media storm.  The Artist will read more

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AX 2017 Program Guide Cover Art

This year’s cover is a collaboration with a member of the AX community: Kehasuk! The AX 2017 program guide cover art features a wide variety of characters that read more

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AX 2017 Butler Cafe Tickets to

The Butler Cafe is a show and interactive experience, featuring a group of talented performers ready to make your hearts go doki-doki. With a wide array of entertainment, including read more

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AX 2017 Community Stage

Continuing the tradition of supporting the Community through performance, the Community Stage in the Entertainment Hall is calling for performers! This stage has previously featured eGaming tournament finals, read more

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Now accepting Masquerade

We are now accepting entries for the AX 2017 Masquerade! The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 20 years. The Masquerade is a read more

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Now Accepting Panel

Want to participate in Anime Expo’s programming lineup? Please read below for quick introductions to the two primary types of programming content. Deadline: April 28, 2017 FAN PANELS read more

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Now accepting applications for

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

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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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