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 a quick run-down of the highlights:

  • Our staff collectively worked roughly 750 hours! Great job everyone! Glad to have you aboard!
  • The girls of Momoiro Clover Z helped kick-off the con at the Ribbon Cutting and rocked the stage with KISS that same night in the girls’ first North American concert!
  • The City of Los Angeles has officially declared July 3rd Anime Expo Day! The LACC, in partnership with Anime Expo, will host the convention for the next five years! Happy Anime Expo Day!
  • At the Viz Media panel, Julietta Suzuki, creator of “Kamisama Kiss” had an autograph session, and our Viz Media partners announced a contest entitled “Hokage for a Day”. Contest details can be accessed on their website, viz.com/naruto. “Ranma 1/2” will be coming to Bluray soon, as well!
  • Chii Sakurabi gave an amazing performance at Day 1 opening ceremonies in Hall B!
  • Disney and Pixar held a panel on the Art of Animation and talked about one of their latest projects, the Oscar-winning animated film “Big Hero 6”!

That concludes Day 1! Keep up the good work and let’s make this Anime Expo one to remember!