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 Honor such as signed merchandise, memorabilia, and original artwork, including a signed piece of artwork by Akira Himekawa. To see and bid on the donations, visit Charity Auction on Tuesday, July 4 at 10 AM in LP3 (408AB).

Anime Expo is excited to give back to the people who help create anime by supporting Animator Dormitory. Our goal for AX 2017 is to raise $10,000.

The Animator Dormitory provides discounted housing to new animators in the Tokyo area. The nonprofit responsible for the Animator Dormitory, Animator’s Support Organization, was first established in 2010. Since its inception, they have been able to acquire two locations, which can house a total of six animators. They are planning to add another location in order to house a total of eight animators. Several people who have stayed at the dormitory have worked as animation directors in series such as Gundam Reconquista in G, Naruto Shippuden, and Psycho Pass 2.

To learn more about the Animator Dormitory, check out their past crowdfunding page.