We are thrilled to unveil our plans to offer Japanese pop culture fans from around the world an opportunity to experience all things anime from wherever they are with Anime Expo Lite. This FREE two-day livestream event will begin on July 3, proclaimed Anime Expo Day by the City of Los Angeles in 2015, and continue through July 4.
Anime Expo Lite will feature content from industry partners such as Bushiroad, Crunchyroll, Pony Canyon, VIZ Media, and more! More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Additionally, we are pleased to reveal the artwork that was planned for the Anime Expo 2020 program guide cover. Ai and Xeno seem to have found themselves in Shibuya along with the gang from The World Ends with You!
“We are excited to be able to parlay the traditional Anime Expo into a virtual experience. Since 2017, AX has been live-streaming select panels as well as from the convention floor, so it is a natural transition for us to produce a virtual event. As everything in 2020 is different, we see a unique opportunity to be able to share our passion for Japanese pop culture not only with those that would have attended AX but now with any anime fan no matter where they live,” said Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, AX’s organizer. “With our Anime Expo Lite line-up, we know fans will find plenty of events and special guests to entertain and keep them engaged.”
Fans can expect to see:
- Special guests, including artist/character designer Yoshitaka Amano
- Panel discussions with industry leaders
- Industry announcements
- Live content
- Exclusive content from Japan
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