Anime Expo Lite 2021 registered ticketholders are invited to visit the historic Little Tokyo district in Los Angeles, CA to take advantage of a special promotion being offered by a dozen preeminent retailers and restaurants.

Running Friday, June 25 thru Sunday, July 11, 2021, Anime Expo Lite registered attendees may visit each of the Little Tokyo establishments listed below to receive a custom-designed Anime Expo coaster. Six different full-color coasters are available. The completed collection of coasters may be assembled like a puzzle to form an anime-inspired image created by the team of pop art designers at Collateral Design Studios commemorating Anime Expo’s partnership this year with Hate Is A Virus.  (**Note – some vendors may require a purchase).  Visitors simply show their Anime Expo Lite registration with purchase to receive each coaster.

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Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th -16th, 2021.

Retailer / Restaurant Name

Anime Jungle ($30 purchase)              319 East 2nd St Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bunka do                                                     340 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Café Dulce                                                   134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chinchikurin                                               350 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kinokuniya Bookstore                            123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #205, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kouraku Restaurant                                314 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mr. Ramen                                                  341½ East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Midori Matcha                                          123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #101-C, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Orochon Ramen                                       123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #303, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pop Killer / Pop Little Tokyo                349 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Takoyaki Tanota                                       350 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tsurumaru Udon (main menu only)  333 South Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.

Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 will stream via Tixr July 3-4, with additional content available via VOD July 5-16. All proceeds will benefit the commUNITY Action Fund by Hate Is A Virus.

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