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About AX Lite

Anime Expo Lite is the digital version of Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of Japanese animation and pop culture in North America! Held annually since 1991, AX takes place every July 4th weekend and has been in Los Angeles since 2008. Anime Expo Lite’s virtual event dates will be July 1-4, 2023.


Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday July 4

Schedule is subject to change.


AX 2023 AX Lite Schedule TBA

July 2, 2022

GSC has Entered the Chat: VShojo, Reveals & More
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Join Good Smile Company as they’re Just Chatting with Nyanners & Ironmouse of VShojo in a very special meet & greet event, live at Anime Expo! New, upcoming figures will be announced with special guests, Good Smile Company CEO Takanori Aki and their figure team from Japan, followed by GSC giveaways!

Fashion Show
START: 12:30 PM
END: 3:00 PM
This year come join us as we get "Lost in Lolita". We welcome Doll Delight and their designer Cyril Lumboy, Dreamily and their designer Tiffa, Haenuli Fashion and their designer Nunu, Ruby Princess, To Alice, and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. We are also excited to bring back Michelle Nguyen Bradley to MC the Fashion Show.

VIZ Industry Panel
START: 3:30 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Celebrate the magic of Sailor Moon and find out what’s coming from VIZ Media! Get info about new releases and products from your favorite series like: My Hero Academia, Boruto, Chainsaw Man, and more. We’ll be joined by Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask) and Michelle Ruff (Luna) for fun and games!

Disney Twisted-Wonderland Panel at Anime Expo 2022
START: 5:30 PM
END: 6:50 PM
Off with your heads! Make your way to Petree Hall to learn about the mobile game Disney Twisted-Wonderland with special guest, the voice of Riddle Rosehearts, Natsuki Hanae!

HIDIVE Industry Panel
START: 7:30 PM
END: 8:20 PM
Come one, come all – HIDIVE, your source for streaming anime, has some industry secrets to share with you. Prepare yourself for special announcements, sneak peeks and maybe even a giveaway. (Or two, or three…)

July 3, 2022

CDawgVA & Ironmouse IRL
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Monke and Gremlin Q&A. Ironmouse, record breaking VTuber on Twitch & CDawgVA of Trash Taste join up on stage to answer your questions and provide a VTuber x Fleshtuber interactive experience.

Crunchyroll Industry Panel
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:20 PM
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!

Fate/Grand Order 5th Anniversary Celebration
START: 3:00 PM
END: 4:20 PM
Fate/Grand Order returns to Anime Expo to celebrate its 5th Anniversary! Come to Petree Hall for a special celebration hosted by English Localization Producer Albert Kao and special guest the Second Section Director of FGO KANOU YOSHIKI!

Aniplex of America Industry Panel
START: 5:00 PM
END: 6:20 PM
Do shows like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online, or Kaguya-sama: Love Is War make your otaku heart skip a beat? Don’t miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel at Anime Expo and find out the latest news on Aniplex shows and products!

AX Masquerade and The World Cosplay Summit USA Finals
START: 8:00 PM
END: 11:00 PM
The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 25 years. Every year, cosplayers bring the best in performance and craft to entertain the audience and impress our incredible cosplay judges. The World Cosplay Summit USA Finals is a cosplay craftsmanship and performance competition where WCS Team USA is selected to represent the United States at the WCS Championship in Japan. Since making its home at Anime Expo in 2017, the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals has shared the stage with the AX Masquerade, making our Main Events stage shine with some of the best cosplayers in the country.

July 4, 2022

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe Industry Panel
START: 10:00 AM
END: 10:50 AM
Join the staff of legal manga subscription service Azuki ( and be the first to hear about the latest series and features available in our apps on iOS, Android, and Web. At the end we’ll have a Q&A session and PRIZES!

How Anime is Made
START: 11:30 AM
END: 12:50 PM
Have you ever wondered how anime gets made? Anime takes a ton of work, talent, and people to produce. Come Join Pro Animators, Bellamy Brooks, Tommy Duch, and Jarrett Martin from Tonari Animation for a walk through on the process from Storyboard through Compositing final animation! Followed by a Q&A

Closing Ceremony
After an exhausting weekend of running around the con, the Closing Ceremony
is the very last event at Anime Expo. It's a heartwarming, yet bittersweet time, where we breathe a collective sigh of relief that AX is over and we can go home and rest, but then we have to make our final goodbyes and wait a whole year for AX to return
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