New York Comic Con Partners with Anime Expo to Debut Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo

 Four-Day Celebration of Anime Culture to Premiere at New York Comic Con at Pier 94  NORWALK, Conn. – July 14, 2018 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that it is partnering with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo….

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Anime Expo 2018 Continues to Thrill Fans as They Celebrate Japanese Pop Culture

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Celebrated the 27th Anime Expo with More Concerts and Premiere Events than Ever Before Santa Ana, Calif. (July 10, 2018) – 110,000 fans of Japanese pop-culture descended upon the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week to experience Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of anime pop culture…

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AX 2019 Badge Sales On-Sale July 9!

AX 2019 Badges On-sale Monday, July 9 @ 12 PM PDT:

Premier Fan: $415
Early Bird 4-Day: $70 (limited qty – next price tier $80)

(Prices do not include Eventbrite/shipping & handling fees)
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☆Taku Takahashi and YUC’e join Mirai: The Concept of Tokyo Future Club Sound

Explore the next generation sound of Japan’s club scene, inspired by rising trends in net culture and independent creative movements. Featuring a lineup of artists who have been shaking things up with their own unique sound, Mirai delivers an authentic experience driven by Tokyo’s music subculture. From Japan to the Internet and now to Anime…

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AX 2018 Guest Autograph Schedule!

Please refer to the autograph policy for information on how to get an autograph ticket for the guests listed below: Thursday, July 5 10:40 AM – None Like Joshua (1/1) 11:50 AM – Go Nagai (1/2) *Will not be signing personal items. A Cutie Honey print will be provided. 12:00 PM – Shigeto Koyama, SUSHIO, Hiromi Wakabayashi,…

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Shinji Higuchi presents Premiere Screening of ‘Dragon Pilot’ at Anime Expo 2018!

The Executive Director Shinji Higuchi, who achieved great success for Shin Godzilla, will join Anime Expo 2018 for a special screening of Dragon Pilot, as well as a panel discussion and Q&A. Episodes 1 and 2 are going to be screened and 2 is the international premiere! For this project, he gathers the threads of the…

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Premieres at Anime Expo 2018!

We are so honored to host premieres of so many upcoming anime titles! Check out the full list below and be sure to download the mobile app to plan out your schedule for AX 2018: iPhone Android For information about lining up and room entry, please see the Program Room Policies. July 4 Sentai Presents: Armed Girls…

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AX Dance DJ Timetable Now Available!

The AXDance DJ performance schedule is now available! Be sure to download the mobile app to create your own schedule: iPhone Android Weds – July 4, 2018 Syntho: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm DJ HYPE☆GIRL: 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm hiero. : 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm James Landino: 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm *Co-Headliner KATFYR: 11:45 pm…

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Square Enix Booth at AX 2018 to Feature Appearances by Game Producer Takaaki Kai and Gamer/Gravure Idol Yuno Mizusawa

Visit the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall to meet Takaaki Kai, the global producer of STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS, a free-to-play action RPG launching July 2018 for iOS and Android devices, and Yuno Mizusawa. Yuno is a Japanese gravure idol well versed in video games of all genres. She will make an appearance at Anime…

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AX 2018 Room Clearing Updates

Main Events (Hall B) will be cleared EXCEPT for prior to the following events: Welcome Ceremony (July 5 at 3:00 PM) Studio TRIGGER Industry Panel (July 6 at 5:30 PM) SSSS.Gridman World Premiere (July 6 at 7:45 PM) The following rooms will be cleared prior to the events below: Live Programming 1 (LACC Petree Hall)…

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Bronze Tickets for m-flo presents “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA go on-sale 6/30!

Bronze tickets will go on sale TOMORROW, June 30 at 12 PM PT! m-flo presents “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA is a music festival featuring Japan’s biggest stars. This jam-packed event will unite dance music & J-Pop lovers in celebration. Energized by legendary Japanese group m-flo and PKCZ®, LDH USA aims to increase the popularity of Japanese pop music…

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Sign up for Portfolio Review Sessions in The Annex!

Anime Expo is once again proud to provide aspiring anime artists with a venue to gather, learn, and gain feedback on their artwork from industry professionals as it is important that artists have a friendly, encouraging environment with which to enjoy all aspects of anime. These Portfolio Review sessions are strictly to help provide feedback and guidance…

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Preparing for Anime Expo 2018: Important Info & Helpful Resources!

As Anime Expo 2018 draws near, we’ve collected a bunch of important information below, so please be sure to get familiarized with all the new updates for this year and make preparations for a super busy and fun time! First, please see the map below to see where all the venues being used for Anime Expo…

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Illustrator/Character Designer, Akiman, Returns to Anime Expo 2018!

We’re excited to welcome back illustrator and character designer, Akiman (Akira Yasuda), to Anime Expo 2018! Akiman will make appearances at the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall and will hold autograph sessions throughout the weekend, at the following times: Day 2; Friday, 7/6: 4:30PM-5:30 PM Day 3; Saturday, 7/7: 4:00PM-5:00 PM Please visit…

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Dragon Quest Series Creator Yuji Horii to attend Anime Expo 2018!

Creator of the legendary DRAGON QUEST® series, Yuji Horii, joins Anime Expo 2018! He will be participating in autograph sessions at the SQUARE ENIX Booth (located in the Entertainment Hall) throughout the weekend, at the following times: Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July…

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Funimation presents Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Party in Lounge 21!

Calling all Cowboy Bebop fans! Come and celebrate 20 years of the classic series with Funimation in Lounge 21, featuring themed drinks, photo ops, and a live jazz band playing bebop music. Attendees will also receive a free gift, while supplies last! Learn more about Bounty Hunter’s Steel, the 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition box set (with…

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Join Voice Actors Carolina Ravassa, Keith Silverstein, and Anjali Bhimani for a Panel & Autograph Sessions at AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome renowned voice actors from popular video games. Join Carolina Ravassa and Anjali Bhimani to Anime Expo 2018! Together with Keith Silverstein, they will share their stories on being cast in diverse roles for a global hit and how voice acting for a competitive game has affected them!   Panel Info:…

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North American qualifiers for the 2018 Gunpla Builders World Cup to take place at AX 2018!

It’s that time of year again, GunPla enthusiasts. Get your nippers and airbrushes ready because the 2018 Gunpla Builders World Cup is upon us! Anime Expo is hosting one of the North American qualifiers for the 2018 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC)! To determine the USA Representative to this world competition, a set of U.S. live regional…

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TOKYOPOP Founder Stu Levy and Manga Artist Natalia Batista join AX 2018 as Annex Guests of Honor!

We’re excited to welcome Stu Levy and Natalia Batista from TOKYOPOP! They will both participate in portfolio review sessions in The Annex! Natalia will also be doing a live drawing on July 6, from 4-5PM. Guidelines: Each session must be completed within 15 minutes. Bring a physical portfolio. Power and Internet will not be provided onsite….

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Join the Designers and Models for the Fashion Show Mixer at The NOVO!

The celebration continues at the Fashion Show after party! Meet and hang out with the CHISA, Haruka Kurebayashi, as well as the fashion designers and brands in The NOVO VIP Lounge! Event Details Date: Saturday, July 7 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: The NOVO VIP Lounge Price: $10 Tickets on sale: Wednesday, June 27 at 6…

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