AX 2019 Hotel Block Release Information Now Available!

We are kicking off the New Year with dates and information about the AX 2019 Official Hotel Block~! Please note that ConferenceDirect is the official housing service for Anime Expo and the only place to book rooms at the AX 2019 hotel block rates. If you choose to use another hotel booking site or book…

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2019 AND 2020 World Cosplay Summit USA Sign-Ups Open 1/14!

Anime Expo is proud to once again host the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals! Taking place during the AX Masquerade, WCS USA operates as a separate competition in accordance with its own rules and regulations. To better prepare US cosplayers for this amazing event, this year we will be selecting both WCS Team USA 2019 AND WCS…

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2018 Year in Review: Big Changes, Big Guests, and Big Events

As 2018 draws to a close, we want to take some time to look back and reflect on this past year’s Anime Expo and to share a little insight into what to look forward to in the new year. Badges Badges were front and center for 2018! Before we even opened the doors to AX 2018, we…

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Maid & Butler Cafe!

The AX Maid Cafe and AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for Anime Expo 2019! If you are interested, please review all of the requirements below and submit an application.  Thank you! Final deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019. If you would like to participate as a dance volunteer, please be sure to submit your application…

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Now Accepting Panel Applications for AX 2019!

We’re now accepting applications for both fan and industry panels at Anime Expo 2019! If you are interested in participating in AX programming to present a fan discussion, introduce your latest project, host a workshop, or premiere content, please review the two different panel types below and submit the application that best fits your proposed…

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Cyber Monday Deal for Anime Expo 2019!

This year, we’re introducing a Cyber Monday Sale! Starting at 12:00 PM PST on Monday, November 26, 2018: A limited quantity of 4-Day badges will be available for $71* 4-day badges will return to $80* when Cyber Monday badges sell out. 4-day badges will increase to $102* when $80* badges sell out. The remainder of Premier…

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Calling all Performers! Apply now for Anime Expo 2019!

Are you a musician, DJ, cover band, visualist, dancer or other performance act that you believe is relevant to the Anime Expo stage? Would you like a shot at performing for a live audience at the largest Japanese cultural event in North America? We’re looking to feature well-known professional talent, as well as find undiscovered acts…

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AX 2018 Charity Auction Results

Thank You to all the attendees and partners who contributed to the Charity Auction this year at Anime Expo 2018.  With your help, we were able to surpass 2017’s results by 40% with a total of $17,806 raised for Animator Dormitory! We are so grateful to all of our guests and industry partners who donated…

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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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