After Hours Open Audition on Sunday, March 24th!

After Hours is looking for volunteers with dance experience! This sultry 21+ show is looking to cast dancers as kittens or alley cats for its upcoming production at Anime Expo 2019. Volunteer Dancers will be playing a new role in adding some glitz and glam to the After Hours production and will not be affecting the…

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2019 Press & Industry Application Now Available!

In order to simplify and expedite the application process, this year we will be combining the “Industry Creative” and “Industry” categories into one “Industry” badge. This category now includes individuals who are part of the creative process of Japanese pop culture, content or related industries such as production design, writing and editing, and other Japanese pop…

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After Hours Tickets On-Sale February 26 & 28!

Get ready to clink that drink, because tickets for Anime Expo’s premiere nighttime spectacle, AX AFTER HOURS, go on sale soon! Do you like jokes? We got ’em! Do you like burlesque? We got plenty! Drinks? Absolutely! For a great ending to your busy convention day, come hang out with our lovely performers at AX AFTER HOURS….

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Quick Guide to Attending Anime Expo with Kids

Whether you want to bring your children with you to explore Anime Expo, or your kids are begging you to take them to the show, this guide outlines everything you need to know, plus some tips for making the most of your time at AX. What kind of badge do I need for my child?…

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Anime Expo Academic Symposium: Call for Papers!

The Anime Expo Academic Symposium (AXAS) is a special track of programming featuring conference-style panels presenting scholarship on anime, manga, and Japanese culture to Anime Expo’s attendees. This program grants unique opportunities for scholars to share their work with a diverse popular audience, for fans and scholars to share their enthusiasm with one another, and…

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AX 2019 Butler Cafe Tickets On-Sale Next Week!

The Butler Café is a show and interactive experience, featuring a group of talented performers ready to make your hearts go doki-doki. With a wide array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, and photo ops, the Butler Café is the perfect place to grab a snack and a drink with some friends, plus and make some new ones! In addition,…

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Masquerade Submissions Open February 4th & 11th!

Cosplayers near and far are invited to perform and compete in the Anime Expo Masquerade with the chance to win one of the largest cash prizes in the country. Come take part in one of our most beloved traditions! All entrants will be reviewed prior to acceptance, and entrants may be reclassified at the discretion…

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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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