Gundam Game Producer Kotaro Usui and GUNPLA model-maker Katsumi Kawaguchi join AX 2018!

Learn all about Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Gundam games from the man in charge, Kotaro Usui and learn about GUNPLA from the master modeler, Katsumi Kawaguchi. Read more about Usui and Kawaguchi in their bios below. Be sure to check our schedule online and download our mobile app for all the latest information! Their participation in Anime Expo 2018 is made…

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Sunrise Producers Osamu Taniguchi and Naohiro Ogata join AX 2018!

Osamu Taniguchi and Naohiro Ogata will be a part of the SUNRISE Industry panel at Anime Expo 2018.  Taniguchi will also participate in a special screening of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Episode 6 “Rise of the Red Comet,” which will also feature appearances by voice actors from  Gundam The Origin. Be sure to check our schedule…

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30+ Voice Actors join AX 2018 in the Premium Autographs Area by Talent for Cons!

The team from Talent For Cons is hosting a “comic con” style autograph area in the AX 2018 Entertainment Hall. Over 30 voice actors from popular anime & video games will be available during the convention for you to purchase an autograph from. Pricing information available at their booth in the Entertainment Hall.  Each signing lasts…

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Doki Doki Literature Club Creator, Dan Salvato, joins AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome Dan Salvato to Anime Expo 2018. Dan is an independent developer best known for creating Doki Doki Literature Club, one of 2017’s most surprising hits in gaming. You can meet Dan at the Anime Haus (booth #’s 2818 / 2911 / 2918). He will also be holding autograph sessions. (More details TBA) Visit Team Salvato’s…

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Alicesoft Illustrator/Character Designer Min Naraken Joins AX 2018!

Min Naraken, illustrator at Alicesoft, will be joining Anime Expo 2018 for his first overseas appearance! Naraken will participate in a panel and autograph sessions (more info TBA). Be sure to check our schedule online and download our mobile app for panel updates! Be sure to check out MangaGamer’s website for additional information about Naraken’s appearance at AX! Naraken’s participation in…

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AX 2018 Butler Café Tickets On Sale This Weekend!

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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Introducing the AX 2018 Cosplay Senpai!

We are excited to welcome Amber Arden, Amber Kohaku Chan, Joo Skellington, Kiss a Frog, Little Sprite Cosplay, QueersPlay, Steff Von Schweetz, Utahime, and to Anime Expo 2018 as Cosplay Senpai! Our Cosplay Senpai Program, created in 2014, handpicks Cosplayers who have shown community support and outreach through positivity both at con and in the online world….

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Two Hotels to be Added to the Official AX Block!

The Hilton Checkers (starting at $238/night) and Hotel Figueroa (starting at $259/night) will be added to the AX Official Hotel Block tonight Thursday, May 17 at 3pm PDT. Please note that the shuttle service will not be available at these hotels. Hotel Booking Page If you have questions, please reach out to: Anime Expo Housing Contact Information…

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Japanese Cosplayer Hiroto Kuramasu returns to AX 2018!

Hiroto is a popular cosplayer of Cybird’s Ikémen Series characters as well as English Producer of the Series’ best-selling otome games. You can meet Hiroto at Cybird’s booth, where he will also be participating in photo sessions, autograph sessions, games, and last but not least, special kabedon experiences! Hiroto’s participation in Anime Expo 2018 is…

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Cast and Crew from Rooster Teeth Animation join AX 2018!

From international anime hit, ‘RWBY,’ to new animated series like ‘gen:LOCK’ and ‘Nomad of Nowhere,’ Rooster Teeth Animation is on fire! Gray G. Haddock, Kerry Shawcross, Yssa Badiola, and Michael Pedro will all be joining Anime Expo 2018 for a panel and autograph sessions (more details TBA). Hear from the creators, writers, and animators behind…

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Zero Escape Series Director/Writer, Kotaro Uchikoshi, Joins AX 2018!

We are happy to announce Kotaro Uchikoshi will be joining us at Anime Expo 2018. Uchikoshi will be participating in a panel and doing autographs. Schedule and details TBA. Uchikoshi’s participation is made possible by Spike Chunsoft. About Kotaro Uchikoshi A director and scenario writer, his skills shine in his adventure titles, such as the Zero Escape…

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Anisong World Matsuri Japan Super Live Ticket Release Postponed

UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties during the Anisong World Matsuri: Japan Super Live ticket release on the evening of May 13, we are postponing the release to May 14 at 6 PM PDT.
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Anisong World Matsuri May 11 6 PM Ticket Release to be Postponed

Due to technical difficulties, today’s 6 pm scheduled ticket release for Anisong World Matsuri LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~ has been postponed to 7:30 PM PDT. The queue will be restarted at 7:30 PM PDT. Virtual queue and best available seating will be active to help manage the load. We…

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Important Ticketing Policy Updates

Over the course of our history, Anime Expo has hosted many amazing concerts and performances. We’ve had the honor of hosting first-time performances in the U.S. and once-in-a-lifetime performances. This year, we’re excited to present for the third year in a row: Anisong World Matsuri, created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc.,…

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Apply to Perform on the Community Stage at AX 2018!

Continuing the tradition of supporting the community through performance, the Community Stage in the Entertainment Hall is calling for performers! From martial arts demos to dance performances to singers, we want to spotlight our attendees’ creative endeavors! Interested in performing on the Community Stage? Send us your information by submitting an application below: Four microphones a…

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Reina Scully, Mother’s Basement, and Super Eyepatch Wolf join AX 2018 as Digital Influencer Guests!

We’re excited to welcome all of our Digital Influencer Guests for AX 2018: Reina Scully, Mother’s Basement, and Super Eyepatch Wolf! They will all be participating in panels and autograph sessions (schedule TBA). About Reina Scully Reina Scully is a Japanese YouTuber & anime/manga translator known for her Japanese lessons, Japanese nerd culture vlogs, and gaming content across YouTube and…

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Ticket Details for Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 Now Available!

Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 will present a powerful collection of fan-favorite performers including Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri. In addition, school idol group Aqours (Love Live! Sunshine!!) will perform their…

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JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is headed to Anime Expo!

JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is headed to Anime Expo! Real Escape Game returns to present the most bizarre escape event yet in the first US collaboration between Real Escape Game and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE. SCRAP Entertainment and VIZ Media have partnered to bring a Real Escape Game set in the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE…

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