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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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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Artist Behind Menhera-chan, Bisuko Ezaki, joins AX 2018!

We are thrilled to welcome creator Bisuko Ezaki to Anime Expo 2018! Ezaki is the artist behind a new genre of Kawaii “Yami-Kawaii,” also known as “Menhera.” He will be participating in an autograph sessions (schedule TBA) and in the Fashion Show (details TBD). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date! Ezaki’s participation…

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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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Now Accepting Sign-Ups for Late Comedy Showdown at AX 2018!

What is Late Comedy Showdown? After making it through the tryouts, finalists compete in three rounds to determine the winner in a battle of comedic wits! Admission to Late Comedy Showdown is included with a valid Anime Expo badge on a first-come, first-serve basis. How it Works: The contestants will be divided into two groups. One…

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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 AXDance Xhibition Showcase!

Wanna show us your moves? Got a crew with a routine? Make your way through tryouts and showcase your talent! Guidelines: Open to all ages! Signing up does not guarantee a spot in the Showcase AX badge required Signups: Signups will be restricted to the first set of categories. Singles Doubles Squads up to 6…

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Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 Announces Musical Performers for 3-Day Festival Event!

All-Star Lineup of Nine Japanese Anime Song Performers Will Take Over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th   Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angele’s Microsoft Theater.  The three-day music festival will be held…

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Author, Ao Jyumonji, joins AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome author Ao Jyumonji to his first overseas appearance outside of Asia at Anime Expo 2018! His current project is the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash series, which has over 10 volumes in print and was adapted into an anime series in 2016. Jyumonji-sensei’s appearance at AX 2018 is made possible by J-Novel…

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Reminder: Confirm Your Mailing Address by April 25!

In an attempt to reduce lost, returned, and undeliverable badges, please verify your shipping address before April 25, 2018 by 11:59 AM PT. Log-in to your Eventbrite account, choose “Ticket”, and select the first registered badge to verify your shipping address: If the address is correct, no action is needed. If your address is incorrect, or…

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Anisong World Matsuri Returns to Anime Expo 2018

Anisong festival returns to Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with three-day, multi-artist music event. Santa Ana, Calif. (April 3, 2018) – Anime Expo (AX) is excited to present Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo 2018 to be held on July 4, 6, and 7. AWM is created in association with…

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