AX 2018 Lounge 21 Performer Lineup!

The following DJ’s will be joining Anime Expo 2018 to perform in Lounge 21: Sip on a refreshing beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) in a comfortable lounge setting, while enjoying live entertainment from a variety of bands and musicians. To learn more about the all the performing artists, please visit the Lounge 21 page. Lounge 21 also features parties hosted by industry partners, with…

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Introducing the AX 2018 Merchandise Lookbook!

2018 AX LOOKBOOK Portable Charger Specs: 8000mAh / Dual USB ports 5V/2.4A and 5V/1A Find all the AX merchandise pictured above in the AX Official Merch Store located in the Los Angeles Convention Ccnter South Hall Lobby & West Hall Lobby. Maid Cafe and Lounge 21-exclusive merchandise can only be found in their respective locations. Hours of Operation South Hall…

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Illustrators hoshi, Kätzchen, and PICPICGRAM Join AX 2018!

Illustrators hoshi, Kätzchen, and PICPICGRAM will be joining Anime Expo 2018! They will all be signing autographs throughout the weekend. Visit the Sekai Project booth (4418 , 4518) for more details! hoshi and PICPICGRAM’s participation in Anime Expo 2018 is made possible by  Sekai Project. Check out Sekai Project’s website for additional information about hoshi and PICPICGRAM’s appearance at AX!…

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AXDance Updates: Attack the Music’s conXion Returns and James Landino joins DJ Lineup!

conXion is a club-style event produced by Attack The Music (in collaboration with AXDance) intended to give attendees an opportunity to discover and build a *connection* with new and upcoming acts in the global dance music landscape. conXion Event Info: Date: Friday, July 6 Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM Room: AX Dance (Concourse Hall E – 151) conXion is open to attendees…

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Go Nagai joins Anime Expo 2018 at Guest of Honor!

We are very excited to welcome manga artist and author, Go Nagai, to Anime Expo 2018! Go Nagai will appear in a special panel to talk about the world of Cutie Honey Universe. He will also participate in autograph sessions and contribute items to the AX Charity Auction! Panel Info Panel Name: CUTIE HONEY UNIVERSE – Special…

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AX 2018 Maid Café Tickets On Sale This Weekend!

Maid Café is a show and interactive experience with an array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, photo ops, and more. Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Café has been one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song…

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AX 2018 AXDance DJ Line-up Now Available!

The following DJ’s will be joining Anime Expo 2018 for AXDance: To learn more about the participating DJ’s, please visit the AXDance page. More detailed schedule information TBA soon! Be on the lookout for more AXDance-related announcements to come in the near future!  Admission to AXDance is included with all Anime Expo badges. AX DANCE is “all…

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Book Your Hotel for AX 2018 Before it’s Too Late!

Participating hotels in the AX 2018 Official Block offer a special rate for AX attendees, as well as access to a complimentary shuttle service to the JW Marriott conference center, which is a part of the overall AX event area. Book Now! Full weekend stays are currently available for the following hotels: InterContinental  Hotel Los…

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Anime Expo 2018 Charity Auction to Raise Funds for Housing of New Animators in Tokyo

For 27 years Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of Japanese pop-culture in North America, has brought together fans and industry professionals from Japan, the US, and all over the world. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime (SPJA) and host of AX, in continuing their promise to promote and support the industry, has…

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Spike Chunsoft’s Yoshinori Terasawa and Takayuki Sugawara join AX 2018!

We’re excited to welcome Yoshinori Terasawa and Takayuki Sugawara to Anime Expo 2018! Terasawa will be making a return visit to AX, while Sugawara will be making his first overseas convention appearance at AX! Both Terasawa and Sugawara will be participating in a panel and doing autographs. Schedule and details TBD. Be sure to check our schedule…

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Author of Goblin Slayer, Kumo Kagyu, Joins Anime Expo 2018!

We are excited to welcome Kumo Kagyu, the author of Goblin Slayer to Anime Expo this year! He will be making his first overseas convention appearance at AX 2018! Kumo Kagyu will be having a panel and autograph session throughout the weekend. To see their full schedule during Anime Expo, visit BOOK☆WALKER’s website. Kagyu’s participation in Anime Expo…

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OVERLORD Author Kugane Maruyama and Director Naoyuki Ito Join Anime Expo 2018!

We are excited to welcome Kugane Maruyama, the author of OVERLORD, and Naoyuki Ito, director of the OVERLORD anime series and movies, to Anime Expo this year! They will all be making their first overseas convention appearances at AX 2018! Kugane Maruyama and Naoyuki Ito will be having a panel and autograph session throughout the weekend. To see their full schedule during Anime Expo, visit…

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Illustrator, Tsunako, and Producer, Mizuno, of Idea Factory returns to AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome back Idea Factory illustrator, Tsunako, and producer, Mizuno, to Anime Expo 2018! They will both be participating in panels and autograph sessions (details TBA). For more information, please follow Idea Factory International on Twitter or Facebook or visit their booth #4106. See Tsunako and Mizuno’s planned panels below (subject to change)….

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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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