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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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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Preparing for Anime Expo 2018: Important Info & Helpful Resources!

As Anime Expo 2018 draws near, we’ve collected a bunch of important information below, so please be sure to get familiarized with all the new updates for this year and make preparations for a super busy and fun time! First, please see the map below to see where all the venues being used for Anime Expo…

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AX 2018 Ticketing Info: Pick Up Your Will-Call Tickets Early!

If you’re planning to participate in the ONE PIECE Puzzle Hunt and/or attend one of the many amazing events taking place in either Microsoft Theater or The Novo, please be aware that you will need to pick up your ticket at the Ticketing Booth. To make the most of your time at Anime Expo 2018,…

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Showcase Your Work in the Art Show!

The Art Show features works from the attendee community and showcases traditional art, sculpture, and models! There is no charge for attendees to display their work in the Art Show; space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Types of Art That Can Be Displayed:  Original Painting and/or Drawing. *Sculpture, custom-painted and/or handmade figures. *Very…

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Confirmed Arcade Games for AX 2018

The eGaming area in the Entertainment Hall will feature the following arcade games, courtesy of Lost Levels! Aerosmith Stern After Burner Asteroids Deluxe Centipede Captain Commando Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Dance Dance Revolution Supernova Dance Maniax 2 Die Hard The Arcade Double Dragon Drummania V8 Galaga Game of Thrones Stern Ghost Busters Stern Guardians of…

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Important Update to Entry Procedures for “Attack on Titan” and “MY HERO ACADEMIA: Two Heroes”

Due to the high demand anticipated for the world premieres of Attack on Titan season three and MY HERO ACADEMIA: Two Heroes, entry procedures for Main Events (Hall B) have been updated. For these two events only, attendees must have an admission wristband in order to enter Main Events (Hall B) when doors open. Main Events admission…

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Introducing the New Beer Garden at Anime Expo 2018!

For attendees 21 and over, we’re pleased to introduce the AX Beer Garden, a pop-up bar experience inspired by Japanese beer gardens and summer festivals. Featuring a selection of Japanese beers and whiskey brands, as well as Japanese foods, including: Beer: Sapporo, Asahi, Kirin Whiskey: Hibiki Harmony, Toki Junmai Sake: Gekkeikan – Nigori, Sho Chiku Bai Food Booths: Brothecary (dumplings), Shake…

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Additional Event Times Available for JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE, plus Special Gift for Cosplayers!

Due to popular demand for Jojo’s Bizarre Escape, the following event times have been added: Wednesday, 7/4 (Pre-Show) @ 10 PM Sunday, 7/8 (Day 4) @ 2 PM   Ticketing Page If you’re planning to attend Jojo’s Bizarre Escape at Anime Expo, be sure to come in your Jojo cosplay! While supplies last, head to the merchandise…

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Now Accepting Sign-ups for Portfolio Review Sessions!

The sign-up form for portfolio review sessions in The Annex is now available! Portfolio review sessions will be conducted by The Annex Guests of Honor, Santa Inoue (creator of Tokyo Tribe) and Artist/Animator Sean Danconia (founder of SupaPop Studios), along with Collateral Damage Studios (Artist Alley Table C16/C17) and Ruwen Liu of Sizigi Studios (Artist Alley Table L22). Guidelines: Each session must be completed…

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Tickets for MYTH: Legends of Burlesque & Magic On Sale This Friday!

MYTH is an exciting evening show combining voice actors, singers, magicians, variety talents, celebrities, cosplay, dance, and burlesque into one giant show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!  MYTH is the most anticipated 18+ annual event at Anime Expo.  “GO. SEE. THIS. SHOW!” Racket Magazine. Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic (18+) Saturday, July 7…

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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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The AX Livestream Returns for 2018!

Between your phone, your tablet, and your laptop, you bring your favorite anime with you wherever you go. Why should your favorite convention be any different? Be a part of Anime Expo wherever you are through our livestream on Twitch and Facebook. Couldn’t make it to the event this year? No problem. When you connect to the Anime Expo…

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Introducing The Annex @ Kentia Hall, featuring New Fashion Brand Animepls, plus Live Art & Portfolio Review Sessions by Special Guest Artists!

The Annex is a new concept space located in Kentia Hall, adjacent to Artist Alley. This year, the Annex features cutting-edge fashion and art. Showcasing creators’ original art and designs, the debut of Animepls by Bioworld (pictured right), and fashion brands from Japan, The Annex is a place to discover something new, something edgy, something fun…

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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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