Anime Expo®

Anime Expo® Bringing together industry and fans of Japanese Pop Culture for an annual celebration. See you in downtown Los Angeles on July 2-5, 2020!
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is the parent organization which funds and manages Anime Expo.

Anime Expo is an annual convention dedicated to Japanese culture and currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Traditionally Anime Expo (AX) is held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo is growing in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. Popular events include; the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, and the Fashion Show. Anime Expo also offers late-night programming such as dance, video screenings, tabletop and electronic gaming, and open-mic karaoke. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and join in the many gatherings for fans of different anime, manga, gaming and other genres. Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands including; AKB48, Hatsune Miku, Morning Masume, Porno Graffitti, Yoko Kanno, SKIN and many more.

Mission: Popularize and educate the American public about Japanese anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans.

We're stronger together! We want to share resources and information to help protect, support, and empower our community....
04/08/2020

We're stronger together! We want to share resources and information to help protect, support, and empower our community. We've put together mask tutorials and ways we can provide for our healthcare workers on the front lines.

👉 anime-expo.org/stronger-together

Art by Acky Bright / Provided by Tokyo Direct

2020 Hotel Block Cancellation Policy Changes In the midst of the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we recognize that num...
03/31/2020
2020 Hotel Block Cancellation Policy Changes - Anime Expo

2020 Hotel Block Cancellation Policy Changes

In the midst of the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we recognize that numerous people around the world have been affected in many different ways. We also understand that some attendees may be reevaluating their plans to attend Anime Expo 2020, which is why SPJA and ConferenceDirect have decided to extend our hotel cancellation deadlines this year.

The new policy is as follows:
- Any reservations that are canceled on or after May 1st, 2020 will be assessed a $50 fee per room (Previously April 1)
- Any reservations that are canceled on or after June 1st, 2020 will be assessed a $100 fee per room. (Previously May 1)

If you have any questions about the AX official hotel block, please feel free to reach out to ConferenceDirect at [email protected]

We hope that you all stay safe and well during this challenging time. We are continuing to assess the situation, as well as coordinate and communicate with local officials and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Updates for Anime Expo 2020 will be posted on our social media channels and mobile app.

https://bit.ly/2UNGZDm

In the midst of the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we recognize that numerous people around the world have been affected in many different ways. We also understand that some attendees may be reevaluating their plans to attend Anime Expo 2020, which is why SPJA and ConferenceDirect have decided to...

Since July 2019, our team has been working hard to make AX 2020 the best experience possible. Our goal is to be able to ...
03/28/2020
An Update from Ray Chiang, CEO of SPJA - Anime Expo

Since July 2019, our team has been working hard to make AX 2020 the best experience possible. Our goal is to be able to continue supporting the industry and bringing joy to our community through our events. Please see our website for a message from our CEO.

There has been a lot of uncertainty around the world these past few weeks caused by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. It is at these very times when we recognize more than ever that for many, Anime Expo is m...

Our livestream scheduled for March 25 has been postponed until further notice in accordance with the Orange County Healt...
03/18/2020
March 25 Livestream Postponement Notice - Anime Expo

Our livestream scheduled for March 25 has been postponed until further notice in accordance with the Orange County Health Officer’s Order issued on March 17, 2020. Although we were looking forward to connecting with our attendees, we recognize the importance of caution and safety, and we hope to reschedule our livestream to a later date.

For updates, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

http://bit.ly/2U1bkzi

Our livestream scheduled for March 25 has been postponed until further notice in accordance with the Orange County Health Officer’s Order issued on March 17, 2020. Although we were looking forward to connecting with our attendees, we recognize the importance of caution and safety, and we hope to r...

03/16/2020

Good morning, everyone! We want to let you know that we're aware of the recent developments related to coronavirus, and we're continuing to closely monitor and assess the situation. Please understand that due to the fluidity of the situation we're unable to provide immediate updates at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Be sure to follow our social media channels and/or download our mobile app for updates! http://anime-expo.org/mobile-app/

For reference, please see our previous message here: http://bit.ly/39t1cVn

✨Prepare to be dazzled by a grand evening of cosplay craftsmanship and performance!✨ Tickets for the #AX2020 Masquerade ...
03/12/2020

✨Prepare to be dazzled by a grand evening of cosplay craftsmanship and performance!✨ Tickets for the #AX2020 Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit USA Finals go on sale next week!

Learn more! → bit.ly/AX20-MasqWCSUSA

4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are now $124* and 1-Day badges are now $69*!Register Today! 👉 anime-expo.org/register/(*Prices ...
03/11/2020

4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are now $124* and 1-Day badges are now $69*!

Register Today! 👉 anime-expo.org/register/

(*Prices do not include shipping/handling/Eventbrite fees)

The #AX2020 Exhibitor List is now available on our official mobile app! Get the mobile app (if you don't have it already...
03/10/2020

The #AX2020 Exhibitor List is now available on our official mobile app! Get the mobile app (if you don't have it already!) and get your con shopping list started!

Check it out! 📲 anime-expo.org/mobile

Our lovely maids are ready to make your #AX2020 days extra sweet, filled with songs, dancing, and games! Maid Cafe ticke...
03/06/2020

Our lovely maids are ready to make your #AX2020 days extra sweet, filled with songs, dancing, and games! Maid Cafe tickets go on sale next week! 💖

Learn more → http://bit.ly/AX20-Maid

Don't delay! 📣 $104* 4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are already over 90% SOLD OUT! $64* 1-Day Badges are going fast! Hurry bef...
03/05/2020

Don't delay! 📣 $104* 4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are already over 90% SOLD OUT! $64* 1-Day Badges are going fast! Hurry before 4-Day Badges → $124* & 1-Day Badges → $69*!

Register Today! 👉 http://www.anime-expo.org/register/

(*Prices do not include shipping/handling/Eventbrite fees)

Press and Industry applications for #AX2020 are now open!Learn more & apply! → http://bit.ly/3atWTZF
03/04/2020
2020 Press & Industry Applications Now Available! - Anime Expo

Press and Industry applications for #AX2020 are now open!

Learn more & apply! → http://bit.ly/3atWTZF

Anime Expo welcomes creators and members of the media across anime, Japanese pop culture, and entertainment industries! We are now accepting applications for AX 2020 Press Badges and Industry Badges. Please make sure to read the Press and/or Industry registration pages before applying for important....

We're celebrating springtime with a new piece in our Artist Collaboration Project: our Spring 2020 artwork created by On...
03/03/2020

We're celebrating springtime with a new piece in our Artist Collaboration Project: our Spring 2020 artwork created by OneMegaWatt! 🌼

☀️ Check out the full artist spotlight on our blog! → http://bit.ly/2Tis1Ww

Sunnier days and blooming flowers can only mean one thing: springtime has arrived! ☀️ We're adding a new piece to our Ar...
03/03/2020

Sunnier days and blooming flowers can only mean one thing: springtime has arrived! ☀️ We're adding a new piece to our Artist Collaboration Project: our Spring 2020 artwork created by OneMegaWatt! 🌼 Check out the full artist spotlight on our blog!

Read more → http://bit.ly/2Tis1Ww

03/03/2020
FLOW

FLOW will be performing in Anaheim on May 29!

SoCal! We're coming to City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, May 29! Get tickets now!

Message from The SPJA About Coronavirus
03/02/2020
Message from The SPJA About Coronavirus - Anime Expo

Message from The SPJA About Coronavirus

With regard to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the team at SPJA is paying close attention to the evolving situation. The safety and health of our attendees, partners, exhibitors, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. Anime Expo 2020 is still planned to take place as scheduled in Los Angeles in ear...

02/28/2020
NX

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution is now on Netflix! We're so honored to have been able to show an exclusive screening of the film at #AX2019, and now we can't wait to watch it all over again!

Remember Pokémon: The First Movie? This is what some of its most iconic moments look like now!

Take a walk down memory lane with this side-by-side retrospective, and catch Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution on Netflix!

🍿 http://bit.ly/2VyD8MF

Happy #PokemonDay, Trainers! We always love seeing your fantastic Pokémon cosplay at AX, and we can't wait to see what y...
02/27/2020

Happy #PokemonDay, Trainers! We always love seeing your fantastic Pokémon cosplay at AX, and we can't wait to see what you'll bring to #AX2020!

Red Bard joins #AX2020 as the first of our Digital Influencer guests! The anime fan culture historian will be bringing h...
02/26/2020

Red Bard joins #AX2020 as the first of our Digital Influencer guests! The anime fan culture historian will be bringing her expertise to our show!

Learn more! → http://bit.ly/3a6wNMf

Looking for the perfect gift to bring back from your trip to Anime Expo? ⚡ Pick up one of our #AX2020 exclusive portable...
02/26/2020

Looking for the perfect gift to bring back from your trip to Anime Expo? ⚡ Pick up one of our #AX2020 exclusive portable chargers, only available during the show at our merch booths!

Heads up! $104* 4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are now over 75% SOLD OUT! 😮 Make sure you get yours 🔜, before they increase to...
02/25/2020

Heads up! $104* 4-Day Badges for #AX2020 are now over 75% SOLD OUT! 😮 Make sure you get yours 🔜, before they increase to the next price tier!

Register Now! 👉 anime-expo.org/register/

From director Satoshi Kon, TOKYO GODFATHERS returns to theaters on March 9 & 11. And to celebrate, we're doing a giveawa...
02/21/2020

From director Satoshi Kon, TOKYO GODFATHERS returns to theaters on March 9 & 11. And to celebrate, we're doing a giveaway with GKIDS! Enter to win the official storyboard book and 2 tickets to see the film!

Enter here! 🎁 bit.ly/38Pm6xw
Get tickets! ❄️ bit.ly/2T8p75v

What better way to end your day at #AX2020 than at After Hours, our dazzling nighttime spectacle! 💃 21+ attendees, don't...
02/21/2020

What better way to end your day at #AX2020 than at After Hours, our dazzling nighttime spectacle! 💃 21+ attendees, don't miss out on dancing, burlesque, jokes, and drinks! 🥂 Tickets go on-sale next week!

Learn more → http://bit.ly/39OOsIf

We're so excited to welcome Yaya Han, Fairy magic costume-maker, TWIIN cosplay, and Jenny Nobile of Pollard's Sew Creati...
02/20/2020

We're so excited to welcome Yaya Han, Fairy magic costume-maker, TWIIN cosplay, and Jenny Nobile of Pollard's Sew Creative as our #AX2020 Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit USA Finals Judges! 🌟

Learn more! → http://bit.ly/37Jzt0S

02/14/2020

Ready for your heart to go doki-doki at #AX2020? Tickets for the Butler Cafe at Anime Expo 2020 go on sale TONIGHT at 6 PM PT! 🌹 Our charming butlers can't wait to delight you with music, dancing, games, and so much more!

Get tickets! 💌 http://bit.ly/AX20-Butler

Submissions for the #AX2020 AMV Competition are now OPEN! 🎬 Send us your best AMVs by April 24, 2020 and take part in on...
02/13/2020

Submissions for the #AX2020 AMV Competition are now OPEN! 🎬 Send us your best AMVs by April 24, 2020 and take part in one of our signature events!

Learn More + Enter Now! → http://bit.ly/AX-AMV

02/12/2020
Digimon

The U.S. Premiere of DIGIMON ADVENTURE: LAST EVOLUTION KIZUNA is coming to select theaters on March 25 only! Tickets available now!

This is our last evolution! See the U.S. Premiere trailer for DIGIMON ADVENTURE: LAST EVOLUTION KIZUNA! Coming to select theaters nationwide on March 25 only! Presented in Japanese w/ English sub! 📲👾

👉 http://bit.ly/37V580d to get your tickets now! #DigimonKizuna

Merch preview! This super cute shirt of our mascot Ai is ready to travel with you on any adventure, from #AX2020 to anyw...
02/12/2020

Merch preview! This super cute shirt of our mascot Ai is ready to travel with you on any adventure, from #AX2020 to anywhere beyond! 🌴

Our butlers are ready to make your heart race! Get ready, because #AX2020 Butler Cafe tickets go on sale next week! Just...
02/07/2020

Our butlers are ready to make your heart race! Get ready, because #AX2020 Butler Cafe tickets go on sale next week! Just in time for Valentine's Day! 💌

Learn more → http://bit.ly/AX20Butler

Ready to shine onstage? ✨ Applications for the #AX2020 Masquerade are now OPEN! The deadline to apply is February 17, so...
02/05/2020

Ready to shine onstage? ✨ Applications for the #AX2020 Masquerade are now OPEN! The deadline to apply is February 17, so sign up now for the chance to share your cosplay and win fantastic prizes!

Learn more & apply now! → http://bit.ly/AX20Masquerade

02/05/2020
Funimation

The Violet Evergarden film will be in theaters from Feb 17-20. Tickets on sale now!

The first feature-length Violet Evergarden film arrives in select theaters Feb 17 – 20. Now you can see the beautiful animation from beloved studio Kyoto Animation on the big screen!

Tickets are on sale now: funi.to/VEMovie

Want to get involved volunteering with #AX2020? We currently have a leadership opportunity for an AMVs Competition Lead!...
02/04/2020

Want to get involved volunteering with #AX2020? We currently have a leadership opportunity for an AMVs Competition Lead! We'd love to have you on the team! 💪

Learn more & apply! → http://bit.ly/VolOppurtunities

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02/04/2020

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Attention! 📣 $104* 4-Day Badges for Anime Expo 2020 are currently over 50% sold out! Get yours soon before they hit the ...
02/04/2020

Attention! 📣 $104* 4-Day Badges for Anime Expo 2020 are currently over 50% sold out! Get yours soon before they hit the next price tier!

Register today 👉 http://anime-expo.org/register

(Prices do not include shipping/handling/Eventbrite fees)

02/01/2020

#AX2020 merch preview — but we need your help! 👀 Help us decide which color we should choose for this shirt! 🤔

Reminder! #AX2020 1-Day Badges on on sale TOMORROW, February 1, at 12 PM PT! Get your badge! → http://bit.ly/2spXta9
01/31/2020

Reminder! #AX2020 1-Day Badges on on sale TOMORROW, February 1, at 12 PM PT!

Get your badge! → http://bit.ly/2spXta9

Ride Your Wave is coming to theaters for one night only on February 19, so we've teamed up with GKIDS for a great giveaw...
01/31/2020

Ride Your Wave is coming to theaters for one night only on February 19, so we've teamed up with GKIDS for a great giveaway! Enter for the chance to win the official Ride Your Wave artbook and 2 tickets to see the film!

Enter here! 🌊 http://bit.ly/310ZJ57
Get tickets! 🏄 http://bit.ly/2Gu1oqb

Did you catch the announcement during our AX Livestream yesterday? Making its return since its debut in 2017, Neon Distr...
01/31/2020

Did you catch the announcement during our AX Livestream yesterday? Making its return since its debut in 2017, Neon District is BACK for #AX2020!

Learn more → http://bit.ly/38RmWJv

01/30/2020
AX Live 2020: January Edition

Missed our #AX2020 Livestream yesterday? We've got you covered! Rewatch it now on our YouTube channel, and make sure to mark your calendars for our next livestream on March 25!

Welcome to the first of our livestreams planned for Anime Expo 2020! Join Meg Tsuruda (Assistant Marketing Manager) with special guest, nyanbifairy (AX 2020 ...

✨ We'll be joined tomorrow during our AX Livestream by a very special guest: #AX2020 Cosplay Senpai Nyanbifairy! ✨ Tune ...
01/29/2020

✨ We'll be joined tomorrow during our AX Livestream by a very special guest: #AX2020 Cosplay Senpai Nyanbifairy! ✨ Tune in tomorrow at 6 PM PST for announcements, tips, & more!

Catch the stream! 🎥 http://bit.ly/37GUc6o

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