12 Facts About Anime Expo


Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an American anime convention held in Los Angeles, California and organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation .

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Anime Expo is regularly hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center but has been held in other cities such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo.

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Anime Expo is currently the largest North American anime convention as of 2017.

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Anime Expo holds a large variety of focus panels, workshops, and events, some of which are fan or industry-sponsored.

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In 1994, Anime Expo made a strategic relocation to the Southern California area and all subsequent conventions have taken place there since.

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From 1,750 attendees in 1992, Anime Expo's size has increased to over 107,658 in 2017, making Anime Expo the largest anime and manga convention in North America.

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The article stated that one of the creditors, IDG World Anime Expo, will be taking over several aspects of the organization, with guest selection and programming to remain under SPJA control.

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On June 30,2017, the first Pre-Show Night was added to the Anime Expo, which included the Neon District, hosting the World Cosplay Summit U S Finals, and premieres.

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Anime Expo Tokyo was held in 2004 at the Sunshine City Convention Center in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan.

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Anime Expo Tokyo had a list of over 40 guests such as manga artist Ken Akamatsu, MiQ, Under17, Hiroshi Aro, and many others, although a small handful had to make last minute cancellations.

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Anime Expo Tokyo was the very first Anime Expo that officially hosted guests from the U S anime industry such as webcomic artist Fred Gallagher and voice actor Crispin Freeman.

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In 2010, Anime Expo Conji began as an annual anime convention in San Diego.

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