28th Annual Anime Expo Delights More Than 350K Fans of Japanese Pop Culture

By Staff Reports The Los Angeles Convention Center was the epicenter for anything and everything Japanese pop-culture as nearly three-hundred-fifty-thousand attendees gathered over five days to celebrate at Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of this genre in North America. Produced annually by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), this five-day extravaganza,…Read moreRead more

Four Day Badges for Anime Expo 2019 are Sold Out

By Staff Reports Anime Expo is off to an amazing start! The 4-Day Badges are now completely sold out – this is the earliest they have ever sold out for 4-Day  Badges. 1-day, Military, and Children’s badges are still available. Full ticket information can be found at: www.Anime-Expo.org. See you at the show!

Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 4th-7th

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a…Read moreRead more

Funimation Presents My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere at AX 2019

By Staff Reports Anime Expo announced they will host the My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere presented by Funimation! Joining the premiere event are voice actors Kaori Nazuka (Toru Hagakure), David Matranga (Shoto Todoroki), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), and Ricco Fajardo (Mirio Togata). Event Details Date: Saturday, July 6 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Room: LACC\Main Event (Hall B)…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Invites Attendees to Munch Their Way Around the World

By Staff Reports For five exhilarating days each year (including Day 0), Anime Expo (AX) brings together people from more than 70+ countries, each with a deep-rooted passion for all things Japanese pop-culture.  There is no better way to learn about a culture or make new friends than through sharing a meal. AX knows this…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2018 Continues To Thrill Fans As They Celebrate Japanese Pop Culture

  By Staff Reports 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 in North America. Produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), this five-day extravaganza, held July 4 – July 8, drew…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2018 Heats Up Southern California

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Anime Expo, which took place July 5th-8th, hit Los Angeles in the middle of a massive heat wave for Southern California, shined bright throughout the weekend. The record heat in Los Angeles didn’t stop the massive amounts of fans in attendance, as…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2018 Takes Over the Los Angeles Convention Center This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Anime fans rejoice as the premiere anime and manga convention rolls into Southern California as Anime Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. One of the largest pop culture conventions in the country, Anime Expo brings everything fans of anime and manga could ever hope for….Read moreRead more

Wacom Set to Inspire the Next Generation of Anime Artists at Anime Expo 2018

By Staff Reports Anime Expo’s Wacom booth (#8C) and panel room (403AB) in the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the fun and educational places to be at 2018 Anime Expo, July 5 to 8. Famous Anime and Manga artists as well as young talents will discuss digital creativity, drawing skills and the best equipment…Read moreRead more

Netflix Reveals Trailer for FLAVORS OF YOUTH from the Producers of YOUR NAME

By Nolan P. Smith It’s a great time to be a fan of anime. Anime Expo is right around the corner, and now, Netflix has revealed the world premiere of the Flavors of Youth, as well as the global streaming date! From CoMix Wave Films, the creative visionaries behind the international phenomenon Your Name, comes…Read moreRead more

Aniplex of America Brings Cells at Work! to Anime Expo and Crunchyroll This Summer

By Staff Reports Aniplex of America announced today on their Aniplex Live! show on Facebook that the highly anticipated summer anime series, Cells at Work!, will be premiering on Crunchyroll, the world’s largest destination for anime and manga in the world, on July 7th at 9:30 AM PDT. The series is an anime adaptation of…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces the Broadcast Premiere of One-Punch Man Anime Series on Adult Swim

Action Anime Series About A Superhero With A Knockout Punch, Based On Smash Hit Manga Title, Premieres On North American TV Later This Month!! (By Staff Reports)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced the North American broadcast debut of ONE-PUNCH…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast- Summer Conventions, E3 and More!

We are back with another exciting podcast from Pastrami Nation! This time, we talk about the various summer conventions in the near future, as well as games from the E3 Expo! Enjoy!

Aniplex of America to Host Sword Art Online Festival at Anime Expo 2016

Sword Art Online Festival will Feature All-Star English Cast and Exclusive Entertainment to Celebrate the Upcoming Movie in 2017 (By Staff Reports)– Aniplex of America is proud to announce that they will be hosting the Sword Art Online Festival at this year’s Anime Expo to celebrate the worldwide release of Sword Art Online The Movie…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces Gundam Builder’s World Cup Contest

Gundam Builder’s World Cup Looks for the World’s Best Gundam Model Builder (By Staff Reports)- Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, has announced details for the 2016 Bandai Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). The Bandai GunPla Builders World Cup is an annual competition sponsored by Bandai Hobby…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2015 Amazes, Attendance at an All Time High

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith (Los Angeles)- From July 2nd through July 5th, people from across the world all came together for the love of anime and manga as the world renowned Anime Expo celebrated it’s 24th anniversary. Presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese…Read moreRead more

10 Tips to Survive Your First Convention

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—The summer convention season is in full effect. With Anime Expo, Comic Con International- San Diego, and Disney’s D23 Convention all taking place this summer in Southern California, many attendees will be first time con-goers, and that can be quite the shock. What do you bring? What do you leave…Read moreRead more

24th Annual Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith This weekend, the Los Angeles Convention Center is completely taken over by cosplayers, musicians, artists, animators, and more as the Anime Expo brings forth a convention that Southern California waits for every year. Presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the convention will host over 100,000 attendees…Read moreRead more

The 24th Annual Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 2-5, Brings KISS, Hello Kitty, Evangelion and More Together

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA) – The 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will play host to over 100,000 lovers of Japanese animation and pop culture, July 2-5, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sneaking up in attendance right behind Comic-Con, this year’s…Read moreRead more

Visit VIZ Media at Anime Expo Booth #1601

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, prepares an exciting weekend of festivities and fun as it returns to Anime Expo with a jam-packed schedule of special anime premieres, guest appearances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, and promotional giveaways. The 2014 Anime Expo…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Special Edition of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

By Staff Reports rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes will take place on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30pm PDT, in Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center during Anime Expo. Featuring the music of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, BioShock, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Halo and other award-winning games, played by a live 72-piece orchestra,…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Announces Record Attendance For AX 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 11th, 2013 – Anime Expo celebrated its twenty-second year with a record 61,000 unique attendees, and turnstile attendance of over 161,000 for the annual Japanese pop culture convention, held July 4th – 7th, 2013 in Los Angeles. This year’s highlights included a packed show at Club Nokia for the legendary Japanese…Read moreRead more

Bang Zoom Holding Open Auditions At Anime Expo for Upcoming Anime Title

(Los Angeles) – Bang Zoom! Studios, an award-winning audio post and creative production company, is thrilled to announce that they will be holding open auditions for a highly anticipated anime series at the 2013 Anime Expo. The anime title itself will be revealed at Anime Expo so be sure to watch for the announcement. Casting…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Announces GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa as Guest of Honor

By Staff Reports (LOS ANGELES)– Anime Expo proudly announces Ghost in the Shell: ARISE Producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa as a Guest of Honor for AX2013.  Mr. Ishikawa revolutionized the anime industry as a founder, and current C.E.O. and President of animation studio Production I.G., Inc. ​Born in Tokyo in 1958, Mr. Ishikawa joined Tatsunoko Productions after…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles This Weekend

What a way to kick off the summer. Once again, Anime Expo is taking over the Los Angeles Convention Center. running June 29th-July 2nd. For those that don’t know, the Anime Expo celebrates the art forms of Anime, Manga, Video Games, Comics, Cosplay and more. Pastrami will be on hand to cover the event, bringing…Read moreRead more