Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America’s largest anime and manga celebration. Anime Expo™ gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands.
The AX Exhibit Hall offers the largest selection of Japanese culture goods in North America
With over 300 vendors and exhibitors, Anime Expo’s Exhibit Hall floor is a marketplace showcasing amazing merchandise straight from Japan. Attendees will discover thousands of unique items including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music and more. Leading anime, manga, gaming, fashion companies will also be previewing upcoming releases, offering convention exclusives, and connecting with fans at their industry booths. If you are looking for the most exclusive and latest goods, our Exhibit Hall is the place!
Celebrating and showcasing creativity
Creative minds and art enthusiasts are welcome to check out or participate in our Artist Alley, a venue where amateur and semi-professional artists showcase their work. Located in Kentia Hall, artists offer a variety of handmade creations for sale, including original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and more. Whether you want to find your favorite artist’s booth or just browse through the tables, Artist Alley is a great place to see the talent and creativity of anime fan community.
About The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA):
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property, Anime Expo™. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.