Anime Expo 2018 Returns to L.A.

By Keyang Pang

Anime Expo 2018. Photo by Keyang Pang

The Anime Expo (AX) is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5th to 8th. The Expo gather Japanese pop culture enthusiasts and industry professionals from the United States and Japan for a four-day program of panel discussions, workshops, anime cartoon screenings and cosplay sessions.

For 27 years Anime Expo, the largest celebration of Japanese pop-culture in North America, has brought together fans and industry professionals from Japan, the US, and all over the world. The celebration of Japanese animation, comics, games and culture draws more than 100,000 people each year.

Anime fans outside the convention center. Photo by Keyang Pang

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime (SPJA) and host of AX, in continuing their promise to promote and support the industry. The AX 2018 Charity Auction will benefit the next generation of anime content creators.

Single-day tickets are $70 while four-day passes go for $120.

Anime fans inside the convention hall. Photo by Keyang Pang
The Expo celebrates Japanese culture. Photo by Keyang Pang