Anime Expo 2016 Pre-info

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Summary of “said” Event

Fourth of July weekends bring fond memories of fireworks, barbecues, and beaches, right? Well, we’re all otaku and for many, it brings elation because it’s Anime Expo (AX) weekend! Do you like cosplay? AX has it. Do you like meeting seiyuu? AX has them. Do you like meeting people just like you? Then you better get ready because AX draws in an international crowd! Anime Expo is quite clearly the biggest anime convention in North America and you do NOT want to miss out!

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What’s There?

  • Art Show
  • Fashion Show
  • Game Shows
  • Workshops
  • Gaming
  • Shopping
So much more!

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One Punch Matsuri

July 2, 2016 from 15:30 to 17:00

The highly anticipated "One Punch Man" is finally here! As the best-selling manga, it has gathered lots of attention from fans all over the world and with the anime becoming a crowd favorite, this is definitely an amazing experience you won't want to miss. This event will consist of an engaging talk show with special guests: Animation Director Shingo Natsume and Saitama Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa, live performance from JAM Project, and more.

(Source: Anisong World Matsuri Official Website)

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Nice to Meet You, we Are Aqours!!

July 2, 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00

Welcome "Love Live! Sunshine!!" to America as they host their very first joint event outside of Japan! This event will include an exciting talk show with several of the school idol group members: Aqours. In addition, there will also be a special lottery giveaway and more!

(Source: Anisong World Matsuri Official Website)

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Japan Super Live

July 2, 2016 from 19:00 to 23:00

For one night only, attendees will get the chance to see multiple anime music artists and groups in one show. With JAM Project, T.M. Revolution, SPHERE, Yoko Ishida, Minami, Eir Aoi, and Luna Haruna, this star-studded concert is sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Japan Band Battle

July 3, 2016 from 14:00 to 16:30 & 20:00 to 22:30

Experience the thrilling head to head battle between FLOW, the rock band well known for opening themes for Naruto and Psalms of Planets Eureka seven, and OLDCODEX, the rock band well known for the opening theme of Kuroko's Basketball and GODEATER. Let the battle of the bands begin!

(Source: Anisong World Matsuri Official Website)

Who is Coming?

There are 26 special guests currently scheduled to attend AX. Some of which are:

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Aicosu
a couple known for being a cosplay team that have attended over 50 conventions with over 100 incredible costumes

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Shingo Natsume
Director for One Punch Man and other works like Space Dandy

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Luna Haruna
an AniSong artist famous for performing theme songs for Fate/Zero, Saekano, Sword Art Online, and Monogatari

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Vampy Bit Me
Famous cosplayer part of Team Mantium Designs, a costume/prop making group

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T.M. Revolution
T.M. Revolution is a singer and artist known for his work with anime opening and ending songs, as well as songs for games. Some notable series would be Rurouni Kenshin and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Basic Information

Place / locationAnime Expo - Los Angeles Convention Center, California
Length of eventJuly 1st - July 4th, 2016
Cost
Premier Fan$375
4-Day$85
4-Day Child$25
1-Day$50
4-Day Military Discount$50
Prices are subject to change as it gets closer to the event. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but will be more expensive.
Hotels & TransportationThe closest hotels within walking distance are The Ritz-Carlton ($339/night), the JW Marriot ($214/night), the Luxe City Center Hotel ($235/night), and the Residence Inn ($204/night). At this moment, no hotels have been listed to have shuttle service.

The following public transit options are available: LA Dot Dash, LA Metro Rail, LA Metro Bus, AMTRAK, and METROLINK. Taxis services are available.

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EstablishedThe Anime Expo was first held in Northern California in 1991 before SPJA took over in 1992. In 1994, AX moved to Southern California, where it has been held ever since. Although the location is officially in Los Angeles, AX has been held in New York, San Jose, Anaheim, and Tokyo. Anime Expo’s size has increased dramatically over the years and now, it is the biggest anime convention in North America. People fly in from all over the world just to attend!
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Saturday and Sunday are the best days to attend AX, especially Saturday, as there are more panels and events. On Saturday, AX usually goes on until after midnight so be prepared to have some fun!
There are plenty of socializing opportunities as AX has had dances, a lounge for 21+, and even speed dating!

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Bring your Cash/Credit Card, Camera, Food, Water, A plan!
There is so much to see and do at AX, you won’t know where to start! Be sure to plan accordingly to get what you want done! Have an awesome time!
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If you are in the market for figures, wall scrolls, cosplay accessories, etc. this is the place to be. Just remember to bring cash or a card!
Come early to avoid long lines and traffic. Line up for the panels you want to attend the most!
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For more information: Official Website
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