It’s the best time of the year for anime lovers, as everyone gears up for Anime Expo (AX). The largest convention held in North America takes place annually in Los Angeles, California. This year, it takes place from July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here you can find a list of the top four activities to look forward to!
You certainly can’t have an anime convention without cosplay. This year fans can expect to watch, or partake in the AX Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit USA Finals, attend gatherings to meet new friends, and enjoy the photosets.
READ MORE: Where to Spot Celebrities in Los Angeles
This is an action-packed convention, with several events taking place throughout it. For example, the Anime Music Video Competition, the AX’s longest-running and most treasured event. If you want to try your hand at modeling, you can even enter the AX Fashion Show, highlighting the latest trends in Japanese fashion.
Another popular activity for fans is gaming. The convention has both E-gaming and tabletop gaming for anyone to try. There is also an industry panel for those interested in the behind-the-scenes process of some of your favorite games!
- Special Guests – Steve Aoki
Last but not least, AX will have many anime voice actors, game developers, and authors giving out autographs to fans. The most notable guest appearance is American DJ, Steve Aoki. On July 2 and 3, he will be performing the One Piece Concert at The Novo. It is in collaboration with the “One Piece Film: Red”, set to hit Japanese theatres on August 6, 2022.
Follow Anime Expo’s useful step-by-step guide to register and join in on this highly-anticipated convention! Click here for the full list of activities.