Anime has its roots in Japan but has become very popular here in the United States and seems to show no signs of slowing down with legions of fans including many females. It is considered an art form and delivers amazing artwork, epic storylines, legendary characters and a wide range of material. The Anime Expo is held every year in Los Angeles and is North America’s largest anime and manga event. Fans will get a chance to meet, hear and talk to some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artist from Japan.
The expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1 and end on July 4th, 2011. There will be many events to take part in including video gaming competitions, karaoke, costume play, video competitions and exclusive screenings. There will also be the popular Masquerade with over $25,000 in Masquerade Cash and prizes. The Masquerade competition gives fans an opportunity to transform themselves into their favorite anime and manga character. There is so much to do check here for the complete listing.
At the anime expo you will get to see some of the most creative and fantastic costumes in a nonstop marathon of Japanese pop culture. There will be plenty of music, games and food to quench you’re appetites while you experience the expo. It’s a wild event that takes you out of reality and immerses you into a world of fantasy and this year being “year of the fan” you will want to experience it at least once.
When: July 1-4, 2011
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Address: 1201 S. Figueroa St. , Los Angeles, 90015