Anime Expo recently announced that the convention will return to live in Los Angeles in 2022.
Anime Expo Lite Details
Held online on July 3 & 4, this year’s Anime Expo Lite garnered over 375,000 views from fans in more than 100 countries such as the UK, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Malaysia. Program highlights included the Star Wars: Visions Sneak Peek, the Shikizakura world premiere, and the LisAni!LIVE L.A. concert featuring performances by ASCA, BURNOUT SYNDROMES, JO☆STARS, Liella! ( Love Live! Superstar!!), and Morfonica (BanG Dream!), as well as special guests such as Hololive English, NIJISANJI’s Lazulight, and many more.
Ray Chiang, CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation commented on the news saying:
“For the 2nd year in a row, Anime Expo was held online due to the Covid pandemic, but we were gratified and amazed at the continued strong support we received from so many fans from around the world. We presented a comprehensive array of panel events, exclusive premieres, and sneak peeks, and music performances and made a sizeable donation to Hate Is A Virus, which will help them continue their work to battle anti-Asian discrimination and defamation, which continues to AAPI communities across the nation. As we look ahead to next year, we are 2021 Anime Expo Lite Wrap Up Announcement Page 2 excited to announce the return of Anime Expo to the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1- 4, 2022, and to welcoming back all of our fans, exhibitors, and participants.”
About Anime Expo
Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo celebrates the best in Japanese entertainment and pop culture. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.
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