The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) revealed details for Anime Expo Lite 2021 its two-day, livestream convention. Programming will commence on Saturday, July 3rd and continuing through July 4th will include exclusive game related panels and special online content presented by Sekai Project and WayForward including streamed content from additional industry partners such as Bushiroad, Bandai Namco Arts, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf Anime, VIZ Media and more soon to be announced.
Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream ends on July 4th, ticket holders will be able to re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming on a VOD basis from July 5th -16th, 2021.
Registration information for Anime Expo Lite 2021 can be seen below:
Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
Ticket Registration: Website
Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – All proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus Community Action Fund
Anime Expo Lite 2021 Gaming Programming will Include:
- Panel discussions with industry leaders
- Industry announcements
- Live content
- Exclusive content from Japan
- Community & Educational Segments
- Community Features
Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation commented on the news:
“2021 is an important year of transition, of possibilities, of community, and of awareness. Many fans ignited a love for Japanese pop culture during the past year, and millions more deepened these long-held passions even more. As we mark Anime Expo’s 30th Anniversary this year, we recognize an important opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous social and cultural awakenings that are happening across the country and impacting AAPI communities. As we prepare to engage a global audience with the most extensive roster of online programming we have ever presented, we are honored to also stand with the Hate Is A Virus organization and support the work of the commUNITY Action Fund.”
Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Additional content, programming details and participating brands will be announced in the coming weeks.
Source: press release
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