Anime Expo archives - AX promotion video, cosplay and celebrity guests

Anime Expo (AX) 2015 promotion video

Promotion video for the upcoming Anime Expo (AX), the largest North American anime convention. The 1:40 minute clip showcases the happenings from previous year, i.e. the crowd, cosplayers, forums, exhibitions and Jpop shows.

AX is traditionally held on the first weekend in July. The annual event will again be hosted at Los Angeles Convention Center, their main venue since 2008.

AKB48 to perform in LA at the Anime Expo

Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime convention, has announced that Japanese pop group AKB48 will be official guests at the 2010 event.

Japanese girl group AKB48 Anime Convention

The 2010 Anime Expo is scheduled for July 1–4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AKB48 will perform live in Nokia Theater on July 1 and will take part in attendee panels, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions. Details here.

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Anime Expo brings Morning Musume to LA

Japanese pop group Morning Musume is going to perform at the 2009 Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention that will be held on July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Details on AX official website.

Japanese pop group Morning Musume

J-pop fans in the region will be happy with the news. Morning Musume’s popularity is not what it used to be but the girl group is a Japanese pop culture icon after all, and Japanese idols rarely venture out of Japan so it’s all good.

Some hardcore anime fans might not be too impressed though, I’ve known a few people that don’t fancy pop stars intruding anime/manga conventions, especially those whose previous works are totally not related to Japanese anime culture.