Anime Expo to Stay in Los Angeles for 5 More Years
posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
The Los Angeles Convention Center announced on Tuesday that it will host Anime Expo for the next five years (through 2019). The partnership was solidified through an agreement between the manager of the convention center, AEG Facilities, and The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, which organizes Anime Expo.
The 24th Anime Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 2-5. The convention is considered the largest anime convention in North America and is projected to reach record attendance numbers this year with an expected 100,000 unique attendees.
This year's Anime Expo's guests include singer Yoko Takahashi, A-1 Pictures President Tomonori Ochikoshi, Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari (who will present Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade), Danganronpa game writer and designer Kazutaka Kodaka, rock band Wagakki Band, Vocaloid diva IA, voice actresses Tomoyo Kurosawa and Yumiri Hanamori, idol group Momoiro Clover Z along with members of American rock band KISS, manga artist Julietta Suzuki, Cannon Busters director LeSean Thomas, Satelight's Thomas Romain, light novel illustrator Luna Tsukigami, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni creator Ryukishi07, Guilty Gear game developer Daisuke Ishiwatari, Spice & Wolf light novel author Isuna Hasekura, director Naokatsu Tsuda at the English dub premiere of his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure television anime, Visual Art's/Key artist Itaru Hinoue, voice actress Ayako Kawasumi, the staff of the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime, Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune, Studio 4°C founder Eiko Tanaka, and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches creator Miki Yoshikawa.