Anime Expo: New Record Set With 100,420 Unique Attendees
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announced on Wednesday that this year's Anime Expo convention had 100,420 unique attendees, a 10% increase over last year's number of 90,500. This year's number set a new attendance record for the convention. The convention marked the turnstile attendance at 304,799, up 15% from last year.
Anime Expo celebrated its 25th anniversary with this year's event, which took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1-4.
Emcees Tony Oliver and Courtney Kraft had announced during Monday's closing ceremonies that next year's event will run from July 1 to July 4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30. Next year's convention will host Akira Himekawa, the manga creator duo known for their manga adaptations of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda games.