Anime Expo Lite 2021 Invites Fans to "Discover Little Tokyo"

Registered ticketholders are invited to visit a dozen retailers and restaurants in L.A.'s Little Tokyo to collect specially designed anime inspired premiums; Catch the Anime Expo Lite livestream convention July 3rd & 4th!!

Santa Ana, CA, June 22, 2022 – Anime Expo Lite 2021 registered ticketholders are invited to visit the historic Little Tokyo district in Los Angeles, CA to take advantage of a special promotion being offered by a dozen preeminent retailers and restaurants.

Running Friday, June 25 thru Sunday, July 11, 2021, Anime Expo Lite registered attendees may visit each of the Little Tokyo establishments listed below to receive a custom designed Anime Expo coaster. Six different full color coasters are available. The completed collection of coasters may be assembled like a puzzle to form an anime-inspired image created by the team of pop art designers at Collateral Design Studios commemorating Anime Expo's partnership this year with Hate Is A Virus. (**Note – some vendors may require a purchase). Visitors simply show their Anime Expo Lite registration with purchase to receive each coaster.

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 concludes on July 4th , ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5th-16th, 2021.

Retailer / Restaurant Name Address
Anime Jungle: ($30 purchase) 319 East 2nd St Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Bunka do: 340 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Café Dulce: 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Chinchikurin: 350 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Kinokuniya Bookstore: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #205, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Kouraku Restaurant: 314 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mr. Ramen: 341 1/2 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Midori Matcha: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #101-C, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Orochon Ramen: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St #303, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Pop Killer / Pop Little Tokyo: 349 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Takoyaki Tanota: 350 East 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tsurumaru Udon: (main menu only) 333 South Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:
• Dates - July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
• Ticket Registration: https://www.tixr.com/groups/animeexpolite/events/anime- expo-lite-2021-benefitting-hate-is-a-virus-23015
• Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

To receive Anime Expo Lite new & programming updates, please sign-up at:
https://mailchi.mp/anime-expo/lite-2021.

About SPJA
SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularizing and educating the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.

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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