Anime Expo Announces Live Convention’s Return To Los Angeles for 2022

Anime Expo 2021

Author: Newsroom

Santa Ana, CA, July 28, 2021 – The nation’s largest anime fan convention marked its 30th anniversary earlier this month with Anime Expo Lite. Held online again due to the continuing  effects of the COVID pandemic, this year’s Anime Expo Lite garnered over 375,000 views from fans in more than 100 countries such as the UK, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Malaysia.  

Fans tuned into watch the livestream event on July 3 & 4 as well as during the VOD period from  July 5 through 16. Program highlights included the Star Wars: Visions Sneak Peek, the  Shikizakura world premiere, and the LisAni!LIVE L.A. concert featuring performances by ASCA, BURNOUT SYNDROMES, JO☆STARS, Liella! ( Love Live! Superstar!!), and Morfonica (BanG  Dream!), as well as special guests such as Hololive English, NIJISANJI’s Lazulight, and many  more. 

Proceeds from the 2021 Anime Expo Lite online event benefited the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY  Action Fund. The SPJA donated $77,000 to support local and national community organizations  related to AAPI representation, mental health, and more.  

“For the 2nd year in a row, Anime Expo was held online due to the Covid pandemic, but we were  gratified and amazed at the continued strong support we received from so many fans from  around the world,” says Ray Chiang, CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese  Animation. “We presented a comprehensive array of panel events, exclusive premieres, and  sneak peeks, and music performances and made a sizeable donation to Hate Is A Virus, which  will help them continue their work to battle anti-Asian discrimination and defamation, which  continues to AAPI communities across the nation. As we look ahead to next year, we are 

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excited to announce the return of Anime Expo to the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1- 4, 2022, and to welcoming back all of our fans, exhibitors, and participants.”

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