- From July 1 to 4, 2022
- Los Angeles Convention Center at DTLA
- One-day admission $80 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), one-day admission $50 (Monday)
There’s a reason anime fans love the remarkable cosplay-tacular that comes to downtown Los Angeles every July: Anime Expo is known as the “largest Japanese pop culture event in North America.”
That means a lot to enjoy, see, try and savor during the four days of celebration that unfold in awe-inspiring fashion around the Los Angeles Convention Center. In fact, there’s “(s)too much to do, you’ll need shadow clones to do it all,” swears the team behind the mega event.
AX, as it’s affectionately and frequently called, features panels, concerts, anime music videos, and more. And, of course, the incredible cosplay has become world famous, with fabulous outfits inspired by favorite shows, comics and characters.
Anime Expo 2021 has been canceled, due to pandemic considerations, but the 2022 all-and-more extravaganza opens on July 1.
The annual charity auction is one of the centerpieces of the event. The 2022 auction will take place on July 4; you can learn more about the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, the 2022 Charity Partner, here.
Now take a look at some past AX outfits, whimsical characters, and the stage from one of Southern California’s most creative and beloved conventions.