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Anime Expo 2013 Kicks Off July Fourth

It's that time of year again when anime fans gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center dressed up as their favorite characters and shop for unique items while meeting with other fans. From July 4-7, attendees will also get to meet with their favorite directors, illustrators and character designers. They'll also get to watch the Shibuya Rocks "Gal" Style Fashion Show, watch a live performance by the J-Pop group STARMARIE, PORNOGRAFFITTI and Kaya x Moon Stream, to name a few. For tickets, visit

NOTE from the Anime Expo:

Important Announcement about bag checks at the door: outside food and drinks ARE ALLOWED to be carried into the convention center by attendees. There was some miscommunication about this earlier today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Be sure to eat snacks, drink plenty of water and certainly feel free to bring what you need to stay nourished at AX.


The event also presents a handful of "Guest of Honors" including: 

-Voice actor Eric Vale (Dragonball Z's Trunks)
-Voice actor Kyle Hebert (Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. He's also included in League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, Graves)
-Voice actor Christopher Sabat (DBZ favs (Vegeta adn Piccoo)
Actor/video game voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch & Eyeshine (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) + Nero from Devil May Cry 4, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Star Wars: The Old Republic
-Scriptwriter Mari Okada (Black Butler and Toradora!)
-Founder of Mirai Inc. Danny Choo (Presenting Japanese culture and lifestyle through web, TV, mobile print, products and conferences)
-Composer and remixer RAM RIDER
-Noizi Ito (Character designer and illustrator)

For the full list, visit:

We'll be there to bring you photos from the showroom floor.

If you've never attended the Anime Expo, here's what you can expect to see:

Check out our past coverage: 

Anime Expo 2011 - Day 2 Cosplay Gallery
Anime Expo 2011 - Days 3 & 4 Cosplay Gallery

For more information, visit: 

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