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Anime Expo Celebrates Independence

July 14, 2009

Written By: Natalie Perez

Southern California holds some of the most unique events around the Los Angeles County from concerts to movie premiereís to conventions down to expos each one being more interesting than the last. But this time we’re here to discuss an expo side of L.A. And an annual one to be precise one that’s been hitting it hard since the start back in 1992. I’m talking about the one and only Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, an American anime convention that usually takes place during the 4th of July weekend festivities but varies each year.

This time around it held its doors open allowing more than over 40,000+ Unique Attendees at the Nationπs Largest Anime and Manga Event. Everyone and anyone were willing to come down from all over to bear witness the fun and excitement that is offered. From karaoke contests, to costume contests to merch booths selling items you cannot find anywhere else. The Anime Expo is hosted by a non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA).

The SPJA has held a handful of other Anime Expo’s throughout the world i.e. New York, Tokyo that took place respectively in 2002 and 2004. Instantly growing as the time goes on. But that cannot maintain the mayhem and pure adrenaline rush that these crazed fans can’t get enough of. Hundreds roamed the many halls of the Los Angeles convention center dressed up as their favorite characters being admired by all who wanted to catch a glimpse or get a shot alongside their favorable characters. Ranging from Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Inuyasha, Naruto, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Series, Bleach the list goes on and on all sorts of anime was being tossed around.

Aside from the main hole in the wall merchandise world throughout the convention several rooms were held up holding contests and movie airings, rock concerts, panel discussions, you name it. It was being showcased one way or another.

This yearís anime expo had brought in a ton of fun and pure happiness everywhere you looked. Everyone who was involved or just checking out the sights and many sounds offered throughout the convention was talking. It brought out the fun and kept it flowing throughout the entire event. Not missing a single person in attendance.

Be sure to not miss out on your chance come next yearís fun and total excitement.