Anime Expo (AX) 2022

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Anime Expo has announced that the convention will return as a live, in-person event in 2022. (AX) Anime Expo is an annual event where fans and industry come together to celebrate Japanese pop culture. Anime Expo 2022 is more than just an event; it’s a reunion of friends, a celebration, and an incredibly creative, passionate community. In 2019, the event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 3rd-7th. This year Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center begin on Friday, July 1 and ends on Monday, July 4 the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1701 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015, United States.

This year’s Anime Expo (AX) 2022 location will be South Hall GHJK, West Hall AB, Concourse EF, Petree Hall CD, Kentia Hall and Gilbert Lindsey Plaza as well as 300’s 400’s 500’s Meeting Rooms Series. Please park in West Hall or South Hall Parking Garages. This is a first step in what promises to be an amazing event. The four day event with a wide variety of events including screenings, panels, concerts, dances, karaoke and many other activities. There are also various hotels within walking distance to the convention center for attendees looking for accommodations.

You can buy your tickets online for Anime Expo 2022 ahead of time or you can purchase them onsite at the Ticketing Booth, based on availability. Some events during Anime Expo may also require a ticket, in addition to a badge.

Ticketed Events in Anime Expo

AMV Competition – AMV stands for Anime Music Videos.

Concerts – The best Japanese music entertainment – from J-pop idols to rock bands, to ani-song singers.

Masquerade – Cosplay and performance competition

Maid Cafe – Maid Cafe is a show and interactive experience.

Butler Cafe – Entertainment, including dances, musical performances, photo ops, and more..

Anime Expo (AX) 2022, the largest anime/manga event in North America, has announced who will be attending their convention this year. The list of guests includes Mika Akitaka, Mechanical Designer; The Anime Man, YouTube Personality; Anthony Bowling, Voice Actor; Kira Buckland, Actor; Ray Chase, Voice Actor; Robbie Daymond, Voice Actor; Lizzie Freeman, Actor; Diana Garnet, Singer; Gigguk, YouTube Personality; Mari Iijima- Actor/Singer/Pianist/Songwriter/Composer/TV Hostess; Kaye Cosplay and Phil Mizuno from the popular cosplay team Rayce Cosplay and many more!

Note: ** Anime Expo Update: As of June 21st, 2022 **

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Proof or Negative COVID-19 Test: SPJA will be requiring all attendees of AX 2022 to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending the event. 
  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required indoors (except in designated cafeteria/eating areas) and optional outdoors. 
  • For more details, please see our Health & Safety page. 
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