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ANIME EXPO LITE
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About AX LITe
Anime Expo Lite is the digital version of Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America! Held annually since 1991, AX now takes place every July 4th weekend and has been in Los Angeles since 2008. Anime Expo Lite’s virtual event dates will be July 3-4, 2021. Content from the event dates plus more will be available to watch on-demand from July 5 through July 16, 2021. (Some restrictions may apply. See below for details). All proceeds from Anime Expo Lite will benefit the commUNITY Action Fund by Hate Is A Virus.
EXHIBITORS
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VIZ is the home for all of your favorite anime and manga. Naruto, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, The Way of the Househusband and more are available on our website at viz.com!

VIZ Media

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Manga,Subscription Services

Kinokuniya Bookstore is Japan's biggest bookstore with over 20 locations in the US. We carry books imported from Japan as well as books from the US. Visit us online at usa.kinokuniya.com

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Apparel & Accessories,Art,DVD/ Blu Ray,Gaming,Manga,Subscription Services,Toys & Collectibles,Other

A hobby store for the promotion of Gunpla and various other Japanese influenced sub-cultures.

Hobbyholics

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Toys & Collectibles,Other

If it’s anime, it’s Funimation. We are your connection to Japan’s most iconic art form! Serving millions of anime fans around the world, we proudly deliver incredible experiences across television, feature films, events, collectibles, and the Funimation App.

Funimation

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Apparel & Accessories, DVD/Blu Ray, Subscription Services, Toys & Collectibles, Other

Mobile Game company of the popular Ikemen Series otome games, English version of A3!, and Virtual Youtuber Project I'm Sora.

CYBIRD Co., Ltd

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Gaming

Beginner-friendly sewing patterns made for cosplay & Japanese-inspired street fashion.

CUT/SEW

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Other

The Crunchyroll Store is here to help you live your best anime life. With Weekly Deals, the hottest preorders, and crazy convenience, you can count on us to keep you adorned in apparel, plush with plushies, furnished with figures, deep in BD/DVD, and decked in decor.

Crunchyroll Store

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Apparel & Accessories,DVD/ Blu Ray,Manga,Toys & Collectibles

Bushiroad Inc. is an IP Development company known for TCGs and mobile app games! Cardfight!! Vanguard: en.cf-vanguard.com Weiss Schwarz: en.ws-tcg.com BanG Dream!: en.bang-dream.com/ D4DJ: en.d4dj-pj.com/ Shop at: bushiroad-global-online-store.myshopify.com

Bushiroad USA Inc.

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Apparel & Accessories,Gaming, Toys & Collectibles

The highest quality cosplay wigs, plus makeup and crafting supplies! Come check us out!

Arda Wigs

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Apparel & Accessories,Other

artists
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Freelance illustrator and former comic book colorist. I offer a lot of keychains from a variety of fandoms including my favorite, Initial D!! :D I also carry vinyl stickers, mini prints as well as poster prints.

Yanimator Art

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Pins,Prints,Other

An eclectic mix of fan nonsense ranging from cartoons to video games to anime

Starlidae

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Buttons,Pins,Prints,Other

In love and remembrance of Bella Diorio, who left us on July 20, 2020 at age 19.An Alley participant since 2012 she had many friends at AX. Please see her website for info about her legacy, her Foundation for Artists, the Bella Ball cosplay celebration, and, of course, her art!

Sapphire Dragons - A Memorial for Bella Diorio

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Cosplay,Commissions,Prints,Other

Unapologetically queer artist who loves to draw OCs, mushrooms, and generally goes against gender norms. Let me draw your queer TTRPG babes. <3

Gravity Doll

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Buttons,Pins,Commissions,Prints,Other

Illustrator and streamer from Canada. I paint my favorite characters from video games and shows that I love and hope you enjoy my work! I sell a variety of prints, pins, and stickers. I also stream my creations at twitch.tv/cypritree if you want to follow my process.

Cypritree

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Pins,Prints,Other

Hi, I'm Ami Amour. I'm an amigurumi designer, crochet blogger, and YouTuber. I love to create cute crochet creatures! Learn to crochet and make your own amigurumis with me! Catch my YouTube Channel and follow step by step with my tutorials! Gotta crochet 'em all!

Ami Amour

PRODUCTS OR INDUSTRY:

Crafts,Other

AX LITE FAQ
How do I watch Anime Expo Lite?
 How do I watch Anime Expo Lite?

You can watch from any web browser that has internet access. This means you can watch from your computer or mobile, your game console with a web browser, the Anime Expo app available in iOS and Android.  Anime Expo Lite will be available through your Tixr app on Apple TV and Roku.

Please refer to Tixr support for more information.

Can I register for Anime Expo Lite if I don’t live in the US?
Can I register for Anime Expo Lite if I don’t live in the US?

Yes! Anime Expo Lite is a global event and you do not have to be a US resident to register for Anime Expo Lite. We accept foreign currency payments, but please be aware currency conversion rates are determined by your credit card company. Also, select programming may not be available globally – either due to being blocked based on your country’s internet policy or because of specific content restrictions. Where possible, we will notate known restrictions in our schedule.

Do I have to register for Anime Expo Lite?
Do I have to register for Anime Expo Lite?

Yes, registration is required to view the content that is scheduled for Anime Expo Lite. Registration includes a $5 donation which will benefit the community Action Fund by Hate is a Virus, as well as grant access to watch AXL content during the event dates and VOD period. Donations are non-refundable.

You can register at any time before Anime Expo Lite. If you miss the virtual event days, you can still enjoy the replay through July 16, 2021.

Have more questions?
Have more questions?

Email us at registration@anime-expo.org or tweet at us @AnimeExpo.

For technical support: Please log a ticket at support.tixr.com.

How do I register for Anime Expo Lite?
How do I register for Anime Expo Lite?

Click here to visit our registration page. After you register, be sure to keep an eye out on your email for access info.

What content will be available via VOD?
What content will be available via VOD?

Content from the virtual event dates plus more will be available to watch via VOD. Please note that chat replay will not be available during the VOD period. Some content may not be available for replay.

What if I rolled over badges from 2020 to 2021?
What if I rolled over badges from 2020 to 2021?

Everyone who registered for our 2020 event and previously opted to rollover to 2021 have been fully refunded. You will need to register separately to access Anime Expo Lite 2021.

What is Anime Expo Lite?
What is Anime Expo Lite?

Anime Expo Lite is a digital version of Anime Expo, bringing together fans and industry for a celebration of Japanese pop culture.

What is Hate Is A Virus?
What is Hate Is A Virus?

Hate Is A Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate.

A movement started in 2020, Hate Is A Virus continues to amplify, educate and activate AAPI to stand for justice and equality in solidarity with other communities.

Hate Is A Virus programs include mental health support and developing effective, community-based solutions for safety, representation, solidarity-building. The organization works to mobilize AAPI to participate in local and national campaigns, creating safe spaces for dialogue and education, and provides actionable steps and funding in partnership with trusted community leaders and organizations.

All proceeds from Anime Expo Lite registration will support the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund, which supports local and national community organizations related to mental health, AAPI representation, and more.

For more information on Hate Is A Virus, please visit: https://hateisavirus.org/

When is Anime Expo Lite?
When is Anime Expo Lite?

July 3 and July 4, 2021 are the virtual event days which will include live content. VOD/video replay will be available from July 5 through July 16, 2021. Chat replay will not be available during the VOD period. Some content may also not be available for replay.

Where will Anime Expo Lite take place?
Where will Anime Expo Lite take place?

Anime Expo Lite will take place online via Tixr. In conjunction with Anime Expo Lite, we plan to have some activities available in the downtown Los Angeles area in June and July. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social media channels for updates.

Will closed captioning be available?
Will closed captioning be available?

Yes, automatic closed captioning will be provided wherever possible on the live stream and VOD replay.

Please note: These automatic captions are generated by machine learning algorithms, so the quality of the captions may vary. We encourage creators to provide professional captions first, however, automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects or background noise. We apologize in advance for any errors in the closed captioning.

Some content has translations or subtitles provided by the panel creators. If you have closed captioning enabled, you can turn it off if it appears over the subtitles.

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We would like to introduce special programs from CANIME PRIME which have been distributed only for the premium members and our new global eCommerce store PONY CANYON SHOP just launched in May . There will be all the casts from the programs such as Subaru Kimura and Ibuki Kido from “Sukioko”, Masayoshi Ohishi from “Pizza Radio” and other voice actors from the programs and comments from Maaya Uchida, Ayana Taketatsu and more voice actors !!!

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We would like to introduce special programs from CANIME PRIME which have been distributed only for the premium members and our new global eCommerce store PONY CANYON SHOP just launched in May . There will be all the casts from the programs such as Subaru Kimura and Ibuki Kido from “Sukioko”, Masayoshi Ohishi from “Pizza Radio” and other voice actors from the programs and comments from Maaya Uchida, Ayana Taketatsu and more voice actors !!!

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