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  • Japanese mascot Ossan charms fans at Anime Expo in Los Angeles

    July 10, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    Japanese mascot Ossan made his successful American debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles which was held from July 2 to July 5. The popular "Go Torch" (also known as "yuru-kyara") appeared as a Guest of Honor at the convention and spent four days giving photo opportunities and prizes through the "#FoundOssan" social media campaign, with hundreds of fans rubbing Ossan's head for good luck. The feisty character joked with attendees in both English and

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  • Wagakki Band to be the main act at 'Anime Expo' in Los Angeles

    May 30, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    It's been revealed that Wagakki Band will be the main act at anime convention 'Anime Expo 2015' which will be held from July 2 to 5 in Los Angeles.  Wagakki Band will take the stage on July 4 in the event 'Anime Expo presents Cool Japan Festival' at Club Nokia. For more information on 'Anime Expo 2015', you can check out the website here. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to perform at 'Anime Expo' in Los Angeles

    May 18, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be making an appearance at "Anime Expo 2015" which will be held on July 2nd to 5th in Los Angeles.The girls will perform as a Guests of Honor on July 2nd at the Nokia Theatre, and American hard rock band KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will also be joining them as special guests.Momoclo and KISS have released a collaboration single "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" together.This marks the group's fourth ove

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  • Porno Graffitti to perform at overseas events this summer

    June 7, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    On June 4, it was revealed that popular unit Porno Graffitti will be performing at a few events overseas this summer. It will mark their first appearance at the live outside of Japan.The events they will be attending are "Anime Expo 2013" (Los Angeles, U.S.A) on July 6, "Pentaport Rock Festival 2013" (Incheon, Korea) on August 2, and "Formoz Festival 2013" (Taipei, Taiwan) on August 4.The unit has been active domestically

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  • [Exclusive] Interview with LiSA during Anime Expo 2012

    July 29, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    Earlier this month Sony artist LiSA performed her first U.S. concert, appearing as a 'guest of honor' at this year's Anime Expo 2012. While at the convention LiSA experienced Los Angeles and American J-Pop fans for the first time. LiSA is better known for her role as the singing voice for Yui, from popular anime "Angel Beats!". She also sings the past and current theme song to anime "Fate/Zero".  LiSA performed to a packed house and sang s

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  • [Exclusive] Kalafina rocks Club Nokia for Anime Expo 2011!

    July 16, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    After holding a special Q&A panel for their fans earlier in the day, neo-classical pop unit Kalafina headed over to Club Nokia to put on an amazing performance! Once the club had begun to fill up, the ladies walked onto the stage to a cacophony of cheers, applause, and fans calling out the members' names. Each of the members wore beautiful, ornate black outfits with blue accents, giving them an elegant appearance as they stood beneath

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  • [Exclusive] Kalafina holds a Q&A session with their fans at Anime Expo 2011!

    July 16, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    On July 1st, Kalafina held a special Q&A panel to interact directly with their fans at Anime Expo 2011! The line extended down the hallway, as fans waited for their badges to be scanned and enter the large room where the panel was being held. Once inside, the room was packed with cosplayers, press, and fans, all eager to get a closeup look at the group. When Kalafina finally entered, the entire room broke into thunderous applause. A

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  • [Exclusive] Hatsune Miku brings "Mikunopolis" to Anime Expo 2011!

    July 12, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Vocaloid fans flew from all over the United States (and even abroad) for a chance to see digital diva Hatsune Miku "in person", and she definitely did not disappoint! - Prior to the "Mikunopolis" concert, a special Vocaloid press conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring Vocaloid music creator Onyx Kobayashi and Crypton marketing representative, Sasaki Wataru. The press conference gave both new and long-time fa

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  • [Recap] An overview of 'Anime Expo 2011' at L.A.'s Convention Center & L.A. Live!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Welcome to our first post for tokyohive's special series of recaps for the '2011 Anime Expo' (AX)! Anime Expo – one of America’s top leading anime conventions - held its 20th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Convention Center with its biggest turnout in its history. Over 47,000 unique attendees took over the L.A. Live and L.A. Convention halls during the course of the four-day event over the Fourth of July weekend. To celebrate their 20th

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  • Kalafina opens a special Twitter for their stay in Los Angeles!

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    To help fans stay connected during their stay in Los Angeles for Anime Expo, Kalafina has opened an official staff Twitter! The trio will be attending the American anime convention Anime Expo, which will be held from Friday, July 1st until Monday, July 4th. During this time, Kalafina will perform a special live at Club Nokia, hold a meet-and-greet, sign autographs, and hold a Q&A panel with their fans. Follow their official staff Twitte

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