Entering into it's 10th year now, Anime Expo is the largest West Coast anime convention existing.

Hosted by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the gathering place of thousands of fans and professionals in the anime and manga industry. Besides promoting Japanese Animation to Americans, Anime Expo also donates a large portion of it's proceeds to various charities, most notably City of Hope.

Anime Expo has the standard events found at an anime convention such as movie theatres, dealers room, art auction and guest speakers including Mari Iijima, Kia Asamiya and Noboru Ishiguro. Also included are forums on Animation, Voice Acting, Manga Creation and Mecha Construction.

With over 10,000 attendees expected for their 10th anniversary, the 2001 Anime Expo will be held at Long Beach, California.

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