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Friday, July 1
 

4:00pm

Celebrating 100 Years of Japanese Animation Presented by AJA
Japanese animation will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. As we approach this milestone, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) will be starting a project that will set the foundation to further support the creation of anime for the next 100 years.

Friday July 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Events Hall B

5:00pm

Anime Expo 25th Event Welcome Ceremony
Join us as we look back over the 25 years of Anime Expo and celebrate Anime! There will be special guests dropping by and saying hi, so you won't want to miss getting a chance to see them! Light up the room with a free Lumica Light Stick sponsored by LUMICA.

Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Events Hall B

7:30pm

Special Screening: μ‘S Live in Theater
Join us for a special theatrical event which showcases the μ's 1st single – 6th single animation PV and music scenes from the anime series!

Screening Music List

僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/Snow halation/夏色えがおで1,2,Jump!/もぎゅっと"love"で接近中!/Wonderful Rush/僕らは今のなかで/ススメ→トゥモロウ/START:DASH!!/これからのSomeday/僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/Wonder zone/No brand girls/START:DASH!!/きっと青春が聞こえる/Music S.T.A.R.T!!/それは僕たちの奇跡/ユメノトビラ/Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!/Snow halation/KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/僕らは今のなかで/Happy maker!/どんなときもずっと/Hello,星を数えて/Angelic Angel/?←HEARTBEAT/Future style/SUNNY DAY SONG/僕たちはひとつの光/

*Screening does not include live concert footage.

  • Tickets: $10

Friday July 1, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 1 JW - Platinum Ballroom

9:00pm

Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition

*DELAYED Due To Opening Ceremony*

Looking for the best in the AMV world? Look no further than the Anime Expo AMV Competition! With entries from all over the world, watch as each AMV competes for the title.

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Main Events Hall B

9:00pm

Late Comedy Showdown Tryouts (18+)
Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 2 403 AB
 
Saturday, July 2
 

10:30pm

Late Comedy Showdown (18+)
All of the comedians have been chosen, now let the laughs begin! It’s now time for an all out battle of jokes as each finalist fights for the crown of top comedian at the finals for Late Comedy Show 2016.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:30am
Main Events Hall B
 
Sunday, July 3
 

2:00pm

Anime Expo Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grab your team and arm yourselves with cameras. When we say go, take the list of items we have provided you and get as many snapshots of the items as you possibly can! The team that’s back first with the highest amount of photos wins!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

8:00pm

Masquerade
With three divisions (Novice, Intermediate, and World), the Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition, running for over 20 years. The Masquerade is a cosplay and performance competition, with one of the largest cash prizes in the country.

Sunday July 3, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Events Hall B

9:45pm

Otaku Parliamentary Debate
Hear ye, hear ye! Multiple teams duke it out over divisive topics, and the crowd determines the winner. Which team will be crowned champion of this year’s Otaku Parliamentary Debate?

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

10:00pm

Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic (18+)
This is one event you don’t want to miss! Join internationally known Illusionist William Draven and Miss Universe (England) pageant contestant Vixen DeVille as they host simply one of the most impressive nights of burlesque and magic you have ever seen.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall
 
Monday, July 4
 

11:00am

Charity Auction
Get a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind items at the annual Charity Auction. Not only will you get the opportunity to purchase items like original sketches, limited edition swag, and other signed items, you will be helping to support the Global Giving Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund.

Monday July 4, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Live Programming 1 Petree Hall

4:00pm

Closing Ceremony
The final goodbye to Anime Expo! Come say "Sayonara" to all the amazing guests and staff of Anime Expo and also enjoy exciting previews for AX 2017! Come light up the room with Lumica Light Sticks sponsored by LUMICA!

Monday July 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Events Hall B