Anime Expo 2018

5 - 8 July, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Aniplex of America @ Anime Expo 2018

Come join Aniplex of America at this year's Anime Expo!


Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


July 5 - 8, 2018

Fate/Grand Order
1st Anniversary Celebration Event

July 7 | 4:30p - 5:30p

Petree Hall (LP1)

Fellow Masters! Join us as we celebrate Fate/Grand Order’s one year anniversary with special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Arash / Gilles de Rais / Caligula / Spartacus) and Yosuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)! Rayshift to Petree Hall for the latest news and giveaways!


July 6 | 7:00p - 9:00p

Petree Hall (LP1)

Link Start and join us for the most talked about event of Anime Expo 2018! From the perils of Aincrad to the battlefields of Gun Gale Online to the depths of the Underworld, we’ll explore the worlds of SAO, familiar and new! Join special guests Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (voice actor of Kirito from Sword Art Online –Alicization-), Ai Kayano (voice actress of Alice from Sword Art Online –Alicization-), Tomori Kusunoki (voice actress of LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Shinichiro Kashiwada (SAO franchise Producer), Kenta Suzuki (GGO Producer) and many more as we look at the past, present and the future of anime’s most beloved virtual reality series! What’s more, the event will be hosted by Bryce Papenbrook (English voice of Kirito) and Cherami Leigh (English voice of Asuna)!

Fate Grand/Order VR


Entertainment Hall
       Booth #9A

From TYPE-MOON, DELiGHTWORKS, and Aniplex comes a new story in the world of breakout hit mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order. At Anime Expo, Masters will be able to join the Saber-class Servant Altria Pendragon and the Shielder-class Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight on a new mission with the Fate/Grand Order VR experience! Rayshift to Entertainment Hall Booth #9A during Anime Expo in order to participate in this unique event, revealing the Fate/Grand Order VR Experience to the United States for the first time.

PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo!

July 6 | 4:00p - 5:00p

Petree Hall (LP1)

Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the SMASH HIT JRPG by ATLUS turned popular anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation! Join Aniplex of America and special guest director Masashi Ishihama and Producer Kazuki Adachi as we go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series. The event will include a special giveaway plus a super-secret guest appearance by a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!

Cells at Work! at Anime Expo

July 6 | 11:00a - 12:00p

LP4 / 411

From the popular manga ‘Cells at Work!’ comes a brand new anthropomorphic anime series produced by david production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)! From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells, get to know these unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside your body! Join Aniplex of America as they explore the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells with special guest Tomoaki Maeno (voice of White Blood Cell), an advance screening of Episode 1 and free giveaways!

A-1 Pictures Panel

July 7 | 5:00p - 6:00p

LP4 / 411

A-1 Pictures has brought you fan-favorites such as Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, ERASED, and many more! Join the A-1 Pictures team as they give you the latest news on upcoming projects and share exclusive material direct from Japan's most popular animation studio. Plus, get an insider’s look at the studio responsible for this year's biggest anime including Record of Grancrest War and the highly anticipated Sword Art Online – Alicization-!

Aniplex of America Industry Panel

July 5 | 6:00p - 7:30p

Petree Hall (LP1)

Do titles like Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KILL la KILL, or Blue Exorcist make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry panel! Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows. Score some free gifts just for showing up and prepare to be entertained as we show you the coolest trailers! Plus, you’ll have a chance to enter our raffle where we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes!

Aniplex of America Booth

July 5 - 7 | 10:00a - 6:00p
           July 8 | 10:00a - 3:00p

South Hall (#2000)

Booth Info Coming Soon!

Guest of Honor


Ai Kayano

Voice Actor


Ayako Kawasumi

Voice Actor


Bryce Papenbrook

Voice Actor


Cherami Leigh

Voice Actor


Masashi Ishihama



Satoshi Tsuruoka

Voice Actor


Tomoaki Maeno

Voice Actor


Tomori Kusunoki

Voice Actor


Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Voice Actor


Yosuke Shiokawa

Creative Producer of FGO Project

Panels and Events

Special Guests Joining!

Booth Activities

Experience Fate Grand/Order VR

Aniplex+ Store

Get your wallets ready!

Free Giveaway

Calenders, Mini Posters, and more!