The Covid 19 Pandemic has led to cancelation/postponement of many events this year, and Pop culture events are no exception. The organizers however are finding ways to keep the party going. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation is organizing Anime Expo Lite 2020 online streaming event this weekend. The event will cater to the huge anime and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts from all over the world.
Unlike usual Anime Expo where you have to buy tickets to enter the venue, Anime Expo Lite is completely virtual and free of cost. The event will stream live via Anime Expo's YouTube and Twitch channels on 3rd & 4th July, 2020 from 12 p.m onwards. The announcement of the Virtual event was made in the month of May via Anime Expo's official website. While announcing the event Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, AX’s organizer stated “We are excited to be able to parlay the traditional Anime Expo into a virtual experience. Since 2017, AX has been live-streaming select panels as well as from the convention floor, so it is a natural transition for us to produce a virtual event. As everything in 2020 is different, we see a unique opportunity to be able to share our passion for Japanese pop culture not only with those that would have attended AX but now with any anime fan no matter where they live, with our Anime Expo Lite line-up, we know fans will find plenty of events and special guests to entertain and keep them engaged.”
Anime Expo Lite will feature content from industry partners such as Bushiroad, Crunchyroll, Pony Canyon, Warner Bros, VIZ Media, etc. The event will have various segments such as Panel discussions with industry leaders, Industry announcements, Live content, Exclusive content from Japan, Q&Qs, Giveaways and Special guests, including artist/character designer Yoshitaka Amano.
Anime Expo Promo
Source: Anime Expo
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