Anime Expo is North America’s largest show to celebrate Japanese Pop Culture. It was held this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5 – July 8. There was so much related to anime, manga, video games and more and that included free giveaways and merchandise to buy. You can’t have a show without an oversized bag or free T-shirts. The NISA booth had an abundance of enamel pins and Viz Media handed out their FCBD My Hero Academia and a Manga sampler.
There were many talented artists tabling at the show and I picked up a Crush commission to add to my sketchbook from the very talented Filipino artist, Arielle Jovellanos. I was also fortunate enough to meet famed video game character designer, Takehito Harada. I received his autograph and he even made a little remark of a Prinny.