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Anisong World Matsuri to Return to Anime Expo 2018

AniSong fans, get ready for another unforgettable weekend.

Yesterday, Anime Expo announced that they will host the Anisong World Matsuri at their 2018 event. The festival will be held on July 4, 6, and 7.

Three concerts will be held at the the Microsoft Theater at LA Live. Details on performers and specific events will be announced closer to the convention.

SPJA CEO Ray Chiang commented on the news, stating:

We are excited to continue our partnership with Anisong World Matsuri for AX 2018, creating opportunities for wonderful and memorable experiences for our attendees […] AWM at Anime Expo 2018 will continue to enhance the live performance concert experience at Anime Expo.

Bandai Namco Arts CEO Shunji Inoue also offered comment, noting:

It is our third year teaming up with Anime Expo. We are very honored to be given such opportunities where the US fans can actually experience the live events of Japanese anisong artists. Please enjoy these exciting performances with the very best artists from Japan.

Anime Expo 2018 will be held from July 4 – 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Source: Anime Expo (Press Release)

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