Where Hollywood Meets Anime

Los Angeles, July 2-3, 2019

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Project Anime Releases White Paper on the North American Publishing Industry

  • In conjunction with Nonlinear World, Project Anime is pleased to announce the release of our first white paper on the current state of manga publishing in North America. First presented at Project Anime: Tokyo earlier this year, this marks the first time it has been made widely available.
    Click the button below to download the white paper.

    Manga Market White Paper

Project Anime: Los Angeles is Returning to Downtown Los Angeles July 2 -3, 2019!

Featuring Speakers from Top Companies

Our 2019 Los Angeles Keynote Speaker

  • Elie Dekel

    Executive Vice President Brand Development & Consumer Products, Legendary Entertainment

Confirmed Speakers

  • Vincent Imaoka

    Head of Toy Acquisitions, Hasbro

  • Michael Masukawa

    Manager of Strategy and Business Development of two-time Emmy® Award-winning Secret Location – an Entertainment One company

  • Marlene Sharp

    Director, Production at LEVEL-5 abby, home of YO-KAI WATCH

  • Deborah Gilels

    Publicist for Lupin the 3rd Part 4 on Adult Swim, Megalobox on Crunchyroll and Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro

  • Kaz Sasajima

    Sr. Director, Media Unit, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

  • Shunske Tony Ishizuka

    VP International Productions at Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Maya Kambe

    Creative Executive at Paramount Pictures

  • Jeremy Wan

    Blizzard Entertainment

  • Peter Tatara

    VP of Anime Events, LeftField Media

  • Garth Hill

    Senior Manager, Aloompa

  • Geneva Wasserman

    Producer, Project Z

  • Ko Mori

    CEO, Eleven Arts

Our Programming

  • Project Anime: Los Angeles will feature two tracks of programming specifically curated for both business and event professionals in the Japanese pop culture industry.

    Track 1: "Where Hollywood Meets Anime" focuses on the rise of Anime in TV and Film, the present success, and future growth.

    Track 2: “The Growth of Anime Events” programming will report on current trends and how it will affect the growth of your event and discuss best practices in today’s pop culture convention market to ensure success.

    View our Project Anime Los Angeles Program Guide below.

    Our 2019 Program Guide

Upcoming Events

Why Join Us?

  • “The round-table discussions with other organizers gave us a chance to reaffirm what we knew, while allowing us to pick up on differing norms and practices from other parts of the world.”

    Jared Cheah
  • “Project Anime has helped us connect with a few conventions in the United States that we otherwise wouldn't have known existed. We were able to reach more fans of our work thanks to the introductions Project Anime helped us make.”

    Tatsuru Tatemoto
  • “Last year, we sent our registration director to Project Anime and he applied what he learned to our event to help increase the efficiency of our own at-con registration system.”

    Takuya Jay Inoue
  • "Project Anime has been a really informative and educational experience for our team. I especially like the opportunities given to us to network with others involved in the industry of conventions. We will certainly like to participate in the next one!"

    Collateral Damage Studios

Recent News

  • Interested in meeting our speakers, connect with professionals in the Japanese pop culture industry, or having the opportunity to build some influential partnerships? Join us for a 2-hour exclusive networking event at the Bonaventure Brewing Co. outdoor lounge from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on July 2nd. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with…

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  • PROJECT ANIME RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON THE NORTH AMERICAN MANGA PUBLISHING INDUSTRY Manga revenue growth outpacing the general graphic novel category and print book sales   Santa Ana, Calif. (May 24, 2019) – The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) in conjunction with Nonlinear World is pleased to announce the release of their…

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