Started in 2012, Project Anime began as a single two-day event in Los Angeles. It is now an international brand hosting events around the world.

Our mission is to facilitate communication, inspire vision, and promote growth surrounding the Japanese Pop Culture Business and Events Industry.

Project Anime: Tokyo Has Wrapped! Stay Tuned for Information on Project Anime: Los Angeles!

  • Project Anime: Tokyo 2019 was hosted at The Landmark Square Tokyo right before Anime Japan. Japanese pop culture business professionals joined us for a unique B2B event that utilized roundtable discussions, informative presentations, and networking opportunities curated specifically to increase awareness and knowledge of the anime industry throughout the world, giving Japanese IP holders, event organizers, and global entertainment companies the insight they need to support and take advantage of the massive worldwide interest in anime. Additionally, Project Anime provided its first White Paper on the U.S. Manga Market. Click the button below to access the download.

    Manga Market White Paper

Tokyo 2019 Speakers. Where Hollywood Meets Anime.

  • Dallas Middaugh

    Nonlinear World

  • Rita Wang

    President and Head of Acquisitions, Crunchyroll K.K.

  • Matt Schley

    The Japan Times, Otaku USA Magazine

  • Tara McKinney

    Sr. Manager, Conventions, Funimation

  • Ken Iyadomi


  • Robert Napton


  • Jon Baumgardner


  • Tak Furuichi

    Japan Music Culture Export (JMCE)

  • Kiyoko Kato

    Dream Planet

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

  • Project Anime: Tokyo Wraps Successfully Next event scheduled for July 2-3 in Los Angeles Santa Ana, Calif. (April 22, 2019)  – On March 22, more than 60+ attendees of Project Anime: Tokyo were given the opportunity to gain better insight in working with Japanese rights holders and learn more about the business of anime and…

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  • Announcing Project Anime’s New Ticketing Project Anime: Los Angeles will feature a new ticket selection process. As such, during the business conference this year, the Project Anime team would like to encourage you to enjoy the nearby lunch options located within the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and surrounding areas. Each Project Anime General Admission include: –…

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