Project Anime: Tokyo 2019 Highlights

By Neko Davis | April 23, 2019

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 manga.

Organizers of anime events from around the world heard from the companies behind the upcoming Gundam movie, learned about the growth of the U.S. manga market and enjoyed an informative keynote from Japan Times/OtakuUSA reporter, Matt Schley. Held annually in Tokyo around the massive Anime Japan event, Project Anime: Tokyo, is hosted by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA).

“Project Anime: Tokyo’s chief goal is to help anime events around the world learn best practices,” said event director Azusa Matsuda. “This year, we added programming designed to provide attendees information about how anime is growing and being received around the world.”

Project Anime: Tokyo 2019 also provided attendees with a State of the U.S. Manga Market 2018 White Paper presented by, Dallas Middaugh of Nonlinear World. The in-depth analysis of the revived U.S. Manga Market and its steady growth was a true highlight of Project Anime. White Papers such as these have become a new feature of our B2B conference. This White Paper is available for download here: State of the U.S. Manga Market 2018.

In addition to the presentations, attendees had an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from the anime and manga industry at an evening reception.

Attendees hailed the event as a success, commenting: “In a word: enlightening. Super useful,” “[the] right thing for us,” and noting that it was “a good networking event with good information provided.”

Project Anime’s next event takes place in Los Angeles on July 2-3, leading into the 28th annual Anime Expo. With four times the amount of programming, attendees can look forward to getting all the information they need to understand the worldwide growth of the anime and manga business. The focus this year will be “Where Hollywood Meets Anime”, and will feature speakers from both sides of the Pacific talking about upcoming projects.

Additional features of Project Anime: Los Angeles will be the Cocktail Networking Reception on the night of July 2nd and adding on a Hotel Stay at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel during the Project Anime event.


Project Anime: Los Angeles (July 2-3, 2019)

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

404 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Join us for another influential B2B in Los Angeles. For more information about Registration, click here.

For more information about the Project Anime: Los Angeles event, click here.


About SPJA

SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit


About Project Anime

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. For more information, please visit

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