Anime Expo Lite 2021 Invites Fans to “Discover Little Tokyo”

Anime Expo Lite 2021 registered ticketholders are invited to visit the historic Little Tokyo district in Los Angeles, California to take advantage of a special promotion being offered by a dozen preeminent retailers and restaurants.

Running Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 11, 2021, Anime Expo Lite registered attendees may visit each of the Little Tokyo establishments listed below to receive a custom designed Anime Expo coaster. Six different full color coasters are available. The completed collection of coasters may be assembled like a puzzle to form an anime-inspired image created by the team of pop art designers at Collateral Design Studios commemorating Anime Expo’s partnership this year with Hate Is A Virus. (**Note – some vendors may require a purchase). Visitors simply show their Anime Expo Lite registration with purchase to receive each coaster.

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4, 2021, ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD basis from July 5-16 2021.

Participating Retailers:

  • Anime Jungle ($30 purchase): 319 East 2nd St. Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Bunka do: 340 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Café Dulce: 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Chinchikurin: 350 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St. #205, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Kouraku Restaurant: 314 East 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Mr. Ramen: 341 1/2 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Midori Matcha: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St. #101-C, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Orochon Ramen: 123 Ellison S. Onizuka St. #303, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Pop Killer / Pop Little Tokyo: 349 East 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Takoyaki Tanota: 350 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Tsurumaru Udon (main menu only): 333 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Registration information:

Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. PST
Ticket Registration: https://www.tixr.com/groups/animeexpolite/events/anime-expo-lite-2021-benefitting-hate-is-a-virus-23015
Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention. Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including anime, TV and film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

To receive Anime Expo Lite new & programming updates, please sign-up at:
https://mailchi.mp/anime-expo/lite-2021.

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