anime expo chibi 2023 is set to return to the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California on November 11-12, 2023

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (September 26, 2023) – anime expo chibi 2023 (axc 2023) will celebrate its 2nd event at the Ontario Convention Center, California. Hosted by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the event is expected to have an expanded exhibitor area that focuses on retro gaming. With over 190 exhibitors and 300 artists, attendees can look forward to a wider variety of merchandise, collectibles, and exclusive items related to their favorite anime, manga, pop culture, and vintage/retro games.

axc 2023 will feature a diverse range of programming, including community panels, immersive Japanese cultural workshops, screenings, live performances, interactive events, gaming tournaments, voice actor autograph sessions, improved free play arcade experience, and much more to be announced!

For after-hours programming, the Mahoko’s Hideaway area will offer nighttime activities such as live musical performances from local artists, ax chibi dance, and a lounge. For those who love to sing their hearts out, the Karaoke ballroom is open late. Attendees can showcase their vocal talents and sing their favorite anime tunes. These after-hours activities provide a great opportunity for attendees to socialize, enjoy music, and have a fantastic time beyond the convention’s daytime events. Whether you’re into dancing, live music, or singing your favorite tunes, axc 2023 has attendees covered for a fun-filled night.

Attendees can also expect to see an array of amazing costumes and cosplayers at axc 2023. The event will host a Cosplay Hallway Contest, Chibi Cosplay Runway, and Cosplay Gathering sites for cosplay meet ups. axc 2023 will be an ideal place to witness incredible costumes, meet cosplayers, and appreciate the creativity and dedication of the cosplay community. It’s a fantastic way for attendees to celebrate their favorite anime characters and connect with like-minded individuals.

Other unique additions to axc 2023 are the J-Fashion Swap Meet, Maid Café, Silent Disco, Japanese Food Stalls, and an Obstacle Course; additional information on these contents will be available in October. These elements promise to add a new dimension of fun and engagement to the convention.

“We are humbled to see many passionate fans that attended anime expo chibi 2022; and we hope that these new content additions will enhance their axc 2023 experience. The event has something for everyone and with a plethora of entertainment, I am confident that our fans will have an unforgettable memory.” said Matt Thomas, Vice President of SPJA.

Registration is available for both weekend and 1-day passes. Please click here to register.

For more details on anime expo chibi in November, please visit the official ax chibi website, and follow the official social channels for regular updates via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


About SPJA

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

About anime expo chibi

anime expo chibi is a friendly, educational, intimate, and local anime and Japanese cultural convention that aims to bring fans, cosplayers, artists, and exhibitors together in the greater Southern California region.

For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org/anime-expo-chibi/.