A gift to my 16yrold daughter. Her first Anime event & it was great! We had so much fun & enjoyed seeing everyone’s costumes, playing games, & shopping. All the vendors were very kind & taught me a lot about storylines & collectors items, etc. Perfect for anyone’s introduction.
It was a guessing game as far as how the day was going to play out, either day for that matter. There was no contact information other than emails, to me it was very unorganized especially for something that you invite children to, other than that it was ok, they allowed ins and outs, the prices of some of the items were like ridiculously high but hey! My boys enjoyed themselves.
SO MUCH FUN!!!!! We had a blast and made a lot of new friends. Great photos and everyone was so nice.
Awesomeness, love the discounts,.
Very fun smaller convention
Ive been going to ausa since 2016 and every year has been very enjoyable. Its a smaller con so hotel finding isnt impossible, yet its big enough that there are plenty panels and attractions. One of my favorite conventions.
I really liked the events especially the idol showcase.
Great value, nice exhibits, and guest speakers.
Easy to redeem (two step process), great anime convention. Very small compared to Katsucon and Otakon, but easily one of my best con experiences in 2017.
From Our Editors
Anime USA was founded in 1999, when a group of fans—affectionately calling themselves otaku—conceived a convention for themselves and their peers. It was designed to be a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, music, video games, fashion, and more, separate from the overwhelming nature of the more corporate cons. Nearly twenty years later, it's still putting on annual events in the DMV area as a educational nonprofit run by volunteers.
Here's a little of what you can expect:
- Workshops and panels hosted by specialists in certain areas of fan culture
- Appearances by voice actors, geek historians, and famed cosplayers
- Artist Alley and the Dealers' Room, where fans have a chance to buy swag related to their favorite creations and makers get to interact with one another
- Cosplay opportunities ranging from a competition that evaluates skill, intricacy, and accuracy to a free-wheeling masquerade featuring performers
- Socializing in several forms: a themed formal ball; J-rock and J-pop karaoke; a Japanese-style maid café, where costumed waitresses cater to patrons' whims; and the opposite, a Host Club featuring male servers