Meet the Stars of the Show






Shunsuke Hasegawa


Stephanie Young


Misako Aoki


Yui Minakata


Mike McFarland


Kelly Hu

"We have expanded our onsite registration area to make badge purchases and pickup at the con faster and more efficient. We have also added an option to have Superpass badges mailed to you"

− Natalie Nguyen, Registration Coordinator

"We will ensure guests will arrive at their events promptly and are well taken care of. We have also created a translation team to provide better coverage for our guests and our attendees. The guest list for 2015 is very exciting and I cannot wait to share it with everyone."

− Heidi Shimada, Guest Relations Director

"Estamos trabajando arduamente para poder proveer el mejor servicio al cliente hemos expandido nuestro staff de ventas y también pueden esperar lo más reciente y exclusivo en nuestro bloque de J-fashion"

− Hina Aiko, JFashion/Merchandise Team

"The 2015 Lolita tea party will be bigger and better than ever. With all of the Jfashion guests present and the Hilton Americas as our new venue you won't want to miss it!"

− Jessamyn De Vos, JFashion Team

"No problem is too big or small for our Medical team – we'll be bigger and better equipped than ever to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy to enjoy their weekend!
Through better organization and streamlined problem solving, Con Operations will be working to coordinate seamless communication between departments to ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes"

− Jason Williams, Medic/Operations Team

"Our goal for 2015 is not only to bring more, but bring you a better experience. From the Creative Team who built our website to the new Logistics Team who will ensure things are in place at the convention, my staff and I aim to bring you seamless programming, entertaining events, and simply, a memorable experience."

− Deneice Leigh, Convention Chair

"The Maid Cafe this year will have more interaction with our guests as well as entertainment segments within the cafe experience. We will have singing, dancing, delicious snacks, and a new theme. We look forward to welcoming you all with our cute outfits and warm smiles."

− Kayla King & Franklin Shih, Maid Cafe Coordinators

"This year’s Exhibitor’s Hall will have so much more of what you love plus some unexpected surprises, you’ll want to dip into your savings account to take home all of the fun!"

− Leon Keyes, Artist Alley Director

"The cosplay team is working hard to bring to life the most amazing cosplay contests yet, making the show memorable to both audience and participants. Our judge lineup will not disappoint as we bring together highly qualified individuals each with their own skill sets to be part of the experience"

− Maria Vasquez, Cosplay Director

"Programming is upgrading to the next generation of paneling and events. Improving and updating everyone on the newest fan panels, guest panals, and specials events for everyone. Navigating you through the new age of the convention attendee experience."

− Alyssa Oropeza , Programming Director

Live Concerts

Anime Matsuri hosts numerous Live Concerts throughout the weekend. Our Main Events on Saturday Night in Exhibit Hall  features the Main Concert with popular bands from Japan. Join thousands of fans as we celebrate Japanese music!

Club AM

Club AM is the Anime Matsuri rave. Each year popular DJ’s take the stage on Friday and Saturday night to deliver the heart pounding mixes. With glow sticks in the air and state of the art entertainment, Club AM delivers until 4am.

Vendor Area

Anime Matsuri 2015 features 250,000 square feet of exhibits, vendors, and artists located on the first floor in Hall C & D and open until 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 4pm on Sunday. Everything from Figurines to Video Games, to Trading Cards to the Latest Japanese Fashion can be had!

Maid Cafe

Experience the popular art of role playing in a cafe setting. Maids and butlers serve you delicious snacks because here…you are the Master!

Cosplay & Cosplay Contests

For this weekend, almost everyone is dressed up as their favorite characters. Anime, video games and comic book characters populate the halls of the convention. We also feature 2 major Cosplay Contests on Friday and Saturday.

Japanese Fashion Show

The highly anticipated J-Fashion Show featuring popular clothing labels, designers and models from Japan and a huge cast of talented people will take place on Friday at 8PM.

Car Show

Anime Matsuri features an indoor car show open to all attendees on Friday and Saturday of the convention. This event is in Exhibit Hall B.

Arcade and Console Gaming

On the third floor of the convention center is the Bemani Square, featuring over 15 rhythm games on free-play, staying open until 4am. In addition, there is a console gaming area on the first floor.