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Anime fans conquer Los Angeles

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 - 01:12

Anime fans sporting their best costume play take over the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first day of the 2014 Anime Expo. Phil Furey reports.

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Anime fans descend upon Los Angeles for the 2014 Anime Expo. The annual event is a celebration of all things anime, the term to describe Japanese style animation. Meg Amo, brand manager of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese animation, is herself a big anime fan. SOUNDBITE: Meg Amo, saying (English): "it's not just an industry event where people are trying to sell things to the attendees, it's really a celebration of both the attendees and the industry coming together." The event gives die-hard fans of the genre the chance to let loose, surround themselves with fellow animephiles, and even dress up as their favorite anime characters. It's a practice known within these circles as "cosplay," short for costume play. The four day event, billed as the largest anime convention in North America, is expected to attract a total of approximately 200,000 fans.

Anime fans conquer Los Angeles

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 - 01:12

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