by Tokyo Journal Intern Michael Tang
AkibaFest was filled of fun activates for amine lovers and was held on October 15th and 16th, 2016 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The two-day event, created by Aniplex of America, attracted a large crowd of amine fans. It seamlessly filled the event space with attendees, cosplayers, industry professionals and Akihabara-lovers. The event had a Maid Café, video game demonstrations, merchandise, workshops, screenings, cosplay contests, and more.
AkibaFest had an outdoor festival feeling; taking advantage of the beautiful California weather. In partnership with Little Tokyo businesses community, various local shops such as Crunchyroll, Animate, Kinokuniya, Goodsmile Company, Funimation and many more had booths set up throughout the event space.
Although official numbers have not yet been released, according to an event staffer, close to a thousand people attended AkibaFest over the weekend.
For more information: http://www.akibafest.com