Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation has announced that tickets for Anime Expo Lite 2021 are now available for sale while the event will feature a verity of video game programs.

Anime Expo Lite 2021 will feature a series of video game themed panels that will be hosted by industry leader (followed by a Q&A session) along with special announcements and community engagement. The panels will be hosted by industry titans like Bushiroad, Bandai Namco, and VIZ Media (just to name a few). Details about the panels will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Anime Expo Lite are on sale now. All proceeds will go towards Hate is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund, a community organization determined to fight the racism against Asian Americans fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release that was made available, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Ray Chiang has stated:

“As we mark Anime Expo’s 30th Anniversary this year, we recognize an important opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous social and cultural awakenings that are happening across the country and impacting AAPI communities. As we prepare to engage a global audience with the most extensive roster of online programming we have ever presented, we are honored to also stand with the Hate Is A Virus organization and support the work of the commUNITY Action Fund.”

Rey Chiang
CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

More information about the event, including guests and panels will be announced soon.

Anime Expo Lite is an all digital event organized and hosted by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation as a substitution for the live event. The live event is one of the largest anime conventions in the world and it attract over 100,000 guests. To have an idea of what to expect, check out my coverage of Anime Expo 2019.

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