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Anime Expo in LA this weekend




Pacman fans in costume at the Anime Expo in downtown Los Angeles in July 2010.
Pacman fans in costume at the Anime Expo in downtown Los Angeles in July 2010.
Linda Othenin-Girard/KPCC
Pacman fans in costume at the Anime Expo in downtown Los Angeles in July 2010.
Fans dressed up in costume at the Anime Expo in downtown Los Angeles
Linda Othenin-Girard/KPCC


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Thousands of fans of anime and manga (Japanese animation and comics) descend on Los Angeles this weekend for Anime Expo, the biggest convention of its kind on the continent. They meet Friday through Monday at the LA Convention Center for costume play ("cosplay"), screenings, karaoke competitions, and more.

A few years ago, Off-Ramp toured Anime Expo with Charles Solomon. Here are some of the highlights.