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Founded in 1992, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularizing the unique and deep culture that surrounds of Japanese animation.

The SPJA is passionate about Japanese Animation, manga, and their related interests, and works hard to make our projects reflect that passion. Our goal is to make our projects a place that brings together fans, industry, and all other stakeholders to share, celebrate, promote, and educate Japanese animation, manga, and their related interests.

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Who We've Worked With

Kadokawa
Pioneer
Bandai Visual
Funimation
Studio Ghibli
Tofu Records
Viz Media
Toei Animation
Go! Comi!
Studio Pierrot
Anime News Network
DC Comics
Avex Group
Copic Markers
Geneon
Digital Manga Publishing
Marvel
Broccoli
RightStuf
Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Sony Pictures
ADV Films
Gonzo
Walt Disney Studios
BONES
Pony Canyon
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
GAINAX
Dentsu
Bandai Entertainment
J.C. Staff
Warner Bros
Sony Music Japan
MADHOUSE
Disney
Square Enix
Aniplex
Production I.G

  1. SPJA Board of Directors Accepting Applications for October 2013 Elections September 23, 2013 - The SPJA is now accepting applications for this year’s Board of Directors elections. The application deadline is Monday, September 30, and the election will be held in late October. Elected Board members will take office on January 1, 2014 for a two year term. [...]

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  2. ANIME EXPO ANNOUNCES RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR AX 2013 July 11, 2013 - LOS ANGELES, CA, July 11th, 2013 – Anime Expo celebrated its twenty-second year with a record 61,000 unique attendees, and turnstile attendance of over 161,000 for the annual Japanese pop culture convention, held July 4th - 7th, 2013 in Los Angeles. [...]

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  3. Anime Expo and Mnet to Co-Produce First K-Pop Cosplay Masquerade at KCON October 16, 2012 - Mnet, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, is teaming up with Anime Expo, North America’s largest annual anime and manga celebration, to co-create the inaugural K-Pop Cosplay Masquerade at KCON, the first ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming [...]

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  4. Anime Expo 2012 Welcomes Record Number of Attendees to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 16, 2012 - Anime Expo (AX), North America’s largest anime, manga and Japanese pop culture expo, celebrates its most successful event in its 21-year history with a record 49,400+  unique attendees and a turnstile attendance of over 130,000 during its four days at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 29th – [...]

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  5. SPJA Accepting Board Member Applications October 16, 2012 - The SPJA is now accepting applications for this year’s Board of Directors elections. The application deadline is Saturday, September 15. Tthe SPJA is now accepting candidates for our upcoming election of the Board of Directors. As the governing body of the SPJA, The SPJA Board of Directors [...]

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