Anime USA Marketplace

Trying to find that special something for a special someone?
Want a souvenir to remember this year’s convention?
Need that one DVD to complete your collection or that final manga volume?

Well do we have a place for you! Come by the Anime USA Marketplace, where we will have anime, manga, DVDs, figurines, and all sorts of awesome things for  sale! Check out our Dealer’s Page for a list of this year’s marketplace vendors.


Anime USA would like to announce this year’s Formal Ball Theme: East Meets West

Each year, we host a themed formal ball at Anime USA! For 2016, Anime USA is excited to announce our theme: East Meets West.. an intriguing blend between the Meiji era and steampunk fashion! Wear your finest kimonos or most intricate steampunk outfit, but don’t forget your dancing shoes as you’ll cha-cha, waltz, and swing your way through the night!

Check out more information about our formal ball here.

See you at Sakura Matsuri!

“Local Otaku! In case you missed it, our Maids are hosting our Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri today, 11:4512:30 at the J-Pop stage!  We will also have a booth at the Japan Wow! Pavilion, right next door, where you can find out about our con, meet some of our team, and even become an Anime USA member! Or, you can meet some of our Maids at the Akiba Cafe, also in the Japan Wow! Pavilion. Stop by, say hi. We can’t wait to see you!”

2016 Volunteer Map


Did you know that if you enter this fashion show, you get the chance to win not just bragging rights, but also one of the following fabulous prizes, straight from Anime USA and the Maid Cafe!

★ 1st Place = 2 Badges for Anime USA + Free Lunch at My Cup Of Tea – Maid Cafe + $30 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

★ 2nd Place = 1 Badge for Anime USA + Free Polaroid & Game at My Cup of Tea + $20 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

★ 3rd Place = 1 Badge for Anime USA + Free Game at My Cup of Tea + $10 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

Deadline to enter is this Saturday, April 9th, at Midnight, so get your entries in fast! (enter below)

Sakura Matsuri Fashion Show!

Attention cosplayers (and J-fashion enthusiasts)!

We’ve gotten your questions and YES, we will be having another fashion show this year at Sakura Matsuri, happening April 16, 2016 in Capital Riverfront Neighborhood, DC! The show will be at 11:45am-12:30pm at the J-Pop Stage, with check-ins beginning at 10:45am.

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out and follow the instructions on the attached form. Make sure to also send a picture of your cosplay entry to daniel.wheatley@animeusa.orgThere are 25 slots, and they fill up fast!

Entries will close Saturday, April 9th @ Midnight OR when all slots are full.

AUSA will then email you if your cosplay is accepted into the contest.

Anime USA 2015: Exploring Japan

Greetings from the future! Save the date for Anime USA 2015

Greetings from the future! Save the date for Anime USA 2015

Save the date for Anime USA. Join us on Halloween weekend, October 30–November 1, 2015.

We’ll be exploring Japan and all of its glory. We’ll go from Mount Fuji to the Tokyo Imperial Palace and beyond! We’ll take a look at the magnificent cities, tea houses, trains, and the diverse landscape, as well as the history of tourism in Japan. More details coming soon!

Anime USA 2014 Schedule

We’re pleased to share the official schedule for Anime USA 2014! We’ve brought together an amazing group of musicians, voice actors, fashion designers, artists, cosplayers, educational guests, DJs, vendors, maids, and hosts to bring you an Anime USA like never before. We’re thrilled to bring back Kaya, along with the US premier of Schwarz Stein. Eyeshine will also be performing a great concert for you. We’ve also brought in fashion designers Mika Takeuchi and Kristin Costa to show off their newest designs and fashion historian Kass McGann help celebrate our fashion theme.

We know it wouldn’t be Anime USA without some of your favorite parts of con, including AMVs, the Formal Ball, Masquerade, Dances, Game Room, Artists Alley and Dealers Room. Our maids from My Cup of Tea Maid Cafe and our hosts from Ikeman Paradise Host Club have been waiting all year to spend time with you. So step forward with your camera or strike a pose and get ready for Anime USA 2014.

View the official schedule and make your plans for Anime USA 2014!

See detailed descriptions of the panels here.