Anime Expo kicked off today in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The annual event is expecting attendance figures in the range of 100,000 this year. From my perspective of the crowds today, that expectation is likely to be met and surpassed. There was a feel of excitement and energy around the convention center as fans of manga and anime gathered to celebrate their love of the mediums.

I have a few quick pictures for you from today, and if you want to keep up with all of the cool and interesting things that I encounter throughout the remainder of the weekend, make sure that you follow the Forbidden Panel Instagram feed.

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