Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay in the heart of NYC!
Anime NYC is a creation of LeftField Media, a boutique event company made up of dedicated fans and experienced convention organizers.
We pick up manga at Kinokuniya, shop at Sunrise Mart, and snap far too many pictures at Sakura Matsuri. We’ve gone to premieres at JAPAN CUTS and saw Hatsune Miku in concert… three times. We love anime like you and now bring all this together for you.
Anime NYC is a party, a market, and a festival; a dedicated showcase of Japanese popular culture; and a space for the anime and manga community to call our own.
Anime NYC takes place in the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. Located at 445 11th Ave, the Javits is just blocks from Times Square, Grand Central, and Penn Station. The 7 Train’s Hudson Yards station is right across the street!
Anime NYC is a creation of LeftField Media, a boutique event company made up of dedicated fans and experienced convention organizers. LeftField was founded by Greg Topalian, the original creator of New York Comic Con. Peter Tatara, behind guests, panels, and special events at the former New York Anime Festival, was the mastermind behind Anime NYC and it’s first Event Director. MK Goodwin is the current Event Director.
All fan badges will be mailed. The exceptions are if you opt for retailer pickup, or have an International shipping address or one outside the contiguous US. Badges will not ship Internationally, which includes Canada and Mexico, or to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
Fan badges are 100% transferable. All you need to do is pass the physical badge or badge confirmation on to the new party. (Please note if you had the badge shipped to you or you already picked up your badge, the physical badge must be passed on to the person you are transferring the badge to.) To update the name and email assigned to the badge, follow the steps below:
Lyte prices are based on fair market value and may be higher than original prices if there are significantly more requests than tickets. However, Lyte’s prices are always lower than third-party websites. Lyte technology drives prices back to the original value. Also, by using the official exchange, you are helping us in our fight against scalping.
Typically, yes, but not always. The signing of personal items is done at the guests’ discretion and may require an additional charge at their booth. Guests will sign one item per autograph ticket, if you want more than one item signed, additional autograph tickets will need to be purchased.
Absolutely! Anime NYC encourages costumes and cosplay. Please make sure, your costume follows our costume and cosplay policy, which can be found in full here. Attendees who do not follow these guidelines may be required to modify their costumes, refused entry, or asked to leave.
Anime NYC is committed to fostering an atmosphere where attendees can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding experience, and harassment is the opposite of the community we want to create. If you feel harassed or see harassment, please report it to a member of our security team. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Anime NYC. You can find our full policy here.