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There is reportedly a takeover of Anime Expo 2022 by One Piece in honor of the upcoming film.

The release date of One Piece: Red is later in 2022. In honor of this, one of the world’s best DJs is planning a party to celebrate!

This year, Anime Expo returns, meaning the convention will be in full swing with its festivities. The Los Angeles Comic-Con has confirmed some of its major panels online after two years. It turns out that One Piece will be there. After all, the anime’s new movie is coming out this fall, and Steve Aokic has been brought in to help promote it at Anime Expo.

The Los Angeles Convention Center will host the Anime Expo in 2022, often referred to as “AX”. The Anime Expo is the largest Japanese pop culture event in North America. It is scheduled from July 1 to 4, 2022.

Steve Aoki is hosting a special Anime Expo 2022 DJ party event

The party was announced by Toei Animation, the company behind One Piece: Red. According to the studio, Aoki will play live at a show that is especially intended for conference guests. Toei Animation recruited the award-winning DJ to promote Luffy’s fame. Therefore, the event will be centered around the upcoming One Piece feature.

Announcing Steve Aoki .'s Live Performance
Announcing Steve Aoki’s live performance for the upcoming anime expo.

Also, Aoki released a new statement about the expo:

“I have been a huge fan of Toei Animation for as long as I can remember. A piece holds a special place in my heart as I have always been impressed by Luffy’s resilience and determination. His cheerful demeanor in the face of adversity inspired me in many ways,”

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Steve Aoki merchandise release

Aoki will bring unique merchandise to the Anime Expo that guests are eager to get their hands on. One Piece and DJ’s clothing company Dim Mak have collaborated on such a unique range. Guests visiting the Anime Expo in July will be able to purchase pieces from the collection early on, so fans should start saving now.

Aoki also noted by saying:

“It is a tremendous honor to have this opportunity to join forces with Toei Animation to commemorate their upcoming ‘One Piece Film Red’. Not only do I perform at Anime Expo, but my brand Dim Mak also releases a merch collab at the same time.”

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The conference is held every year on the first weekend in July and lasts four days. Also, the Anime Expo is regularly held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, although it has also been held in Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo. As of 2017, Anime Expo is the largest anime event in North America.

What do you think of the sensational takeover of Anime Expo? Are you also excited about the release of the new One Piece movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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