Anime Expo 2022 takeover party by One Piece: Red and DJ Steve Aoki planned

Uta - Shanks daughter in the movie. One piece
Uta – Shank’s daughter in the One Piece film: Red

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

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

This year, Anime Expo is returning, which means the convention will go all out with its festivities. The Los Angeles Comic-Con has confirmed some of its big panels after two years online. It turns out that One Piece will be there. After all, the anime’s new film is set to be released this autumn, and Steve Aoki has been enlisted to help promote it at Anime Expo.

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

Steve Aoki to host a special Anime Expo 2022 DJ party event

The party has been announced by Toei Animation, the company behind One Piece: Red. Aoki will play live at a show specifically for convention guests, according to the studio. Toei Animation recruited the award-winning DJ to promote Luffy’s notoriety. Hence, the event will be centered around the forthcoming One Piece feature.

Steve Aoki live performance announcement
Steve Aoki live performance announcement for the forthcoming anime expo.

Also, Aoki released a new statement regarding the expo:

“I have been a huge fan of Toei Animation from as early as I can remember. One Piece holds a special place in my heart because I have always been impressed by the resilience and determination of Luffy. His happy-go-lucky demeanor in the face of adversity inspired me in many ways,”


Steve Aoki merch release

Aoki will bring some unique merchandise to the Anime Expo that guests will want to get their hands on. One Piece and the DJ’s apparel 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, so fans should start saving now.

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Aoki also remarked saying:

“Having this opportunity to join forces with Toei Animation to commemorate their upcoming ‘One Piece Film Red’ is an immense honor. Not only am I performing during Anime Expo, but my brand Dim Mak is also releasing a merch collab at the same time.”


The conference is held every year on the first weekend in July and lasts four days. Also, the Anime Expo is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center regularly, 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 are your thoughts on the sensational Anime Expo takeover? Also, are you excited about the release of One Piece’s new film? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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