AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. AnimeNEXT 2010 will be held at the Garden State Expo Center in Somerset, New Jersey on June 8-10.
The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990′s and 2000′s, anime conventions have seen positive growth in their attendance; AnimeNEXT is no exception.
AnimeNEXT has been in existence since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation.
About Universal Animation
Universal Animation, the non-profit group that organizes AnimeNEXT and MangaNEXT is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Anime and Manga in the United States. Founded in 2002 in NYC, Universal Animation is responsible for planning AnimeNEXT, which is held annually in the Tristate (NY/NJ/CT) area. Universal Animation is an independent organization with no affiliation to any commercial entities. The Board of Directors is composed of professionals in many disparate industries, including Finance, the US Government, Education, and Information Technology.