The second biggest national anime convention returned to New York City for another year. More than 50,000 attendees visited Javits Center on November 18-20 to connect with fellow anime fans and purchase exclusive souvenirs from 334 vendors. But despite the prestige of the event, making a profit proved challenging for some returning vendors due to a structural change this year.
Attendees of Anime NYC dressed up as anime characters in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City on Nov. 20, 2022. Photo credit: Alyona Uvarova.