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Anime Impulse 2017

January 14th-15th, 2017 Marks the 2nd Annual ANIME IMPULSE


Featuring Exclusive Appearances by Cosplay Superstars, Voice Actors and More!


(Los Angeles, CA) – From the masterminds behind Ktown Night Market and OC Block Party, and the Eat

Show along with producers of Hello Drama PR, have come together to present the Anime x Video Games

Tour on January 14th-15h, 2017 at the Asian American Expo held at the Pomona Fairplex. The event at the

Asian American Expo is the largest Lunar New Year celebration in America. ANIME IMPULSE has

confirmed appearances by international cosplayer Ely Cosplay to headline this second annual event. Also

coming to this event are actors and voice actors Gaku Space and Christian Howard. The Guest of Honor

will be Danny Choo. Attendees will be able to shop through original artist works, handmade vendor

goods, and watch entertainment: panels, music performances, fashion runway shows, and an Itasha Car

Show by some of the anime community’s biggest influencers.

Ely Cosplay is making her first U.S. appearance at Anime Impulse. She is one of the Top 25 cosplayers on

WorldCosplay and has over 270,000 followers on social media. Ely rose to fame in Taiwan and East Asia

due to her poignantly beautiful and accurate portrayal of Sakuya from the Touhou series. Gaku Space is an

actor and voice actor most known as Genji in Overwatch and Gouki in Street Fighter. Traveling around the

U.S. , Gaku stopped in L.A. and decided to pursue acting. In his 10 years of acting, he has done numerous

performances ranging from How I Met Your Mother, Overwatch and more. Christian Howard is an actor

and voice actor best known as Ken Masters in Street Figther. Howard worked as a fight choreographer on

films such as Dragon Crusaders and the Bollywood film Force and doubled for lead actor John Abraham.

Howard had worked as assistant fight choreographer and doubled for idol Jean-Claude Van Damme on

U.F.O. Danny Choo is a culture blogger best known for his company Mirai Inc. and its mascot Mirai

Suenaga. Danny Choo is the host of the Japanese TV show Culture Japan where Danny travels through

Japan teaching the audience about Japanese culture. These talented legends will make Anime Impulse

even more successful.



About the Asian American Expo

Founded in 1982 as a local community gathering event - the Asian American Expo has expanded to

become the must attend event every January. Next year will mark the 35th annual Asian American Expo,

ushing in a prosperous year of the Monkey. Bringing together people of all different cultural backgrounds,

the Asian American Expo has established itself as a melding ground of all concepts. Next year’s event is

guaranteed to be even bigger and more expansive than last year’s showing, featuring over 1,000 vendors in

6 large exhibition halls, 3 unique food courts with over 180 food vendors, and 9 non-stop performing

stages. For more information and updates please check out


For media/press inquiries or to interview the producers behind ANIME IMPULSE please contact Kaila Yu at

626-318-5115 or by email at