On Fourth of July weekend, Anime Expo takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA. The annual celebration of Japanese entertainment and pop culture has exploded in popularity in recent years, drawing tens of thousands of guests to check out watch the latest anime, shop for merchandise and dress up as their favorite characters. With its massive exhibit hall, eclectic programming and events that go into the night, the convention schedule itself will keep you on your toes. Yet, sometimes you have to get out of the crowd and explore the rest of Los Angeles. Read on for things to do in LA during the 2019 Anime Expo.