Karrie Shirou, dressed as "Etna," right, and Bryan Yang, in his "Haku" outfit, pose for portraits in a park in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Both will join some 100,000 other ... more 
Karrie Shirou, dressed as "Etna," right, and Bryan Yang, in his "Haku" outfit, pose for portraits in a park in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Both will join some 100,000 other aficionados at the Anime Expo, the distinctive Japanese animation style, and many will come dressed as intergalactic ninja crime fighters, bug-eyed vampires, spiky-haired space cowboys, goth princesses and the like, at the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning Friday, July 1. What will follow will be four days of karaoke singing, dancing, movie watching, souvenir buying, autograph collecting and learning about the latest hot anime thing. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 12:25 PM EDT