Nearly 3000 fans showed up to Anime Expo 96, held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, over the weekend of June 28th-30th, 1996. This year celebrates five years worth of outstanding effort and dedication from AX staff, guests, and fans. 1996 also marked a major milestone in pushing what was once hard to find anime and manga in secluded Japanese rental shops further into the mainstream audience so that fans could easily find what they needed in today's mainstream retail shops.

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