More than 100,000 fans will be attending this year’s Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention and none will want to miss the ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL activities. Based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro and adapted for the big screen earlier this year by Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau as well as visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, Alita will be taking over the expo with must-see daily activations.

YOUR GUIDE TO ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL AT ANIME EXPO

MANGA LOUNGE

WHEN:           Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

WHERE:         Los Angeles Convention Center
Manga Lounge – Room 502B

WHAT:           Anime Expo’s annual Manga Lounge is being taken over by ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. There will be plenty of Alita manga for reading, a photo opportunity and actual props that were used during filming will be on display.

ALITA COSPLAY MEETUP

WHEN:           Saturday, July 6

WHERE:         Los Angeles Convention Center
Site 2 Meetup – LACC north entrance off Chick Hearn Ct.

WHEN:           11am – 12pm PT

WHAT:           Cosplay is such an integral part of the Anime Expo experience and we’re inviting fans to live out their Alita dreams by becoming the title character and the other inhabitants of Iron City. Appearances by favorite cosplayers including Stella Chuu, Zekia, Kitsurie and Yume!

THE MANGA MURAL

WHEN:           Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

WHERE:           601 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHAT:           Across the street from the convention center, artist Cloe Hakakian is painting an amazing manga inspired mural that embodies the essence and humanity of Alita. There will also be an interactive AR component that will surprise and delight fans and passersby alike! There will also be a panel for consumers to put themselves in the mural.

From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

The action-packed film, also starring Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keenan Johnson has scored $405 million at the global box-office.

Now with hours of extensive special features the home entertainment release takes you behind-the-scenes with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez to see the journey from Manga to Screen and what it took to bring Alita to life.  Plus, go deeper into the universe of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, where you’ll learn about the past, the characters of the present, and the thrilling sport of Motorball.

Add ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL to your Digital collection on Movies Anywhere July 9 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD July 23.

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