Ahoy Captain Cats here and today some sad news to report as soon as the San Diego Comic-Con had officially announced its cancellation, Anime Expo soon after announced they have officially canceled this year event as well.

Ray Chiang of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation that runs both Anime Expo and Project Anime started this in an official statement last Friday:

“This is a day my team and I hoped wouldn’t come, but it is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancellation of Anime Expo 2020. Our utmost concern is for the health and safety of our amazing Anime Expo community. We understand your disappointment as we are anime fans first and foremost too. As you can imagine, this was one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make in the 29 years of Anime Expo.” – Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

Anime Expo joins the list of other famous conventions and events from all over the world that has been affected by the Corona Virus and like the other conventions and events, AX made the right choice to cancel/postpone and come back in 2021. AX stated that they will be back 2021 for its 30th anniversary on July 2-5 2021 and to read the full official statement you can read it by clicking on the link here.