Interesting… when reports first started coming out, Anime Expo attendance this year was estimated at 35-37,000, a decrease from last year’s 41,000.
And that’s not surprising. Last year they had CLAMP. This year they had a smaller location.
However, the official figures have now been released, and they’re claiming 44,000, a new high.
Both of these links are from ICv2, which has plenty of commentary on the first article about possible reasons for lower numbers. The second article has much less comment.
Pretty cool that they found an additional 7-9,000 people to allow them to show continued growth, isn’t it?