Embrace Your Inner Otaku Luxury Car Hire for an Unforgettable Anime Expo Experience in Los Angeles

Whether you class yourself as a passionate Otaku or simply have a penchant for Manga, the Anime Expo is an opportunity to celebrate Japanese culture in all of its many layers. Known by the regulars as simply AX, this four-day convention is the largest of its kind in North America and is expected to draw in some 350,000+ visitors. No matter how impactful anime is in your life, luxury car hire streamlines your travel to and from the exhibition. At Starr Luxury Cars, we have one of the largest fleets of prestige cars for hire in the city and can help create an unforgettable experience.

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From Shónen to Kodomo-muke – A Convention To Celebrate Japanese Culture

The Anime Expo is largely celebrated as one of the biggest conventions of its kind in the US. The very first show took place in 1991 and was hosted by the UC Berkeley anime club. Since then, it has grown substantially and is now the product of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation. Through all of this expansion, the convention remains a bid to create a fun and memorable experience that brings the industry together and celebrates Japanese culture fully. Over the four-day event, you’ll discover a fully-packed schedule with everything from a much-anticipated fashion show to the World Cosplay Summit. Those looking to expand their own collections will find original sketches, autographed scripts and limited-edition memorabilia in the charity auction. And let’s not forget the much-anticipated concerts that bring leading names from Japan directly to the Californian stages. While the official line-up is yet to be confirmed, previous years have seen world icons such as J-Pop entertaining an incredibly passionate crowd.

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Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, AX is conveniently located in LA and the surrounding areas. Hiring a luxury car is the perfect way to eliminate your dependency on the metro and, instead, take control of every aspect of your day. Here at Starr Luxury Cars, we bring you the finest vehicles to suit your experience – whether you’re planning on visiting with family or friends alike.

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Embrace Japanese automotive design simultaneously when you hire a Lexus GX 460

With its headquarters located in Nagoya, Lexus is one of the most revered automotive marques in Japan. In a survey of dream cars, it steps far ahead of other leading brands, including Porsche and Ferrari, and hiring one for yourself is the best way to kick your AX experience off right. The Los Angeles Convention Centre offers a host of convenient parking options, both in the LACC South Hall and West Hall, with access from major freeways too. It’s never been easier to travel from your hotel to the convention. So why not do it in the pinnacle of luxury and comfort when you hire a Lexus GX 460?

This premium SUV is both beautiful and practical, with a drive crafted for comfort and a host of technology throughout. A 109.8” wheelbase ensures an abundance of space within the cabin while a 4.6-litre V8 engine explodes with energy to ensure you reach the center in plenty of time. Whether you’re traveling from the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, the GX 460 offers a wealth of storage space for your cosplay outfits. You’ll also find seating for up to seven and infotainment options that can be accessed through a 10.3” infotainment screen. Slip inside, glide along and make your way to the convention with impressive ease.

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Embrace thrills before you’ve even stepped foot in AXDance when you hire an Audi R8

Amongst the activities on offer at the Anime Expo, AXDance is one of the most popular celebrations with the entire family in mind. Bringing together EDM and anime fandom into one space with an exciting line-up of local DJs and headliners from across Japan. Those attending will be treated to every major pop genre from J-Pop to House with remixes of popular anime tunes and opportunities to enter dance competitions too. With the event being suitable for the entire family until 10 pm, this is one of the most accessible ways to appreciate Japanese music and surround yourself with fellow otakus.

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Hire an Audi R8 for your AX experience and delve into German automotive craftsmanship at its height. One of the few German vehicles popularized in Japan, the R8 is powerful and stylish. The 5.2-litre V10 engine nestled beneath its bonnet offers excellent performance, delivering 611bhp to your fingertips and shooting you to 62mph in just 3.1 seconds. You may only have two seats inside the R8 but that doesn’t mean you compromise on any of the comfort. This sports car is wrapped in exquisite leather with multi-adjustable seats and a large 12.3” infotainment screen. Switch into one of the four driving modes, slip your backpack onto the 226-litre parcel shelf and glide along the road, finding your way to the conference center with ease.

Set yourself up for the ultimate TCG tournament when you hire a Mercedes S580

The Anima Expo provides opportunities to fully dive into the world of Japanese entertainment. During the day, you’ll find tabletop gaming options, with long-form tournaments and free-play sessions alike. Trading Card Games combine the world of science fiction and isekai, allowing people of all ages to interact and set their bets on having the most powerful characters. Walk further into the Entertainment Hall and you’ll discover over 60 free-to-play gaming stations that allow you to explore both familiar and unfamiliar titles. Whether you’re planning to fly through or have a few hours to waste, eliminate pre-convention stress by hiring the perfect luxury car.

The Mercedes S580 steps in to meet every need. It is a cruiser at heart, designed to suit both self-drive and chauffeur-driven comfort. A powerful 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine roars into life and makes even the shortest drivers effortless. It pairs with a mild-hybrid system that minimizes turbo lag and helps to boost an already impressively smooth drive. Large 21” wheels grip the road with ease while cross-drilled disc brakes offer heightened confidence at high speeds. Slip inside and you’ll find a large 12.8” infotainment screen, bringing access to the navigation system and an available suite of cameras for easy parking. Sink into the plush surroundings, appreciate the tranquility and ensure you’re fully rested for the day ahead.

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Enter the Cosplay Contest to win and hire a BMW M8

AX is an opportunity for like-minded individuals to celebrate their interests together and the most passionate of these attend the cosplay gatherings. With nine approved locations throughout the convention center, it’s never been easier to get inspiration for your next outfit while you’re here. Alongside this, the Cosplay Senpai Program takes place in the Entertainment Hall to answer questions, give advice and speak to attendees about positivity and acceptance. Dress in your finest garments, head over to the photo sets found throughout or head to the AX Cosplay Repair Centre for touch-ups while you’re here. There truly has never been a better opportunity to test out your favorite outfits while you’re in LA.

Outfits of this caliber shouldn’t be exposed to the potential damage risk of public transport. That’s why it pays to hire a luxury car to eliminate all worries and stress. The BMW M8 was designed to be two things – spacious and fast. The 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is a veritable beast with 617bhp and the ability to reach 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Put your foot down and you’ll sink further into the multi-adjustable leather seats as the car zooms along the LA roads. A 12.3” infotainment screen brings up clear navigation directions while the 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system floods every inch of the cabin with your favorite K-Pop tunes. So whether it’s a gijinka or an original character that has inspired your outfit, choose the M8 to set you up for the perfect day of posing and photos.

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Find the perfect luxury car hire for the Anime Expo in LA with Starr Luxury Cars

AX is expected to draw in its largest crowd in 2023 and getting your travel sorted helps to eliminate one stress from your planning list. Starr Luxury Cars is proud to have one of the largest fleets of vehicles for hire in LA. Our collection includes everything from Japanese-crafted cruisers to exceptionally fast supercars. So, no matter whether you’re traveling with friends or allowing the little ones to experience their very first expo, we’re sure to have the ideal transportation option for you. 


Our driving experiences are individually crafted to suit your needs. We can accommodate both short and long-term hire while offering optional added extras to elevate special occasions. Discover our full fleet of prestige cars for hire in LA on our website. Alternatively, speak to our professional and friendly team about your individual booking requirements today.