Anime Convention? What is that?
June 17, 2011 5 Comments
Anime Expo is just shy of a couple weeks away, and I am PUMPED. I have 4-day pass tickets right beside me, and well eager to check out what new things I’ll see at AX this year. Some of the guests confirmed are Danny Choo aka the Japanese Star Wars stormtrooper, Vic Mignogna, english dub voice of Edward Elric, Seji Mizushima, director of the FMA series, and Miyuki Sawashiro, japanese VA of Celty of Durarara, and Maria of the Arakawa series. There a few more musical guests attending like Kalafina, and … Hatsune Miku, but those are concerts that will cost quite a bit so I’ll be well skipping on that. Anyhow, I have 4 days to walk around, check out the panels and meet some pretty awesome people.
Anime conventions are purely awesome. They’re one of the few places where you can’t be criticized for liking foreign cartoons. The first time I went to AX was last year. I was absolutely stunned and in love with this place. “This is the place for people…. like ME!”. I got to see some sexy cosplay from many women, and… some obese men likewise. But I did get to snap some photos while I was there like:
And some other pictures I took along the way. Some didn’t come out so well so I’m not gonna bother posting them. I did catch a lot of Lelouch cosplayers. By god, I didn’t think there would be a series outdoing the cosplayers of Naruto and Bleach. I did buy some nice things while I was there as well such as mini model of Dokuro Chan, a model of Gurren Lagann, and a couple of other things. It was a beautiful beautiful place. The only downside to being there was that there was absolutely no place to sit down which just made me pretty irritated. Honestly, walking around and checking out the neat things at the convention can be fun, but very exhausting. I can’t recall the number of times where my legs just gave out and I had to take a rest by the entrance doors, not long before I was told by the staff to get up. But yes, I did have a lot of fun. I checked out the Eden of the East panel, where they were first showing the dub for the show, and afterwards had a panel discussion with the director.