Fans of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and many of the portable outings that followed might want to pack their copies if they plan to attend this year's Anime Expo. Even though he's busy working on his crowdfunded spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi is taking some time to hit up Anime Expo 2016 as a guest. Hit the jump for more.
Anime Expo has announced that the July 1-4 Los Angeles event has teamed up with six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., to present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri. Get the details after the jump.
Anime Expo has announced their first 2016 Guest of Honor, artist Yoshitaka Amano! While he has attended several conventions in the US before, this will be Amano’s first time attending Anime Expo. The major North American anime con will be held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More after the jump.
A day after Anime Expo 2015, the Premier Fan Pass for 2016's giant, American West Coast anime convention is already sold out! While $55 4-day passes can still be purchased, the $350 Premier Fan Pass, offering one event ticket up to $50 in value and more, is no longer available.
Comcept and Studio 4ºC teased their Red Ash project prior to Anime Expo, and it ended up being a jumping point for two connected projects, each with their own individual Kickstarter campaigns. We posted about Studio 4ºC's anime side earlier, so now it's time to take a look at what Mega Man and Mighty No. 9's Keiji Inafune is cooking up for the game. Hit the jump for more.
RightStuf's anime publishing arm had its own panel at Anime Expo and did not disappoint as it announced Utena and Gundam on Blu-Ray, more Gundam series and new licenses, including Big Windup Season 2. Hit the jump for details.
FUNimation's Anime Expo panel served mainly as a rundown of this year's home video releases, but that doesn't mean that it didn't have any surprises, as the publisher announced more news involving Free! Eternal Summer and its involvement in a new anime project known as Dimension W. Hit the jump for the details.
Yesterday we posted about Mighty No. 9 creator and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune cooking up a special announcement for Anime Expo 2015, and we've already got a little tease for it. Since Inafune will be on a panel with Studio 4ºC president Eiko Tanaka, it makes sense that they would want to reveal their new collaboration known as Red Ash. Read on for more.
Crunchyroll officially announced the identity of the mystery headliner for its Anime Expo concert as electronic music star and anime fan Porter Robinson. He will perform his full live show at the concert, which will be held at the Microsoft Theater on Friday, July 3 from 8PM-11PM. Hit the jump for more.
LOST IN ANIME is the first art book from Thomas Romain, a French Tokyo-based anime creator affiliated with Satelight inc. On the eve of his in-person appearance at Anime Expo (which includes a Q&A at the Crunchyroll booth), we present an exclusive look inside his gorgeous new book that celebrates the first decade of his career in the Japanese anime industry. Enjoy after the jump!
If you’re attending this week’s Anime Expo you can look forward to a special appearance by Keiji Inafune, who will be hosting a panel along with Studio 4ºC president Eiko Tanaka. The panel—which will have the two discussing anime and video games—is set for July 4 at 11:30am Pacific Time, with autograph sessions to be held throughout the weekend. Hit the jump for more.
Head’s up! Crunchyroll is bringing Miki Yoshikawa, creator of the Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches manga, to Anime Expo 2015! Read on for all the details about her special guest appearance!
Entertainment business journal Variety has run a look at Anime Expo's attempts to position itself within the industry as a tradeshow for the connection between Japanese and American media. The piece also mentions that the LA event featuring a collaboration between idol group Momoiro Clover Z and rock band KISS will have July 1 MomoClo performance taped for broadcast on late night comedy/variety The Jimmy Kimmel show in August.