Anime Expo has made its first major guest announcement and this one will certainly perk up those that grew up with Sailor Moon in the 90's, as the convention has announced the reunion of the English dub cast as Guests of Honor for next year's convention. Hit the jump for all of the details.
I'm going to estimate that about 80% of the behavior documented in the Attack on Anime Expo 2013 is fairly frowned upon these days. That said, the chronicle of a 2-meter class, abnormal type Colossal Titan who somehow finds his way into Anime Expo is pretty hilarious. Get a look after the jump.
If you were at Anime Expo this year, you know it was Attack on Titan madness! Not only at the Crunchyroll Booth, but on the ground as well. Take a look at KBLNoodles' Attack on Titan themed Cosplay Music Video and you'll get the jist.
We've had plenty of news come through from the con over the weekend, as usual, and it's been fun following it all. Let us know if you were there this weekend, what your favorite announcements were, and more after the news recap after the jump!
NIS America had three license announcements at Anime Expo. A collection of ninja anime Brave 10 is planned for October 8th, while the new Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home anime movie and Genshiken Second Season okau comedy will be coming later. Get the details after the jump.
With the launch of efforts like Cosplay is Not Consent, we're seeing an upsurge in consciousness about paying cosplayers and other convention goers proper respect. Now, mega-convention Anime Expo has published their dozen guidelines for cosplay etiquette. Check them out after the jump.
Special event broadcasting service Live Viewing Japan will host a series of live-viewing events featuring J-Rock artists, including the live broadcast of a VAMPS concert in Tokyo at Regal Cinema L.A. during Anime Expo 2013. The event is titled J-Music Live Viewing 2013 and it will showcase 7 popular J-rock artists including VAMPS, JAM Project and BREAKERZ. More about the event plus the result of the HYDE 48 poll after the jump!
Anime Expo has announced that the event will hold a special free concert featuring popular ani-son singer Aya Ikeda and J-Pop group CARAT in Main Events on Thursday, July 4th. Aya Ikeda is best known for her PreCure theme songs and performances at various PreCure events in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Anime Expo has announced that the event will host Porno Graffitti as a Guests of Honor. The rock band, known for hits like “Melissa” from Fullmetal Alchemist and “Hitori no Yoru” from GTO will be performing live at Club Nokia on Saturday, July 6th. More after the jump.
Anime will be hosting Kaya and Moon Stream as Guests of Honor for AX2013. Renowned solo artist Kaya will be joined by musical unit Moon Stream, featuring Satsuki and Tomo, for an night of Visual rock in Main Events on Friday, July 5th. See the artist's greeting for the event after the jump.
As the guest lineup for the US west coast's mega anime convention begins to shape up, Anime Expo has posted a guest trailer for prolific, and sometimes divisive, writer Mari Okada. Get a look after the jump.
Anime Expo has announced that the 2013 convention will be hosting moe luminary Noizi Ito. Her work includes Shakugan no Shana by Dengeki Bunko, the Haruhi Suzumiya series by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, and most recently, The Guided Fate Paradox by Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. More after the jump.