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.
Crunchyroll's Anime Expo presence is shaping up to be its biggest yet, with a concert featuring New York-based chiptune rock band Anamanaguchi and a yet-to-be-announced mystery headliner! Hit the jump for the details!
Anime Expo announced this week that Naokatsu Tsuda, animation director at David Production, and director of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, will be a guest at the event and present the world premieres of the English versions of episodes 3 and 10 from season one of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure along with Joseph Joestar voice Ben Diskin. Also at the event will be an premiere of the first two dub episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal. More after the jump.
Anime Expo has announced that July's LA event will host Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari as guests. Together, they will present the premiere of Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, the sequel to the popular Anime Mirai short on Friday 7/3 from 5:45pm – 7:15pm. The premiere event will also include Q&A session afterwards. More after the jump.
Momoiro Clover Z and members of KISS are scheduled to perform at Anime Expo this July, according to Japanese press. Hit the jump for details.
An English dub is in the cards for the first three episodes of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS, and Crunchyroll has got the exclusive in the form of streaming video for all members and a special screening event to be held at Anime Expo. Read on for further information and cast info!
Anime Expo recently announced the addition of Keiji Inafune to the convention as a Guest of Honor. Known both for his work on Mega Man and more while at Capcom, as well as current projects like Mighty No. 9, Inafune will participate in a Q&A and autograph sessions. Read on for more.
Earlier this morning we posted the first teaser for K Missing Kings, which follows up on the K anime series when it premieres in Japan this July. Fans in the United States and France have an opportunity to see it even earlier, though, because the anime film will have its world premiere at Anime Expo and Japan Expo. Hit the jump for more.
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.