Here’s the last entry on the Con journal, hopefully reading this will get you enticed to join our Facebook group or to check out the forums. The last bit of this massive con was pretty much all about cosplay and fun little events. Read on for our take on it.
Those of you that keep up with the site (we know someone does) ever since I took over should know I’m not from the US of A. I’m actually a Venezuelan, which means that as far as conventions go, I’ll be screwed. Unless my country happened to be a hot bed for Otakus and we had a sweet ass con, which totally happened.
The virtual Idol and Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku will now be gracing the pages of Weekly Young Jump. Her most recent incursion into manga-land will take up four panels a week to bring her fans a bit of joy with each edition of the magazine. Starting on September 2, Kentarō Hayashi will begin his work on this particular release.
The past two days have brought forth interesting (if not somewhat disappointing) revelations. Fans of the Macross saga can now look forward to a somewhat definitive release date for the new film, as well as some goodies to tag along with it.
Those of you that keep up with the site will remember the announcement made to report on To Love-Ru’s new anime incarnation. You will also remember that the announcement was sketchy enough as to not clarify what form the animation would take. Read on for that.
Here’s some good news coming from the anime world’s rumor mill: prepare yourselves for some flashy big robot action in the nearby future! Super Robot Wars is getting another anime adaptation, read on to get in on the scoop.
Remember how we nodded towards our mechanical friend in the paper craft article? Well, he can now nod at you! He’s back in top shape (movable head and all) and casting a shadow in the city of Shizuoka.
It’s A Gundam!
Yoshitaka Amano, famous character illustrator for the Final Fantasy video game series, is having his art exhibit, DEVA LOKA (USA) return to San Francisco’s NEW PEOPLE cultural center due to the popular demand.
Announced on Thursday by Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California, character designer and animation director, Toshihiro Kawamoto, will be this year’s guest of honor. Kawamoto is famous for his creation of the cast of the anime, Cowboy Bebop.
I attended the first and second day of New York Anime Festival this past weekend and I must say, I highly suggest this con for anime and manga fans. While it isn’t very old, it was attended by locals, people on the Northeast Coast and even some from Ohio, Virginia and further west!
From the news source, Anido, famous Japanese animator, Yoshinori Kanada has reportedly died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-seven. Yoshinori’s influential animating style, having inspired others for over thirty years, has touched some of the most well known and industry changing anime shows and films.
An anime entitled, Soreike! Anpanman, was just accepted into the Guinness Book of World Records for highest number of characters in an animated franchise. The children’s superhero comedy show is listed with having 1,768 different characters appear on the show’s first 980 episodes. Originally airing on October 3, 1988, Soreike! Anpanman has stayed strong for over 20 years.
Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator of the original Gundam show, is celebrated this summer with a Gundam convention. The 30th Anniversary Project has been broken into three main segments, Real-G, Feel-G and Soul-G. Real-G, which happened on Friday evening at Tokyo’s artificial, was the unveiling of a 18 meter or 59 foot tall, life size Gundam, the RX-78-2.
On June 29th, Otakon announced three more guests that will be joining them for the sixteenth year of the East Coast’s largest anime convention. Otakon was proud to present, Hidenori Matsubara, character designer and animator, best known for his character work on Oh! My Goddess OVA series, The Count of Monte Cristo and the game series, Sakura Wars.