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Anime Expo

Anisong World Matsuri photo
Anisong World Matsuri

Now you too can relive the glory of the Anisong World Matsuri


Did they sing your favorite theme?
Jan 29
// Josh Tolentino
If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as man...
Crunchyroll photo
Crunchyroll

Aw, snap: Crunchyroll enters the dub and home release field


How will this affect the anime market?
Jul 03
// Salvador G Rodiles
If there's one unexpected piece of news to come out of Anime Expo '16, it's that Crunchyroll revealed that they're planning to release anime on Blu-ray and DVD with English dubs. The interesting thing about this announcement ...
AX '16 photo
AX '16

Anime Expo 2016 is full of guests you should see


Largest industry showing yet
Jun 29
// Jeff Chuang
This weekend starts Anime Expo 2016 out in Los Angeles. It's nuts.  A good anime convention not only provides a healthy crowd turnout and lots of things for the attendees to do, but also a wide variety of guests and even...
Anime Expo photo
Anime Expo

Uh-oh: Anime Expo could be harmed by sudden regulations


Why now?
May 16
// Josh Tolentino
I think we can all agree that youths need protection from creeps and other predators, but what's happening at this year's Anime Expo in the name of protecting the children seems to be a bit...undesirable. Last week, the ...

Gundam photo
Gundam

AX '15: Right Stuf to release Zeta Gundam, Victory Gundam, and more


Believe in the Sign of Zeta
Jul 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
Good news, everyone; during Anime Expo '15, the gang at Right Stuf have revealed the next phase of their Gundam distribution deal with Sunrise. This time around, the company plans to release Victory Gundam, Gundam X,&nbs...
Anime Expo '15 photo
Anime Expo '15

Sweet: LeSean Thomas and Thomas Romain to appear at AX '15


Double Thomas Xtreme!
May 09
// Salvador G Rodiles
As LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 1 and 2's Supervising Director, Legend of Korra Book 1's Production Artist) and his team continue to work hard on Cannon Busters' pilot, the guy's appearing at...

AX '14: Cosplays

Jul 09 // Jeff Chuang
AX Cosplays photo
Including some esteemed guests!
It's really amazing how Anime Expo continues to be one of the most diverse cons when it comes to cosplaying things from anime and manga. For those of us canvassing the whole thing, note that while the count of Homestucks have...

NIS America photo
NIS America

AX '14: NIS America to localize three new games


Fireflies, Gods, and fugitives are heading our way
Jul 04
// Salvador G Rodiles
Anime Expo 2014 is among us, and NIS America has revealed three new titles that they're planning to localize in the west. If you happen to be a Vita owner, then you'll enjoy the first game on the list, since htoL#NiQ: The Fir...
Visual Novels photo
Visual Novels

AX '14: Sekai Project to localize Grisaia no Kajitsu, planetarian


Front Wing and Visual Arts on board
Jul 03
// Jeff Chuang
At Anime Expo Sekai Project announced that they are partnering with Visual Arts, the studio that publishes high profile Key titles, to release planetarian in English officially. There was a previous release of it with a ...
AX 2014 photo
AX 2014

Anime Expo 2014 is going on now


Kill la Kill tour continues, other major premieres
Jul 03
// Jeff Chuang
Anime Expo is upon us again this July 4th weekend. We'll try to bring the latest announcements there to you, and other important coverages from downtown Los Angeles. The list of guests at Anime Expo is long and impressing as ...
JoJo photo
JoJo

Surprise: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders' English Dub to stream on Crunchyroll


In which Crunchyroll catches us off guard
Jun 24
// Salvador G Rodiles
I don't know if this announcement is a figment of my imagination or not, but Crunchyroll's planning to stream three episodes of Stardust Crusaders' English dub on July 5th. If you're going to Anime Expo 2014, there's going to...
Viz Media photo
Viz Media

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14


Sailor Moon fans are in for some good news
Jun 18
// Salvador G Rodiles
It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the ...
SAO II photo
SAO II

Sword Art Online season 2 to premiere worldwide


Special events at AX and Japan Expo in France
May 21
// Jeff Chuang
To promote SAO season 2, Sword Art Online II, which is due out this summer, Aniplex of America is hosting a premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Expo on July 4th. It predates the screening on Japanese TV on July 5...
Hentai photo
Hentai

Project H launches hentai festival at Anime Expo


Event will include one-on-one activities
Apr 23
// Brad Rice
Feel like you can't get enough hentai? Want to gather with like-minded individuals? Well Project-H has you set! If you're planning on visiting Anime Expo this year, Project-H will be running a Hentai Festival on Saturday, Jul...
K Project photo
K Project

K: Missing Kings to premiere at AX and JX


Come and see the film that follows the K Project series
Apr 11
// Amber Hunt
Before the film opens in Japan, K: Missing Kings will premiere at Anime Expo and Japan Expo. King Records announced this information a few hours ago.  It opens in Japan on July 12th, but will air in LA at AX from July 3r...
Anohana Movie photo
Anaru is a medical term, but what about Tsuruko?
Did you watch Anohana the Movie last week? I did, and it was definitely at least an one-hankie experience. Now you can relive it, especially the lighter moments, with the above Q&A taken with the producer of the series H...

More Sailor Moon voice actors at Anime Expo

Jan 15 // Amber Hunt
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Sailor Moon photo
How excited are you?
Let's talk about Sailor Moon. Mr. Ben Huber let us know about the new Sailor Moon anime airing in July! It's going to be amazing, I absolutely cannot wait. However, I'm here to bring you some more awesome news! Guess who's go...

Cons photo
Cons

Anime Expo, Otakon continue to dominate biggest cons


2013 sees Anime Matsuri in the top 10
Jan 09
// Brad Rice
Now that 2013 is over and done with, we can take a look at how all the cons stacked up last year. AnimeCons has all the numbers that each event self-reported, and that's the best metric we have to go on. Some of the cons are ...
Cons photo
Cons

Rejoice! The Sailor Scouts to assemble at Anime Expo 2014


Sailor Moon fans are in for a treat
Dec 24
// Salvador G Rodiles
Sailor Moon's 20th birthday is around the corner, and Anime Expo's magical staff is ready to reunite the Sailor Scouts from the North American broadcast of the original Sailor Moon anime. Best of all, Linda Ballantyne (S...
Cons photo
Cons

Anime Expo is hosting a Black Friday sweepstakes


Purchase a 4-day pass and be automatically entered to win
Nov 28
// Tim Sheehy
If you're hoping to score some four-day passes to Anime Expo on the cheap, while helping out some people in need, you're in luck. Starting Friday through December 2nd, Anime Expo is having a small Black Friday sale and sweeps...
Toshio Maeda interview photo
The godfather of tentacle porn speaks
Back in the late 90's, if the subject of anime was ever brought up, it usually devolved into one topic. Whether or not you had watched The Legend of the Overfiend (Urotsukidoji). You couldn't avoid it, and after some time, p...

Danny Choo Interview photo
What's happening with the Tokyo Storm Trooper?
I had a chance to sit down with my old pal Danny Choo at Anime Expo this week, and catch up on what's been going on in his world. Danny is the prototype for entrepreneurial otaku. He is currently promoting his Mira...

AX '13: Cosplay

Jul 09 // Jeff Chuang
con cosplays photo
So many Jgers
For all that it has gone through, my trusty Sony NEX-5 camera has finally bit the dust due to its negligent owner leaving it somewhere it probably wasn't suppose to be. I've traveled far and wide with it, around the world in ...

Yamato 2199 Dub photo
Yamato 2199 Dub

AX '13: Yamato 2199 getting English dub


We Star Blazers now
Jul 07
// Josh Tolentino
Hey, remember Star Blazers, the English incarnation of Space Battleship Yamato? Well, it's back! Sort of. Production I.G. and its partners are apparently opting to take advantage of Star Blazers' greater recognition in the w...
Steins;Gate English photo
Steins;Gate English

El Psy Congroo: JAST USA to localize Steins;Gate game


Mwah ha ha ha ha!
Jul 07
// Josh Tolentino
Hey, it's me! The Organization has been sent reeling, with the latest blow for freedom, justice, and SCIENCE struck. Operation "Based JAST" has concluded successfully, and the veteran agents at JAST USA have delivered the ann...
Anime Expo 2013 photo
Anime Expo 2013

Porno Graffiti rocked Anime Expo, check our gallery


First concert in the US was a big success
Jul 07
// Jayson Napolitano
One of the biggest acts at Anime Expo this year was Porno Graffiti. They've been around a long time and have worked on a number of anime tie-ins over the years, so their fans were excited to hear that the band would be perfor...
Daily Dose photo
Daily Dose

AX '13 Daily Dose of Music: CELL


VK time!
Jul 06
// Hiroko Yamamura
I'm checking in from sunny Los Angeles, California, where I'm having a great time at the annual Anime Expo. The convention is known for a lot of thing, one in particular is a great taste in music. This year the convention fe...
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AX '13: Sentai and Tatsunoko make friendly, nabs 11 shows


Also licenses Stella Womens Academy, High School Division Class C3
Jul 05
// Brad Rice
One of the big splashes Sentai Filmworks made at its AX panel earlier today was the announcement that it's worked out a licensing deal with Tatsunoko productions to bring a portion of their library over to the US in some form...
NIS's two new licenses photo
NIS's two new licenses

NIS grabs Genshiken 2nd Season and Hanasaku Iroha's movie


Double NIS License Extreme!
Jul 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
The summer anime season has just begun, and NIS America is ready to reveal their announcements for Anime Expo 2013! For their main order of business, they are happy to tell us that the Society for the Study of Modern Visual C...
Nozomi panel at AX 2013  photo
Nozomi panel at AX 2013

YES! Nozomi is having an acquisition panel at Anime Expo


I think I'm going to be punished for the reasoning behind my excitement.
Jul 01
// Salvador G Rodiles
I will admit that I'm am over reacting on my view towards Nozomi's latest announcement, but I'm actually more curious about the scene that's going to appear at the panel. On the good side of things, they're going to talk abou...

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