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Anime Matsuri

Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 2 of 2

Mar 03 // Red Veron
Enjoy the gallery! Which one is your favorite? Look or more about Japanator at Anime Matsuri: Part 1 of Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Japanator Anime Matsuri Video (Coming Soon!) Last Year's Galleries: Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery - Part 1 Last Year's Galleries: Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery - Part 2  
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30K IN ATTENDANCE
The official numbers are in and about 30,215 people attended the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, one the best anime conventions in Texas. Anime Matsuri is a yearly celebration of Anime and Japanese pop culture, taking place in ...

Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 1 of 2

Mar 02 // Red Veron
At the convention, I ran into the cool people from BoomSlank who helped me find a certain vendor. Check out their site for some really cool art that I regret not picking up. This year, I heard unconfirmed reports that more than the projected 30,000 people attended and some have said that this makes it the best Anime convention in Texas. I haven't been to many Anime conventions in Texas to be able to judge for myself but I do think it is one of the major anime conventions in Texas that fans of Japanese pop culture in Texas should check out. There will be another gallery tomorrow and a video that is in the works! Come back tomorrow! Enjoy the gallery! Which one is your favorite? Look out for more about Japanator at Anime Matsuri: Part 2 of Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Japanator Anime Matsuri Video (Coming Soon!) Last Year's Galleries: Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery - Part 1 Last Year's Galleries: Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery - Part 2
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BEST ANIME CON IN TEXAS?!
This past weekend was the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese pop culture and other related interests, and I had a lot of fun despite trying to currently get over con funk. I ran into many awesome cosplay, which isn't surprising since I have always been impressed of the cosplay at Anime Matsuri.  

Week Ender - Anime Matsuri X Edition

Feb 27 // Red Veron
[embed]34800:5455:0[/embed] Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku Anime: Steins;Gate Anime Matsuri guest Yuzuru Tachikawa has directed many episodes of popular anime and one of them is Steains;Gate. Every anime featured here has been worked on by Tachikawa.   [embed]34800:5456:0[/embed] "Shinsekai Koukyougaku" Anime: Death Parade Tachikawa also directed this show and I've seen a few cosplayers decked out as characters from the show. I really need to watch more than the first episode.   [embed]34800:5457:0[/embed] "Mask" Anime: Bleach My favorite ending for this show and it happens to the last. Also, I chose this one since one of the guests at AM is Johnny Yong Bosch, the english voice actor for Ichigo. Bosch, also known for playing the second Black Ranger in Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger, played at last year's AM with his band Eyshine.   [embed]34800:5458:0[/embed] "Shinsekai Koukyougaku" Anime: Kill La Kill TRIGGER, the studio behind the show Kill La Kill, partnered up with AM last year to offer some great goodies related to different TRIGGER properties like exclusive art books. I was unable to get some since they sold out before I could find the area they sold them. SADNESSXINFINITY.jpg   So do you have a convention you love and/or something about a convention you love? It can be a memory or an event or ANYTHING. SHARE ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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TEN YEARS BABY
The first day of Anime Matsuri is done and the second day is here! I hope everyone in attendance of AM (Anime Matsuri) is enjoying their time. I am probably gorging on yummy food truck food when this goes live and/or running ...

OP Up! Anime Matsuri X Edition

Feb 24 // Red Veron
[embed]34799:5451:0[/embed] "Flyers" Anime: Death Parade Director of the Anime Death Parade, Yuzuru Tachikawa, will be attending Anime Matsuri. Tachikawa will also be joined by Animation Director and Character Designer of Death Parade Shinichi Kurita.   [embed]34799:5452:0[/embed] "Cras numquam scire" Anime: Dantalian no Shoka Death Parade's Director, Yuzuru Tachikawa, also directed several episodes of Dantalian no Shoka, which I enjoyed a lot. Sadly, I don't think there will be any more seasons of the show. I love Victorian era mystery anime with some mysticism and fantasy.   [embed]34799:5453:0[/embed] "Black Rock Shooter" Anime: Black Rock Shooter Black Rock Shooter is one of my favorite characters due to her design and her origins from a song and fan art. So when I saw that Anime Matsuri's Convention Chairwoman Deneice Leigh got some great BRS full body car decal stickers on her car Itasha to promote Anime Matsuri, I was beyond overjoyed.   [embed]34799:5454:0[/embed] "Motteke! Sailor Fuku" Anime: Lucky Star If you saw the pic above, Anime Matsuri's official Itasha used to have an awesome Lucky Star decal featuring Konata. Watch that show, it's sloooow at the beginning but great when it picks up. Don't watch the dub, Konata sounds like Bart Simpson.   So do you have a convention you love and/or something about a convention you love? It can be a memory or an event or ANYTHING. SHARE ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Houston's Best Anime Con
I love Anime conventions, I am here today at Japanator because of some cool people I met up with at an anime convention. These gatherings allow fans to express their love for their favorite things in an fun environment filled...


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See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon


Check out more great cosplay from Anime Matsuri!
Apr 10
// Red Veron
Anime Matsuri was last weekend and I saw some great cosplay at the annual convention in the heart of Houston, Texas. I ran into RealTDragon there who happens to read Japanator and make a lot of awesome cosplay-related videos...
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Have some more great cosplay from Anime Matsuri
[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in...

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A taste of the great cosplay at Anime Matsuri
[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay GalleryJapanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pic...

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Japanator will be at Anime Matsuri 2015 this weekend!


Houston's best anime convention!
Apr 03
// Red Veron
Japanator is going to be at this year's Anime Matsuri convention in Houston, Texas this weekend! I'm gonna be there and taking pictures of y'alls wonderful cosplay so if you see this handsome gentleman (picture in the gallery) with the genderbent male Akemi Homura cosplay wearing the white jacket and bow that lights up, say hello!
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Anna Tsuchiya to perform at Anime Matsuri 2015


And many more guests at Houston's best anime convention
Mar 01
// Red Veron
Anime Matsuri is a favorite anime convention here at Japanator and we're going to be there for this year's upcoming festivities in the heart of Houston. This year's main music act for Anime Matsuri is the very talented Anna T...
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Come back next year for more cosplay goodness!
Well, this is our last cosplay gallery for Anime Matsuri. I swear there was a lot more awesome cosplay, just check out last year's galleries. However, the venue change made it a bit a difficult to move around for everyone and...

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More cosplay from Houston's best Anime Convetion
Here is the second wave of awesome cosplay from Anime Matsuri 2013 for your eye organs to feast on! Speaking of feasting, there were plenty of yummy food available to con goers thanks the awesome food trucks. These food truck...

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A small taste of Houston's best cosplay
It's that time of the year again when springtime comes to the heart of Houston, Texas. When the annual Anime Matsuri anime convention, gathers fans of Japanese pop culture for three days to celebrate our love for well... Japa...

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As we deliver the finishing blow to the cosplay gallery for Anime Matsuri 2012, the final gallery will show only photos that were taken by Ashley Vilardi (Shown in the header image above.). Besides the amazingly spectacular L...

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It turns out that the person that was cosplaying Mr. Destructoid was none other than Ed Baylon himself. This must also mean that he has a partner in crime that was helping him out with capturing every cosplayer on camera. To ...

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I don't know the explanations, but somehow Mr. Destructoid found a way to invade Anime Matsuri 2012. And here I thought that no one from Modern Method was going to attend the con (I might be wrong.). Actually, that ...

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Anime Matsuri 2012 is currently still in session during the weekend in the Woodlands area north of Houston, TX, and we manage to come across photos of the cosplayers that attended the con. There are also some photos...

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Anime Matsuri '09: Our Hentai Panel was better last year, but I wore a hot dress


Apr 15
// John Martone
Not to be a pessimist, but the Hentai panel (I.E. Japanator's Porn-mas) was better last year. Last year was almost entirely improvisational, and supported but our audiences collaborative effort to see naked animated women.A r...
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Anime Matsuri '09: Desutoid's Guide to Heart Break Avoidance


Apr 14
// Red Veron
Being a Pimp/Super Dancing/Blogger Robot for Japanese Pop culture is tough, and whenever I roam the crowds at anime conventions decked out in Pimp Robo Gear, heads are guaranteed to turn and women are swept off their feet. Yo...
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Anime Matsuri '09: Child's Play Charity Auction


Apr 13
// Red Veron
Video games have become more and more a part of the Anime convention experience as of late, and has become a common sight at anime conventions much like terrible Death Note cosplayers. Anime conventions have always been a joy...
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Anime Matsuri: The RPG


Apr 13
// God Len
A long time ago, in the age of the internets and the 3G iPhone, there was a boy named Len who traveled to a far off land in order to take part in the Anime Matsuri. Len only wanted to experience the same yearly celebration as...
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Anime Matsuri '09: The top five things that I didn't get to do at Anime Matsuri '09


Apr 13
// John Martone
Disclaimer: The things that were fail were not the fault of Anime Matsuri, many of them were scheduling conflicts on my end.Click the jump, you know you want to.
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Anime Matsuri '09: The Green Power Ranger is dead to me


Apr 12
// John Martone
Remember when I was all like "OMG! Green Ranger!?!" Well those glorious days are done, and Jason David Frank are dead to me.You know, I'm sure it was all just a "wacky" mix up, but I did not (as in the opp...
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Anime Matsuri '09: Dragonball Evolution liveblogged


Apr 11
// Dale North
I can't believe I'm doing this. Seriously. I'm here at Anime Matsuri, here at a theater, preparing to liveblog Dragonball Evolution. This is...yeah.But someone had to do it, right?I'm not even a Dragonball person. I'm not even a movie person. So you already kind of know what I'm going to say about this...creation. Hit the jump to read our live coverage of this movie.
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Anime Matsuri '09: FUNimation panel liveblog


Apr 11
// Dale North
Here it comes, rapid-fire style, devoid of all personality. I'm tired. Dinner soon? Announcements: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood streaming at FUNimation.com -- but you knew that. Airs four to five days after it does in Jap...
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Anime Matsuri '09: We miss Anime Insider


Apr 11
// John Martone
So, last year we perused the anime/manga section at Barnes and Nobles, this year we checked out Borders. We were on a mission! Dale wanted to find the latest issue of Shojo Beat, and everyone else was looking for the vaunted ...
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Anime Matsuri '09: Top five sexy things I want to do at Anime Matsuri '09


Apr 11
// John Martone
To me, Matsuri is kinda like a work-related vaction. Almost nothing industry related or "news" worthy happens, but you still get to run around and cause mischief. That said, I'm almost afraid that if I don't start writing these down I might forget.Hit the jump and see the current list of sexy things I want to do at Anime Matsuri. How they turn out will follow later.
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Anime Matsuri '09: Remembering the Yaoi


Apr 09
// John Martone
Alright, so Dale, Len, Redzie, Gia, and I are sitting in a cramped cozy hotel room the night before Matsuri. After eating Italian and then running up and down a local Target, we started reflecting back on some of the good times last year. Don't worry, this won't be the last yaoi you all see this weekend.Hit the jump for Tim and I's classic "pillow" fight.
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Weekly Recap: Countdown to Matsuri Edition


Apr 06
// Red Veron
We interrupt your regularly awesome week at Japanator for a very special announcement! This coming Easter weekend, Japanator will be at one of the most awesome anime conventions this side of the western hemisphere! That's rig...
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April music calendar - too many cons edition


Mar 30
// Zac Bentz
April is finally here (well, just about) so it's time to take a long hard look at the upcoming events! This month, it's all about the anime cons. Sakura-Con, Anime Matsuri and Kawaii Kon are all taking place at the same time...
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Miyavi to rock Anime Matsuri in Houston, TX, April 10-12


Jan 22
// Dale North
We love Anime Matsuri. Look, we love it enough to give it its on tag on Japanator. We love it enough to insist that you go if at all possible -- it's that great of an event.And you know who else is going to love it this year?...

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