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8:00 AM on 06.16.2014

Anime Next '14: Studio Trigger

At Anime Next 2014, the "Creative Officer" and "Creative Director" of Kill la Kill, Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi, respectively, did some show-and-tell for the crowd. Their Saturday panel on Kill la Kill was not ...

Jeff Chuang


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Anime Next '14: Cosplay photo
Anime Next '14: Cosplay
by Jeff Chuang

Anime Next 2014 in Somerset, New Jersey, spotted some terrific weather. It was almost nicer outdoors than indoors because the air conditioning was having problems on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, where many of the panels were hosted. The cosplayers are all outside anyway, large patches of landscaped lawn make shooting a little easier under the sun, as long as you can navigate the shadows from the trees.

With the World Cosplay Summit qualifier, Anime Next is moving up in some ways, and the cosplay reflect that. There are quite a few good ones, plus as a very good indicator of what's going to be out there at the big summer cons this year. Yeah I'm looking at you, Levi and Ryuuko. The gallery is just over there, you know what to do.

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6:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Anime Next brings Rookies and Luna to East Coast burbs

Anime Next 2014 is this weekend, out in central New Jersey. This mid-size anime convention is pretty neat in that recently it has consistently pulled in some star power with solid musical acts, idols, and some really hip anim...

Jeff Chuang

4:00 PM on 06.28.2010

AnimeNEXT '10: 'Cosplay is Serious Business'-con

Cosplay is always serious business. As such, serious photographs are required.While Jeff and I were trolling the mean streets of Somerset to cover AnimeNEXT (our Kamiyama interview debuts later this week), Tomopop editor Anth...

Brad Rice

6:00 PM on 06.15.2010

Questions for Kenji Kamiyama, Eden of the East director?

AnimeNEXT is coming up this weekend, and one of the guests that I'm looking forward to is Kenji Kamiyama -- director of Eden of the East. He's got some other titles under his belt, like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alo...

Brad Rice

5:45 PM on 05.20.2010

East coast welcomes Eden of the East creator at AnimeNEXT

Live on the east coast (a.k.a. the beast coast)? If you do, you'd better get ready to drop your pants (more than usual, at least), for Kenji Kamiyama, director and creator of nudist tourism anime Eden of the East, is coming t...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 PM on 06.16.2009

Japanator interview: Vertical's Ed Chavez

At AnimeNEXT, Ed Chavez took the stage in front of a few dozen people. It created a bit of despair for the panel -- one of the industry's smaller publishers was put into the largest panel room (FUNimation, meanwhile, was in t...

Brad Rice

2:00 PM on 06.14.2009

Anime Next '09: FUNi announces Dragonaut cast

With bated breath, Jeff and I waited at FUNi's panel at AnimeNEXT for the announcements they'd have in store. But alas, all we got was a dub cast and a blanket statement that they're looking, but haven't yet gotten any of the...

Brad Rice

8:00 PM on 06.11.2009

Japanator will be at AnimeNEXT this weekend!

Just a reminder to all of you in the tri-state area: Jeff Chuang and I will be wandering around AnimeNEXT this weekend, covering some of the panels and taking some photos. Right now, I'm planning on attending the Vertical and...

Brad Rice

11:00 AM on 03.31.2009

FAKE? coming to perform at AnimeNEXT

I didn't realize just how many music artist were coming to the US until Zac made this post. It's pretty overwhelming, especially for people who really want to see every single artist that will be here. I guess I could say I'm...

Eva Duenas

12:03 AM on 02.07.2009

Super secret awesome post

“What are we going to do about this?” asked Dr. Fernwood as he slapped the stack of papers within his grip. He took the fist paper in the stack and tossed it onto the desk that was opposite the one in which he slo...

God Len





9:30 PM on 06.29.2008

Podtoid-san 63: I'm In Ur AnimeNEXT, Blogging Your Panels edition

Gia and I had a fantastic time at AnimeNEXT, let me tell you. The only thing that marred the whole time was John, who refused to do Podtoid-san, leaving it up to Gia and me to record the show. Of course, we were lacking micro...

Brad Rice