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Hayamin QA photo
Hayamin QA

Otakon '14: Saori Hayami interview


Quick Q&A with a prolific seiyuu
Aug 24
At Otakon 2014 Japanator was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes with one of the most prolific voice actresses in otaku anime and games of the past several years. Saori Hayami appeared at the con on behalf of Aniplex and h... read
Otakon '14 Cosplay photo
Loving it live
Otakon 2014 flew by last weekend, in usual form, cramming way more content than what one can expect within a simple weekend. The cosplayers are out and baffling the crowd. The local baseball program even talked about it, and ... read feature

Otakon '14 photo
Otakon '14

Otakon 2014 charms Baltimore this weekend


Yoshiki, ALTIMA, Katabuchi, CIA, Hayami, Sailor Mooooooon
Aug 07
The biggest East Coast anime con, Otakon, happens this weekend. It'll be, for once, not deathly hot and humid in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, perhaps, but the weather wasn't ever going to stop anyone. As per usual a lot of gue... read
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Aw snap, Viz is hosting a Sailor Moon event at Otakon


In the name of the moon, Sailor Moon Day returns
Aug 05
Yikes! I almost forgot that Otakon's happening this weekend. Anyway, if you're planning to attend the con, Viz is having another Sailor Moon Day event, which happens to be almost similar to the one from Anime Expo '14. This t... read
Power Morphicon '14 photo
Power Morphicon '14

Huzzah! Three Zyuranger actors are attending Power Morphicon '14


Super Sentai's invading Power Morphicon!
Jul 21
Alright, people; it's time to pull out your Morph... er, I mean Dino Bucklers, because Yuuta Mochizuki's (Geki/Tyranno Ranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) attending Power Morphicon 2014! Aside from the original T-Rex-th... read
Japan Expo USA photo
Japan Expo USA

Rejoice! Urobuchi to attend Japan Expo USA


Urobutcher returns to the U.S.
Jul 11
Are you sad that you didn't get to meet Urobuchi at Anime Expo 2014? Well, now you're in luck, because Gen the Butcher's attending Japan Expo USA. Not only that, you'll also get the opportunity to get the guy's autograph whil... read
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... read feature

AX 2014 photo
AX 2014

Anime Expo 2014 is going on now


Kill la Kill tour continues, other major premieres
Jul 03
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 ... read
JoJo photo
JoJo

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


In which Crunchyroll catches us off guard
Jun 24
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... read
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
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 ... read
Studio Trigger photo
With Hiromi Wakabayashi & Koyama Shigeto
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 ... read feature

Macross photo
Macross

MacrossWorld Con returns this Fall


I gotta make my way to out this!
Jun 11
The longtime Macross fansite, MacrossWorld continues its convention tradition this Fall, on October 4th from 12:00 - 6:00 at the Torrance Cultural Center in California. The obviously Macross focused convention is set to featu... read
Cosplay photo
The Pool is open for business
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 ... read feature

Anime Next photo
Anime Next

Anime Next brings Rookies and Luna to East Coast burbs


This weekend, catch the soul of Studio Trigger
Jun 05
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... read
ANorth: Cosplay photo
ANorth: Cosplay

Anime North '14: Cosplay


Every con is going to have a bancho Mako this year huh
May 29
Anime North 2014 is one huge con this year, and the convention's parking lot proved to be a nice gathering place for all kinds of cosplayers. The sun beat down hard during Saturday's prime hours, but many persevered nonethele... read
WUG! photo
Let's hear it for Hiro, Yamakan and the Wake Up Girls!
Anime Central and Crunchyroll teamed up over the weekend and brought to the USA the anime-idol group Wake Up, Girls! I am more than excited to be able to cover them over the weekend and attend some of their events. Below... read feature

Anime North photo
Anime North

Anime North 2014 is this weekend!


Canada's biggest anime con
May 20
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we have three great cons in North America again this coming weekend. Anime North, the biggest anime con in Canada, is offering its usually diverse programming from J-rock acts to live action... read
ACEN '14 photo
ACEN '14

ACEN '14: Scenes from opening ceremony


Voice actors, DJs parade
May 20
Anime Central 2014 opened with a great list of guests. What's actually really unusual is that most of the guests on the roll call showed up at the opening ceremony, which seems like a good omen for a convention weekend given ... read
Cosplays photo
Is that a ship daughter?
Over the weekend, midwest's cosplayers marched out en force at Anime Central 2014. Let's take a look after the jump. The trend with Titan doesn't seem to slow down, and there are a bunch of decent survey corps members roaming... read feature

ACEN '14 photo
ACEN '14

Anime Central 2014 brings Angela, WUG, host of great guests


Waking up to the third largest anime con in North America
May 15
Anime Central, the third largest anime convention in the US and Canada, serves as the big bump to get things started for this year's anime convention circuit. It kicks off Friday and runs through the weekend. And big conventi... read
Sakura-Con photo
Sakura-Con

Sakura-Con '14: post-con impressions


Lots to do, little to talk about
Apr 26
Whenever an event proves to be uneventful, less-than-impressive, or just generally underwhelming, I prefer to take a few days to really gather some perspective before unloading on it. That's not to say Sakura-Con was less-tha... read
Viz Media photo
Viz Media

Sakura-Con '14: Viz Media announce World Trigger headed to print


Also, Canadian dates for Tiger & Bunny: The Rising finally revealed
Apr 18
This afternoon Viz Media held their own Sakura-Con industry panel and although it could likely be described as brief, they did manage to excite us with an announcement or two. Most notably, that Daisuke Aishihara's action-pac... read
ACEN photo
ACEN

Wake Up, Girls! to shake up Anime Central


And with Yamakan too!
Apr 14
Anime Central announced last Friday that seiyuu-idol group Wake Up, Girls! will be attending as guests, along with their producers--anime director Yutaka Yamamoto and producer Hiroaki Takeuchi. Naturally the WUGs will be pres... read
Sakuracon 2014 photo
Sakuracon 2014

Sakura-Con 2014 to host Titan, SAO, Magi guests and more


ELISA rounds out the music
Apr 12
Sakura-Con, the big spring-time anime con based out of Seattle, runs next weekend from April 18th to April 20th. We at Japanator will try our best to bring you coverage from the event covering the usual cosplay, news and gues... read
Animazement photo
Animazement

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam


You've got Char, Amuro, Kai and Lalah
Apr 07
I was already going to Animazement. Their announcement of KOTOKO as the main musical guest was enough for me to plop down the cash for a weekend pass, plane tickets and a shared hotel. With their latest guest announcements, I... read
JAM Project photo
Old school anison rockers kick back for some laughs
At Anime Boston 2014, epic anime theme song (anison) rock team JAM Project performed and threw a couple great shows. Japanator was able to join in on their press panel and take some Q&A time. Here are the juicy details ab... read feature

AB 2014 photo
AB 2014

AB 2014: Aniplex of America announces Spring lineup, Servant x Service DVD


Mushishi, Nanana's Treasures, Kagerou Project anime, Magic High School
Mar 22
At Anime Boston, Aniplex of America shows for the first time the complete DVD set for Servant x Service. The set will have 3 discs and a booklet inside a box. No Blu-ray announced! In addition, Aniplex drops four licenses for... read
Anime Boston photo
Anime Boston

AB 2014: The Cosplayers


Dressed up or not, you gotta plan your day right
Mar 22
Anime Boston 2014 brings out the cosplayers from the US Northeast. If you look at what parades through the bigger cons' halls in the year, the earlier cons give you an indication of what's to come later in the year. Take a lo... read
Anime Boston photo
Anime Boston

Anime Boston 2014 is upon us!


Anime festival returns to Boston, early in the year
Mar 19
Anime Boston, the biggest anime convention up in New England region of the US, finally returns to its March weekend date, and for once, not at the same time as PAX East. This coming weekend (3/21-23), expect the usual costumi... read
Tomopop photo
Tomopop

The 2014 Winter Tokyo Wonder Festival is happening


Tomopop has you covered
Feb 08
Right now, collectible toy-enthusiasts all over the world are flocking to Japan for Tokyo Wonder Festival. The bi-annual event, held in Chiba each year, features the latest must-have garage kits and often provides fans with a... read
Cons photo
Cons

Anime Expo, Otakon continue to dominate biggest cons


2013 sees Anime Matsuri in the top 10
Jan 09
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 ... read
Cons photo
Cons

Rejoice! The Sailor Scouts to assemble at Anime Expo 2014


Sailor Moon fans are in for a treat
Dec 24
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... read






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