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As God intended: TENGA cosplay sighted


Jun 27
In the greatest cosplay development since a man wore a cardboard box with "Gundam" written on the front, an A-kon attendee was seen cosplaying as a TENGA onacup. His costume was surprisingly accurate, replicating th... read
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Don't count Bandai out of this con season just yet


Jun 08
As you may have noticed, Bandai was noticably absent from every con so far this year, including North America's longest running anime convention, Project A-kon. However, in a recent e-mail exchan... read
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A-Kon '09: Best and Worst Cosplay of A-Kon '09 Part 3 of 3


Jun 04
The third impact of cosplay from this last weekend's A-Kon 20 in Dallas arrives and the cosplay just keeps getting better and worse. Though I have to declare that the best cosplay of the con is in the picture above. That's th... read
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Shunya "Shunyama" Yamashita, you are my god.


Jun 03
For those of you who aren't aware of his art, it's time to get with the program. Potentially my favorite artist, Shunyama is known for his beautifully drawn, full figured character designs, often inspired by 1950's pinup mode... read
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A-Kon '09: Best and Worst Cosplay of A-Kon '09 Part 2 of 3


Jun 02
I bring upon you the second onslaught of both good and bad cosplay from this past weekend's A-Kon 20 from Dallas, Texas. Now we have even more cuter girls in this batch. I could've given you more if it weren't for my entire 2... read
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A-Kon '09: So.. there was cosplay, at least.


Jun 02
It was a pretty sad sight, at least I'd like to say that because honestly, there wasn't much to see. For what is the longest running Anime convention in the US, you'd expect there to be major announcements, numerous guests, a... read
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A-Kon '09: Best and Worst Cosplay of A-Kon '09 Part 1 of 3


Jun 01
So A-Kon 20 totally happened this past weekend in the city of Dallas, and Japanator was there. Out of the many cons I've been to, there's always one thing you can count on: The Awesome Cosplay.I consider myself somewhat of an... read
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A-Kon '09: Day 2, Camino Q&A and the dealer room.


Jun 01
Saturday proved to be less than exciting, but we managed to enjoy ourselves at the con, despite the lack of major outlets and their usual announcements. We started the day going out with the kids at AnimeVice for lunch. It wa... read
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A-Kon '09: Legal in Japan Edition


May 30
It's 2 am and I'm here in Dallas and tired as f*ck from driving all day. You ask why I'm in Dallas? For A-Kon 20, you silly goose. The oldest running anime convention in North America, A-Kon, is celebrating its 20th year and ... read
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A-kon '08: AMV Contest(s)!


Jun 09
I've put this post off, not only because the past week has seen me running around like a monkey on acid back and forth 'cross central Texas getting ready to go back to "school" or "move" or whatever th... read
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Podtoid-san 60: 'This is A-kon' edition


Jun 06
When I look back, A-Kon 19 was a total blur. My mind is filled with random images of whiskey, sashimi, Kagami poseable figures, side boob, and more, and I can't make sense of any of it. I guess it's a good thing that we recor... read
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A-Kon '08: Anime Hell


Jun 04
This con staple took place a tiny bit late, which is not notable at itself in a huge, busy Friday-night con environment; what stuck out here was that several key volunteers and/or Anime Hell guys seemed to be sick or otherw... read
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A-kon '08: Helen McCarthy and Peter Beagle's panel


Jun 03
On the con schedule, it was called "Gossip" with those two writers, but really, it was last year's Storytelling panel all over again, which was not a good thing so much as a magnificent concession to the fact that l... read
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A-Kon '08: Friday arrival, Idea Generator panel


Jun 02
A full day's rest and no alcohol have set me up nicely to talk about some little ol' con from this weekend in Dallas; with my chocolate all melted, my L wig broken and a couple of fantastic souvenirs, I'll always be able to t... read
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A-Kon '08: The cosplay!


Jun 02
While final totals aren't in yet, I think it's pretty safe to say that A-Kon 19 demolished the previous record we told you about earlier. The forms and entries are still being tallied by officials, but it is estimated that ov... read
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Budo Grape kicked off their US concert line up in Dallas, Texas this past weekend, and we had a chance to meet with them to talk about their premiere performance at A-Kon 19. Tachi Grape (drums), Nagai Grape (guitar and vocal... read feature

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A-kon 08: ImaginAsian report


Jun 01
Our ninja Gia reports of some new announcements coming from the television network ImaginAsian. Starting Mondays next week ImaginAsian will be showing a selection of ADV’s live-action films such as Jailbreakers and Marr... read
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A-Kon '08: More pictures to hold you over while we wake up


May 31
Team Japanator sucks. We have a lot of coverage coming up from last night, and much more to cover today. But right now everyone is still barely moving about, some still reeling from the drinky drinky that went well into the m... read
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A-kon '08: Bandai conglomerated entertainment panel


May 30
If a general exposé of Nabeshin wasn't industry enough for you, we've arrived at Bandai Visual/Entertainment's panel. As should be known, the two have offically combined into some sort of awe-inspiring anime peddling o... read
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A-Kon '08: Shinichi Watanabe's afro-rific panel and crotch shot


May 30
Director, anime star, and voice actor Shinichi Watanabe (aka Nabeshin) fluffed his afro for an appearance as a special guest at an industry panel today at A-Kon 19. The man behind shows like Excel Saga, Tenchi Muyo EXP, Puni ... read
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A-Kon '08: Early bird gets the worm... and cosplay pics


May 30
The rest of team Japanator are lazy f*cks for the most part. John has been fired. They sleep in, or hang out, or shuffle around, all while all the good sh*t in the dealer's room is being bought up! Where is their sense of dut... read
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Podtoid-san 60: "This is A-kon" edition


May 30
Crowning our second "at the con-room recording," we are pleased to bring you episode 60, live from Dallas, Texas. I'll make this short and sweet, but yeah... we at Japanator are trying to have enough fun for all the... read
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A-Kon '08: Is this a 4-day con now?


May 29
What the hell is going on here? The Japanator crew is still getting their lodging and travel situation sorted on this Thursday night before A-Kon 19 kicks off tomorrow morning. But from the looks of things around here in the ... read
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Con Reminder: A-kon


May 28
Just in case anyone happens to be going to Dallas and forgot, this weekend is A-kon 19. A-kon 18 was my first con, and this one will undoubtedly be like... ninety times cooler.A few quick notes for any interested parties: Ver... read
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Podtoid-san 59: Lions, Tigers, and Cons! Oh my!


May 24
As the readers may or may not be aware of, its con season! We here at Japantor are taking such matters seriously, and have sent our agents out. Between Len's coverage of ACEN last week, Tim at Fanime right now, and next week ... read
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Budo Grape: New album, new US tour dates


Apr 30
The always funky and quirky art-rockers Budo Grape will be making their debut appearance in the US at A-Kon this year. What, can't make it to Dallas on May 30th? Well fear not! There are two more live dates for the band com... read
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A-Kon is out to beat the Guinness game cosplay record


Apr 07
You're going to be at A-Kon 19 in Dallas, Texas, right? We are, and some of us will be cosplaying as videogame characters to help them out a bit.What would we be helping by cosplaying game characters? We would be helping this... read
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Vis-kei metal masters Versailles to play A-Kon 2008


Jan 17
Tainted Reality, a major vis-kei promoter in the US, has just announced that they are bringing the masters of metal and frilly dresses Versailles to A-Kon this year. This is huge news for fans of quality visual rock as Vers... read
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That's me own back on the left, a few billion fangirls in a long multi-hall wraparound line, and a generous chunk of the reason they're all there writing his e-mail for me on the right: 'tis Vic Mignogna, voice of Ed in Ful... read feature

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A-kon 2007: Storytelling


Jun 11
This year's A-kon positively teemed with large, elaborate cosplay, the likes of which I never would've guessed were playable. It's a mark of the con's high quality, then, that there were plenty of events and panels both gra... read
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A-kon 2007: Intro, and Character Development panel


Jun 07
Hidey-ho, Jtorinos! Now that I've had time to catch my breath, find my notes and start wading through the many many many pics from this weekend's 18th A-kon in Dallas, it's time to start recappin' them panels and the bigger... read
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A-kon 2007: What I got out of the deal


Jun 06
Literally? Two parking tickets, my credit card being left in Dallas, and a case of Japanese Flu. Metaphorically? A lot more. Basically, the entire experience was incredibly interesting. I came in with a friend quoting the ... read






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