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8:00 AM on 02.25.2015

Aw snap, Sakura-Con '15 gets a series of BlazBlue events

I may be a little late to the party, but I felt that this announcement was worth sharing around here. Anyway, the gang at Arc System Works and Strangely Compelling Media (BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend's localization, Phant...

Salvador GRodiles

4:30 PM on 04.26.2014

Sakura-Con '14: post-con impressions

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...

Tim Sheehy

10:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Sakura-Con '14: Crunchyroll announces two more simulcasts

So SakuraCon has come and gone but we still have more news to share with you that came out of our weekend in Seattle. Yesterday, Crunchyroll held an industry panel at the con and despite getting through the bulk of their pane...

LB Bryant

7:30 PM on 04.18.2014

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

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...

Tim Sheehy

4:22 PM on 04.18.2014

Sakura-Con '14: Aniplex announces dub project for Magi season 2

Aniplex at Sakura-con has announced a special audition for Magi. The season two of Magi will have a Bang Zoom! dub. In addition, there will be public auditions at Anime Expo this summer for roles in Magi. Also, Aniplex of Ame...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 PM on 04.12.2014

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

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...

Jeff Chuang

4:30 PM on 03.07.2014

Attack on Titan news round-up; Phantasy Star, Sakura-Con and more

This week has seen its fair share of Attack on Titan-related news. To start, the official soundtrack has been licensed by Anime Limited, and is now available digitally through iTunes, Amazon UK and Google play. The rele...

Tim Sheehy

3:00 PM on 02.14.2014

SakuraCon announces ELISA as musical guest of honor

Taking place at the end of April (the 18th to the 20th to be exact), SakuraCon in Seattle is my home away from home. I've hit the convention every year for the last few years and have always had a blast though this year is go...

LB Bryant

Sakura-con 2013: Cosplay Part 2 photo
Sakura-con 2013: Cosplay Part 2
by Josh Totman

So yesterday's Sakura-con cosplay wasn't enough for you? I don't blame you. Here is what I am going to do for you my fine readers. I'm going to give you even more cosplay pics today! Awesome, right?

Without further ado, part 2 of the cosplay of Sakura-con! Part 1 here in case you missed it.

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Sakura-con 2013: Cosplay Part 1 photo
Sakura-con 2013: Cosplay Part 1
by Josh Totman

What is a convention without cosplay? Nothing, that's what it would be! I mean, how many of us just look forward to taking loads of pictures of people dressed  up at their favorite characters and show off their incredible craftsmanship? I know I do every time I go to any convention! Personally, I marvel at the dedication and passion I see through these costumes. I also see pure laziness with anyone throwing on normal clothes and calling it cosplay. If you buy yours, well, I'll give you partial credit and still take a photo. The biggest unfortunate thing is that I don't really get to spend much time taking to these cosplayers about their craft. Normally it's just a quick snapshot and off to the next thing. Cons can be so busy that you can't stop and smell the flowers so to speak. It's a real shame too.

Anyways, on to the pictures!

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Sakura-con 2013: Overview photo
Sakura-con 2013: Overview
by Josh Totman

The 16th annual Sakura-con in Seattle, Washington is always a highlight of the year for me. This was my 4th time at the annual anime love fest and it has only gotten better. From top to bottom the staff and crew of ANCEA did learn quite a bit from last year fixing lots of problems that plagued the con experience. So the first thing that I have to do is congratulate ANCEA for the best run con I have been to.

With that out of the way, let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of the con.


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12:30 AM on 03.31.2013

Sakura-Con 2013: Get a load of Yen Press's newest goods

Sakura-Con is still going on as we speak, and Josh "Totsu" Totman is scouring the entire con like a beast! As he storms through the catacombs of Seattle's anime convention, JT has discovered Yen Press's latest annou...

Salvador GRodiles