Sakura-Con


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...

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...

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...

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...



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...

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...

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...

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...




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...

Remember when Aniplex had big plans for Sakura-Con that were related to Sword Art Online? Of course you do.  Well, that's not the only thing that you are getting this year, because Aniplex's online panel has revealed tha...

In case you were busy during the panel that was brought to you by the folks at Aniplex America, we are giving you the chance to read about the announcements that happened during the evening.  The first order of news will...


It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Proj...


Great news from Viz Media's panel at Sakura-Con! The company announced on Saturday that they have acquired licensing rights to the Berserk Golden Age Arc film trilogy. We hear that they plan on releasing the series' first ins...

After tons and tons of begging, a US licensor has finally heard our plea. Aniplex USA announced today at its Sakura-Con panel that it had licensed the beloved Shaft anime Bakemonogatari and its follow-up Nisemonogatari. ...

It wouldn't be Sakura-Con without some new announcements from FUNimation! At today's panel, FUNimation announced that it had licensed sci-fi anime Shangri-La, the story of how a future Japan is turned into the world's largest...

Can't make it to Sakura Con? no problem! It was just announced that the streaming service Nico Nico Douga and its English language counterpart Niconico will live-stream Stereopony's Sakura Con performance taking place this Fr...

If you haven't heard any of the last couple of our wonderful podcasts, you might not know that I will be hosting a panel at Sakura-Con. It's a wonderful, glorious panel, filled with wonderful food, snacks, drinks, and most of...

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you yet another anime convention-related news report! Sakura Con has recently added two more guests to its lengthy list of attendees: Atsuhiro Iwakami, producer of the hit anime series Puell...

Here is some awesome news for you people planning to go to Sakura-Con this April! The very awesome Stereopony will be performing as guests of honour, making attendance mandatory and travelling there absolutely worth it. It se...

Do you fine folks love Japan? Well, given that you're visiting a Japanese culture website, I'm going to assume your answer was at least a mild "Eh, it's okay". The reason that I ask is because I want to ask if the lot of you ...

Sorry, Sakura-con fans. Hate to break the news to you, but your 2010 convention has just gotten a little less awesome. Yasuhiro Imagawa, the director of G Gundam, has decided to pull out of the event so that he can get to wor...

That's really all that matters.I mean, it's got other stuff, like Vash, his red coat, his gun(s), his sunglasses, Milly, Meryl, a sci-fi western setting, guns, big dudes with padded shoulders, more guns, explosions, sandbags,...

Wow, I'm simply amazed. Sakura-Con is really pulling out all the stops.Their latest guest is Noizi Ito, the illustrator for the Haruhi and Shakugan no Shana series of light novels. Sakura-Con will mark Ito's debut in the Unit...

The con season is coming up, and with it the con news. Visitors to Sakura-con 2010 will not only have the honor of trembling before the presence of G Gundam/Giant Robo director Yasuhiro Imagawa, but also gain something not ev...

Originally slated to go to Anime Weekend Atlanta last year, Yasuhiro Imagawa canceled his appearance (likely due to the swine flu hullabaloo), leaving fans in the lurch. This manly man, director of G Gundam, Giant Robo and Sh...






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