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Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the person attending ...

 
 
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Now you too can relive the glory of the Anisong World Matsuri

If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as many of the artist...

 
 
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Aw, snap: Crunchyroll enters the dub and home release field

If there's one unexpected piece of news to come out of Anime Expo '16, it's that Crunchyroll revealed that they're planning to release anime on Blu-ray and DVD with English dubs. The interesting thing about this announcement is that they're...

 
 
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Anime Expo 2016 is full of guests you should see

This weekend starts Anime Expo 2016 out in Los Angeles. It's nuts.  A good anime convention not only provides a healthy crowd turnout and lots of things for the attendees to do, but also a wide variety of guests and events. Anime Expo ...

 
 
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Uh-oh: Anime Expo could be harmed by sudden regulations

I think we can all agree that youths need protection from creeps and other predators, but what's happening at this year's Anime Expo in the name of protecting the children seems to be a bit...undesirable. Last week, the Society for the...

 
 
 
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Sweet: LeSean Thomas and Thomas Romain to appear at AX '15

As LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 1 and 2's Supervising Director, Legend of Korra Book 1's Production Artist) and his team continue to work hard on Cannon Busters' pilot, the guy's appearing at Anime Exp...

 
 
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AX '14: Cosplays

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 dropped, they ...

 
 
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AX '14: NIS America to localize three new games

Anime Expo 2014 is among us, and NIS America has revealed three new titles that they're planning to localize in the west. If you happen to be a Vita owner, then you'll enjoy the first game on the list, since htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary ...

 
 
 
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Anime Expo 2014 is going on now

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 usual, but the ...

 
 
 
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Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14

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 festivity, Viz ...

 
 
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Sword Art Online season 2 to premiere worldwide

To promote SAO season 2, Sword Art Online II, which is due out this summer, Aniplex of America is hosting a premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Expo on July 4th. It predates the screening on Japanese TV on July 5th by a few hou...

 
 
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Project H launches hentai festival at Anime Expo

Feel like you can't get enough hentai? Want to gather with like-minded individuals? Well Project-H has you set! If you're planning on visiting Anime Expo this year, Project-H will be running a Hentai Festival on Saturday, July 5 from 10pm o...

 
 
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K: Missing Kings to premiere at AX and JX

Before the film opens in Japan, K: Missing Kings will premiere at Anime Expo and Japan Expo. King Records announced this information a few hours ago.  It opens in Japan on July 12th, but will air in LA at AX from July 3rd - 6th. In Par...

 
 
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Relive Anohana the Movie with producer Shimizu Q&A

Did you watch Anohana the Movie last week? I did, and it was definitely at least an one-hankie experience. Now you can relive it, especially the lighter moments, with the above Q&A taken with the producer of the series Hiroyuki Shimizu...

 
 
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More Sailor Moon voice actors at Anime Expo

Let's talk about Sailor Moon. Mr. Ben Huber let us know about the new Sailor Moon anime airing in July! It's going to be amazing, I absolutely cannot wait. However, I'm here to bring you some more awesome news! Guess who's going to Anime Ex...

 
 
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Anime Expo, Otakon continue to dominate biggest cons

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 not entirely ac...

 
 
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Rejoice! The Sailor Scouts to assemble at Anime Expo 2014

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 (Serena/Sailor Mo...

 
 
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Anime Expo is hosting a Black Friday sweepstakes

If you're hoping to score some four-day passes to Anime Expo on the cheap, while helping out some people in need, you're in luck. Starting Friday through December 2nd, Anime Expo is having a small Black Friday sale and sweepstakes. Four-day...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Toshio Maeda AX '13

Back in the late 90's, if the subject of anime was ever brought up, it usually devolved into one topic. Whether or not you had watched The Legend of the Overfiend (Urotsukidoji). You couldn't avoid it, and after some time, people began to ...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Danny Choo AX '13

I had a chance to sit down with my old pal Danny Choo at Anime Expo this week, and catch up on what's been going on in his world. Danny is the prototype for entrepreneurial otaku. He is currently promoting his Mirai Suenaga brand...

 
 
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AX '13: Cosplay

For all that it has gone through, my trusty Sony NEX-5 camera has finally bit the dust due to its negligent owner leaving it somewhere it probably wasn't suppose to be. I've traveled far and wide with it, around the world in fact. But I gue...

 
 
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AX '13: Yamato 2199 getting English dub

Hey, remember Star Blazers, the English incarnation of Space Battleship Yamato? Well, it's back! Sort of. Production I.G. and its partners are apparently opting to take advantage of Star Blazers' greater recognition in the west, and is pro...

 
 
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El Psy Congroo: JAST USA to localize Steins;Gate game

Hey, it's me! The Organization has been sent reeling, with the latest blow for freedom, justice, and SCIENCE struck. Operation "Based JAST" has concluded successfully, and the veteran agents at JAST USA have delivered the announcement that ...

 
 
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Porno Graffiti rocked Anime Expo, check our gallery

One of the biggest acts at Anime Expo this year was Porno Graffiti. They've been around a long time and have worked on a number of anime tie-ins over the years, so their fans were excited to hear that the band would be performing for the Un...

 
 
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AX '13 Daily Dose of Music: CELL

I'm checking in from sunny Los Angeles, California, where I'm having a great time at the annual Anime Expo. The convention is known for a lot of thing, one in particular is a great taste in music. This year the convention featured an amazi...

 
 
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AX '13: Sentai and Tatsunoko make friendly, nabs 11 shows

One of the big splashes Sentai Filmworks made at its AX panel earlier today was the announcement that it's worked out a licensing deal with Tatsunoko productions to bring a portion of their library over to the US in some form and fashion. S...

 
 
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NIS grabs Genshiken 2nd Season and Hanasaku Iroha's movie

The summer anime season has just begun, and NIS America is ready to reveal their announcements for Anime Expo 2013! For their main order of business, they are happy to tell us that the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture and the ...

 
 
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YES! Nozomi is having an acquisition panel at Anime Expo

I will admit that I'm am over reacting on my view towards Nozomi's latest announcement, but I'm actually more curious about the scene that's going to appear at the panel. On the good side of things, they're going to talk about some new rele...

 
 
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Catch Toshio Maeda in your tentacles at Anime Expo

Ready to take a stroll down the dark side of nostalgia? The self proclaimed tentacle master, Toshio Maeda will be making an appearance at Anime Expo this week, and I highly recommend you take the time to meet this amazing, and contravesial ...

 
 
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SimulTV to carry live feeds of Anime Expo's events

Here's an interesting proposition for anyone who's unable to go to Anime Expo: SimulTV is going to be offering streams of some of AX's most popular events. Events such as opening/closing ceremonies, the fashion shows, and a number of the in...

 
 
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AX '12: Sentai licenses a boatload of shows [Update]

[Update: Sentai added Kokoro Connect, Tari Tari, Space Brothers, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, andSomeday's Dreamers II Sora. Enough with these shows!] Sentai Filmworks does not disappoint its fans: sticking with tit...

 
 
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AX '12: Nozomi licenses Aoi Hana, Ristorante Paradisio

While Sentai Filmworks drowned us in licensed titles, Nozomi and the folks at Right Stuf have announced some really high quality licenses: Hyakko, Aoi Hana, and Ristorante Paradisio. I, a full-grown man with a growing beard, squealed w...

 
 
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AX '12: MangaGamer announces Orion Heart, Boob Wars, more

Anime Expo isn't just where you announce a metric ton of streaming or disc license acquisitions. It's also where you announce a metric ton of games, just like MangaGamer did at their panel. The titles they announced included games called Or...

 
 
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Anime Expo pictorial days 0 and 1

As you all know, Anime Expo is exploding this weekend in LA. Now I know a lot of us couldn't go for some reason or another, points to self, but fear not. Our very own Jeff Chuang is on the scene capturing what he can in pictures. So you can...

 
 
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AX 2012 adds guests, hopes you like Chihayafuru

A couple weeks ago on their AX Live they said they were done with Guests of Honors. I guess either they were all not on the same page or I just misheard them, because Anime Expo is now present a trio of guests from Madhouse's Chihayafuru pr...

 
 
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Anime Expo 2012: Lots of guests, hope you like Fate/Zero

Anime expo has announced a truckload of guests last Thursday and you probably want to take note of who are now adding to an already long list of guests. I'm pretty excited about the Fate/Zero guests; if you're following along the ...

 
 




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