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Holy Mackerel: Crunchyroll forms their own convention

It looks like we're in for a big surprise this year since Crunchyroll gave birth to Crunchyroll Expo, the company's first convention. The neat thing about this news is that it coincided with the service reaching over a million paid subscrib...

 
 
 
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Catch JAM Project at Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon '17

With 2017 marking the Otakon anime convention's debut in Washington, D.C., an interesting bit of news drops our way as the event's group join forces with the Anisong World Matsuri to bring us the con's musical performances. The nice part ab...

 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine 2016: Day 3

So Sunday started off on a much better note than day 2 for the reason I actually got sleep! Sleep is a wonderful thing during a convention. Again nothing in the early morning got my attention so I wasn't in a hurry. We both got ready and pa...

 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine 2016: Day 2

So day 2 of AniMaine didn't start with a bang but with a yawn as I got around 2 hours of sleep the night before. As the con got started with a few morning panels, we headed to the restaurant for breakfast buffet. A whole lot of bacon and sa...

 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine 2016: Day 1

Hello, Japanator readers and welcome to our post-convention wrap up of AniMaine 2016 from the Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland Maine. I am Soul Tsukino and I will be your guide for this wonderful get-together. AniMaine is a sm...

 
 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine Bangor 2016

This weekend and era came to a close as Otakon, one of the east coast's biggest conventions, was held in Baltimore for the last time. Since 1999 the convention has been held at the Baltimore Convention Center and had seen its attendance gro...

 
 
 
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Fireball: Lisa Ortiz heads to Otakon '16

It may not be the month of August yet, but that isn't stopping the folks at Otakon from making more guest-related announcements. This time around, Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz (the Slayers TV series' Lina, Lodoss War's Deedlit) is making a...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
Otakon '16 photo

Rejoice: LeSean Thomas is heading to Otakon '16

If you missed out on meeting LeSean Thomas (Batman Brave and the Bold's Storyboard Artist, The Boondocks Season 1's Designer) at last year's Anime Expo, the gang at Otakon are having him as a guest this year; thus giving people another chan...

 
 
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Storming the Sunshine State: A look at MegaCon 2016

Before I started my journey to this year's MegaCon, my previous visits to the event in Orlando, Florida. were alright. However, this was due to my friends and me spending most of our time inside of the event's dealer’s room. The rest ...

 
 
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Japanator is going to MegaCon '16

As a quick heads-up, Japanator is heading to MegaCon 2016, which is located in Orlando, Fla. One thing that makes the event special is that it's one of Florida's largest conventions. Even though MegaCon is mostly themed around Western ...

 
 
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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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Aw, snap: Rei Hiroe and ZAQ are heading to AnimeNEXT

With almost a month left until June, it turns out that the man behind the original Black Lagoon manga, Rei Hiroe, and the singer of Love, Chunibiyo & Other Delusions' opening, ZAQ, are making an appearance at AnimeNEXT '16. I may b...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 2 of 2

The official numbers are in and about 30,215 people attended the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, one the best anime conventions in Texas. Anime Matsuri is a yearly celebration of Anime and Japanese pop culture, taking place in the heart of do...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 1 of 2

This past weekend was the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese pop culture and other related interests, and I had a lot of fun despite trying to currently get over con funk. I ran into many awesome cosplay, which isn't su...

 
 
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Week Ender - Anime Matsuri X Edition

The first day of Anime Matsuri is done and the second day is here! I hope everyone in attendance of AM (Anime Matsuri) is enjoying their time. I am probably gorging on yummy food truck food when this goes live and/or running around taking p...

 
 
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OP Up! Anime Matsuri X Edition

I love Anime conventions, I am here today at Japanator because of some cool people I met up with at an anime convention. These gatherings allow fans to express their love for their favorite things in an fun environment filled with people do...

 
 
 
Sakura photo

Cultural Ambassador Takamasa Sakurai passed away

NHK news reports that Takamasa Sakurai, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative and frequent anime con guest, has passed away from a trackside accident in Tokyo's Nishi-Nippori station on Thursday. He was 49. Takama...

 
 
AniMaine photo

Japanator goes to AniMaine 2015: Day 3

Welcome back to Japanator's coverage of AniMaine 2015 from South Portland, Maine. After getting a whole lot more sleep than I did the night before, Sunday morning was a lot easier to get up and going. Since check out time was 11:00 AM, we g...

 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine 2015: Day 2

Welcome back Japanator readers as we take a look at the AniMaine anime convention from South Portland Maine. Today we look at day 2, Saturday! Haven't had slept very well from the night before, getting up Saturday was a bit of a task. One o...

 
 
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Japanator goes to AniMaine 2015: Day 1

Hello and welcome to Japanator's wrap-up report of the 2015 AniMaine anime convention from South Portland Maine. I am Soul Tsukino and I will be your guide on this journey. AniMaine is a small con that takes place every November a...

 
 
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Watch this Cowboy Bebop script reading video, Space Cowboy

Anime purists often argue that subtitled anime is the best kind of anime and snub all dubs, but there is an english anime dub that is almost unanimously loved by all anime fans: Cowboy Bebop. When Cowboy Bebop was brought to the US in ...

 
 
Otakon 2015 photo

Otakon 2015 is upon us!

Otakon 2015 is upon us! East Coast's largest anime con will roll out in full force tomorrow and throughout the weekend. As if it's easing its way into a 4-day event, Otakon's Matsuri even starred Back-On to perform some songs to get things ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Anime Expo '15 photo

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...

 
 
Cosplay photo

Beat Down Boogie conjures up another great cosplay video

It's time to take a look at Beat Down Boogie's latest work. This time around, the group shows off Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo 2015's batch of cosplays. Due to the sheer amount of great cosplayers featured in the video, people c...

 
 
Anime Matsuri photo

See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon

Anime Matsuri was last weekend and I saw some great cosplay at the annual convention in the heart of Houston, Texas. I ran into RealTDragon there who happens to read Japanator and make a lot of awesome cosplay-related videos on Youtube.Rea...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2

[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in April, I too a...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2

[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay GalleryJapanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pictures of some o...

 
 
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Japanator will be at Anime Matsuri 2015 this weekend!

Japanator is going to be at this year's Anime Matsuri convention in Houston, Texas this weekend! I'm gonna be there and taking pictures of y'alls wonderful cosplay so if you see this handsome gentleman (picture in the gallery) with the gend...

 
 
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Beat Down Boogie shows off PAX East '15's cosplays and games

For a good while, I've been interested in attending one of the PAX conventions. Unfortunately, there were a few life-related events that prevented me from traveling to these events. Once again, Beat Down Boogie does another video that show...

 
 
Anime Matsuri photo

Anna Tsuchiya to perform at Anime Matsuri 2015

Anime Matsuri is a favorite anime convention here at Japanator and we're going to be there for this year's upcoming festivities in the heart of Houston. This year's main music act for Anime Matsuri is the very talented Anna Tsuchiya, former...

 
 
 




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