Anime Expo 2016 in review
Ah, my eyes...it's just so beautiful.
There were some fun booths this year. We were amazed by how little Funimation tried at their booth, usually a standard of fun and swag. Instead, Dragonball Xenoverse 2's free photo booth at the Bandai Namco booth stood out. Fans could stand with DBZ cosplayers and create a "Spirit Bomb."
Viz did a nice job with a quest for Sailor Moon where you had to find sailor scouts and have them punch your card you were provided with at the Viz booth. Those who completed the quest got a Sailor Moon metal water bottle. NISA America had a harder quest with stamps again this year that had you wondering the halls of AX to get a spin of their prize wheel. More of these quests should be done as they're like little mini adventures of earning a special item.
It's hard to report, but there were so few booths that shouldn't have been there, there's usually quite a lot, that there won't be a "WTF are they doing here post."
We laughed at how small the Sega booth within Atlus was. Four screens? No swag. It's Sonic's Anniversary, SEGA, get it together.
We are utterly crazed to learn that AX plans to be five days long next year, we're unsure if that's a good undertaking when so many issues have been left open from this year's event.
Here's the rest of our photos from AX.
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