Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anime Expo 2010 Update

Anime Expo is happening in less then two weeks

Here is some stuff going down that interest me and might interest you


BLACK LAGOON Roberta’s Blood Trail, Episode 1, will premiere on July 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

I use to watch this anime when it was shown on the Starz Movie channel. It's visceral and has a some great characters you find fun to watch. It's got gangster and mercenary type shootouts filled with action. Plus hot girls who like to fight dirty. Violence like and 80's Rambo movie btw.
 At it's core it's about a average Joe Japanese white collar worker who ends up in a bad situation. Drugs, Mafia, sex and violence. The problem is the average Joe starts wondering if he has become  less than his morals.
KISARAGI, will be hosted on July 2 at 4:00p.m. in the J.W. Marriott Hotel
basically a funny Otaku murder mystery will be acted out based on a movie
from anime expo site:
One year after the suicide of C-list model Kisaragi Miki, five of her fans come together for a commemorative meeting. They slowly come to the realization that her death didn’t occur they way they thought it did. The more they talk, the more the case takes shape in their minds, and the closer they come to the truth. Five actors join together to bring you an exciting murder mystery of epic proportions. The starring cast includes SOPHIA lead singer Mitsuru Matsuoka, Nezumi Imamura, Yousuke Asari, Masahiro Usui and Yuichirou Nakayama.
Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe
Creator of one of the first anime's I bought cause I read about it in Play magazine. Anyway he was the director of Excel Saga one of the most insane and comedy driven anime I've ever scene. It's like watching a Naked Gun movie about a stupid henchgirl trying to take over the world for her Master who does not car if she lives or dies.
Nabeshin actually put himself in the cartoon and his future series as a parody of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. What is truly great is he dresses up like said character in public. The last Anime Expo he attended he did a funny as hell sexy shoot which is all kind of wrong for a old asian man in a afro.
Danny Choo
King Otaku himself will be a guest at anime expo this year. Danny is considered by some to be the head Otaku for basically living the dream of living in Japan, buying all the anime and figures he wants and having a blog that gets 2 million users.
He's also bringing the next big anime over for a first look it's called Black Rock Shooter
Just a reminder you can get stuff at Anime Expo that you usually would have to pay insane shipping and handling fees