Thursday, June 27, 2013

Anime Expo 2013: What Should I Be Doing Guide Part 3

The AX forums have some great stuff on what to do and how to do it check out these different forum guides

The AX Survival Guide Thread
[AX 2013] Parking Question Thread
Metro (L.A. Public Transportation) Guide

Kick Heart Premiere & Q and A with Masaaki Yuasa
LP1 1:30PM
Come see this amazing Kickstarted anime from a major anime studio from Japan with it's director Masaaki Yuasa in person afterward to answer your questions

Ghost in the Shell: ARISE

Video 1 8:45pm
See the brand new look of Ghost in the Shell, this has divided long time fans, but let's hope the stoires are still super complex about a lesbian cyborg who can turn invisible.
Dead Sushi
Video 2 10:15pm

How did one of the most WTF movies of all time get in here. I'm so happy this got into AX.
Here's my review from way back.

The knights of Electric Chair! A Medieval Armor Maker at AX
Come visit Electric Chair  at booth number 1149 for sweet sweet fantasy armor, you'd think he'd have electric chairs though

Aksys Games at AX

bits from the press release

July 5th – Otome Day! Hakuōki Cosplay Event
“The Art of Localization” Panel (3:45 – 4:45 PM at LP3)

July 6th – BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend Tournament
Aksys Games Panel (2 – 3 PM at LP4)

July 7th – Last chance to see our booth and get some awesome deals!

You Need Details? We Got Details!
Playables, Playables, Playables – We will be showing off some of our new and upcoming titles at Anime Expo this year, including Muramasa Rebirth, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and more!
TWO PANELS!? – Because we love our fans that much, we'll be having two panels this year!

  • Aksys Games Panel – Get ready for a totally new, wacky title announcement! Join your favorite producers and editors as they take the stage and answer your questions. We'll also be doing a game show where we'll be giving away only a few signed copies of a secret item!
  • “The Art of Localization” Panel – Ever want to know what it's like to localize some of your favorite games? Get up close and personal with the translators and editors behind some of your favorite titles including Muramasa Rebirth, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and Hakuōki!

 Viz Media at AX

Now I already went over their K Day, but they still have plenty more events to go to at AX

VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth 1501.

Thursday July 4th

1:15 – 2:15PM    Shonen Jump: Creating the World’s Most Popular Manga
                             (Room LP2) – Special Announcements at Panel!
Ever wonder what goes into creating the world's most popular manga? We break down the entire process from where it begins in Japan to how it gets digitally released as WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP in North America. Panel will feature former Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump Editor-in-Chief Hisashi Sasaki and current American WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Editor-in-Chief Andy Nakatani. The panel will be moderated by WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Editor Urian Brown. 

6:30 – 7:30PM    Inside the Anime Industry – Why We Do What We Do
(Room LP3)
Join this very special roundtable of industry influencers in a discussion about passion and why we work in the anime and manga business. Seasoned anime and manga industry veterans from Funimation, Dark Horse, The Right Stuf International/ Nozomi Entertainment, Anime News Network, Dark Horse, Aniplex, VIZ Media and more will discuss their personal love of their medium and creating entertainment experiences to remember. Panel will be moderated by Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager of Animation Marketing, VIZ Media.

Saturday July 6th 

11:00 – 12:00pm         NARUTO Fan Gathering, Featuring We Love Fine
(VIZ Media Booth)
Meet other fans of the world’s most popular ninja in this fan meet-up and also sample a variety of custom NARUTO products and apparel on display and available from

2:00 – 3:00pm    Autograph Session with KANAME (VIZ Media Booth) 
Celebrate VIZ Media’s hot new anime series K with the cool and suave cosplayer KANAME☆as he meets fans in person at the VIZ Media booth. K autograph posters will be provided. 

3:00 – 3:30pm    Special KANAME Photo Session (VIZ Media Booth)
Have your picture taken in an encore photo session with KANAME☆ as he portrays Saruhiko Fushimi from the hit new anime series K.

4:00pm                Neon Alley Fan Gathering (VIZ Media Booth)
Stop by the VIZ Media booth to learn about all the hot new anime premieres and other special content coming up on Neon Alley, the new 24/7 anime channel. Meet other fans and also win fun prizes.

Sunday July 7th

11:00am              Neon Alley Fan Gathering (VIZ Media Booth)
The Neon Alley fun continues into Saturday with new product giveaways and trial memberships to the hottest new 24/7 anime channel available in North America.

12:30 – 1:30PM VIZ Media Panel (Room LP1)
Get the latest updates & exciting news from VIZ Media staff on new projects, including a sneak peek at the releases in the coming year!

Finally, don’t forget to check the Anime Expo screening schedule for a variety of VIZ Media anime titles including BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I and II, TIGER & BUNNY, ACCEL WORLD, ZETMAN, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE, and more!