Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Anime Expo 2019 Update: Movie Premieres, Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show & Special Guests

AX is about two weeks now. Let's go over some updates and go over any other little tidbits we found.

As lovers of film, we write about screenings every week. However, we're kind of at a crossroads for The 4DX Anime Film Fest, because the movies chosen: Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE – A Wakening of the Trailblazer look like they suck. And 4DX, immersive shaking and smoke are a gimmick that just isn't that great.

However, with a group of anime fans making fun of these films together...and boy should they, Detective Conan is especially a movie for children, that will be watched by teenagers and adults, means a fun time of heckling.

It's gonna be the perfect mix of anime for the wrong audience and seats that vibrate. Let's hope some people barf and make some really dumb jokes.

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Pok√©mon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is also screening. This is a CGI rendered version of the original movie. It's just sound awful to us. Why redo an entire movie in CGI?

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Funimation Presents Fire Force World Premiere with Creator Atsushi Ohkubo.

We get a world premiere from the creator of Soul Eater whose in attendance. It's about firefighters? Wait isn't that Promare fire movie coming out too?

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In one of the more sillier crossovers or we guess Gallery 1988 tribute shows we're getting G1988 x Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yup, the same artist you know and lover that we feature on the site all the time are gonna be drawing (sigh) Yu-Gi-Oh! It's gonna be some pretty strikingly weird art. Opening Reception taking place at Gallery 1988 is July 4th. Celebrate the birth of America with Yugi!

"In addition to the traditional artwork, a once-in-a-lifetime installation from Pretty In Plastic will also be displayed at G1988, creating a must-see for f Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, new or old."

G1988 x Yu-Gi-Oh!
Opening Reception July 4
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Special Event is showing off the new anime from the pages of Shonen Jump, you get a cool free item if you attend.

The Street Fighter V : Arcade Edition Ultimate Cosplay Showdown is taking place July 4th. Long time readers know we love Cammy cosplay here, so any Street Fighter cosplay is welcome. This contest has some nice cash prizes for those willing to dress up and beat down the competition,.

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono will be in attendance of AX and more than likely at the cosplay showdown.

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Creator of Akira and also it's director is a special guest. Someone who created that...I mean you want to know what the Hell's he's thinking. Oh, someone's probably gonna ask him what he thinks about the live action movie finally suppose to come out again.

Snag this unofficial album based on Akira here. We're listening to it as we write this update.
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Kirby's Dream Band at Anime Expo 2019!
Friday July 6, 1pm-2pm
Entertainment Hall

One of our favorite video game bands is back at AX.

One of our favorite booths are back too.

Rilakkuma Cafe Pop Up already sold out
The limited time cafe celebrating the lazy bear is already sold out.

Good explanation on how to get around AX

Here's some press release rips on special events

- Sentai Filmworks is thrilled to provide eager fans with a chance to meet the creative minds behind Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girl in a Dungeon? and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion at this year’s Anime Expo. The premiere of Arrow of the Orion is scheduled for July 4, 2019, at 1:30 PM and will feature a Q&A with guests after the film.
- Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomiya (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances

Lucky Anime Expo attendees will be able to receive autographs from the MADE IN ABYSS seiyuus at the HIDIVE industry booth on July 5, 2019 at 4:30 PM and on July 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM (subject to schedule and capacity limitations). The “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel will take place on July 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM in the AMV Theater (room 511) of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Check out these pins from the latest dub of Jojo:

PARTY Plus Ultra Anime After Party
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:30 PM
2230 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
An unofficial after party to AX.