Thursday, June 9, 2022

Anime Hype: Anime Expo More Info & Check Out Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Its been a long time, but AX proper and in-person is happening next month. Here's some of the latest tidbits on what's up. We'll have more updates leading to it being back in town.

-The biggest news is you not needing a vaccination card or Covid-free test to get in. However, when inside the LA Convention Hall you will have to wear a mask, just like WonderCon.

Update: So, looks like Anime Expo did a 180 and you will need a vaccine card or or negative test to attend and now the policy is final. Many are speculating online that the volunteers and staff as wells as many con-goers weren't happy with the policy.



Steve Aoki to Host Exclusive Concert at Anime Expo 2022

-An exclusive Anime Expo performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Steve Aoki to promote the upcoming release of “One Piece Film Red,” which will take place on Saturday, July 2 at The Novo in L.A. Live.

Tickets to the event, which is part of Anime Expo’s 2022 programming lineup, will be available exclusively to Anime Expo attendees. Premier Fan badge holders have early access to tickets now at, with tickets for General Attendee badge holders opening on Thursday, May 12 at 12:00pm Pacific. Fans can register for an Anime Expo badge at

Aniplex of America Events

Aniplex of America returns to Anime Expo 2022 with an amazing line-up of special events and guests at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The four-day event happening July 1 – 4, 2022 will feature Aniplex of America events including the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- Festival and the Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Celebration on July 1st, followed by the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 3rd Anniversary Celebration and Disney Twisted-Wonderland Panel at Anime Expo 2022 on July 2nd. The festivities continue July 3rd as Fate/Grand Order returns for the mobile game’s 5th Anniversary Celebration and the Aniplex of America Industry Panel.

If, I haven't made it clear, you should check out the dub of Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs. What an easy to remember title (C-'mon guys, someone needs to change the names of these show for American audiences) is another isekai anime or you die and get sent to another world anime. What sets this one apart is the main character is reborn as a background character in a terrible dating sim. And in this dating sim, rich ladies call all the shots.

What really works in the hilarious dub is the main character is a jerk. Leon Fou Bartfort hates going to his posh school and dealing with the rich spoiled school body, which hates him back for ruining the world's flow and hierarchy. And, beating up some of the pretty boys, who might include the prince of that world.
The latest episode had him in a race at school that even had the announcer talking smack to him. People really don't like him.
It doesn't hurt he has a robot helper who constantly cracks jokes at his expense, knows secrets about the world because he already played it and he has some cute girls with huge chests that are his friends.
12-episodes of low stakes non-sense with constant put-downs is a must watch.