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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Hype: AX Chibi November, Kingdom Eighties, Ahsoka’ Finale, The Toxic Avenger & Scott Pilgrim

 Just some hype on some upcoming/recent release games, movies anime and conventions.

AX Chibi November

Anime Expo Chibi 2023 is coming up Nov 11-12th.

Since last we posted they've made some additions from just being an artist alley and merch expo. They'll have performers, signings, community panels, gaming, karaoke and more.

It's something to do right before Thanksgiving and perfect for grabbing gifts before the holidays and can be pretty cheap to attend.

– 2-Day Weekend Wristband (ages 14+): $50
– Saturday Wristband (ages 14+): $35
– Sunday Wristband (ages 14+): $25
– 2-Day Child Wristband (ages 6-13): FREE
*See website for complete pricing details.

 full press release

 – anime expo chibi 2023 (axc 2023) will celebrate its 2nd event at the Ontario Convention Center, California. Hosted by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the event is expected to have an expanded exhibitor area that focuses on retro gaming. With over 190 exhibitors and 300 artists, attendees can look forward to a wider variety of merchandise, collectibles, and exclusive items related to their favorite anime, manga, pop culture, and vintage/retro games.

axc 2023 will feature a diverse range of programming, including community panels, immersive Japanese cultural workshops, screenings, live performances, interactive events, gaming tournaments, voice actor autograph sessions, improved free play arcade experience, and much more to be announced!

For after-hours programming, the Mahoko’s Hideaway area will offer nighttime activities such as live musical performances from local artists, ax chibi dance, and a lounge. For those who love to sing their hearts out, the Karaoke ballroom is open late. Attendees can showcase their vocal talents and sing their favorite anime tunes. These after-hours activities provide a great opportunity for attendees to socialize, enjoy music, and have a fantastic time beyond the convention’s daytime events. Whether you’re into dancing, live music, or singing your favorite tunes, axc 2023 has attendees covered for a fun-filled night.

Kingdom Eighties is out now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch for $11.99 with a launch discount for Playstation®Plus subscribers and Nintendo Switch players. It is also available on iOS $4.99 and Android devices for $4.99.

Kingdom Eighties’ console launch is part of a grand celebration of the Kingdom series, which turns 8 years old this month. As part of the celebration, games across the franchise will be discounted up to 90% on Steam - learn more here Coronation Week.

-The Dire ‘Ahsoka’ Finale Points To A Larger Storytelling Crisis Moment For ‘Star Wars’

Really good take on why Star Wars shows are all over the place. We did not care for the Ahsoka ending either.

We did not know that the new Toxie movie is from director Macon Blair. He's done some amazing films with smaller budgets like Blue Ruin, The Green Room and a Halloween fave, Murder Party. We're now looking forward to this crazy film.
The Scott Pilgrim anime heads to Netflix on November 17th. Not sure how well it will do so many years after the amazing film, but it does have the actors from it returning as the voice cast. I wonder if the rights at Universal ended or something. So weird it comes out now. Technically called Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.