Friday, July 12, 2024

Anime Expo 2024: Cosplay


By Jonathan B

*Just an update, a lot of the TTDILA staff caught Covid over AX, so that's why features like this one are just showing up now.

Cosplay-the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game.

That's Oxford's definition, but it might not sum up all cosplay seen at AX this year. We have, but a small glimpse of the amazing work cosplayers pulled off this AX. We saw so many Frierens and Delicious in Dungeon cosplay, but so many we couldn't name from anime or games not played.

And, every cosplay was a surprise to see.

 more after the jump

Portrait of X Danger Room: A 90's X-Men Art Show


Looking forward to this one just for the amazing art from Andrew Kolb...oh, wait, there's a lot of artists we like in this one, But, check out Kolb's work in the show below.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Weekly What To Do: We're So Tired From AX

Dine LA Restaurant Week

With over 400 participating restaurants across LA, celebrate Dine LA Restaurant Week with lunches and dinners starting at $15 from July 12-26

Friday, July 12, 8:30 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
$20 General


Jul 12-14
2301 N. Highland ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 

Legendary composer John Williams curates three magical nights of movie music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Maestro David Newman leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a memorable program that includes Williams’ iconic scores from Star Wars to Superman as well as music from Hollywood’s Golden Age, featuring a selection of film clips.

Please Note: Due to a recent health concern, from which he is expected to make a full recovery, John Williams will be unable to perform.
We are screening The Seven Samurai with an intermission of approximately five minutes beginning at minute 112.

Saturday, July 13 · 3 - 10pm
South Park Center
1139 S Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
 $10 – $30

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its annual InFocus: Canadian Cinema program, with support from Telefilm Canada.


Ever Present: Joan Jonas, Mirror Piece I & II (1969/2024), on Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14, 2024 at 4 p.m. Featuring Joan Jonas, a groundbreaking contemporary multimedia artist 
 Getty Center
Arrival Plaza

Saturday, July 13th
Downtown Alhambra - Main St., Alhambra

Whether you're a disco diva, a neon fanatic, a grunge guru, or a millennial maven, we've got something for everyone as we journey through the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000's & 2010's.

Hold onto your scrunchies, because the fun doesn't stop there! Our local businesses on Main Street are getting in on the action, each celebrating their favorite decade with specials, discounts, and throwback vibes. Plus, don't miss our decades hub located at 28 West, open from 7pm to 11pm! Please note that the event at 28 West is 21+.

Sun Jul 14 2024 
324 N Orange St, 324 North Orange Street, Glendale
$60 and up

Mount Wilson Observatory Presents The
Third Offering in its 7th Season of
Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome
Featuring Eclipse Quartet w/
Sara Parkins, Sarah Thornblade, Alma Fernandez and Maggie Parkins
Held Inside the Historic Dome of the 100-Inch Telescope
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Performances at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

The Sklar Brothers: TAG IT!
Monday, Jul 15, 8pm
Largo at the Coronet
Los Angeles, CA
The Sklar Brothers host this unique stand-up show where their funny friends perform sets as the brothers backstage and, in real time, write tags for their friends’ bits. After each set, the Sklar Brothers come on stage and pitch the comedians their tags. This show gives audiences insight into the type of riff session that happens in comedy club green rooms all over the world. The Sklars pull back the curtain as to what it feels like to be in a writer’s room or green room when comedians pitch each other tags and riff in real time. Tag it! A new way to present stand-up comedy in its actual process.

OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center's annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today's most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.

American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge - Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-manages to fill its schedule almost every night
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Vidiots -A one-of-a-kind hub for film lovers, filmmakers, and everyone curious about cinema. A small theater is more than made-up for with the constant content and special screenings.
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd
March 2-Sept 1
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission $

Giant Robot Biennale 5 features artists Sean Chao, Felicia Chiao, Luke Chueh, Giorgiko, James Jean,
Taylor Lee, Rain Szeto, and Yoskay Yamamoto, among others. Since 2007, JANM has partnered with Eric Nakamura, founder of Giant Robot, to produce the Giant Robot Biennale, a recurring art exhibition that highlights diverse creative works celebrating the brand’s ethos.
05.02.2024 (Thu.) – 11.03.2024 (Sun.)
JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2
 “Yes, KAWAII is Art -EXPRESS YOURSELF-” is the first exhibition in which Masuda, known as the “King of Kawaii,” brings together multiple artworks unravelling the concepts within the phenomena while introducing his personal story of sharing kawaii with the world. Through his collection of artifacts from the origins of the culture and dazzling immersive art installations, visitors are invited to explore the cultural context and significance of the kawaii movement and step into the colorful world to feel the aesthetic for themselves, emphasizing its role in fostering a sense of joy, innocence, and community as a tool for self-expression and representation of a worldwide tribe to which we can all belong.
March 9, 2024 – September 8, 2024
Bowers Museum 
$ Admission
 Never-before-seen at a museum and making its American debut, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form presents the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics, displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms. This exhibition is a vivid journey through the art of comics and visual storytelling across Asia. From its historical roots to the most recent digital innovations, the exhibition looks to popular Japanese manga and beyond, highlighting key creators

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Anime Expo Minute #15 AX Tidbits & Dodgers Hololive Night



Woah, didn't expect this one and we feel bad, because we're gonna miss it in person. The Dodgers will have a Hololive Night, this Friday July 5th, set in the back drop of AX in town. Yes, those Vtubers (virtual streamers) who play video games online are coming to Dodger Stadium for a special night where you can collect their cards and see a special drone show after the game. We hope they post the “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,” performance online.

Here's the latest tidbits from AX:
"Taito will be present at Anime Expo 2024 held in Los Angeles from July 4th (Thursday) to July 7th (Sunday) to debut their new anime figure brand, “DRESSTA"

You can sang some cool swag like a free sun visor, while supplies last, at the Dressta booth.

If staying near Hollywood and Highland check out Japan House's latest exhibit on Kawaii

Anime Expo: THIS Thursday, July 4th - Sunday, July 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LA Convention Center The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be located in Kentia Hall across the way from Artist Alley
As part of the celebration of Hello Kitty's 50th Anniversary this year, Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is rolling out a collection of all NEW exclusive merchandise.
    **Please note that this event requires a ticket to Anime Expo**
    **No food items will be available at this appearance**

Friday, June 5th (12 Noon)

Head to the Shout! Studios booth (#723) at noon to celebrate the release of Kamen Rider Geats: The Complete series and check out the CSM Typhoon belt, DX Desire Driver belt and more, as well as a meet-and-greet opportunity with Kamen Rider Geats himself.

Pony Canyon invites you to head to Booth 2130 at Anime Expo, where you can step into the
wrestling ring and capture a photo with a life-sized Kinnikuman. Relive iconic scenes and watch
trailer videos on a massive monitor.
But that’s not all! On Saturday, July 6th, at 1:00 PM, don’t miss an exclusive autograph session
with the director of Kinnikuman, Akira Sato. The first 50 fans who take a photo of the Kinnikuman booth and post it with #AX2024 on social media will get the chance to participate.
To join, come to the wrestling ring in front of the booth at 12:30 PM on July 6th. Autographs will
be provided on specially prepared autograph boards.