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Anime Expo 2015 Is Almost Here!

Big Things Are Coming!

It’s that time of year everyone! One of the largest conventions held in the United States (and I think the biggest on the west coast), Anime-Expo is only one week away! If you haven’t already registered for the convention, here’s a handy link to that page. And if you were thinking of holding off and attempting to purchase a badge on day one to avoid that absolutely horrible line from last year, it looks like the convention has a proper company handling registration this time around! Which should mean expedited service so you can hopefully get in and out a lot quicker.

Anyways, this year’s schedule looks jam packed with some really awesome events. From a special performance by Momoiro Clover Z to a special Fate/Stay Night [UBW] event that includes a performance by Aimer and Ayano Mashiro, we even have an American band known as Anamanaguchi making an appearance (they apparently combine chiptune and bitpop which already sounds more than awesome)! On the studio side of things it looks like Studio Trigger will be returning to update us about Little Witch Academia 2 as well as dragging some staff and (english?) voice actors from Kill la Kill along! There’s also Inafune Keiji of Megaman and Mighty No. 9 fame, CLANNAD character designer Hinoue Itaru, and mastermind Tsuda Naokatsu who is known for bringing Jojo into our lives. Check out this link for the entire list of guests who are attending this year.

Ever since the LiSA concert a few years back, I’ve been a firm believer that Anime-Expo has been on a steady climb back to epicness. With each year bringing even larger events and tons of bigwigs in the industry, it’s definitely the event you have to hit up if you’re trying to see the brilliant people behind some of your favorite series. For me personally, I’m extremely excited to attend some of this year’s panel. I know that some people think they’re boring, but how can you not go and see some of the people who’ve created some of your favorite shows? There’s Pony Canyon USA, Production IG, and Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusda de Aru just to name a few (yes, I’m going to try to be at all of them!) and as the schedule gets fully released I’ll try to list some of the others that I’ll totally be hitting up.

Besides that, I’ll be walking around with my camera taking pictures of the venue itself for people who couldn’t make it as well as trying to capture all the cosplays that catch my eye. I’ll also be cosplaying a little too! My current plans are Kagami Junichirou from Denpa Kyoushi and Arima Kousei from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso — feel free to say hi if you catch my horrible cosplay!

As always, I’m always down to say hi to any RC-er who happens to be there! If you want to know where I’m at, shoot me a tweet @rctakaii or an e-mail at takaii at randomc dot net.

June 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm
22 comments »
  • June 25, 2015 at 9:26 pmCylindrical Cynic

    Any other RandomC writers planning to attend Anime Expo? It’d be really cool to see a few of you there!

    • June 25, 2015 at 9:35 pmTakaii

      I like that name, haha.

      I believe Xumbra might be going. Besides that, I’m not sure :/

      • June 26, 2015 at 7:34 amCherrie

        You should tell me next time that the media tickets or whatever come up for distribution. If I can get in, I’d go =P and then I’d have to book a flight and stuff around it T_T

      • June 26, 2015 at 3:19 pmTakaii

        Of course you can get in Cherrie! Next time I guess ;__;

  • June 25, 2015 at 9:33 pmrochichan

    This is going to be my first (and probably last) year going! I’m always reading your yearly AX blog entry, so I’m super excited to be there this time! Hope we both have fun~

    • June 25, 2015 at 9:35 pmTakaii

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

      Don’t hesitate to say hi if you see me \o\

      • June 26, 2015 at 12:58 pmrochichan

        If I find you LOL (I’m definitely going to get lost)

      • June 26, 2015 at 3:20 pmTakaii

        :D

  • June 25, 2015 at 11:14 pmDafuq

    http://randomc.net/image/Miscellaneous/AX15_preview.jpg
    Space Dandy crossed with Ken Jeong.

  • June 25, 2015 at 11:24 pmTarage

    My AMV will be airing during the contest.

    • June 25, 2015 at 11:34 pmTakaii

      Oh nice!

  • June 26, 2015 at 4:55 amSolace

    >There’s also Inafune Kenji of Megman and Mighty No. 9 fame

    >There’s also Inafune Keiji of Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 fame

    FTFY

    The gamer in me almost went for the pitchfork and axe.

    • June 26, 2015 at 3:20 pmTakaii

      I have no idea what you’re talking about… (fixed)

      • June 26, 2015 at 4:29 pmSolace

        >Megman

        GO HOME UR DRUNK

  • June 26, 2015 at 6:18 amVoid

    Any sign of the Summer Preview? It’s almost time for the season change.

    • June 26, 2015 at 1:40 pmgrayne

      summer preview or we riot

      lol

    • June 26, 2015 at 3:20 pmTakaii

      Summer preview should be out shortly!

      • June 26, 2015 at 5:18 pmUnajuuphile

        Thanks, I’m dying right here…..oh the preview~

  • June 26, 2015 at 6:55 amCroos

    Oh man!! I forogt. Now I can’t stal… see randomc people in the event this year. :(

  • June 26, 2015 at 4:39 pmfozz

    Off topic but when are you guys going to release this summer line up/preview?

  • June 26, 2015 at 10:45 pmchromenova

    Ah, the one year I’m not going to anime expo :X Though the lineup for special events looks superb this year! Love Live Concert, Fate Stay Night performance, etc. Hope you guys have fun. Also, the biggest con in the west coast is San Diego Comic Con (which I’m going to, yay :D) But anime expo is probably the second biggest.

  • June 27, 2015 at 2:47 ambakakubi

    Man, it was so great seeing you last year, hopefully I can as well this year.

    I’m really curious on seeing you cosplay!