Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Anime Expo 2013, anime world epicentre

From July 4-7 took place the 22nd edition of Anime Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in CA, USA. It was organized by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation and it placed the incredible attendace at 61,000 unique attendees. With reference to the special guests, some of them were voice actors like Eric Vale (Sanji in One Piece), Kyle Hebert (gohan, narrator in Dragon Ball Z), Chistopher Sabat (Alex Louis Armstrong in Full metal alchemist) among others. A part from voice actors also there were guests like Mari Okada (Black Butler writer), Danny Choo (Culture Japan director-presenter) and Pornograffitti (Japanese hard rock band) who made the enthusiastic fans enjoy a great performance. Moreover, attendees had fun with events like Shinjuku Masquerade Ball, Cosplay photoshoots areas, Fashion Show, Anime Music Video Contest, gaming rooms, Masquerade contest (won by Lethal Soul) and many workshops such as Rookie Manga Character Design, Do It Yourself Zombies, Glowsticking, etc. Additionally, anime lovers watched premieres of Ghost in the Shell: ARISE, Kick-Heart!, Garden of Words and Star Blazers 2199. To sum up, we can say Anime Expo has got the perfect formula to atract people to the anime epicentre.