Otakon to Host Studio Trigger & Iron-Blooded Orphans Staff

Over the last few weeks the official Otakon website updated with new guests that will be attending the convention.  Many of the newly announced guests include some of the staff that work on productions by Studio Trigger as well as the team behind Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans.  The new guests include: Naoko Tsutsumi: Studio Trigger Producer (Gurren Lagann, Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill) Yoh Yoshinari: Studio Trigger Animation and Director  (Neon Genesis Evangelion animator, Gurren Lagann mechanical design, Little Witch Academia Director) Masahiko Otsuka: Studio Trigger President  (FLCL, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) Tatsuyuki Nagai: Director (Toradora!, anohana, The Anthem of the Heart, Mobile Suit Gundam:…

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Cosplay Cafe 40: Neverending Dreamz

What’s going on heroes? Happy Friday, Cosplay Cafe season two is back in action. Apologize for not having a consistency with this series. It’s convention season and usually cosplayers are busy this time of the year. So I’ll continue to do my best to talk to those that have free time. Anyway, today we have Neverending Dreamz making his Cosplay Cafe debut. I discovered him by pure chance on Instagram and had to chop it up. So without further ado, get to know Neverending Dreamz. 1. What were you like…

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Con Debrief: Otakon 2017 200 words or less

So Otakon is now in Washington DC. New location, new venue, and same Otakon vibe. Here’s my take on OtakonDC. It was good, I’ve had a month to really sit down and think about it but I believe it worked out for everyone. The numbers were low compared to last year in Baltimore but I think that’s to be expected with going to a new venue and some attendees unsure as to whether the trip was worth it.  I’m here to say that going to OtakonDC was a great decision.…

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Otakon 2017: Attendance Numbers

So we have some interesting news regarding Otakon. We finally learned the attendance numbers, something I was interested in seeing. Earlier today Otakon released the magic number 24.984. Going by the numbers we have for last year when they were in Baltimore which was 29,113. It’s safe to say that the attendance numbers were down. I do wonder if Otakon had prepared for a drop of 4,129. I think after a successful first year in my own opinion, I can see the attendance growing. You can say that I’m hopeful…

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Cosplay Cafe 27: Sooyong (Schizoalias)

What’s going on everyone? Happy Saturday, new Cosplay Cafe interview for your viewing. This time I’m teaming up with Sooyong (Schizoalias) this weekend. So sit back and get to know Sooyong. 1) What were you like growing up? What were some of the things you were into as a child/teenager? If I try to imagine my childhood again, I have a better memory of the drawings that I did over the years rather than the social interactions I had with others. I was very introverted, shy, and in school, I pretty much…

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Otakon 2017 – Discotek Media to Release Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier

Over the weekend Otakon 2017 was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. At the convention Discotek Media held a panel featuring several new releases.  Among the releases the company announced that they will be releasing Cyborg 009: The Cyber Soldier on Blu-ray and DVD. For those who are unaware Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Solider is an anime series that premiered in Japan in 2001 and also aired on Toonami in 2003.  The series was a retelling of the original 1964 Cyborg 009 manga series. Cyborg 009 is coming to DVD & SD-BD! pic.twitter.com/O0nRcpR8Bk — Discotek…

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Cosplay Cafe 25: GC-Chan Cosplay

Happy Thursday Internet, coming at you with a new Cosplay Cafe. Today, we have GC-Chan Cosplay coming into the cafe. So sit back and get to know GC-Chan Cosplay. 1. What were you like growing up? What were some of the things you were into as a child/teenager? Artsy. Loud. I had a best friend who I’d go around and leave behind trails of art projects and big messes. My mom has a theater degree, and I’ve been singing and acting my whole life. I’ve always been creative in every…

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Aniplex of America to Host Gurren Lagann 10th Anniversary Event at Otakon 2017

Aniplex of America has announced that they will be hosting a 10th Anniversary event for the Gurren Lagann franchise at Otakon 2017 that will be held in Washington D.C.  The panel will feature some of the English dub cast members, which includes Kyle Hebert (Kamina) and Michelle Ruff (Yoko) as well as Tony Oliver.   Aniplex of America also posted an online survey where fans can chose what episode of the series that will be shown at the event.  The results of the survey will be revealed at the event and also via Aniplex of America’s social media. More details about the event…

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