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A Photo Tour of the San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exhibit Hall

Here's a quick walk through the massive exhibit hall at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 - Funimation, Tamashii Nations, Square-Enix and much much more! ― IMG sdccpn001.jpg IMG sdccpn003.jpg IMG sdccpn004.jpg IMG sdccpn006.jpg IMG sdccpn007.jpg IMG sdccpn008.jpg IMG sdccpn009.jpg IMG sdccpn010.jpg IMG sdccpn011.jpg IMG sdccpn012.jpg IMG sdccpn013.jpg IMG sdccpn014.jpg IMG sdccpn015.jpg IMG sdccpn016.jpg IMG...

Sakuracon 2015 Wrap-up: News, Cosplay and More

Sakuracon took place this past weekend in Seattle, WA. Here's a roundup of the weekend, with a full cosplay gallery and more! ― Overview The Pacific Northwest's largest anime convention returned to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on Easter weekend this year from April 3-5. Organized by the Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA), the event drew close to 23,000 individ...

Otakon Vegas 2015

Otakon Vegas wrapped a couple days ago, with JAM Project and the cast of Cowboy Bebop in attendance. Bamboo's got the full report and a cosplay gallery from the show floor. ― Otakon Vegas celebrated its second year this past weekend at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Just as last year, it occupied a sizable corner of the hotel's mezzanine, elevating it above the din and smok...

New York Comic-Con 2014

Our full report + photos from New York Comic-con, the sold out mega-show over the weekend, with panel reports from Crunchyroll, Funimation, Vertical Inc. and more. ― If conventions are like giant fandom pilgrimages, then New York Comic Con is near the pinnacle- the one that people go to either out of a sense of obligation, because it is their one convention of the year, or because unlike much smalle...

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014

Hundreds of photos from the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair! Art and displays from Terra Formars, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, Ninja Slayer and more! ― Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014 September 20-21 at Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan The third annual Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) brought in over 32,000 people this year to promote upcoming shows and products from those i...

Feature: Lantis Festival Tokyo

Music label Lantis held an enormous festival for a horde of their artists, which have performed countless anime theme songs. Here's what happened at their recent Tokyo event. ― Japanese music publisher Lantis recently held its Lantis Matsuri (Lantis Festival) event across Japan in celebration of the label's 15th anniversary. The final day of the Tokyo event was visited by approximately 8,000 people,...

Tokyo Game Show 2014

Our massive report from Tokyo Game Show 2014 is here! Tour the show, discover the biggest games and check out some merchandise and cosplay. ― Tokyo Game Show 2014 September 18-21 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan The Facts Tokyo Game Show this year expected 220,000 visitors across the four-day event. For those unfamiliar, the event consists of two Business Days for industry members and press and two...

Japan Expo 2nd Impact

A photo gallery and travelogue through the second Japan Expo, held this past weekend in San Mateo, CA. UPDATED 8-26: Sekai Project Panel now available. ― August 22-24, San Mateo Event Center UPDATE 8-26-14: Check out a full report from the Sekai Project panel! Japan Expo's inaugural year was beset by well-publicized growing pains: as SEFA Entertainment's first foray into a conference outside of thei...

Otakon 2014

Panel reports from Day One and Two of Otakon are now available!
Available now: Viz Media, Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, AnimEigo, Vertical, Funimation, Crunchyroll Manga, Daisuki, Saori Hayami Q&A, Sumo Q&A, cosplay photos
― Baltimore Convention Center, August 8th - 10th Day One Viz Media Aniplex of America Crunchyroll AnimEigo Day Two Vertical Inc. Funimation Crunchyroll Manga Daisuki Saori Hayam...

Anime and Manga Programming from San Diego Comic-con 2014

Full transcripts of San Diego's Thursday programming, including:
Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
― In case you missed this year's San Diego Comic-con, here's a smattering of the roundtable discussions related to anime and manga. Anime Programming in the US: a discussion about getting anime on TV with luminaries from Funimation, Yout...

San Diego Comic Con 2014

Bamboo went to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to find out if it's worth wrestling with the behemoth convention if you're an anime or manga fan. PLUS: Full reports on the con's Anime Programming, Making A Living in Manga and Lost in Translation panels! ― Image Gallery For many self-ascribed nerds, attending San Diego Comic Con is a rite of passage. Whether it's the chance to snag exclusive merchandise in t...

Anime Expo 2014

Anime Expo 2014 is here! We're reporting live from the convention floor all weekend long.
Now Available: NIS America - Funimation - Right Stuf - Crunchyroll - Kodansha Comics - Vertical Inc - Digital Manga - Aniplex of America - Sentai Filmworks - Dark Horse - Studio Trigger - Sekai Project - Daisuki
― July 3-6, Los Angeles Convention Center Day Three Kodansha Comics Crunchyroll Right Stuf Funimatio...

Sakura-Con 2014

Check out our round-up of news and images from this year's Sakura-con. ― Overview This year's Sakura-con took place over Easter weekend from April 18-20 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Organized by the Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA), the convention is the oldest and largest anime convention in the Pacific Northwest, drawing over 20,000 attendees. Gues...

Anime Los Angeles 2014

Check out our gallery for some of the sights and cosplay you may have missed at this year's ALA. ― Anime Los Angeles is, quite frankly, a cosplayer's paradise. Every inch of the venue—a Marriott located right across the street from Los Angeles International Airport—teems with cosplayers. Those who aren't in costume are apt to be parents, vendors, or more likely, cosplay photographers. It might have ...

Otakon Vegas 2014

Otakon Vegas was this past weekend; here are some photo highlights, cosplay photos, industry panel recaps, and some thoughts on the event. ― Closing out its first year of operation with an estimated 2,000 guests, Otakon Vegas had all the feelings of a small town con—a cozy three-aisle dealer's room, a cluster of Artist Alley booths, and of course, an event space that was packed into a hotel conventi...

New York Comic Con 2013

It's New York Comic-Con weekend! Check back daily for panel reports and more.
Available Now: Daisuki - Aniplex - Neon Alley - Yen Press - The X Button Day One - Wikia Live - From Light Novels to Anime and Manga - Viz Media - Kodansha - Funimation - Vertical - Sunrise
― Javits Center, October 10-13 Day One Wikia Live Panel From Light Novels to Anime & Manga Panel Viz Media Panel Funimation Panel Sunr...

Nan Desu Kan 2013

Bamboo Dong returned once more to her hometown anime convention this past weekend, braving floods, fire alarms, and tornado warnings. ― Despite state-wide flash floods that buried freeways and crumpled bridges, fans braved the elements to attend Nan Desu Kan 17, a Denver-based convention that prides itself on being the “premier anime convention of the Rockies.” Taking place September 14-16, 2013 at ...

Japan Expo USA 2013

We're at Japan Expo: First Impact! Check back this weekend for panel reports.
Available Now: Shonen Jump - Shojo Beat - Dark Horse - Crunchyroll - Funimation - Photo Galleries I, II & III - Yen Press - Viz Media - Viz Animation
― Santa Clara Convention Center, August 23rd - 25th Day One Viz Media Yen Press Day Two Viz Animation Funimation Day Three Shonen Jump Shojo Beat Dark Horse Crunchyroll Photo...

Otakon 2013

We're live from Otakon 2013! Check back daily for convention panel reports and more.
Available now: Shinichiro Wantanabe Q&A - TM Revolution Q&A - Closing Ceremonies - Viz Animation - Funimation - Vertical - Daisuki - Viz Media - Crunchyroll - Aniplex of America - Sentai Filmworks - Opening Ceremonies
― Baltimore Convention Center, August 9th - 11th Don't forget, you can win a trip to Japan! just by...

San Diego Comic-Con International 2013

We're live from San Diego Comic-con! Check back all weekend long for panel reports.
Available Now - The X Button Day Three - Best and Worst Manga 2013 - The X Button Day Two - Udon Entertainment - Archaia: Cyborg 009 - The X Button Day One - Kodansha Comics - Viz Media
― July 17-21, 2013, San Diego Convention Center Day One Viz Media Kodansha Comics The X Button at SDCC: Day One Day Two Archaia Comi...

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