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Sakura-Con & Anime Boston 2018 News Round-Up: Day One & Two

With not one but TWO big conventions this weekend, you might miss some news - good thing we've got all the headlines from Sakuracon and Anime Boston in one place! ― March 30 to April 1, 2018 Seattle, Washington Day One Headlines Aniplex USA Announces Katsugeki Touken Ranbu's Blu-Ray Set, English Dub Cast Aniplex of America Sets Irregular at magic high school Film's Blu-ray Release for July Aniplex U...

Anime NYC News Roundup + Photo Galleries

All of the news headlines from this weekend's Anime NYC event in New York City, plus our cosplay galleries and plenty of photos from around the convention floor! ― November 17-19, 2017, New York City Cosplay Galleries Cosplay Gallery Day I Cosplay Gallery Day II Photos From Around The Convention Floor Day One Headlines Viz Media Licenses Mazinger Z Infinity Film Viz Media Licenses That Blue Sky Feel...

New York Comic-Con 2017 News Roundup

If you missed any of the headlines from this weekend's New York Comic-Con, here they are in one place! PLUS: Cosplay galleries, a Q&A with Hiro Mashima and all the details from the BATMAN: NINJA panel! ― October 5th-8th 2017, New York City Photos from the Exhibit Hall Floor Cosplay Gallery I Cosplay Gallery II Panel Reports Q&A with Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima First Look: Batman Ninja (Plus Q&A)...

New York Comic-Con 2017: Q&A with Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima

All the details from world-famous mangaka and Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima's fan Q&A panel at New York Comic-Con! ― Hiro Mashima is the creator of the hit series Fairy Tail, which is incredibly popular in both Japan and all around the world. It is a very successful series; it ran in Weekly Shounen Magazine for 11 years and has over 200 anime episodes. Fairy Tail has a passionate and dedicated fan...

New York Comic-Con 2017: First Look: Batman Ninja

A full report and a transcript of the Q&A from this weekend's Batman Ninja first look panel at New York Comic-Con - everything there is to know, it's in here! ― For generations, Batman has been enjoyed by fans of all ages. Although it originated in North America, the series has been popular all over the world, including Japan. At the same time, anime originated in Japan and has become a phenomenon g...

Otakon 2017: Ei Aoki's Re:Creators Panel

Re:Creators director Ei Aoki answered plenty of burning questions at his big Otakon panel this weekend, and we were there to get the details. ― On Saturday, August 12th, Otakon held a panel on Re:Creators, the latest show by hit anime director Ei Aoki (Garden of Sinners, Fate/Zero, Aldnoah.Zero). Aoki himself was present to answer questions about the show. The panel consisted of an extended Q&A on th...

Live Photos from Otakon 2017!

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Otakon 2017 News Roundup: Days 1 and 2

Otakon's first DC event is underway! Find all of this weekend's headlines in one place, plus cosplay and reports from Pony Canyon's industry panels! ― August 11-13, Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC Click here for live photos from our correspondents on the show floor! Pony Canyon Industry Panel Report Welcome to the Ballroom Panel Report with producer Tetsuya Kinoshita and voi...

Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Gallery

Four days' worth of incredible cosplay photos from the biggest anime convention in the United States. ― IMG dscn0492.jpg IMG dscn0493.jpg IMG dscn0494.jpg IMG dscn0499.jpg IMG dscn0501.jpg IMG dscn0502.jpg IMG dscn0503.jpg IMG dscn0505.jpg IMG dscn0506.jpg IMG dscn0508.jpg IMG dscn0509.jpg IMG dscn0510.jpg IMG dscn0512.jpg IMG dscn0514.jpg IMG dscn0516.jpg IMG dscn0517.jpg IMG dscn0520.jpg IMG dscn0...

Anime Expo 2017: Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Film Panel + Q&A

The Elric Brothers are coming to the silver screen this December, and Anime Expo 2017 had the goods (and some exclusive footage!) Our full report, plus Q&A with the stars! ― Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist franchise remains one of, if not the most popular anime series in the last 15 years alongside Death Note and Shōnen Jump staples. The last anime film, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of ...

Anime Expo 2017 News Complete Roundup

Did you miss any of the massive headlines from Anime Expo 2017? Don't worry, we've got you covered - here's everything in one place. ― July 1-4 2017, Los Angeles, California Click here for live photos from our correspondents on the show floor! Day Four Headlines NIS America Licenses Penny Punching Princess, Demon Gaze II Games Day Three Headlines ISLAND Visual Novel's TV Anime, English Release Revea...

Anime Expo 2017: World Premiere of The Ancient Magus' Bride TV

The first three episodes of this breathtaking fantasy, based on the smash manga, premiered at Anime Expo 2017 - we've got the full report, plus comments from legendary producer George Wada! ― Studio Wit brought out the red carpet for the three episode premiere of its enchanting adaptation of Kore Yamazaki's The Ancient Magus Bride. It isn't the studio's first foray into the hidden corners of Pagan E...

Anime Expo 2017 - Welcome to the Ballroom World Premiere Report

Amazon's Anime Strike premiered 2 episodes of one of this summer's most anticipated new anime, Welcome to the Ballroom - here's our full report and review. ― The main events hall at Anime Expo 2017 was packed to the rafters for the world premiere of Welcome to the Ballroom, the lavish new adaptation of Tomo Takeuchi's hit manga produced by Production I.G and Pony Canyon. The creative team adapting th...

Anime Expo 2017: Infini-T Force World Premiere Report

Some of the most beloved anime superheroes of the 1970s team up Avengers-style in Tatsunoko Pro's very first 3DCG anime, which premiered this weekend at Anime Expo 2017. ― In the 1970s, three brothers founded an anime studio that would become synonymous with shōnen action heroes. Building off the success of the live-action special-effects hero Kamen Rider, Tatsunoko Pro would roll out Yatterman, Hur...

Anime Expo 2017: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Prologue OVA World Premiere

Our full report (and review) from the world premiere of the return of Card Captor Sakura is live now. ― When Li Syaoran boarded his plane back to Hong Kong and left behind Sakura Kinomoto, the pair's budding romance was halted. Audiences weren't sure if the kids would ever reunite, whether it be for more magical adventures or to officially sort out their feelings. The series was soon followed up wit...

Live Photos from Anime Expo 2017!


Sakura-Con 2017 News Round-Up: Day One, Two

The Anime News Network crew are on site at the Pacific Northwest's largest convention as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Keep checking back for news and cosplay photos! ― April 14-16 2017 Seattle, Washington Day One Headlines Funimation Licenses Hyouka Anime Aniplex USA Adds Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu TV Anime Series Sekai Project to Release CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare- Game This Year ...

Photos from Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016

While it isn't quite the size of AnimeJapan, KyoMAF still has a buffet of cool stuff for anime fans! Here are a ton of photos from the booths on display at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair. ― While not as big as AnimeJapan in terms of attendees, event space, or number of exhibitors, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMAF) is still one of the biggest anime events in the Kansai area, and...

Photos from Otakon 2016: Cosplay and More

An enormous gallery featuring hundreds of photos of cosplayers from this past weekend's Otakon! ― Otakon 2016 was held at the Baltimore Convention Center August 12-14, 2016. IMG otakon2016-51.jpg IMG otakon2016-1.jpg IMG otakon2016-2.jpg IMG otakon2016-3.jpg IMG otakon2016-4.jpg IMG otakon2016-5.jpg IMG otakon2016-6.jpg IMG otakon2016-7.jpg IMG otakon2016-8.jpg IMG otakon2016-9.jpg IMG otakon2016-10...

Comiket 90 Cosplay Gallery

Tons of photos of the incredible cosplay on display at last weekend's Comic Market 90 in Tokyo! ― Comic Market 90 was held this past weekend at Big Sight in Tokyo - we've got an event report for you right around the corner, but in the meantime, here's a gallery of the incredible cosplay on display over the weekend. IMG kimg1663.jpg IMG kimg1439.jpg IMG kimg1446.jpg IMG kimg1451.jpg IMG kimg1453.jpg I...

Live Photos from Otakon 2016!


Photos from Anime Expo 2016

Check out our photo feed from Anime Expo 2016, which was live all weekend long - Love Live, cosplay, the exhibit hall and much more!

Anime Expo 2016 News Roundup: Days One, Two & Three

Get all the news from Anime Expo 2016 right here! Enormous announcements from Sentai Filmworks, Kodansha Comics, Vertical and much more! ― July 1-4 2016 Los Angeles, California Day Three Headlines Andrew Love Stars as Takeo in My Love Story! English Dub Viz Media Reveals Sailor Moon S Part 1 November Release, Bonus Extras (Updated With Video) Funimation Licenses Drifters, Show By Rock!! Short!! Anim...

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2016

Over 30,000 fans swarmed Animax Carnival Malaysia in March, with performances by GARNiDELiA and much more; check out our cosplay and concert photos, plus an interview with yanaginagi! ― Animax Carnival is an anime event run by Sony subsidiary anime channel Animax Asia in multiple Southeast Asian countries, including Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This year's Animax Carnival event in Malaysia...

Convention Report: Anime Festival Asia 2015

Ever curious about what the inside of one of the largest anime conventions in the world looks like? It isn't Anime Expo or Otakon - this is Anime Festival Asia, Singapore's biggest anime con. ― This year's main Anime Festival Asia convention took place from November 27-29 at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. The convention is known as one of the largest outside of Japan, and th...

Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery

Otakon may have wrapped for 2015, but here's your chance to check out hundreds of incredible cosplay photos from the weekend. ― Click here for page 2 of our Otakon 2015 cosplay gallery! IMG otafri001.jpg IMG otafri002.jpg IMG otafri003.jpg IMG otafri004.jpg IMG otafri005.jpg IMG otafri006.jpg IMG otafri007.jpg IMG otafri008.jpg IMG otafri009.jpg IMG otafri010.jpg IMG otafri011.jpg IMG otafri012.jpg I...

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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