AnimeJapan 2017 Blowout Part IIby Zac Bertschy,
Welcome back to Part II of our photo blowout from AnimeJapan 2017 at Big Sight in Tokyo! Let's get right to it, shall we?
BanG Dream is one of those franchises where it's unclear if it's an enormous megahit or just something with an extremely aggressive marketing campaign, but this franchise is represented in just about every convenience store we entered during our time here – and this enormous booth dominated the show floor at AnimeJapan 2017. The ladies from Poppin' Party are out in force.
There wasn't much available from the live-action Jojo's Bizarre Adventure film Takashi Miike is releasing this summer in Japan – just this Josuke statue (he was here last year) and a few promotional images. Posters from the film lined the entrance to Big Sight, however. You can watch the trailer for Takashi Miike's Jojo's Bizarre Adventure right here.
This is Drive Head, a new kids' series about transforming rescue bots that – we assure you – has nothing whatsoever to do with Transformers Rescue Bots. Very cool diorama on display, though. You can read a little more about the show right here: Here's a little more info on Drive Head.
The Yu-Gi-Oh booth had a handful of these adorable little critters on display, along with an ad for the bluray release of the film, The Dark Side of Dimensions – along with some promotional material for the newest Yu-Gi-Oh TV anime, VRAINS. No, I don't know what a VRAINS is either, but we've got the details right here.
The ultimate Re:Zero bedroom. I didn't catch how much all this would set you back but I would imagine they have loan forms for you available at the booth.
This guy is the mascot for Mt. Fuji tourism. I like his style, his attitude - everything about him.
This elaborate video booth for the Madoka Magica Mobage entranced AnimeJapan attendees – the crowd around it never seemed to thin out. If you're curious about the game, we did a news story on it a while ago - here's some more information.
The GATE store (no relation to the anime) had these incredible Yuri on Ice cosplay outfits available – Yuri's “Eros” suit will run you a cool $580, while Victor's ensemble is around $700. You only live once, right?
Lelouch is loose! Bandai Namco dedicated a pretty huge chunk of their booth to the upcoming Code Geass resurrection, with plenty of standees and autographed works on display. Here's what we know about the new sequel so far.
Pierrot's booth was – naturally – preoccupied with the upcoming Naruto spinoff, Boruto.
Toei Animation had treasures on display from Digimon Adventure Tri, KiraKira PreCure A La Mode, and a brand new Mazinger Z film (check out that sweet diorama!). Interested in the new Mazinger film? Click here for more info.
Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond doesn't premiere until later this year, but there was some big key art on display. You can read the original series announcement right here.
This bus hit the anime industry in 2013 and it never fully recovered.
Below you'll find a gallery of merchandise, cosplay and a few other booths from around the show floor. Let us know in the comments what has you hyped up!
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