Besides the Dealer’s Hall with its countless goods for sale, why should you attend this year’s Anime Expo?
I was reluctant at first to head down to Los Angeles just to meet Yuu Asakawa (seiyuu for Rider in Fate/stay night), but with the announcement of the Eden of the East trio: creator and director Kenji Kamiyama, animation director Satoru Nakamura, and producer Tomohiko Ishii, I had to go.
Since Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is my all time favorite series, I am ecstatic that staff from Production I.G. are attending this year’s convention.
Rei Hiroe, the mangaka that brought us Black Lagoon, will also be there along with a world premiere screening of the third season of Black Lagoon. The first and second seasons were action-packed and a pleasure to watch, so I wait in anticipation to view this sequel.
Finally, just recently announced is that MELL will be holding a concert. Some of her works include singing the openings for Rideback, Sky Girls, and Black Lagoon. It will be my first time attending one of the concerts at AX, but it should be good since I like her trance/techno style.
Come join us this year at the largest anime convention in the United States!
EDIT: Megumi Nakajima (Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier) and May’n (Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier) will be performing at AX this year. The guest list is simply amazing now! My main concern is how I’m going to plan out my busy schedule for these 4 days.