Anime Expo 2010 – Day 1


This year’s Anime Expo easily surpassed the one I attended last year.

There were so many guests of honor this year that I couldn’t attend all the panels and autograph sessions I had planned on due to conflicting times.

Here are my photos from Day 1 of the events I went to.


Opening Ceremony


Kawamoto Panel & Autograph Session

May’n Panel


They said photographs weren’t allowed until the end of the panel unless you were a press member. I didn’t stick around for that long since the panel went over the allotted time and I had to get going.

Asakawa Panel & Autograph Session

If you went to her panel, I was the one that asked what her favorite line as Rider in Fate/stay night was. 😀

Exhibit Hall


I took a photo with Danny Choo when I saw him in the Exhibit Hall. Yeah, I don’t really smile in photos.

Otherwise, I just stuck around the MangaGamer booths but didn’t take any pictures on Day 1. Even though I wasn’t planning on spending that much money at AX this year, MangaGamer changed my mind.

Laser Spectacular

That’s all for Day 1!

13 Comments to “Anime Expo 2010 – Day 1”

  1. Surpassed is an understatement. I think that pretty much says what I thought about the entire experience in that it was probably my best AX experience in all the years I’ve gone.

    Didn’t go on Day 1 though, so looking forward to your thoughts on Day 2 and 3!


    Reltair Reply:

    Good to hear that it was your best year! This was only my second time going. 🙂

    Not sure how many photos I have for Day 2 since I couldn’t take photos for the concerts. Hmm…


  2. guuzen says:

    Wow you guys are lucky to be even allowed to take pictures AT ALL during the panel session. In AFA ’09 we were not allowed to take pictures during the K-ON panel at any time T_T.

    Please post Day 2 soon! Can’t wait to read it! Glad you had a great time there =)


    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, that sucks. Some panels here they didn’t allow any photographs at all (at least for regular attendees).

    I will, and thanks!


  3. Heyhey! Looks as if you have attended a bunch just for the first day 😀
    Unfortunately, since I had to fly in from Louisiana earlier that day, I already missed quite a bit which makes me sad. Luckily, I was able to make it to the Yuu Asakawa panel! I remember that question too! As a matter of fact, you could see me from the video you posted for a split second. From the aisle where you were asking the question, me and my girlfriend were sitting on the end of the second row. I was in a green shirt at the time so hope you can see that haha XD
    After the panel, when they were distributing tickets for the autograph session, I managed to get a ticket and as a result I got the stand from the Rider figure that you sold to me and had her sign it. I’ll post a photo of it soon :]

    Also my apologies for not being able to meet up with you at AX this year. It seems that my lady wanted to be with me the whole time so I hope your willing to understand. It’ll definitely have to be for next year. Have you pre-registered their special $45 4-day pass yet?


    Nick Wakeley (KCKoopa) Reply:

    Correction…..the Rider figure that maximimon from Tsuki-boards sold me xP
    My mistake there broheim.


    Reltair Reply:

    Hey, glad to hear you made it in time for Asakawa’s panel! Haha, I think I see you.

    No problem, I was wondering when I sold you a Rider figure.

    It’s okay, I had a really busy schedule this year with too many things to do. I was running to autograph sessions after panels. >_>

    Since we’ll probably be exhibitors next year, you can just stop by at our booth. ^^


  4. Canne says:

    I wish I were there! Meeting real people instead of looking at their avatars really solidify the existence of aniblogsphere somehow.


    Reltair Reply:

    Definitely, I know what you mean. 🙂


  5. Optic says:

    What was Asakawa reply to ur question? I turned the volume to max and I still couldn’t figure it out.

    Were u able to get other seiyuu autograph? I read it was almost impossible to get Yui Horie one. 0_0

    Looks like u had fun. Wish u did smile in ur picture with Danny. 😀


    Reltair Reply:

    Going by the YouTube comments, it seems like she said “I’ll kill you kindly”.

    I think that’s the only seiyuu autograph I got. I’ll post pictures of everything in my loot post later on. Yeah, the Yui Horie autograph session was ridiculous.

    Yup, I’ll smile next time. 😀


  6. Yi says:

    Wish I could’ve been there. Glad you had a good time. ^ ^


    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, there’s always next year right? ^^


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