Author: Drew

Animanga USA 2018 hits Pomona Fairplex

POMONA, CA – August 4th, 2018- The creators behind Animanga 2018 produced an impressive anime event at the Pomona Fairplex in Hall 4th last weekend, with attractions such as e-gaming, itasha car displays, stage performances, food vendors, and cosplayers. Despite a few attendees on their Facebook event page criticizing the cost for a first year convention, their price drop from $70 to $15 was effective in bringing in approximately 3,500 attendees throughout the weekend; much to the surprise of the vendors and artists who were selling their merchandise at the show. We were able to catch a glimpse of...

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US ANIME SINGERS STEPHANIE YANEZ & PLASMIC COLLABORATE WITH GALAXXXY ARTIST JUN ARAI FOR NEW SINGLE SHOWA SHOUJO

(LOS ANGELES) – May 6th, 2018 – US Anime singers Stephanie Yanez and Plasmic collaborate with galaxxxy Japanese artist Jun Arai for new song “Showa Shoujo”! Stephanie Yanez is a Anime/Jpop artist who has been touring the Anime scene in the US and Japan since she won AX Idol at Anime Expo in 05 and is known for releasing the original song “Ultimate Miku World” with Hatsune Miku has paired up with indie artist Plasmic who has toured all over the US producing her own original music and has covered the English Sailor Moon song to release two new...

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Beari and Megan check out LVL UP EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you heard of LVL UP EXPO? It’s a 5-year convention going strong in Las Vegas, Nevada that is built from the ground up by gaming enthusiasts just like you and me. The event definitely shows that as it has a very down-to-earth feel, with the fans really running the show. This year, LVL UP EXPO took place at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, where we were greeted at the door by staff, and given our badges into the event. The event itself seem to have about 200 or so vendors, three main stages, a car/bike show, and...

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Despite LineCon, Anime Expo 2017 Breaks Another Attendance Record

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) just announced the attendance and turnstile figures for this year’s Anime Expo. Anime Expo 2017 marks the 26th event, since first event hosted at the Red Lion Hotel in San Jose, California in 1992. This year marks several changes from last year, with Artist Alley being re-arranged to another section of Kentia Hall, an expanded Exhibitors floor layout (14% increase in floor plan space), and a reduced list of Guests. A “Pre-show” night was also added due to the date which July 4th lands, making the convention’s duration longer than ever:...

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Nekopara OVA Kickstarter Launches, Meets $100,000 Goal in 1 Hour

Every US$100,000 extends OVA length by 10 minutes Video game and manga publisher Sekai Project’s Kickstarter campaign met its initial goal of US$100,000 to create an anime OVA adaptation of Sayori and NEKO WORKs’ NEKOPARA adult visual novel on Thursday, within one hour of the Kickstarter’s launch. The initial goal of US$100,000 will go towards […]

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