Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Anime Expo 2010: Shorties

I did do some other stuff at Anime Expo besides watch anime, see cosplay, and attend Danny Choo and Nabeshin panels...Some other activities during AX 2010...

Like the red carpet entrance of the Guests of Honor on Day 1 that I arrived late for...



They were greeted by a samba dancer on stilts...



I think a local marching band would actually be cool as it would be nice to greet our Japanese guests with something all-American...

Then there is the summer festival stage at Nokia Plaza



On the stage, there was a special Bleach event with the voice of Ichigo, Masakazu Morita...



(he's the one dressed as a soul reaper who had an awesome interpreter and was assisted by the emcee with his infamous hat...)



Morita did a live voice over performance, and then invited two people from the audience to try some voice acting...



Rukia had a case of stage fright, but with some encouragement from the audience, she performed well...the guy doing Ichigo seemed like he did something like this before...

I also caught a taste of nerdcore hip hop with a performance by a member of Dual Core during a break in the Battle of the Bands on Day 2...



Which led to some interesting dancing...



I saw some interesting things at Nokia Plaza like this guy's jacket...



On Fridays and Saturdays, a ClearChannel radio station broadcasts from the Nokia Plaza area of L.A. Live...102.7 KIIS (where Ryan Seacrest broadcasts his morning show...more hip hop) on Friday and Star 98.7 KYSR (more rock music). This weekend was a little more interesting for these radio people...



You don't wanna know what the furry guy did to the street team member afterwards...

At night on the same stage, there was a laser show...



Indoors, I managed to catch a little bit of a taiko workshop held by Senryu Taiko from UC Riverside...







They also performed after AX Idol in Nokia Plaza...



Well those are some of the highlights that couldn't get categorized into single topics (though I would've had an entire post about taiko, but I forgot everything I learned from it, and I do remember seeing some of the Battle of the Bands and AX Idol, but I didn't really take any good pics of those events...)...Up next, Lucky Star goodness and finally the cosplay slideshow...

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