Anime Expo (AX) - one of the world largest and longest running anime conventions is back for yet another year of anime, anime and more anime!
AX takes place this year at the LA Convention Center from 3 - 6 July.
I will be there with my team but before we look at the goodies at our booth, take note of my panel times - it would be great to see you there!
My panel Sat 5th 9 - 12 Main Events Hall
Tourism Panel Sat 5th 6:15 - 8:15 WS1
The schedule for the packed 4 day event lives here.
As usual there are going to be a ton of guests from the anime industry and a load of vendors in the huuuuuuge exhibition hall ready to empty out your wallet.
We are not in the exhibition hall but will be located in the same place as last year - the South Lobby!
Here's a quick overview of what we have available this year for Anime Expo. It's been a long and exciting year and almost everything we're bringing this year are completely new designs. Folks going to Anime Expo will be first to get them.
Prices are all in USD and are tax inclusive.
4 designs of T-shirts will be available, 3 of which are brand new designs.
Prices go down the more you buy. Save up to $12 if you buy 3 shirts at a go.
So that you can take this opportunity to get to know the person in front and behind you in the queue and place your order together so all of you save.
The second design is "Kimono 2".
We realised many folks who go to Anime Expo love to wear their love for Japanese culture with pride, judging from the popularity of the Hinomaru (Japanese flag) design last year. The "Kimono design was extremely popular in Asia as well, so we thought we would make a shirt that features the best of both worlds.
Next up is the classic "Tora" design that is loved by everyone of all ages.
The Tora T-shirt has been with us since our first event and a Mirai booth without the Tora T-shirt just wouldn't be the same.
Here's a size chart so you know which size to get. The sizes are based on US measurements and I wear the S size cos I like em tight n kinky.
AX will also be the first event we will be taking the second edition of Moekana to.
The brand new and upgraded Moekana Second edition not only helps you learn Japanese hiragana, but katakana as well -- the two basic syllabaries of Japanese. It also comes with brand new illustrations and a game guide too, with 2 recommended games you can play using Moekana to learn Japanese at the same time.
$17 a pack.
You can also get it with Moekanji as well for a combined discounted price of $37.
Moekanji is the follow up to Moekana - a pack of 87 fully illustrated color cards that help you learn first grade Japanese kanji.
Available at $26 a pack, as well as a combined discounted price of $37 if you buy it with a pack of Moekana.
We also have an all new selection of 7 different posters filled with cute girls. Only $10 a piece, or $25 for 3. A closer look at each of them below.
01: Japan Traveller
Filled with the most iconic landmarks of Japan. Put it on your wall for encouragement to visit every single one of them!
02: Japan Map
The same landmarks we see in the first poster, but in a map view.
Learn a little about Japanese geography along the way too.
We will once again be in the South Lobby just like last year, so be sure to stop by! Here are some renders of what the booth should look like this year.
The Sketchup rendering made the images on it look a bit funky though.
Even if you are not planning to buy anything, you can come by the booth to take a photo with Mirai-chan. We designed the booth in this shape just so people can stand by her sides.
Hmmm, large tower in booth...
Yep! Its for Mirai-chan ^^;
Now that Mirai-chan is finally ready for you to take her home, we will be bringing a (very very limited) platoon of Mirai Suenaga Smart Dolls with us to AX!
The bad news is, because Mirai is a big girl, we can't take too many of her with us, and we need most of the dolls to fill up the tower to brighten up the booth.
The good news is, because it wouldn't make sense to bring her all the way to LA just to take her back to Japan, all the dolls we bring with us for display will be on sale at $50 below the standard retail price. You won't even have to pay for shipping, and can take your favourite girl home right there and then.
For everyone else, this image can be found free in the centrespread of the AX guide. Be sure to grab a copy and put this up on your wall!
See you next weeeeeek!