Anime Expo

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Anime Expo 2013

By Tokyo Journal Interns Hana Kobayashi, Chisato Kato and Luning Zhang 

A RECORD-BREAKING 61,000 anime and manga lovers from around the world attended the 22nd Anime Expo from July 4 to 7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Highlights included a packed concert at Club Nokia with legendary Japanese rock band Porno Graffitti, “Attack on Titan” producer George Wada and Production I.G founder Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. In addition to cosplayers posing for photographers in the lobby, the event introduced its first Cosplay Participation Area where participants could pose in front of cosplay photo sets such as a classroom scene, sakura grove and spaceship interior. The convention also played host to the North American premieres of “Ghost in the Shell: Arise,” “Kick-Heart,” “Garden of Words” and “Star Blazers 2199.” The event was organized by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation. Anime Expo 2014 will be held July 3-6, 2014. tj

Name: Emily Approx. Costume Cost: $50-$80
Character Name: Time Sorceress
Anime/Manga/Video Game:
Original Character
From: Orange County,
California, USA
Age: 20
# of Times at Anime Expo: 4
Approx. Costume Making
Duration: 100 hours
  Names: Jenny (Left) / Vicky (Right)
Character Name: Elin
Anime/Manga/Video Game: Tera Online
From : Canada
Ages: 28/27
# of Times at Anime Expo: 7 each
Approx. Costume Making Duration: 30 hours each
Approx. Costume Cost: $200 each
Name: Ai
Character Name: Mariko Shinoda
Anime/Manga/Video Game: AKB48
From: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 20
Approx. Costume Cost: $50-$80
  Name: Itsuki
Character Name: Cygnus Hyoga
Anime/Manga/Video Game: Saint Seiya
From: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 30
# of Times at Anime Expo: 2
Name: Koharu
Character Name: Aatrox
Anime/Manga/Video Game: League of Legends
Age: 23
From: Los Angeles, California, USA
# of Times at Anime Expo: 5
Approx. Costume Making Duration: 4 weeks
Approx. Costume Cost: $400
Name: Darissa
Character Name: Aegus
Anime/Manga/Video Game: Persona 3
Age: 23
From: Anaheim, California, USA
# of times at Anime Expo: 4
Approx. Costume Making Duration: 3 months
Approx. Costume Cost: $200-$300
  Names: Cici~sama/Oreh/Kanata
Character Names: Kitty Maid/Megurine Luka/
Misa Amane
Anime/Manga/Video Game: Original/Vocaloid2/
Dead Note
From: San Francisco, CA/ Los Angeles, CA/
San Francisco
# of Times at Anime Expo: 1
Approx. Costume Making Duration: 3 to 4 weeks
Approx. Costume Cost: $800 - $1,500


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