FanExpo Canada 2013 Panels Overview

Hello everyone! As we draw near the last hours of August, we finish off the summer holidays month with this last quickie blurb review of all the panels I attended at FanExpo this year. Many of the larger panels actually have their own feature post and should all be linked into the panel titles. Now, without further ado…

Thursday

Lolita Style and Fashion Panel- It was technically my first panel because the Anime AMV panel on Thursday was cancelled. I’ve been dabbling into Lolita fashion lightly and carefully. I wanted to balance the Lolita style with my usual casual every day style and create a look that was really me. I got lot of great tips for rocking the different Lolita aesthetic. Overall, I woul this panel would be really great for beginner Lolita girls.

Friday

Viz Media Panel- About a third of all my manga is published from Viz Media. Series like Ouran High School Host Club, Backstage Prince, Dawn of the Arcana, Demon Love Spell, Happy Marriage, Strobe Edge… the list goes on! If you guys want the details on this panel, please check out my Viz Media panel feature post!

Anime According to AMVs- This was really the first time I went to an AMVs themed panel and it sure made up for the one that was cancelled the day before. It was just a blast! It’s great to sit in a room with a bunch of people who love the same shows and the same characters as you. You learn about some new animes and get to laugh at some hilarious music videos as well!

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Pro Author Panel – Epic World Building & Magic- A panel featuring Leslie Young, A.M. Dellamonica, Violette Malan and Linda Poitevin, they were all such wonderful and witty speakers. Ms. Malan had to be my favourite panelist. She gave such great advice and I was in awe at how knowledgeable she was.

Saturday

Comic Book Law – What Creators Need to Know- A really information and professional panel. It’s a basic and simple break-down of copyright, trademark and all the legal issues that come with your ownership of your characters, ideas, and so on.

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Crypton Future Media Presents: Hatsune Miku Panel

Anime Music Video Gameshow- Super fun and interactive, prizes all around and even a penalty box. All anime fans should go watch and play.

Sunday

Once Upon a Time – Season Premiere Preview Screening

Right on Target with Stephen Amell

Exclusive Vocaloid: Hatsune Miku Live Party Concert Screening

Please leave a comment if there are any problems with the links or use the search bar to find what you’re looking for. Thank you guys so much for reading and I will talk to you all very soon!

– Cloudy

What are you pondering today?

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FanExpo Canada 2013 Otaku Haul

Hi guys! Today I’m showcasing all the fanart, merchandise, buttons and cool stuff I got from FanExpo this year. There were so many amazing artists this year and my most memorable part of convention-going is always meeting all the local artists!

From the Artist Alley…

Thank you for all the amazing prints and buttons! You guys rock!

From the Dealer’s Room…

I have a habit of collecting a lot of manga at conventions…

– Cloudy

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Kimi no Iru Machi, A Town Where You Live Episode 7 Review

I kept putting off this review because I knew this episode was going to be sad. AND IT WAS. Kyousuke’s illness and his impending surgery puts everyone in a strained position. The success rate is low and ultimately it’s Kyousuke’s … Continue reading

Brothers Conflict Episode 9 Review

For an otome game based show that’s mostly fanservice for many of the fans, this episode was surprisingly touching. It explores a bit more of the whole family and sense of belonging theme that comes with it especially since Chi … Continue reading

Makai Ouji Episode 8 Review

A very exciting and densely packed episode, to say the least. It begins with a descent of an angel in the presence of Pastor Kevin Cecil/Uriel. In terms of main plot development, I suspect this episode is a major turning … Continue reading

Hatsune Miku Live Party Concert Screening

The Hatsune Miku Live Party Concert Screening was a great way to end my FanExpo weekend on Sunday. Though it took place in a movie theatre setting and it was only a screening of a Hatsune Miku concert, all the fans were still cheering and waving and singing to every song. It was tons of fun and I really hope that Crypton Future Media brings the concert over to Toronto soon!

Hope you guys like these photos! Thanks for dropping in!

– Cloudy

What are you pondering today?

Free! Episode 8 Review

The entirety of this episode takes place during the prefectural swim tournament. If the Iwatobi Swim Club can set good times, they can qualify for the regional tournament. However, with Haru’s shocking loss against Rin in their first race, the … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time Premiere Screening @ FanExpo Canada 2013

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Hey guys! I had the amazing opportunity to attend the season premiere preview twenty minute screening of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It begins with Alice, stuck in an insane asylum. Despite her past adventures in Wonderland and the proof she’s brought back for her father, he disbelieves her stories and sends her into a medical facility. After the death of her beloved Genie Cyrus, she’s set on forgetting everything about Wonderland in order to forget the pain and loss that came after. However, when the White Rabbit and the Knave of Hearts come bringing news of Cyrus’ survival, Alice is ready to get back into the game in search for her true love.

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Sophie Lowe as Alice

Michael Socha as the Knave of Hearts

Peter Gadiot as Cyrus the Genie

John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit

Emma Rigby as the Red Queen

Jonny Coyne as Dr. Lydgate

Naveen Andrews as Jafar

Barbara Hershey as the Queen of Hearts/Cora

If you guys are fans of Alice in Wonderland, as I am, you’ll love the series. The special effects are really well done, the art direction for Wonderland is really vibrant and detailed from what I’ve seen for far. The first episode airs on October 10 so be on the lookout for that soon!

– Cloudy

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Viz Media Panel News @ FanExpo Canada 2013

vizmediaHey guys! I had the pleasure of attending the Viz Media panel at Fan Expo this year and I got a lot of great news. I’m super excited for the new manga official translations coming soon. I’ve been waiting on Nisekoi for a while. Once that’s out, I can’t wait to review that for you guys! A lot of classics are coming back as well so be sure to be on the lookout for those!

New Manga Volume Releases

GangstaGansta (February 18, 2014)- If you guys are into dark and nitty gritty urban stories, this is the manga to read. It takes place in a city called Ergastulum full of thieves and criminals. The main characters, Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown are known as the Handymen who take the jobs no else will touch. Things take a twist when they a cop on the force requests the Handymen to target the top Mafia family…

NisekoiNisekoi: False Love (January 7, 2014)- A super cute and fun series currently available in digital copy from Viz Media. It’s kind of like Romeo and Juliet, but the opposite where a truce is kept between both Yakuza gangs as long as the son and daughter of each respective side can date. LOL

DragonballDragonball: Full Colour Edition (Feb 4, 2014)- One of the classic manga and anime series being made into a vibrant full colour edition. Definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of the series!

img000001Deadman Wonderland (Feb 11, 2014)- This series was originally produced by Tokypop and was recently transferred to Viz Media. Deadman Wonderland is an action packed, supernatural, suspenseful almost post-apocalyptic story. (It’s complicated and it’s a lot of things). If you’re into horror and fantasy and dark stories, go ahead and give this one a try.

83437648_390adf8820_oRanma ½ (March 11, 2014)- A re-release of Rumiko Takahashi’s classic martial arts comedy series.

artartArt of Princess Mononoke (May 2014)- Calling all Studio Ghibli fans! The art book of Princess Mononoke is coming out soon. Be sure to check stores in May so you can get your copy of the beautiful art!

230px-Bakuman_Vol_1_CoverBakuman Box Set- October 1, 2013 (with poster and free Otter No. 11 mini-comic)

One Piece Box Set (Volumes 1-23) East Blue and Baroque Arcs- An interesting start to the super long series but I wonder how many box sets we’ll have to wait for to get the ENTIRE series out.

monster-v1Monster Perfect Edition (July 2014)- Hey monster fans! New editions are being released! (and possibly and HBO series)

New Manga Series:

One Punch Man– By the illustrator and publisher of Eyeshield 21 and currently serialized in Shonen Jump, it follows a hero that basically defeats all his foes with one punch

World Trigger- Feel like reading about galactic warriors? Want some science fiction for a change of pace? Check out this series!

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman- Currently serialized in Shonen Jump, you can sort of discern the the general themes and ideas in the series from the name.

DVDs & Blueray Coming Soon…

Tiger_&_Bunny_vol_1– Nura I and II

– Bleach 17, 18 (coming in the fall)

– Naruto Shippuden

– Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne

– Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning

– Zetman the Complete Series (coming in November)

– Accel World

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– New Acquisition Gargantia/Suisei no Gargantia

– Blood Lad

– Ranma ½

I hope you guys found something a new series to look into from this post and if you didn’t, go ahead and check out my other reviews for something to watch or read. Thanks so much for reading!

– Cloudy

What are you pondering today?

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi Episode 8 Review

Can the Gola Academy arc be actually called an arc? It definitely seems short for a two episode mini story. Was the whole point of it just to introduced Alis and Whisper to Ai? Every episode of Kaminai leaves me … Continue reading