Marina Kawano performance at AnimeNEXT 2018

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Marina Kawano

Marina Kawano is a singer from Fukuoka, Japan. Her music career began in 2010 after winning the 4th Animax All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix, since then she’s been featured on various Anime opening/ending theme most recently the main theme and ending theme for Square Enix “NieR: Automata” during the show we learned that this was the first time she has performed in the States. Continue reading

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AnimeNEXT 2018: Remembering Studio Ghiblis Isao Takahata (1935-2018)

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The world lost a great member of Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata who passed away April 5, 2018, from lung cancer. The panel I went to was hosted by AWO (Anime World Order) where they discussed his life and his greatest achievements. This was an interesting and informative panel, the audience was able to see clips of some of his work like his very long documentary on bridges. The guest speaker explained how his goal was to make people laugh with his skills, I was able to learn some of Takahata’s greatest achievements there was so much to learn about his life that I did not know before.

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ALL OFF featuring U at AnimeNEXT 2018

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ALL OFF is a Japanese rock band based in Toyko. Known for their opening and ending themes for anime such as Mob Psycho 100 and Heavy Object. Founded in 2004, by vocalist so-hey and guitarist Yukio. Other members include Kossy (bassist), Gaku (second guitar) and drummer Otsuki who wasn’t in attendance. U of ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D filled in for him. Continue reading

Interview with Caitlynn French: AnimeNEXT 2018

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Caitlynn French is an American Voice Actress residing in Texas. Fueled by her love of playing pretend she’d achieved what many anime fans dream of, getting into the anime industry. Known for her roles as Mei Tachibana in Say “I love you”, Shiro in No Game No Life, Qumola in The Book of Bantorra and an array of others. Caitlynn is a rising talent that you need to familiarize yourself with.

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AnimeNEXT: 2018 Overview

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As some of you may know, this past weekend, we attended AnimeNext, which is an Anime Convention held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I would like to thank the wonderful staff at AnimeNext for allowing us to attend and for all the hard work they put into making this con a reality. None of this would be possible without you guys and gal. Now that we’ve gotten all the pleasantries out-of-the-way, let’s get down to business.

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Soulcial Sunday – AnimeNEXT Convention

This past weekend we visited Castle Point Anime Convention for the first time in years and they have really come a long way from being on a college campus to an expo center. We posted what we had on out Instagram and other social media accounts so check it out. In a week we’ll be at AnimeNEXT and we’re super excited it was so much fun last year so we have high expectations for this year. I believe the most exciting thing about this con is all the events happening and all the elbow room that The Atlantic City Convention Center offers is what other cons dream of!

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