Ronin-Expo was held on June 02 of 2018, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
So what is Ronin-Expo, you may ask? Ronin-Expo is a celebration of Asian culture, this includes anime, video games, movies, & even a bit history of Japan itself. What makes this expo so interesting though, is the fact that it’s in the center of Little Tokyo district in the city of angels (Los Angeles). This makes it a diverse spot for Ronin Expo to be in, as attendees can further explore Little Tokyo by visiting the surrounding museums and local restaurants.
Here are some more pictures from the event including: cosplayers, event guests, attendees and staff members.
Felt like you missed out? Don’t worry, Ronin Expo will return spring 2019, so mark your calendars and take a trip to Little Tokyo, Los Angeles & make sure to stop by Ronin-Expo!
As we attend RONIN-EXPO 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing voice actress, Sara Williams! [Don’t forget to check out our related giveaway, details below!]
You may recognize her voice as, Jinx (League of Legends), Midari Ikishima (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler), Peacock (SkullGirls), Lisbeth / Rika Shinozaki (Sword Art Online series), Nonon Jakuzure (Kill La Kill), Berserker of Black (Fate/Apocrypha) & most recently as Felix Argyle (RE: Zero)
Me & Sarah Williams during the interview
Watch as Sarah speaks about her career and how she voice a few of her most recent characters:
Sarah Williams & I
Vincent Reyes (My assistant) & Sarah Williams
Felix Argyle Giveaway!
Thanks for reading/watching our interview with Sarah Williams, now here’s your chance to WIN an autographed print of Felix Argyle!
All you have to do is, leave a comment on the interview video & subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Refer to our Giveaway rules for more information.
DEADLINE IS JULY 1ST 2018
Special thanks to RONIN-EXPO & Danny Gonzalez for the opportunity to attend RONIN EXPO!
Aggretsuko IS COMING BACK TO LITTLE TOKYO, LOS ANGELES!
Hosted by Sanrio Japanese Village store, Aggretsuko will be making an appearance once more from May 4 – May 16 2018 May 28th 2018 (Event has been EXTENDED, more info here).
Beginning Friday, May 4th at Sanrio Japanese Village until Wednesday, May 16th, enter this Sanrio pop-up for first dibs on a limited inventory of official Aggretsuko merch, photo ops and appearances from Aggretsuko herself!
AGGRETSUKO APPEARANCE DETAILS:
– Friday, May 4th – all day 11 am to 10 pm
– Saturday, May 5th – 12 pm to 4 pm
– Saturday, May 12th – 12pm to 4 pm
More information can be found on the event page here.
That’s right! This past weekend, as you may have heard, Zootopia won ‘ANIMATED FEATURE FILM’ at the 2017 Oscars!
How did Disney celebrate? By making ‘The Big Donut’ come to life!
CR&A Custom, Inc, Disney & Randy’s Donuts all collaborated in making ‘The Big Donut’ a reality. The fantastic graphic was made and printed by CR&A Custom, Inc and was displayed at famous Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood, California near LAX.
During this ‘event’ Disney also celebrated of the one-year anniversary of Zootopia & had a FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A with Nate Torrance (Clawhauser) and Oscar®-winning director Rich Moore at Randy’s!
Although we did not personally cover the Q&A session, we did decide to go down there and cover this fantastic anniversary. Naturally, I cosplayed none other than…
Huge Zootopia donut, LIVE Q&A; What else was there, you ask? How about:
The Big Donut’s Donut!
The donut reads “The Big Donut”
There were two different types: Glaced & Sprinkled
For those who don’t know, “The Big Donut” was actually inspired by Randy’s Donuts. Over the past decades, Randy’s Donuts has been known as a famous landmark & film location. its known to have been featured (On location/cameo) in various famous scenes from several successful Hollywood movies/TV Shows such as:
Californication, Iron Man 2, Mars Attacks!, Earth Girls Are Easy & Zootopia
The ‘The Big Donut’ banner is, unfortunately, no longer up for display. We unsure if they will ever put it back up, however If you didn’t get a chance to see it, take a look here:
Maybe when ZOOTOPIA 2 comes out, it’ll go back up again…
Check out our awesome video on this fantastic event!
Next time you’re in Cali or live nearby, hop on by Randy’s Donuts, you won’t be disappointed. …er squished by a huge donut.
On July 9th 2016, Jorge R.Gutierrez held his first solo art show in Los Angeles!
Jorge R.Gutierrez, is most notably known for directing/creating the film, The Book of Life & Nickelodeon’s El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. Jorge was also responsible for the art that made The Book of Life come to life. Check photos from the event below:
Hosted at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery in China Town, Jorge displayed his fantastic paintings in his first solo art show, which he dubbed, “Border Bang“. According to Jorge, his paintings were all inspired by “The cheap knock-offs they sell at the border [. . .]” and took about 2 weeks to complete 1 painting. Each painting was around $2,000.
To better explain his inspiration and art process, here’s Jorge R.Gutierrez:
Check out some of his paintings below, click to enlarge photos:
These were only a few of Jorge’s fantastic artwork. We hope we get to see more of Jorge and his art soon.
I would like to give a special thanks to my photographer, Peter Ortiz, without him, these amazing photos nor the small interview with Jorge would’ve been possible. Thanks Peter!
This beautifully well-made Tracer statue appeared on Hollywood Blvd on May 21st!
Placed there by the Overwatch team at Blizzard ent. This statue weighs about 3 tons and according to Twitter user, @The_bluejacket it took 3 forklifts to set up this amazing statue!
In total, there are 3 Overwatch figure statues around the world, standing around 15 feet tall! Characters & locations are as follows:
Hollywood & Highland, CA
The Centre Pompidou; Paris, France
We currently have no information as to when will the statues be gone, If you want to visit this awesome statue, do so by going to Hollywood & Highland (Or the other locations depending where you are). If you live in the Los Angeles area, there will be a fan gathering being planned on Tuesday; May 24 FROM 5 PM – 8 PM, check out the facebook event page for more details.
Enjoy our slideshow of the photos I took during my visit to see the TRACER statue!
If you visit and take a selfie with the statue, post it on our FACEBOOK WALL, we’d love see it!
From enjoying awesome, futuristic technology to making new friends, its needless to say that Miku Expo concerts bring people together in every way possible, Let’s sit back and go through the beautiful and fun memories MIKU EXPO has brought us since its debut in the states.
MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES (2011)
This was Hatsune Miku’s debut in the states. Held during Anime Expo 2011, The concert was a huge hit among Miku fans and possibly the cheapest of them all, with only $15 per ticket! Featured singers were as follows: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len & Megurine Luka. This was the first MikuExpo in the states to also be available on DVD, BluRay DVD & CD. At the time of this concert, Miku was partnered with Toyota and Anime Expo.
Miku Expo 2014 – Los Angeles & New York
Miku’s second concert in the states! The official expo theme was, “Sharing The World” a song by producer, BIGHEAD. Featured singers were as follows: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO & MEIKO. This MikuExpo also had 4 shows in New York with an exhibition showcased in both locations; Los Angeles and New York. The exhibition consisted of a Halloween Party, a night theater screening, showcased various Miku figures including the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Halloween Ver. and Artwork from different vocaliod artist. A Blu-ray disc of NY’s performance was released.
Miku Expo 2016
In her most recent concert Miku comes back with brand new songs! To promote the concert, a song contest was made in which “Ten Thousand Stars” produced by CircusP, was the winner. Featured singers were as follows: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO & MEIKO. This Miku Expo was much like Miku Expo 2014, which an exhibition was showcased. During Miku Expo 2016, multiple Miku themed events were held in different locations around the U.S. prior to the concert date; MIKU EXPO Digital Stars, a club event; MIKU short film festival; MIKU EXPO Tour Stickers (collected throughout the tour dates) & MIKU EXPO Let’s Draw, an art event.