AniManga (Not to be confused with AniManga held in Melbourne, Australia) is a summer oriented, 3 day anime convention held at Fairplex in Pomona, California. AniManga, Founded in 2017, is combines Anime & Manga AND gaming into a fun weekend and was first held on August 3rd – 5th 2018.
A relatively low-key convention, AniManga began with a slow start however it rapidly picked up on Saturday with many cosplayers and guests joining the fun.
For those whom never been to Fairplex, Fairplex is compose of different ‘halls’ and sections. AniManga was held in Hall 4 which is a fairly big hall:
AniManga’s voice actor Guests included: Max Mittelman, Kyle McCarley, Zach Aguilar & Josh Grelle.
While at there, we had the honor of interviewing voice actor Josh Grelle:
Josh Grelle and I
Overall, our experience at AniManga was good. It began slow and picked up Saturday. Only time will tell if they’ll become bigger and better. We will most definitely return next year. Take a look at their website for upcoming detail for AniManga 2019.
The anticipated arcade game developed into a full blown PS4 game, Final Fantasy Dissidia: NT is finally coming to the US on January 30th 2018!
And much like Final Fantasy XV, Nissin Foods collaborated with Square Enix to bring you;
Nissin Foods x Dissidia
Buy oneof these specially marked Final Fantasy Cup Noodles and get an exclusive Noctis Royal Raiment download! This is an exclusive Dissidia Final Fantasy NT content.
…and yes, its the same code for each and every specially marked Final Fantasy Cup Noodles.
According the Nissin’s official website, you MUST ” saved your receipt to redeem your code” For more details & FAQ about this offer, visit the official site here. Deadline to redeem codes is 06/30/2018 and codes expire on 1/30/2028.
Here’s a preview of the specially marked Final Fantasy Cup Noodles (click to expand):
Warrior of Light
Lightning ( Claire Farron)
Sephiroth, Warrior of Light & Tidus (possibly other characters) are featured on the top the packaging.
“That’s nice but where can I buy them?” You can buy at the following locations:
Food4Less, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, basically ANYWHEREyou’d find Cup Noodles. Find the nearest store on Nissin’s store locator!
Take a look at our short, little trip to hunt these down:
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!
Originally announced on April 28th 2016, the KINGDOM HEARTS World Tour has been the best thing announced since KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained (North America) & Final Fantasy XV!
According to the announcement, The concert is split into two parts. Beginning in August 11th 2016, with KINGDOM HEARTS -First Breath (Brass concert), which is an exclusive concert in Japan ONLY. The second part, KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour (Orchestra concert) will begin in Japan on, March 10, 2017.
Fans can purchase the presale tickets to KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour via Wildfaery or wait until all tickets go on sale starting May 14, 2016. Please note that only 150 VIP tickets available at each World Tour concert for $189 and will include a meet and greet with Yoko Shimomura.
Check below for a list of the current pricing for each World Tour concert:
Concert Location + Date
March 10, 2017
Tokyo International Forum Hall A (Japan)
At the most anticipated convention PAXEast the company unveiled the title to the public and the awaiting fans. CEO and President of Gearbox Randy Pitchford, holding a panel for the company informing everybody on the situation. Randy states: “obviously theres going to be another borderlands”. the room being lit with cheers and pure excitement randy continued: “There is already a lot of easter eggs in Battleborn for Borderlands although it is from past borderlands games. We will continue to finish borderlands once battleborn and its DLC is completed”. CEO shocking the series saying “Borderlands 3 will NOT be the title of the game. For all we know it could be borderlands 4”.
Battleborn, also being a Gearbox Software game for PlayStation 4, Art Director Scott Kester attended the panel informing the public he will also be doing the art for the well awaited Borderlands 3.
That’s right, Toys“R”Us will be having another POKEMON DAY on
Saturday; April 2nd!
In an official statement, The Pokémon Company, announced that Toys“R”Us will be participating in a Pokemon themed-event where you can trade-and-collect cards,free giveaways & more! The event will last from 12pm-2pm According to Pokemon.com, attendees can get free Clefairy and Meowth Pokémon TCG cards, plus a Pokémon-themed activity book! You can also enter for a chance to win an awesome Pokémon plush.
As part for this event, every Pokémon item in store will be “buy one, get one 40% off” all day long!
Visit your local Toys“R”Us to attend this awesome event!
Last weekend marked the 20th year Anniversary of Pokemon!
Pokemon has been part of our childhood, at least for most of us, for 20 years now! To celebrate, clothing shop Japan LA located in West Hollywood, held a Pokemon 20th Anniversary event in which they relieved pokemon based clothing
Loads of pokemon fans came far and wide just to celebrate the 20th Anniversary!
Just a week after GameStop’s Anime Day, stop by your local ToyRUs for: POKEMON!
February 27th marks 20th anniversary of the very first Pokemon games to be released in Japan!
In celebration, The Pokémon Company International is cooperating with Toys R Us to celebrate the occasion. Fans who visit participating stores can receive special foil Pokémon TCG cards from the new Generations expansion that feature Pikachu and Magikarp, a Pokémon activity book, and a poster of the original 151 Pokémon.
as part of this celebration, ToyRUS will also have an exclusive Generations-themed folio binder available for those who purchasethe new expansion. Visit TOYS R US feb 27! Hurry while supplies last.
Yes, that’s right, If you love anime then stop at GameStop on Feb 20th. GameStop will be having all their Anime related items and
games at discounted price!
The one day event will have some GameStop exclusive Pop! Vinyl figures, Kurama Mode ($17) and Hollow Ichigo ($11), will be released. GameStop will also offer a buy 2 get 1 half off deal on ALL Pop! Vinyl toys.
The discounted anime-themed video games are listed below.
Sword Art Online: Lost Song – $40 (was $60) Dragonball Xenoverse XV – $20 (was $30) Tales of Zestiria – $30 (was $40) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – $30 (was $40)
This event will be hosted all across all US store locations.