With the popularity of SAO (Sword Art Online) growing and Accel World becoming more noticed. Seeing these announcements caught my attention “Seattle’s Sakura-Con to Host Sword Art Online Creator Reki Kawakara” via AnimeNewsNetwork & Sakura-Con’s guest list. Another name that has caught my attention; Toshihiro Kawamoto, well known for his involvement in Cowboy Bebop. Other works he has taken part in; Full Metal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Angelic Layer, Golden Boy, Mobile Suit Gundam (UC Universal Century universe) and Macross Plus.
Regarding VA (voice actors), Haruka Tomatsu will be attending Sakura-Con 2013. Which is pretty cool since Tomatsu has voiced; Nagi in Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Lala Satalin of Deviluke Motto To Love Ru, Micott Bartsch in Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Yunyun in Canaan, Seven in Carnival Phantasm OVA and Megumi in Accel World.
Based on Anime News Network’s article. The list of guest singers does not disappoint; LiSA (not yet confirmed), Luna Haruna (confirmed) and Eir Aoi (confirmed) will be attending Sakura-Con 2013. For those who love Fate/Zero and SAO. This is pretty significant considering all three artists, have contributed to what Fate/Zero (TV) and SAO (TV) is today. In essence, you are getting two for one, for each artist ha ha ha.
It has been almost exactly 1 year since my first time attending Sakura-Con with the UVIC anime club. That year was special on it’s own but this year’s Sakura-Con was phenomenal. I am happy I made the decision to attend Sakura-Con 2012. My overall experience was quite amazing and will be memorable. During the three days of Sakura-Con 2012. I caught up with, and ran into a few cosplayers from previous conventions. Met Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota, Iwakami Atsuhiro, Maridah cosplay, Max Archer of Cosplayshots, and Jerry Polence. A few spur of the moment photo shoots happened and it was great being in a convention with so much cosplay variety. At times, I helped out at the Tsukino-Con booth and missed out a few opportunities but it was made up with what happened to me on those times I was free.
Day 0 Sakura-Con 2012 – Arriving in Seattle
I will be attending my second Sakura-Con this year and I am excited.
It has been a year since I cosplayed as Avenger and it could not have been at a better time. With Aniplex and American Cosplay Paradise promoting Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (more…)
After three days of writing, quickly reviewing and a little bit of editing. Behold! Part two of two of my experience, at Sakura-Con 2011. For feedback on Sakura-Con 2011, I will make another post with images of more cosplays and my acquired goods.