So anime North is this week and I’m super excited. currently I’m going for all three days with a different costumes for each day. I’m going as Sanji on Friday. Luffy on Saturday and Ash Ketchum on Sunday. I’m going to the rave on Saturday since the one last year was awesome (though my neck and arms were sore for days after).
In terms of guests I’m super stoked for this years line up. Chie Nakumura (Japanese Sakura) will be a guest this year. I’m really excited to meet her and ask what she though of Naruto’s ending, did she enjoy it and was she happy with who Sakura ended up with (Cause I wasn’t). We’re also getting a lot of english Voice actors of characters that I love. Chris Carson is going to be there who was the voice of Tien in Dragon Ball Z, Holy Rome in Hetalia, and my favourite role Gluttony in both Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood. Cynthia Cruz who has been playing Chi-Chi in Dragon Ball Z since 1999. She plays a lot of mother characters including most recently Meow’s mother in Space dandy. Wendy Powell who is most well known as Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood. Now I can finally tell her in person what a horrible person she if for killing Maes Hughes ;). Finally We have J Michael Tatum attending. Michael has voice Scar in Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood, Zarbon in DBZ Kai, and Isaac in Baccano! who when combined with Miria form in my opinion the best couple in anime. As a FMA fan I’m stoked and I’ve got a lot of FMA merch I need to get signed.
I’ve never really been one to buy stuff at conventions even though the stuff they sell is cheaper than most places. Carrying the stuff around can be a real pain. Though I do always keep an eye out for new poster. In particular I need posters for my top 10 anime. I have 5/10 so far. In particular this year I’m looking for Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater and Fate Zero posters. I’m also looking for a small keychain to differentiate my car keys from the rest of my families.
While I’ll be spending most of my time at the convention with my college friends if you any of you are attending the convention and want to meet up let me know. Our group is always looking for more people. In particular I’ll be at the One Piece group photo shoot. Its been on Saturday for the past two years so I think its the same this year.
I’ll upload my photos and videos of the convention to my blog shortly after.