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July 22, 2015

[size=16]ANN: Viz Media Returns To Otakon Pop Culture Convention This Weekend[/size]
Jul 23rd 2015


[size=16]Funimation: Today Was a Fairy Tail: It’s Time for Otakon 2015![/size]
Posted by Lauren on 07/23/2015 at 1:00am


Updated Livestream & Con Panel Coverage Info


[size=16]Manga Monday: Dark Horse Manga At Otakon 2015![/size]
07/20/2015 4:14pm

[size=16]It’s time for Otakon this weekend, so get your Survey Corps jackets ready to go, grab your swag bag, and join Kodansha at the convention![/size]
July 21, 2015

Q. any announcements going to be made at Otakon?
A. We hope to have 3 to 4 new titles.


Viz Media @ Otakon 2015
#vizpanel @Otakon Blanc Et Noir acquired! #deathnote
#vizpanel Goodnight Pun Pun acquired! #seinen #ftw


Vertical Panel @ Otakon 2015


Mangagamer Panel @ Otakon 2015

22:48:02 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Announcements
22:48:06 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we actually have real announcements
22:48:20 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> for those who have been following our announcements, you’ll notice something has been missing
22:48:24 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> let’s just say, we did it
22:49:35 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Supipara
22:51:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Chapter 1
22:51:23 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> funded
22:51:32 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> current total 109,036.85
22:51:38 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> will be coming out on steam as an all ages title

22:52:24 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next… a title from our partner Liar Soft…
22:52:27 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Kindred Spirits
22:52:54 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (liar soft 30th)
22:54:20 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> about two ghosts who are in love with each other, and want to express their love physically… but they don’t know how… so they turn their school into a yuritopia

22:54:48 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Up next… brand new partner Propeller
22:57:10 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Tokyo Babel - Pilgrims of the Apocalypse
22:57:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> action, all ages game
22:57:45 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> coming to steam soon
22:58:10 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> one thing about this game, it has a large number of major voice actresses

22:58:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next up…another game from Propeller
22:58:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Pygmalion / of / overlapping / shadows
23:00:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> The Shadows of Pygmalion
23:00:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> coming to steam

23:00:50 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next up the final announcement for the evening
23:00:56 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it needs no introduction
23:01:13 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Moon Stone
23:01:23 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Princess Evangile W Happiness
23:02:51 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Princess Evangile - Double Happiness
23:03:08 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> newly acquired license… most highly requested moege
23:03:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> will have both the 18+ and all ages
23:03:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (steam again)

[size=16]Press Release: MangaGamer Announces New Acquisitions at Otakon[/size]
Jul 24th 2015


[size=16]Kodansha Comics Adds Queen Emeraldas, Complex Age, Forget Me Not Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-07-25 11:37 EDT

Kodansha Comics @ Otakon 2015
09:13:00 Q. Maria?
09:13:15 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: Unfortunately, Maria didn’t perform well enough to justify rescuing it

09:21:30 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Why is Akira the only (??) manga available in English
09:27:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: I can’t answer that

09:27:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: If I read the manga on Crunchyroll, does that help you?
09:27:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: We are Kodansha comics, part of Kodansha USA, Crunchyroll works with Kodansha Japan
09:27:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so indirectly
09:27:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (lots of can’t or don’t know questions)


Pony Canyon @ Otakon 2015
No new announcements for #ponycanus panel


[size=16]Sekai Project to Release fault milestone two side:above, Nekopara Vol. 0 PC Games[/size]
posted on 2015-07-25 15:46 EDT

[size=16]Sekai Project Enters Manga Publishing Market with GATE[/size]
posted on 2015-07-25 15:47 EDT


[size=16]Viz’s Shojo Beat Adds The Heiress and the Chauffeur Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-07-25 17:49 EDT


AnimEigo @ Otakon 2015

14:57:31 < bay|Ota|Animeigo > Riding Bean High Octane Edition
14:57:36 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> probably our next project
14:57:52 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> several others under negotiations
14:58:11 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> a few contractual issues need to be resolved
14:58:22 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> kickstarter in fall hopefully

15:01:05 < bay|Ota|Animeigo > Q: Bluray of Urusei Yatsura?
15:01:11 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> A: First issue is if I can get the license
15:01:19 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> The more success we have with this releasing style, the more likely it is
15:02:31 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> The other problem with it is it’s so big
15:02:35 <bay|Ota|Animeigo> So it’d be a huge project

Shuriken And Pleats by Matsuri Hino acquired! #ShojoBeat10 plus The Heiress and the Chauffer coming next May


[size=16]Otakon 2015: Cosplay Part 1[/size]
by Shawn O’Malley, Jul 27th 2015

July 27, 2015 1:16pm CDT

Thank you everyone for a great #Otakon! This is the Virtual Info Desk Signing off! We’ll be back next year! August 12-14, 2016 in Baltimore!

July 29, 2015 2:30pm CDT


[size=16]Otakon Vegas 2016[/size]
January 15 - January 17, 2016 @ Las Vegas, NV

Panel Schedule


Hey anime fans! Team Aniplex is heading to Otakon Vegas this weekend (1/15-1/17) and we’re super excited to show you all what we have in store for the new year! We have 3 awesome panels planned during the weekend:

Friday (6PM)-Aniplex of America Industry Panel (Panel Rm. 1)
Saturday (11AM)-SAO II Ep. 19 English Dub Screening and Erica Mendez - Voice Actress Q&A (Panel Rm. 1)
Saturday (5:30PM)- ALDNOAH.ZERO 2nd Season Premiere and Q&A w/ Lex Lang Creative Artist, Erica Mendez - Voice Actress, and Sandy Fox (Panel Rm. 1)

We have tons of awesome prizes that we want to give away for our raffles too so don’t miss it!


OhayoCon, Otakon Vegas, Oh My!
Posted by Lauren on 01/13/2016 at 4:22pm

The New Year is off to a crazy start for our conventions crew! Our team is splitting up this weekend to make anime magic happen at both OhayoCon and Otakon Vegas, so make room in your weekend plans for some awesome panels and a trip to the Funimation booth!