Japan Expo 2013- Day 3

DAY 3: ICE BREAKER

    It’s 8:45pm, and I’m extremely exhausted, but here are a couple of highlights that I seemed to have enjoyed quite a bit:

  • I saw a guy break several bricks of ice using his fists (or was it his head? I forgot). Apparently, he was the sensei of a local judo school and was demonstrating to a crowd of lord knows how many people the supposed awesomeness of how to not injure yourself when you attempt to break said bricks of ice.

  • There was a guy dressed as Jesus walking around wearing a raptor mask. I think he made an appearance on a livestream that Crunchyroll was hosting at the convention. I also made an appearance on said livestream, along with a lady carrying a Shiba Inu. Some of the viewers referred to me as “That Headphone Guy,” although Raptor Jesus stole the show alongside Battlefield 3 Support dude and that one girl dressed up in a cute Pikachu outfit.

  • I discovered that the game room had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade cabinet (More specifically, Turtles in Time). I sucked at it though.

Since I have nothing much to say, what follows are a couple more shots I took that day while I was waiting for my interviews to happen.

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This person here is dressed as Nyarlathotep from Haiyore! Nyakuro-San. A friend of mine told me how good this show was. I have yet to see it.

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 This cosplayer is dressed as Inori from Guilty Crown, another show that I really need to watch.

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As usual, Sega was heavily promoting their latest title Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F at the con. After getting my hands on the title, I can officially confirm that I really do suck at rhythm games.

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Remember when I said that they were trying to hype Wolf Children? Well, they also had an exhibition of sorts where they featured production artwork from the film as well. It was interesting to look at some of Sadamoto's character designs for the film, as they were similar to the ones used in Summer Wars instead of his older projects such as Evangelion.

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There was also a Shiba Inu, so technically, we had almost just about everything you could ask for that was Japanese related (save for Bullet Trains and Mt. Fuji of course).

Overall, it was an interesting experience nonetheless, despite the few mishaps and delays that occurred. Hopefully the convention will return next year with improvements.

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