More Photos from Anime Expo 2011

For those of you who were able to attend and those of you unable to make it, here are some photos from this years Anime Expo convention held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past Fourth of July weekend. Guests of honor this year included the digital diva Hatsune Miku created by Crypton Future Media Inc. in 2007, Tetsuro Araki (Death Note and Highschool of the Dead), Hiroyuki Birukawa (LASTEXILE and Generator Gawl), Koichi Chigira (LASTEXILE and Tokyo Babylon), Toshio Furukawa (Shin from “Fist of the North Star” and Picciolo from “Dragonball”), Makoto Kobayashi (LASTEXILE and Space Battleship Yamato Fukkatsuhen), and Takaaki Suzuki (LASTEXILE and GUNxSWORD). Included in the line up were the musical guests Kalafina, Onyx Kobayashi, Maon Kuroaski, and Nirgilis.

 

This year, Anime Expo presented more than a hundred different events and panels which included the Anime Music Videos Contest, the Anime and Manga Studies Symposium, AX Idol, Last Comic Standing, the Midnight Tea, Anime Manga Trivia Battle: U.S. Executives VS Japanese Executives, the Bandai Entertainment Industry Panel, the Crunchyroll Panel, and the FUNimation Industry Panel just to name a few. Anime fans far and wide make the journey every year to attend thisĀ celebrationĀ of Japanese animation and quite a few of them take the time to cosplay their favorite characters from beloved series. This year was no exception with cosplayers taking up the mantles of characters from Rurouni Kenshin, Resident Evil, Summer Wars, Gundam, One Piece, Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, Sailor Moon, and Nintendo are just a small faction of the cosplays that attendees were able to encounter. With that said here are the photos from 2011’s Anime Expo and hope to see you there in 2012!

 

Even more photos at Mad Calamity Photos

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