While in the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Lobby at Anime Central 2012 – One might see an Anime Dance Group full of cosplayers perform their choreographed dance routine. This is a few seconds that I was able to catch… and then my prompt plan of creating our own next time.
I suppose due to my life’s Space Ghost influence, I think it’s funny to give bad interviews at times. Thanks for a being a good sports, guys! Anyways, they were dressed up as Homestuck characters, which was what I would call Anime Central 2012′s most popular trend for cosplayers this year.
I had a tough time understanding what these cosplayers were dressing up as, until we finally got it right: Check out Homestuck online.
While doing floor coverage with starlightzone in the Exhibit Hall, we had to pleasure of meeting Mario, who was also running a very aggressive campaign with his own entourage (Princess and Toad). Mario explains that he’s running for president in 2012 and admits to selling out completely for any and everybody’s vote. We gave Mario one of our exclusive Animeism.org bags and received an awesome Mario4Prez2012 Button that I proudly wore the entire convention. Mario for Prez 2012!!
Check out the video of his campaign:
Bandai Namco recently confirmed that One Piece: Pirate Warriors, released on the PS3 on March 1 in Japan under the name One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (ワンピース 海賊無双), will be coming to North America and Europe in November 2012. A four-minute gameplay video was posted in mid-February.
Many have tried to duplicate the pure awesomeness of the original red Akira bike, but none have ever been officially recognized by the creator of Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo – until now.
This stunning Neo-Tokyo replica bike is the spitting image from the epic OVA, Akira. Masashi Teshima spent seven years and ¥10 million (US$121,000) to make his own personal version and now it is getting international praise from Akira fans worldwide and even from the creator himself.
The bike went on a road trip around Japan to show off and its final stop was in Tokyo, at a convention that honors the creator of Akira. Check out the Akira Bike Road Trip Blog
CAPCOM has released a short dubbed “Episode 1″ for its Street Fighter X Tekken crossover fighting game due out for Playstation Vita this fall.
The release will include 12 additional characters not featured on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. The 12 new available fighters will be comprised of Elena, Guy, Cody, Sakura, Dudley and Blanka from Street Fighter, and Alisa, Christie, Jack, Bryan, Lars and Lei from Tekken.
3D Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku will be bringing her talents to the Playstation Vita this summer as well as the PS3 in 2012. The project, currently titled Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva, will feature controls similar to those in previous Project Diva titles.
A new three-minute trailer for Resident Evil 6 is now available from CAPCOM. The Trailer reveals that the game, which will be released on both Xbox360 and PS3, will be in stores October 2nd instead of the original date of November 20.