|Love Live! Sunshine|
Well, it's the end of con as we know it, and that means I have to wrap this up shortly but not without going one last time to the LACC. Given I've been going to bed late the few days, James and I slept in for only an hour longer than usual. We actually got a spot on Figuora across from South Hall and we where on our way. Not many events were left so I actually decided to cover the rest of the Exhibit Hall, an area I've been neglecting the entire convention; I started collecting the swag and photos I couldn't get because of our blog's scheduling. I would begin at the Toei Animation booth for some nice historical character cells and history of both Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon. Being the "moonie" I am, I indulged myself on reading the new character connection flowchart and I was still disappointed that they don't acknowledge Uranus and Neptune as lovers.
|But hey, Mars is best girl...am I right?|
|Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-|
|BlazBlue: Central Fiction|
Luck and Logic plays like Weiss Schwarz but on a more complex scale while Accendats of Atheros is a card game disguised as a board game intended for 2-4 players divided by four races to see who could reach the point amount needed to win. After demoing both games at our local card shop, I had so much fun I actually bought the game for those of us going to SacAnime to play.]
Next door, over at the Daisuki booth I heard that there would be a contest going on for those who attended the last session of their show. Being that I am a member of the streaming service, I would walk next door from Bushiroad booth and chime in on the show. The MC would introduce himself and what Daisuki was, then mentioned if you stuck around the whole show, including the preview showcase of upcoming anime, and were a member of the service and could prove it you could participate in the game and contest. Shortly after said showcase, we got to play! The MC said we would play a game of Janken (Rock Paper Scissors in Japan) but not in the traditional way. In order for you to win a prize you had to beat the MC fair and square but with a twist: you had to have your back turned away from the MC and facing towards the audience as he chose cutouts of rock paper or scissors. If he beat you or you tied, you'd lose and go home empty handed. After some time passed I was brought up on stage to try and beat the MC and at this point far many people had beaten hi, taking the remaining Idolmaster shirts but he came back on winning streak of his own, which I wouldn't allow myself to go home with. With my eyes closed I hear the dreaded words "jan...ken...pon" and practically "shoryukened the heavens" to hear the MC's reaction, initially thinking I had lost but in truth I won as he chose scissors. Going with the only remaining prize and the one I intended on getting in the first place, I won a Tales of 8-bit Strap. I also walked around back and picked up a Tales of Zesteria Z Poster and clear file just for flashing my member number.
|Janken Session at the Daisuki booth|
|The last good prize I won|
The dreaded 20 minutes announcement was made over the intercom and I knew I had to hurry. My last documented stops would be at the Viz Media Booth to see if I could win more swag but was cut off. Nonetheless, I would take some photos of the booth as Viz was celebrating 30 years of anime they had produced over time.
|The beauty of this figure in its full painted form (screencapped from GSC's website)|
|King Arthur Saber from the Fate franchise|
|Protype Nendoroid Nathan Drake from Unchartered 4: A Thief's End|
|Neko Atsume and Tubbs|
|Monster Hunter Generations at the Capcom booth|
|The Jazz Cat Experience|
SO.... heres to you readers and Anime Expo,
CHEERS to another successful year and to seeing you all in 2017!