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“Shit, only 2 months left?”Edition

65 days to go

Previous thread

>You Preregistered?
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?

Thread theme (slightly dated)

>> No.10912278
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>Tfw staying at the USC Radisson
I hope I don't run into these losers.

>> No.10912288

I missed AX-Lite. It was the only Anime Expo I could afford and attendn

>> No.10912289
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>forgetting about those hotel employee picketing their jobs instead of moving to utah like everyone else
If you got used to that, you can get used to them

>> No.10912298

Conventions need to be free. I would gladly attend a free anime convention provided it has world class programming and guests. The food also needs to be free to make it worth attending.

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>yep, 4 days
>was never premier, unfortunately
>doing alright, planning on 1,000 bucks like last year
>I've got time.
>just waiting on the event schedule to come out so I can see if there's anything on the 4th that would prevent me from going to a Dodgers game.
>no cosplans yet, want to cosplay Sugimoto from Golden Kamuy or an Inspector from Psycho Pass but I'll probably overheat wearing those.
>expecting it to be somehow be more crowded than last year, more Vtuber shit at the con this year.
>The entirety of Aqours.
>I don't think so, no.

At this rate, they'll just protest at the con itself.

>> No.10912302

>Instead of crazy jesus freaks, we get delusional free palestine poorfag student protesters. I don't know what's worst.

>> No.10912318
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Due to problems I won't go into detail
I now have to
>Sell my Day 1 pass
>Buy a Day 2 pass if I even what to go anymore (only other free day I can go is sunday....yeah...maybe.)
>Scrap my plans for a cosplay and settle with a incomplete/broken cosplay from years ago or go causal.
>make back up plans if my car fucks over me again, I will only have chump change this year to spent

>> No.10912336

Is it possible to hook up with cute caucasian cosplaying women at this ccon?

>> No.10912339

no but it is possible to hook up with a cute caucasian cosplaying femboy at this con :3

>> No.10912346

Are you the cute femboy and are you trying to get that d sucked?

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>> No.10912366

RIP Westin pool parties

>> No.10912368

what happened

>> No.10912383

The pool area will be closed during AX for renovation.

>> No.10912385

That's for you to judge :3

>> No.10912388
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>AX is notoriously known for its late night hot gay orgy parties
>No one in /cgl/ ever posts them about it

>> No.10912398

You will have better luck getting a chub woman at heart.

>> No.10912412

I have been practicing with my burro and gato. I am now ready for woman.

>> No.10912455

Good. The Westin is disgusting.

>> No.10912462

Which sausagefest are you planning to hit up? I hear the ones at the Ritz Carlton are the best ones.

>> No.10912521

Any tips on dealing with hissing and scratching?

>> No.10912525

>Got email from Showclix that my AX badge has been shipped.

>> No.10912533

>already booked everything to arrive on the 3rd
>MWAM concert gets announced for the 2nd
Now I'm sad about going to ax, stupid 4th of July

>> No.10912541

Bro I'm mad as fuck about that
You had one fucking job, line it up with AX. Hololive knew what to do. Demon dice knew what to do. AKFG knew what to do. Not fucking Tuesday. That's not how it works.

>> No.10912554

CR always manages to fuck up something

>> No.10912569

>HOTEL 1417
fuck and thats before cosplay. I guess that's what I get for not having cash stashed away in case I randomly want to go to a con

>> No.10912606
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>You Preregistered?
Yes! Residual fomo from last year got me good
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
This will likely be my last AX indefinitely since badge prices are getting so high and I'm planning a trip to the motherland next year, so I'm going limitless. Since I'm local and plan to eat cheap, that'll probably be $300-500. I don't shop in Vendor's hall much and especially stay away from figures unless it's actually a good deal, so that's pure artist alley spending.
>You got your work PTO approved?
This will be my first year not working over the summer, so I don't even have to ask for it. I'm so stoked.
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
I wanted to make a cosplay, but my stupid job keeps me so busy and exhausted 24/7 that I don't feel like I'll have time to and I don't want to shit one out. I also feel a little self-conscious about showing up in cosplay alone, but am imagining I'll get fomo if I don't. I bought all of the materials for one character, but the shoes are impractical so I can't decide if I want to go through with it -- especially since I might be a little lonely sitting around alone. I could buy one, but I did already spend money on materials for the unfinished costume. Idk, I'm being neurotic about this, but I can't make a decision. Help me, /cgl/.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Another conundrum. I can't figure out which day to potentially cosplay.
Not an expectation but hope that there's a lot of good merch this year that isn't entire booths' worth of Genshin characters like last year.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
Tbh I'm not really a panels or guests person. I have met a few artists at booths, but it's been a chill no-line type deal. I've heard to many horror stories about AX's guest ticket system.

>> No.10912617

Are the hotels still on strike or whatever happened with that? Had to take the long way around to Little Tokyo from the shuttle drop off because the Double Tree staff kept blocking the sidewalk and calling everyone chinks.

>> No.10912621

>call attendees chinks
great way to get people to support you

>> No.10912622

After a shitty last year I'm down for an "non-existent orgy" for once

>> No.10912628

>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?

I have a budget of around $13,000, I am kind of scared it’s not enough. Should I bump it up higher???

>> No.10912629

>calling everyone chinks.
Kek and based

>> No.10912634

>You Preregistered?
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
1000$ cash for the con, food and other stuff isn't part of that
>You got your work PTO approved
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Bell cranel/sanji/sanji, not sure on last day yet, either doing bocchi or asuna
I'm gonna have fun
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
Koyasu, tomato, imaishi

>> No.10912635

Honestly pissed, this will be the first time I miss their tour in the states, I was trying to see how practical it would be to take a plane down and meet up with my group the next day, or a late night flight to get back in time, but it's not looking like it's possible without dropping 1 shit ton of cash

>> No.10912644

Bro people actually show up on Day -1. Cry more.

>> No.10912680

I have spent half of that going to japan for 1.5 months. I think you'll be fine for a weekend in America. Hell, you could go to both Japan and AX on that and still have plenty left over.

>> No.10912689

I wouldn't be surprised if they show up and block the sidewalks around the convention center. Will you blame them if you are late to a panel or cosplay gathering?

>> No.10912692

Are you planning on buying a car there or something?

>> No.10912708

Gonna be a fight breaking out between anime nerds and protestors at that point. God help those protesting idiots if they get between someone and their oshi.

>> No.10912754

That’s not enough honestly, you need that much per day. I can’t imagine bringing such a low amount of money at a con. You should be embarrassed to be so poor, in fact, I have second hand embarrassment for you.

>> No.10912763

Considering a gigantic, supermajority of attendees agree with the cause, piddinv then off is a good way to stop support

>> No.10912764

>he doesn't walk to LA, cut the line, jump the turnstile, eat trash food, sleep in bus stops, and bring $11 for homeless head

>> No.10912765

True, he needs to at least have enough to buy all the available funko pops in the exhibit hall.

>> No.10912771

> I have been practicing with my burro and gato. I am now ready for woman.
You might be onto something. I have been… practicing and I am ready for woman at con.

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>You Preregistered?
no lol
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Yes, I have the choice between JW and RI
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
It's literally just my tax refund, 1.4k
>You got your work PTO approved?
Sickday abuse, approved PTO is for narcs
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
No, this year is a breeze for now
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Maid, School Girl, Myself.
None, it's probably gonna be line-con hell again so I'm bringing an old man chair-cane
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
Ryoko Kui, Aka Akasaka, Ohisashiburi
I really don't give a flying fuck about English or Japanese VAs.

>> No.10912795

>has hotel but not pre-registered

>> No.10912804

Tickets are non-refundable, Hotels such as RI and JW are close and sell-out quite quickly. I'd rather prioritize where I'm staying over tickets I can get later down the line.
>How did you get past the Showclix requirement
Borrowed a friends.

>> No.10912815

RIP 7-11 across the street from the South Hall

>> No.10912854

Yes, I live in the area and they are out there with the vuvuzelas and drums right now

>> No.10912869
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Found a list of the affected hotels.

>> No.10912886

Those beaners are still doing this shit???

>> No.10912907

Apparently. I live in SoCal, but not in LA and there's zero news coverage of this so I had no clue. Everyone's focused on the USC and UCLA shenanigans.

>> No.10912908

lmao, they have no chance of getting a new contract anytime soon if it's been a whole ass year and nothing.

>> No.10912909

>Still believing this
Oh Anon, the only thing you'll be getting is a hard stick up the ass from the gay orgy parties.

>> No.10912910

They'll just be replaced with newly arrived illegals that will work for cheap.

>> No.10912912

I would rather experience then laugh by girl.

>> No.10912924

>JW has resolved the strike
Ok, so they only hotel that actually matters for AX is clear.

Nevertheless it's shocking that those ESLs could survive being on strike for an entire fucking year.

>> No.10912933

Megan Thee Stallion could’ve lined up her concert with AX too but it is what it is

>> No.10912938

two weeks beforehand is far enough that it doesn't count as an issue. she's also doing a whole ass tour across the US.

>> No.10912993

Anyone book a room at the JW this year?
I managed to get a reservation for each day except Saturday which never opened up for some reason. Would they let me purchase a room at the regular (non-hotel block) rate and then let me stay in the room instead of switching to another room in the same building?

>> No.10912994

We would know better than the hotel staff anon

>> No.10912999

In the reservation email, at the bottom, it states :
>After May 3, 2024, all reservation changes can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 213-765-8600
Call that number, ask if they can honor the price of your other days and book to the 7th as well.

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>no word if trash taste is going to AX again this year

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>Trash Taste
I hope not, the less chance to see cancer the better

>> No.10913034

>Dumbass Gaijins that only became popular because there was nothing else to watch during Covid.

>> No.10913042

Oh it's a budgeting thing. I see.

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Good, bunch of grifters

>> No.10913080

Fuck off

>> No.10913115


>> No.10913121

>You Preregistered?
4 day badge
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Was too late to register. Bumming it at my parents place in the valley and driving.
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
$1000 max for food drinks and artist alley stuff.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Laid off 2 months ago. NEET. Dunno if I'll even have a job in july.
>Any setbacks so far until theJuly.
See above.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Barry Burton and Mr. Brawn.
Linecon part deux and half cooked danger dogs
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced
the week before AX?
Poppin' Party and RAS. Halko Momoi would be cool too.
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
I'm not cool enough for the imaginary orgy.

>> No.10913122

Saw them one year but the whole thing was recorded anyways so I could have just googled it instead of waiting an hour and a half in the sun.

>> No.10913123

if bushiroad would just have chara expo again that would cover half of your guests. they had raise a suilen, roselia, eimi last time (2019) and haven't held it since. feels sad man

>> No.10913125

i might just have to go see raise in japan in june at this rate
i just came back from popipa and mygo last week
mfw roselia sold out because i wasn't really looking, only the fukuoka show still has tickets and its during fanime

>> No.10913126

Yea I went to that one and they were both good but chuu2 couldn't make it and only half of popipa showed up. Hope they bring it back one day.

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>waiting an hour and a half in the sun
How to tell someone hasn’t been to AX without saying they haven’t been to AX

>> No.10913151

Do you not show up on Day 1 when AX Con Ops have no clue how to manage lines and the Fire Marshal has to tell everyone to fuck off?

>> No.10913203

>You Preregistered?
4 days
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Nearby airbnb is the way
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
Probably like $500 or so and mostly for food
>You got your work PTO approved?
Haven't even put it in yet but I'm going no matter what
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Hopefully my cosplay fits
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Astolfo idk which day
I'm definitely going to wish I had more money
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
No idea
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
See cosplay question.

>> No.10913209

>Nearby airbnb is the way
Enjoy having that Airbnb being cancelled last minute

>> No.10913211

unironically happened last year in which case Ill get a hotel 20 minutes away for dirt cheap

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>dirt cheap
>literally 4th of July week
>Imagine paying those Uber/lyft prices

holy moly just book a hotel on the block

>> No.10913216

I'm gonna be driving my own car it'll be like $15 a day for parking

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Just say Macross, AX.
I’m sure their lawyers aren’t Nintendo or Taylor Swift tiers of good.

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>> No.10913244

>You Preregistered?
4 days
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
never went premier; kinda wish i had
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Soloing JW
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
opening a credit card line this week, so...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
>You got your work PTO approved?
yup, AND for EVO 2 weeks after AX
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
nope, knock on wood
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
it'll be just as good as last year, leaving room for it to be beter somehow
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
hololive. YAGOO pls, you know we're here.
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
implying my old ass'd get invited

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>You Preregistered?
Yeahp, first time going
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
only plan to spend around $200 maybe
>You got your work PTO approved?
Unemployed :(
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Sogeking, Tao PaiPai
Heard this con gets hella crowded
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
Maximum the Hormone
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
Of course, don't tell me you didn't get invited

>> No.10913310

Why are you being this cheap? Did you get your hours cut at work or saw The Eras Tour or something?

>> No.10913318

Just a lot of shit happening at once. Made a big move across the country, had car troubles, some medical shit and now AX is happening

>> No.10913362

20 mins away hotel isn't bad, last time I went I stayed at a place that was an hour walk

>> No.10913388

got my fucking badge today bitch its on

>> No.10913419

>$15 a day for parking
nta but where??

>> No.10913426

You Preregistered?
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
Never had the chance to but would if I could
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
Good, a couple grand minimum
>You got your work PTO approved? haven't yet but it will be approved
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Waiting for props and clothes to come in the mail
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
At this point I'm going to expect the unexpected and hope to go to some parties
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
I don't really know honestly, maybe some VAs that I personally know
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
After the shitty year I had last year I'm down to go to one, if I can't I'll start my own if anyone's down

>> No.10913430

What do I do if it is stolen by porch pirate niggas?

>> No.10913431

Straight or gay orgy?

>> No.10913432

Straight but hey an orgies an orgy right?

>> No.10913499
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>They have begun announcing digital influencers

>> No.10913616

if your package went missing, report it as lost with showclix so they can invalidate that badge. you can arrange for a replacement which you would pick up at the convention itself.

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A single prayer has been answered

>> No.10913723

Grats. Guess she'll be at the Trigger panel.

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the AX FOMO has become real, I fucking hate myself

>> No.10913759

who the fuck is this bitch!??!!

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Day 1 is already going to be a clusterfuck again.

>> No.10913792

the author of dungeon meshi

>> No.10913806

>Takahiro Sakurai
His poor (ex?) wife continues to get shat on.

>> No.10913823

> I have been practicing with my burro and gato. I am now ready for woman.
Is this code for something? Because I tried googling it in the public library and now my account got flagged.

>> No.10913824

Am I the only one not sold by the guest lists yet?

>> No.10913833

No. Not a Fatesfag and I'm not really into KnY, so everything so far is just 'eh'. Mildly interested in thr Dunmeshi mangaka only because I've been meaning to watch it.

>> No.10913851

>What if videogamey dungeon exploration but also with COOKING!?
This is the most soulless lazy-ass nip concept for a manga/show ever tbqh. I'm shocked it's not also an isekai.

>> No.10913857

I would like to experience women at convention. I have no practicing.

>> No.10913923

An Astolfo cosplay is a good way to start

>> No.10914030

>It's not even June yet
Calm you tits down please.

>> No.10914031

>I would like to experience hot muscular gay men at convention. I have no practicing.

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>all shipped anime expo badges are pre-activated
So the instructions on how to activate the badge are irrelevant now, apparently.

I sacked a trip to Japan for this shit

>> No.10914081

Why not both? Unless you were going to go to Japan during this particular set of dates.

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>> No.10914083

I’ll go to ax next year when they finish building the high speed rail

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>badge shipped and already preactivated
>pto denied today due to totally not obvious favoritism
>can’t transfer badge anymore since it was preactivated
Fucking Christ, AX. We get it, you don’t like attendees transferring badges to other people lol

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>Concert at the Peacock Theater
Eat shit Holoniggers.

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lol okay retard

>> No.10914135

Everyone seems to have forgotten, judging by the comments on their posts.

>> No.10914137

Summer 2024 is the Nijisanji redemption arc and it starts at AX.

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>Needing an AX badge to buy a concert ticket
>Thinking Hololive fucked up
At least Hololive made it where you don't need to spend $175 to get an additional concert ticket.

Pic related is what the Niji talents will see at their concert.

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Nah, some simps can be this devoted and delusional

>> No.10914193
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I’m sure the turnout will be on par or as bad as pic related.

Pepperidge farm remembers

>> No.10914218

technically you don't need a badge to buy the niji ticket, but do need a badge to get into the theater. you could always borrow a badge from someone though.

one of the niji asian events went pretty bad in terms of attendance. i wonder how bad the concert itself will be because the 3d one they had looked like ass too.

>> No.10914220

Why is no one talking about the gay orgy parties that make AX the premier destination for it?

>> No.10914221

probably because they're an urban legend at best. people can't keep secrets for shit and there would be way more spilled about it if they were real.

>> No.10914248

There are only straight ones

>> No.10914249

You're the only straight one here.

>> No.10914320

>You Preregistered?
Got my pass from the mail over the weekend, was already activated despite saying I would need to activate it.
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
I don't even know what this is, only went once before 5 years ago.
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
I have money, no fund jar needed.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Months ago
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Too fat to bother
Hoping to find some Touhou stuff to buy at the con, but otherwise I give no fucks about the con itself and am going for music events taking place around it.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
Fucking disgusting

>> No.10914340

What's up with all dub VA guest announcements? This is the most AX has announced in one year.

>> No.10914352
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“And another one…”
-DJ Khaled

>> No.10914362

On Sunday so it'll be super empty. It's just a concert recording playback so nothing of value was lost

>> No.10914389

>Anime Expo
>North America's largest anime convention
>Headlined by Vtubers

>> No.10914394

Not only that:
>The company that fucked up hard and sabotaged their English branch
>Clearly just paying money to try to salvage things

>> No.10914412

Cheap, appeals to entry level casuals, and don't need a travel visa or interpreter.

>> No.10914451

>Mad that Vtubers are now the standard at cons
I have not been to one con after covid where it did not feature Vtubers

>> No.10914456

I'm actually not mad at the vtubers. I went to Hololive Expo in Japan and go to Offkai Expo. NijiEN is just a shitty choice, but it's likely free or near free due to Niji covering costs, and AX is all about not paying for guests.

>> No.10914485

>NijiEN is just a shitty choice
Anycolor likely took any deal with the SPJA to get back on track, even if AX were to take a higher cut from any ticket sales. I believe AX told Cover to fuck off when a concert deal fell apart. I'm guessing that is why Yagoo was at AX last year. So they moved onto Anycolor this year.

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This shit fucking freaks me out, like tf is wrong with that face.

>> No.10914582

>Suicide Squad Isekai panel at the Novo
>Mori will perform live her ED
You were saying Nijisister?

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>More Vtumor junk
Last I checked, this was AX for ANIME Expo.

>> No.10914705

I have a budget of around $20,000, I heard America was expensive so I want to have the right amount.

>> No.10914708

You should team up with >>10914705 but watch out, there's probably some guy with 40000 who will flex on you both

>> No.10914753

What is it with retards and their budget that you can buy a car?

>> No.10914757

I'm coming to AX from out of state as a panelist. My panel is Saturday evening. Is it gonna be dead because of other main events? Trying to figure out how much of my presentation to rewrite.

>> No.10914760

Not really. Is it an +18 panel?

>> No.10914761

the answer is maybe. what time is your panel? the full schedule isn't out yet but right now your opposition is likely the niji concert at peacock (some people, but they're definitely no hololive in terms of popularity) and the masq (which is garbage and i personally never go but some people love to watch it). last year's fakku panel was full but that's only so many people you can shove into one room.

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>$51.60 for tickets and this many seats still available
Holy shit.

>> No.10914768

the second show has a few more seats sold but still, very, very disappointing. this is a tangible display of how unpopular nijisanji is

>> No.10914769

No, it's an all ages panel. The room is 403AB so it's a lot of space for a large audience. My panel has only been hosted at a couple smaller cons so I'm pretty nervous I'll have a full house.

My panel is 7:15 - 8:35. I have no idea how my music history panel ended up at a prime time but I'll try to make it as interesting as I can, I guess.

Do people still lose their shit at free stuff given away? I'm thinking about doing trivia questions for prizes but I haven't watched info panels since 2015.

>> No.10914770

Now we play the waiting game to see if these flop harder than that IKE concert from 2019

>> No.10914771

they actually gave you a fairly large room. that might be a sign of there not being a ton of panels during that time period, or during the convention as a whole.

in general terms the night crowds are much smaller than daytime crowds because people go to eat, party, or relax after the main halls close, with some doing the evening panels and events. there's definitely a possibility that your panel will be dead.

>> No.10914786

Why should I fly to Los Angelistan?

>> No.10914790

Because you want to see something there? And if there's nothing there you want to see, then you don't have to go. Amazing, isn't it?

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>You Preregistered?
Yes, badge came Monday
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
No, I got an Airbnb (actually the exact same one I got last year)
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
It's looking pretty mixed. I've already had a fairly expensive year so following AX I'm going to be dead broke (in terms of spending money). Hoping to not spend over $2,500 between food, board, and merchandise.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Collegefag, NA
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Already have had a friend drop out and expecting another, narrowing my group down to me plus three others. I don't mind the fewer people but it means the price of stuff is going to go up for everyone as the costs for the Airbnb and gas are split less ways. I'm hoping for the best, and especially hoping for gas to chill the fuck out this summer.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Only bringing/doing one cosplay: Sakuya from Touhou; my group is going as Touhou characters and she's long been my favorite.
Pretty high, I had a great time last year. Hoping for some more people at the meetups, however.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
Anno? Maybe some autistic f/a/g YouTubers that sometimes go to cons?

>Not an expectation but hope that there's a lot of good merch this year that isn't entire booths' worth of Genshin characters like last year.
Same, same here. So tired of the endless Genshin, Hololive, and Demon Slayer products that are EVERYWHERE in both the Exhibitor's Hall and Artist Alley. And it's not even a "muh based obscure tastes," I have normie fucking tastes, just not these three properties that everyone capitalizes on.
It's good. Cry.
Don't, but if you do, don't fly LAX. It's so out of the way and fucking chaotic that literally any other airport in the area is a better choice; I personally try to fly Burbank whenever possible.

>> No.10914866

>my group is going as Touhou characters
Based, but damn that means more competition for buyfagging 2hu shit. Not that I expect to find much that I want.

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Not mad at this, only thing thats piqued my interest so far.

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Remember when AX had only anime, manga, and a sprinkle of video games? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

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At least this isn't more vtumor garbage.

>> No.10914977

Did AX fuck up their relationship with Anisong or what? Is that why we're getting Vtuber cover concerts instead of the actual bands?

>> No.10915091

Who the fuck are these ppl???

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still is

>> No.10915106

More Vtumors. The only one people know are Bao and Mint. Mint use to be Pomu from Nijisanji EN.

>> No.10915107

>Did AX fuck up their relationship with Anisong or what?
AX no longer has the pull and contacts to get big name musical acts from Japan. Why do you think many of them just book venues around DTLA during AX week and not have to deal with the SPJA's crap?

>> No.10915205

>There are Vtuber concerts than actual live person
Just shows how much AX has fallen.

>> No.10915206

>>There are Vtuber concerts than actual live person

>> No.10915219

I'm 90% certain there will be tumor songs in some of the sets.
That said, holy FUCK this is a stacked lineup. So glad I am going this year. Sad I missed last year because I was too focused on not wanting to go to AX and didn't think of the music events that happen around it.

From what I hear, it's been bad for a long time, but last year was especially fucked apparently. They booted out some people that had already booked their trip to perform, such as YUC'e. She got replaced by fucking Shaq or something. Absolutely criminal.
This year I've been told a lot of people that would normally do AX events are just not bothering with it and doing all the events around it instead.
I've only gone once before in 2019 and it was awful, was told by a regular it was the worst year to date, but apparently that keeps happening every year.

>> No.10915227

I hope they keep raising badge prices till the crowd is less. Id pay 1000 if it meant all the poors stayed out.

>> No.10915236

ax for whatever reason doesn't want to spend money, of which they have a metric shit ton of it. they're really cheap when it comes to guests because they're used to industry bringing guests for them.

it's easier to just rent a venue and piggyback off of all the weebs being nearby already. same thing companies at san diego comic con do.

>> No.10915255

This was virtual, but AX did have https://www.anime-expo.org/class/anime-expo-lite-x-lisani%EF%BC%81live-l/ and https://www.anime-expo.org/2021/06/25/lisani%EF%BC%81-live-l-a-returns-to-anime-expo-lite-2021/ during lockdown. Sucks that AX is so cheap nowadays since I would prefer to see these artists over fucking vtumors. Seems like it's just best to hope for piggybacking like MWAM on day -1 this year and AKFG back in 2017. At least FLOW's world tour is later in the summer.
>I'm 90% certain there will be tumor songs in some of the sets.
The MOGRA DJ's played a few vtumor songs last year and still occasionally play some in their sets. It sucks but it is how it is.
>last year was especially fucked apparently
Yup, I'm still pissed about last year's Neon District. The lineup change was pretty last minute and AX tried to sweep it under the rug with Shaq "hype." I'm still amazed that my refund request through emailing them got approved. Luckily YUC'e still played at https://twitter.com/FAKESTARUSA/status/1661447053233508352 on day 4.

>> No.10915279

They use to have a guy who had very strong relationships with the industry in Japan that AX would use to book guests, but when dumb fuck Marc Perez took over, he fired him because they didn't see eye to eye.

>> No.10915324

Forgot about fakestar. I hate how they keep using 1720 because that venue is in the middle of bumfuck with no way to get there besides driving or uber. They have a show on July 3rd with Jiluka (vkei) and some local bands at 1720. That venue must be really cheap.

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>> No.10915685

The seat availability is both hilarious and painful. Hoping the (lack of) turnout will teach them to stop wasting money on the best venues for this garbage. This wouldn't even fill up Petree.

>> No.10915796

Can't blame AX for Anycolor's fuck ups. Their mini-concert last year at the JW filled up the entire room. It was considered the consolation prize for those who couldn't get Hololive tickets since it was hours before the concert that day.

They likely signed a contract then and there to secure the Peacock Theater for this year and it would be financially costly for everyone if there was a breach.

The show must go on, but unfortunately it will be a huge L for Anycolor and AX.

>> No.10915801

The ol' /cgl/ ax discords still around

>> No.10916202

I would pay to watch goku and vegeta fight though.

>> No.10916213

Is neon district even a thing this year?

>> No.10916304

I hope not. Neon District is the worst thing to come out of AX.

>> No.10916667

Based, ironic weeb trash.

>> No.10916777

>You Preregistered?
working at the con for a company. i used to go as press.
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
never had premier but AX without a special access pass is miserable as fuck. It just keeps getting more crowded. At least with industry/press you get to skip lines.
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
i dont buy stuff anymore much, maybe support artist friends. I look for artists to comm and spend on food/alcohol with fwends
>You got your work PTO approved?
this is my job (for now) so yeah? they dont pay me enough lmao
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
pray that there are none god damn
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
my booth will have pro cosers but i will lokely cos for fun
rush of people day 1, long lines,
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
god im still mad i got cucked out of interviewing chiwa saito in Texas due to coof so probably her. Seeing the fate guests like Ayako Kawasumi is a tradition that never gets old.

man AX keeps feeling like stuff gets more and more fucked. ANYC is expanding and now a month and a half later. Its like hatewatching a popular anime. But somehow i still love it.

>> No.10916796

>I look for artists to comm
What's it like getting an artist comm at a convention? I've always imagined things way too rushed, crowded, and busy to be able to properly discuss with an artist or even remember to return for the finished piece. I'd like to get one this year though.

>> No.10916809

I usually comm outside of the con, where it's less rushed, but for my friends who do con comms, usually it's stuff that are simpler, or the artist will have a style/template. The complexities aren't high, and sometimes it's like a b/w sketch. Typically pick it up later in the day/the next day if late.

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Trash taste podcast announcement inevitable

>> No.10916910

I hate this gay ass earth.

>> No.10917116

>tfw I’ve been going to AX since ‘04
Im old

>> No.10917203

20 years!
Any good stories?

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>jar? budget?



Sunday from HSR

>favorite guests?

The what now?

>> No.10917250

>You Preregistered?
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
Never was one
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
Got 3 paychecks until the con, barring any surprise expenses I should be comfortable in my budget. Around $1500
>You got your work PTO approved?
Not yet but my GM is chill so I'm not worried.
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Had one guy back out but we have a replacement in line.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Wizard Hat, wore a Gandalf at ACEN and it was too fucking sweaty.
First time, looking forward to the masquerade and all the cool cosplay.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
TophamhatKyo, big fan of his music
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?

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>You Preregistered?
every year since 2009.
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
I had saved and planned on it the year wuflu started and now its gone. fuck.
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
I live 15 min away
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
outside AA I never spend that much so $300 is fine
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
not yet but worried signature line will be hell bullshit again with cutting and overnight fights
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
no, AX is way too hot and stuffy for cosplay save that for ALA
waiting in line hours to get signatures and going home to nap but not waking up for late night panels. to yell at people cutting in line and get told im the asshole.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
more VA
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
I went to one accidentally in 2010 or so and it was rank so no

>> No.10917314

>I went to one accidentally in 2010 or so and it was rank so no
mostly incels and fatties, I take it?

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Would there be any metal detectors that I might need to worry about at AX or it's events?

I was almost not allowed into the Miku concert last month because of a steel-ribbed corset I use almost every day triggering the metal detectors they had at the venue, just wondering if AX has similar stuff to worry about

>> No.10917350

>metal detectors
They do, it's one of those airport style detectors.

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>Outsells Kurosanji

>> No.10917493

Happy Utapri fans always manage to get fed, but as an IDOLiSH7 fan I can't deny my salt levels match the Dead Sea.

>> No.10917529

So is this a 3D virtual concert similar to Vtuber concerts? I'm confused. It says that only 3D characters appear in this screening

>> No.10917536

Yeah, it's a 3D hologram-type concert. Some people migh5lt be expecting the VAs to be performing live and in-character, since they've done those sorts of concerts too.

>> No.10917682

they're the walk-through gates that trigger off of things that are too dense. you'll have to experiment to see whether or not your particular item triggers them. i know batteries trigger them. i kept setting them off with my laptop and the batteries for my lights.

>> No.10917690

incel wasnt even a word that existed back then. it was more just awkward and fugly people.

>> No.10917792

>You Preregistered?
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
Never had the chance anyway, so idec lol
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Local, so I don’t need a hotel thankfully.
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
Imagine having a budget after that whole $20 pay increase affecting job hours for food workers— (but maybe like $500 at most if I gotta have a budget)
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Huge damage on one of my props, but hopefully can manage to repair in time.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Cosplaying different things for all days!
Idk, to have fun ig.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
My dream guests are actually gonna be there so that’s good. Only like 2-3 people that I wanted and they have them.
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
Oh yeah tooootally.

>> No.10918108

There are, yes
Probably, I go every year with a knife on me, it's been fine

>> No.10918110

Intel was a word but as always the internet changed it to what it's used for today

>> No.10918154

Did anyone stay at the Biltmore last year and know what kind of deposit they charge? I’ve heard it’s a big one.

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>they moved the 18+ section of the exhibit hall into artist alley
lmao, lol. At that point, might as well just add an 18+ artist alley section too so artists can sell overpriced printer paper with anime tiddies, nipples, and pussy printed on


>> No.10918277

Ive been on the internet since I was 12 and what is this and it was only a word maybe 2015.

>> No.10918307

I couldn't go into Kentia Hall without suffocating. Now it's gonna be much worse.

>> No.10918320

The stank is going to be off the charts. Unironically, I had to keep a fan hitting my face the whole time I was down there last year because it was hard to breathe. My friend got lightheaded. Those poor artists are going to need an O2 cannister just to survive the weekend.

>> No.10918322

In your opinions, do you think it would really affect artists that much (in terms of foot traffic) if AA was moved to the West Hall? It just seems like there would be so much more space there. Hell even the upper level of South Hall. I'd walk room to room if it meant I could breathe better.

>> No.10918326

have they announced where guest signing will happen then? It not being with AA is interesting.

would be nice if it was better handled this year. I really want to get some signatures, but not If I have to wait over night just to have 50+ people cut in line because the 10 people ahead of me all were camping spots for their own "friends". Last year was a absolute disaster and they really should implement some sort of line que ticket system or even random draw using the app.

>> No.10918351

I honestly don't know how artists survive down there. I unironically have trouble breathing down there as well.

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>no giant FGO space
Started going in 2017, with this staple gone, it's joever for me

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>no trash taste booth

>> No.10918528

There’s no way i could blow 3k this year, r-right…

>> No.10918530

>only 3k

>> No.10918535

Why do people buy things in the dealers room you could just get online for less

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>> No.10918546

No shipping fees, exclusives, coupons, freebies, the experience, seeing items in person for the first time, FOMO, etc.

>> No.10918558

i’ve got about 6 but 3 is my soft limit. anything past that and i gotta really want it. (plus i hate carrying stuff around the con)

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>> No.10918579

You really hate them because they complain about weeb shit and other stuff and get paid thousands of dollars while doing it and they got to it first instead of you?

>> No.10918586

I hate them because they're ecelebs

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>> No.10918602

Nature is healing.

>> No.10918626

Y'know, I'm cool with the FGO area being gone now, I'm content knowing that the 3 people that like trash taste also don't get to waste space lmao. Wish Senpai Sqaud would also stop showing up to these since we're on the topic of grifters

>> No.10918640

Besides the "instant gratification" aspect, a lot of people aren't that savvy at online shopping and never venture outside their Amazon/familiar domestic retailer comfort zone.

>> No.10918650

is there anyone on the Artist Alley list that people recommend checking out? that shit is like 1000 people long.

>> No.10918652

There's a ton, but person interests vary. I'd just wait until the con to explore the aisles. Or wait until late June and check the AA hashtag for catalogs

>> No.10918657

>Senpai Sqaud
I never learned the drama on these faggots or what they even purport to do but their name is only ever invoked in shitty faggoty drama contexts so I know to just stay away.

>> No.10918685

get a payday loan nigga

>> No.10918698

>/co/ fag likes trash taste retards
checks out
newfags who dont know about buyfag.moe, same sort who stream instead of torrent.
I hate them because its anime expo, not twitch expo. I want industry guests not some streamers.
they were caught tracing art or something for their shitty lewd stickers.

>> No.10918738

Are the sofa beds in the courtyard la live big enough to fit 2 (slim) adults? Wondering bc the room max is 3

>> No.10918968

>going through AA catalog
>every other artist sells exclusively Genshit, HSR, vTubers, or an unholy combination of all 3
Watch me still spend over $1000 somehow.

>> No.10918979

>You Preregistered?
>for the premierfags, you still miss being a premierfag this year?
>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice
Yeah, then friend got one at the Marriott so I cancelled
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
Been a rough stretch in my field and I was laid off and just found a new job. After accounting for hotels/flights, I'm probably only going to have $400ish for food/ubers/merch/whatever else. I don't think it'll be too bad since I haven't bought much from AX the last few years.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Yep, made sure I could get time off for the con when I first got an offer.
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Not really, other than needing to be like "hey a month into this job I'm going to fuck off for a week" and needing to take monday off too since my flight home is a redeye.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Planning to cosplay day 2 and 3
Guessing it'll be like every other year of AX for me. Gonna be kinda bored for day 1/probably most of day2, go to some good panel/meet some cool people to go into "we're so back" mode for 2 days, then be bored day 4 until I get my flight home.
>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?
I'm just hoping for any last minute concert announcements because I don't think I could be less excited for the Nijisanji ones.
>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
fuck no, I'm a loser

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>After the shitty year I had last year I'm down to go to one, if I can't I'll start my own if anyone's down
>Start an orgy with a bunch of anons
I'd be down but I know 99% of you would just flake last moment.

>> No.10919061

>notoriously known
that's redundant you retard

>> No.10919062

just go anyway lmao
if they fire you who cares

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Anyone have any good resources on finding local concerts/raves/shows near AX? I went to that DJ Shrapnel + Goreshit show last year and that was fun.

>> No.10919074

>ywn pretend to be a orc with f/a/tg/uys gamgbanging some /cgl/ slut

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>Mfw Hazbin Hotel cosplays at AX

>> No.10919077

WTF how is the 18+ maid cafe ALREADY completely sold out?

>> No.10919084

weebs expecting it to be like japan. i went for free and i felt like it still cost too much (my time). and this is when they actually had maids from japan so the dances were inherently better. it's a good thing it sold out. you do not have to waste your time or money on it.

>> No.10919105

All the maids are fucking ugly anyways.

>> No.10919106

how's the party culture at AX these days?

>> No.10919137

If you’re thinking ALA level of shitfaced parties before the great fire incident, you’ll be sorely disappointed

>> No.10919166

Idk, I remember last years maids being fat and black. I think fundamentally, maid cafes cannot work with American women.

>> No.10919192

They also can't cook food because it's a convention center conference room. Some mixed drinks and prepacked foods. It's nothing like Japan, or even the standalone maid cafes that pop up in America from time to time. The maid to guest ratio is also too high, and there's a time crunch to cycle people out

>> No.10919205

is the vtumor shit going to end? i went to that hololive concert last year not knowing anything about it and it ended up being prerecorded lame as fuck garbage. the audience were screaming their heads off but man was it boring. it's like a slight step up from miku but no live band.

>> No.10919238

How likely is it that I'll be able to snag a hotel block reservation this late? My plans have been changing a lot, and unfortunately I cancelled my hotel reservation earlier in the year.

I'd really like to stay at the Intercontinental or some other hotel close by with cheap-ish 2-bed rooms, is it possible to snag cancellations if I keep refreshing?

>> No.10919254

The Westin is still open although the pool is closed this year so that takes a lot of the fun out of staying there. Still relatively close.

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the dumbass puppets have been spotted at ACEN and Anime North, surely they’ll make it to AX, right?

Hoping for a panel where we’ll get to see season 4…

>> No.10919355

>is the vtumor shit going to end?
No, it may replace anime as the main 2D entertainment around the world.

>> No.10919357

How the fuck does this have so many cosplays, yet the show itself trash?

>> No.10919368

Nah, it'll just be the third otaku visual audio medium with videogames and anime.

>> No.10919370

I can't really judge, I don't think, I'm going as Doc Facilier cause my killer B costume would take too much time and I've never dyed my hair before.

>> No.10919371

the convention "maid cafe" is so far removed from the japanese experience. it should be called "discount cosplay hooters with worse food". I can only imagine the worse kind of simps paying for the garbage.
weird and shit unless its a party with friends you already know.
when ai gets good enough and people just download a vtumer specific to their likes. so idk next year.

>> No.10919378

I think hazbin is the next homestuck. Watch for something to come out of their camp at AX this year like the sharpie bath or spit bucket.

>> No.10919395

I understand needing or wanting to make art of popular IP's to make money, but fuck, it's their entire catalog and 80% of AA at least. And each goddamn one has 30 million characters each.

>> No.10919398

Explain what I'm looking at

>> No.10919399

This. it's a containment show.

>sharpie bath or spit bucket
There's already been a freak show incident* online and some cringe sexual-ish dancing in convention spaces, but nothing in-person yet. I don't think it'll take too long. AX might even be ground zero, who knows!

*Someone rubbed their bloody period tampon on a poster of Vox. Then, someone replicated that with Bakugo from MHA. Those shows are cringe siblings in terms of audience so I guess it should've been predictable but jfc.

>> No.10919456

Just watch it and see if you like it. https://youtu.be/P3PGnpxNKFE?si=HkP9F2xk0zXWESuC

>> No.10919494

>And each goddamn one has 30 million characters each.
Exactly! I'd give less of a shit if they only made merch of the MCs plus whoever the artist liked, but no, they have to make merch of all 1500 NPCs plus their alts.

>> No.10919496

It's now year 3 of Mihoyo and vtumors dominating AA and it really feels like the hell will never end. Not even FOTM can compete and last for as long. I'm sure Dungeon Meshi will mostly be gone next year for example

>> No.10919500

I'm fucking basic and just want unique merch of Nintendo IPs, but I can't find much TotK or even evergreen titles like Pokemon or Animal Crossing. Most of the booths I have bookmarked are the kind that sell stationery/apparel/plushies of their cute OC mascots.

>> No.10919510

I'm in a different boat where I'm mainly interested in JRPG stuff but it feels like Xenoblade is the most common series in that regard. Speaking of Pokemon, it's pretty weird how there are over 1000 now but most of its AA merch would just be of the starters, Pikachu and Eeveelutions anyway. Same case with FE where there are a shitload of characters but mainly the lords ever get stuff. What in the world did Mihoyo and vtumors do differently here?
It is strange how there isn't much TotK stuff since BotW was pretty popular in AA a couple of years ago. No idea about AC stuff since I've never played it, but yeah, heaven forbid any other Ninty IP's have anything in AA too. I rarely see Smash or Mario

>> No.10919555

I sure to hope to God. Can we manifest a season 4 preview/date announcement?

>> No.10919596

Fuck i knew i should have jumped at it sooner.
>last years maids being fat and black.
Exactly my type, fucking dammit

Anyone who went last year, do you remember if a maid named amaya was still there. She was a tall black girl, not fat, but had nice tits and a ginormous ass.

>> No.10919602

How attractive and charismatic do I have to be to fuck fat nerdy cosplay sluts?

>> No.10919628

vtumers at AA are like gatcha slop at japanese doujin events.
shits fucked forever and the world ended in 2007.

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> it really feels like the hell will never end

>> No.10919641

> Not even FOTM can compete and last for as long
I noticed that last year too. It felt like the strangest case of deja vu where I know times has past but everything I was looking at was staying the same. I thought I was just aging out of cons until I was able to view my curated feeds again and remember that there is hope out there. We just need more variety of artists in AA

>I'm fucking basic and just want unique merch of Nintendo IPs
This. I never thought I'd reach a point where I have to scrounge for (quality) Sailor Moon art. We are living in a doomed timeline.

>> No.10919643

Modern Fotms feel like shit that gets forgotten really quickly in the west and only gets a fleeting moment of "popularity" because it was popular in Japan. So much shit that feels pushed by publishers/distributors hoping it'll be the next big thing, despite having very little in it that would make it popular for western tastes. Any Fotm IP with "dungeon" in the title is a good example of this.

>> No.10919726

Consider that you'll be competing against hundreds of other sausages. Might not be as skewed as tinder but the odds typically aren't in your favor especially if you have to ask.

>> No.10919734

Where the hell is the schedule. I wanna see the non guest events like CWF

>> No.10919753

>more vtumor concert announcements
Joy. Their concert offerings are year old 3D videos and people who already live here.

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I recognize LoveLive when I see it but I've never even heard of the rest of these, I'll probably still skip this because I'm pretty sure this is just a big screen on stage and not worth what they're gonna charge.

>> No.10919777

>Same time as Nijisanji concert

>> No.10919843

Dungeon Meshi manga has been huge for years now. The story is also good, and with Trigger doing the anime I doubt it will be FOTM.

>> No.10919879

What’s the most popular cosplay going to be? Last year was fun counting how many bocchis there were.

>> No.10919880

Really hoping for some good Dungeon Meshi.

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Jesus Jesus Japanesus

>> No.10919921

It's all so tiresome

>> No.10919937

Is she still a braphog?

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>outstanding rap skills

>> No.10919945

Unfortunately, all the expensive fees and paperwork just to perform in America means only Vtubers backed by publicly traded companies can afford to eat the cost to perform at Anime Expo.

>On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instituted a 250% visa fee increase for global musicians hoping to tour in the U.S. If you’re a musician from outside of the United States hoping to perform stateside and you filed visa paperwork before April 1, the cost per application was $460. After that date? $1,615 to $1,655.

>Bands and ensemble groups pay per performer. A standard rock band of four members went from paying $1,840 to around $6,460. And if you can’t wait a few months for approval, add $2,805 per application for expedited processing. If the application is not accepted, that money is not refunded — on top of losses from a canceled tour and missing out on “significant, potentially career-changing opportunities. If a musician has support staff, a backing band or other employees to bring on the tour, these individuals need visas, too.

>Who does this harm? Independent and emerging talent, as well as ensembles and groups. Dua Lipa, the Rolling Stones, they’re going to pay these fees. It’s not even a rounding error. They could misplace $1,200 in their budgets and they wouldn’t even notice,” says Castro. “It’s the indie rock bands, niche acts, jazz musicians from Japan who will be affected.” “Every dime counts. They have very small margins,” he adds. “We’ve already got a problem with not enough musical acts breaking through to the next level,” Paisey says. “And this is going to stop them from getting that chance in the States.” Touring in the U.S. is a pipe dream for many independent acts, he says, and it is in danger of “not even being a dream.”


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I can't even see my Dodgers play over the AX weekend without getting reminded of vtubers, it's joever animebros...

>> No.10919952

Literally binge watching Dunmeshi after work just so I'll have one thing to care about this AX.

>> No.10919953

these fees make sense to protect the indie bands based in the US from getting overrun by well funded overseas acts. those increases shouldn't even affect AX's choice for concerts. there are dozens of japanese groups touring the us this year. the problem is that vtubers are straight up free. you don't need a visa to show a prerecorded video.
and compounding that is the fact that vtards are willing to pay full price to see a DV

>> No.10919957

I genuinely don't understand the appeal of vtubers, can someone explain? Are they not just corporate Let's Players using anime avatars? Is it a weird parasocial thing that worsened during the lockdowns? Why are people paying to see English speaking influencers sing Vocaloid covers?

>> No.10919970

vtumors make sense to me. in terms of ax it's like going to a convention panel and being able to scream out your opinion and combining that with 2d animu.
the concert thing makes zero sense to me though. it's just people settling for a shit tier experience because their simp minds have liquified.

>> No.10919973

They all fucking suck at singing as well. It's lame.

>> No.10919984

Hardly any are talented either, so I don't even know the appeal

>> No.10919985

honestly they don't. there are some very good vtuber singers. some of the best singers in japan started out with the similar uta mitte model of distribution. but ado claris honeyworks etc actually do real lives in japan. that's why this vtuber shit will never be good.

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>> No.10919992

Fuck you, I love Ookami Mio's singing.
That said, I can't tell if most of the comments being made here are focused on EN vtumors. If so they make a lot more sense.
A lot of corporate JP vtubers started as utaite on NND. Some utaite have even just gone straight for an avatar themselves, like 96猫.

>> No.10919995

>I can't tell if most of the comments being made here are focused on EN vtumors
They are, since the English vtubers are headlining AX's concert offerings in lieu of actual Japanese talent. The only Japanese 'concerts' are either movies or prerecorded from a year ago.

>> No.10920002

>Are they not just corporate Let's Players using anime avatars? Is it a weird parasocial thing that worsened during the lockdowns?
Pretty much. Basically tricked a bunch of weebs into funding e-thots by hiding them behind anime avatars.

>> No.10920030

streamers using digital makeup. same sort of grift techniques e-thots and other streamers utilize, but add in a sexualized cartoon branding that can be slapped on shirts and keychains. I fully expect the vtuber shit to end when personalized ai gfs get bigger and better. Id bet some of the current vtubers already are ai.

>> No.10920040

Only one I recognize is Kson. She showed up to AX in person last year. I'll assume most others will be on a screen.

>> No.10920075

Coming out on June 3rd

>> No.10920158

if the schedule comes out june 3rd does that mean no more big announcements? 2024 looking to be a flop.

>> No.10920160

What's wrong anon? You don't like vTubers?

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>> No.10920166

after selling an insane amount worldwide you'd think they could afford to bring one of the insanely hot cameos from the actual game instead of two literal nobody hags.
hilariously it's a ticketed event.

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>Never heard of Suisei Hoshimachi
Get this shit stain out of here.

>> No.10920220

Better than Demondice aka Weeaboo Kid Rock

>> No.10920236


Wish granted

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>> No.10920312

>caring about some vtumer

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>> No.10923178


>You preregistered?
Bought tickets right before they closed badge shipments. Activated my badge today, not without issues of course. Friday only, to kinda just see what's up cuz that's my first Expo experience.

No idea what's that, even.

>Got a hotel?
I'm a local, luckily.

>AX fund jar
Don't really even know what may potentially catch my interest to the point I want to spend my money on it at AX. Got $1k just in case, as I know damn well I'm an impulsive buyer.

Will deal with that later this month. Won't care if they don't approve it though.

>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans
Okabe- Hououin Kyouma. That's my regular outfit btw. S;G cosplay gathering is basically the only reason I bought Friday ticket.

I'm going alone as I don't have any friends here in LA yet ahah, so I expect to meet some good lads I can have fun and potentially make friends with.

>Dream guests
Don't expect anything to not get disappointed. Is it just me or voice actors are just.. uhh.. not interesting? Especially if they just dubbed some characters and not gave them their own unique voice.

>AX orgy
Not a fan of those, so pass by me. But pulling up a couple femboys cosplaying Lukako and making our own orgy at my place I can consider