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>>10135150

52 days to go.

You Preregistered?
You saving up for the con?
How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
You got your work PTO approved?
Any setbacks so far until the con?
Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
What’s your plans?
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MY AX 2019 BUDGET

>JW Marriott Hotel: $400 (Staying with 2 other people for 4 nights, checking in 4/3 and checking out 4/7) [$1,196.12 total]
>$85 for badge (Paid for, not included in final cost)
>$0 for gas ( being dropped off and picked up)
>$380 for food (assuming I go full gluttony mode with $15 breakfast, $30 lunch, $50 dinner for 4 days)
>$100 for booze (will bring as much booze as currently available at home to offset cost of going to bars and drinking a lot there)
>$500 max for merch

TOTAL: $1,380 absolute maximum budget
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>>10168135
>$380 for food
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>>10168141
That is correct
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I want my badge shipment confirmation email to come already, I'm starting to get scared I put the wrong address despite triple checking
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>>10168156
they emailed my shipping confirmation the morning my badge arrived. it was pretty weird
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>>10168131
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
Using the money I would've probably spent on tickets on buying a custom daki of my husbando.
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>>10168163
They have custom Daki booths at AX?!
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>>10168131
>You Preregistered?
Yup
>You saving up for the con?
Yeah. Rent, the occasional video game and hunger keep setting my ass back.
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
A quarter of the way through if the next 51 days are kind.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Yeah, might wanna file an extra day but it might jeopardize all my days.
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Wanting to file an extra day off to recuperate, but might not have enough time off so I might just put aside enough money for a Lyft ride to my job the following morning. Other than paying rent and a small fix in my old cosplay, not that much.
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Might ditch cosplays this year.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
Perfume, ClariS, World Order and Utada in a perfect and just world. Other than that, the US premieres of Trigger’s Promare and the Love Love Sunshine movie would suffice.
>What’s your plans?
Stay 4 hours in line with metoo levels of hot summer heat to finally get in the Studio Trigger panel since this might be my last AX for the time being (working on getting a better job next year).
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>>10168135
>$380 for food
Are you planning to eat at every fucking expensive fancy restaurant in DTLA every night?
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>>10168245
Didn't those guys get banned for selling bootleg merch?
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>>10168258
Even if you factor in splurging on food at The Original Pantry Cafe and every single Korean BBQ place in LA, that doesn’t equate to $380 without spending money on expensive food at EVERY SINGLE expensive place in LA that was mentioned on Buzzfeed’s Worth It show (ie: that $100 dollar donut that’s drenched in champagne and gold)
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>Feel guilty of going because of the money I had to spend for my hospital bills even though it wasn't from my "fun money" pool
Finally getting out of my shell and cosplaying (for one day at least) and I got this on my mind. Shame. Still excited though since I've only ever been to AX for one day.
>>10168135
>$380
Sure you didn't forget to remove the booze money from that? Enjoy the fine dining you'll be experiencing, Anon.
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>>10168131
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
Source? The only place saying this so far is on this board.
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>>10168267
We would’ve gotten details at the last week of April on if they’re coming and who’s on the concert roster followed by the day tickets go on sale a week ago. Planning a concert, announcing a show NOW and rehearsals immediately afterwards for the next 51 days is absolute suicide
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>>10168275
The first AWM back in 2016 was first announced this time that year. If nothing materializes after Fanime, than I would consider this year's AX as a lost cause for concert goers and idolfags.
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>>10168279
Idolfags’ll live, they have Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to jizz over.
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>>10168288
>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
What is this, 2014?
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>>10168291
Don’t forget m-flo and capsule.
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Why does AX have so many bad reviews on Yelp?
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>>10168337
HOT
CROWDED
EXPENSIVE
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>>10168245
>>10168260
There have been artists in AA that take commissions for custom dakis. I think the guys who sold at the dealer's hall only did females anyway, from what I saw.
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>You Preregistered?
Yes, just waiting for the shipping notification.
>You saving up for the con?
Of course, it also means living on a dollar everyday for most of the time.
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
Alright so far.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Of course. My coworkers who were planning to go, not so much. Thank god I filed the PTO a year in advance.
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Other than the real world and a insufferable job to pay for AX and rent, no
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
It’s a chill con.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
Shit ain’t looking good if guests and concerts aren’t announced by the end of the month.
>What’s your plans?
Enjoying the vacation. Pic related are my coworkers.
>>10168350
I meant more on the spot, plus some time to go print it if they bought the printer with them
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Too bad AX is stuck at the LACC until 2025. They have already outgrew the place and neighboring hotels and businesses don't want to cater to the weebs anymore.
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Who is ready for Yardhouse Con!?
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>>10168311
wonder if otaquest will hand out free tickets again like last year
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>>10168455
They did? When and where?
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>>10168455
>>10168484
Because they were stupid to have it at the MS Theater last year. Now it's a smaller venue in the Novo, it shouuld fill clsoe to capacity. I remember Otaquest people, and not AX Staffers, giving out tickets around the MS Theater hours before the concert. I didn't know anyone in the lineup so I just went on my way.
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>>10168419
Me
>>10168135
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>yfw your badge has shipped/arrived
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>yfw your badge has yet to be shipped
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>>10168506
It's a just a piece of plastic with a computer chip in it. Calm your tits.
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>>10168508
Its a very important piece of plastic that guarantees access to the convention, it is CRUCIAL.
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>>10168508
I don't want to stand in line waiting to get my badge next to people with SWEATY tits.
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How’s the budgeting for AX coming along?

>tfw I could’ve had more cash if it weren’t for rent
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https://twitter.com/AnimeExpo/status/1128050843578552320
oh boy i sure hope this is true
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>>10168630
> Inb4 the announcements are digital influencers and literal who “guests”
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>>10168632
touche
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>>10168632
God no please I’m hoping for some good premieres and VAs at least to justify the price, I can already imagine the shitfest if they cancel concerts
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>>10168640
>mfw “This year’s Anime Expo guests of honor are ProZD, Mother’s Basement, The Anime Man, Glass Reflection, TeamFourStar. More to follow!”
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>>10168486
I don't know if they changed it but at the beginning it was no reentry. It was also 7 hours long. Lol seriously who is staying in there the entire day?
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>>10168652
I can actually recognize some of those people. Last year's digital influencers were all literally whos if I recall.
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>>10168632
This, so I can laugh at all the AX drones bitch and moan all week about muh-guests.
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>>10168632
>digital influencers
>NEETs who make YouTube videos all day and bitch and moan why your waifu is trash and why your anime sucks
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>>10168763
>102
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>>10168640
>premieres
I honestly wish they'd cut back on the premieres. Most of them aren't worth getting excited about, and I'd much rather have a well-known seiyuu, director, mangaka, etc. I can miss a premiere but still eventually watch whatever it was that premiered, but I'll never see any of my favorite directors unless they come to a con.
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>>10168827
Agreed. It's fun watching movies with a room full of nerds and all, but I'd much rather they bring in more seiyuu and mangaka. I'm still pissed I missed out on Yuki Kaji's signing last year because it was being hosted by Funimation, not AX. Funi announced it on their twitter and AX RTed it like 4 hours later so anyone that wasn't following Funi completely missed the ticket registration.
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>>10168827
>Not wanting to see Trigger’s new movie
>not wanting to see the US premiere of Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow
>not wanting to see the world premiere of the live action Tokyo Ghoul movie sequel
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>>10168832
>not wanting to see the new thunderbolt fantasy movie
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>>10168152
Any eateries you're planning on hitting up? I definitely feel that big food budget. I'm a slut for a good meal.
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>>10168763
It's been cloudy, cold as fuck, and rainy here and there but come July 4th weekend ONLY and the sun decides its time to blight humanity.
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>>10168853
It's likely going to be whatever is in the LA Live area unless we decide to uber somewhere. Yardhouse will probably be 60% of my AX diet and booze the other 40%
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>>10168832
>Love Live Sunshine movie
How about no
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>>10168882
Have you tried Katsuya? Is it any good?
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>>10168832
>actually being interested in any of those
anon pls
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>>10168832
>Actually wanting to see the premiere of a live action anime adaptation
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>>10168832
if it's a movie i actually wanted to see i definitely don't want to see it in a small room with terrible lighting, bad viewing position, and people not respecting theater etiquette
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>>10168905
Never been
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>>10168905
katsuya's not that impressive imo
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Who here ready to spend overnight line waits for autographs
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>>10168903
>hating on Love Live Sundhine
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>You Preregistered?
Yep
>You saving up for the con?
The occasional OT shift here and there. Working memorial day helps
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
I'll just pay off the credit card bill
>You got your work PTO approved?
No I have to work 3 12 hour shifts in a row, off for AX for 5 days then gotta work another 4 days straight
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
Grad school payments suck
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
Cleaning Levi maybe for Day 2. AX is way too fucking hot for me
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
It better be a god damn good guest. My sister enjoyed Otaquest more last year and I strangely enjoyed Kawaii Live.
>What’s your plans?
Buy shit and whale out at the Charity Auction if they have one again

Hoping to spend less than $5k total in the whole trip. Trying to limit dealer hall expenses to less than $1k
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>>10168978
autographs and LACC parking need SDCC-style lotteries.
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>put in PTO request in February
>told it was approved
>but tickets
>get told by supe PTO sheet was lost
>resubmit it in March
>told it was approved
>old supe is fired
>new supe and his boss say they never got it
>tell me to reapply and may get it
Fuck this, time to be jobless come AX.
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>>10169051
>mfw my time off for AX last year got approved AND stay approved despite the supervisor that approved it left along with a clock in/PTO filing system change
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>>10169051
>>10169061
>Old Supe gets promoted
>New Supe comes in and says that my PTO has been denied even though old supe approved it
>Called him a faggot
>Get fired
>Still got my time off for AX
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>>10169063
This is literally my game plan atm. AX falls on my weekend, at least two days, and I work downtown. So if it’s not approved I’ll
>preshow night till shift
>days off
>call out two days in a row
>get “PTO” anyway
I work security by staples lmao
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>>10168832
>US “premieres”
>live-action adaptation
Oh yes, please AX, clog up the schedule with that garbage instead of actual good content!
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>>10169000
Those raibufags ruin anime conventions
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>You Preregistered?
Unfortunately

>You saving up for the con?
Nope but I should be okay

>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
Have enough disposable income

>You got your work PTO approved?
It sucks my work doesn't give me Friday off too, I'll have to burn two vacation days

>Any setbacks so far until the con?
King room only this year. We should only have 3 people in the JW so it's alright

>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
No cosplay anymore, too old and too hot

>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
I really went only for AWM.

It's unfortunate that AW is actually cancelled this year. I talked to some higher level insiders and they basically confirmed the earlier post between the infighting, the contracts with Japanese companies, the visa issues, and executive pay issues, AWM isn't going to happen. Apparently most lower level staff still think that it's still happening, but the executives have pretty much struck it out of the program. It just really sucks because this year's lineup had some really good guests.

I'll probably buy a badge for 2020, but bail on it next year. I spend a grand or two every year on flights and hotel and it's just not worth it when I'm burning two or three vacation days and there's no concerts, it's much better to just save vacation days up and go to Japan during the off season anyways.
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>>10169183
So what will take place at the MS Theater?
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>>10169183
>It just really sucks because this year's lineup had some really good guests.
Who were they?
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https://twitter.com/AnimeExpo/status/1128359670534557701
It begins
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>>10169241
Not bad, still no AWM.
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>You Preregistered?
4 days
>You saving up for the con?
every bit i can
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
500 burgers saved up so far for the dealers hall
>You got your work PTO approved?
yee
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
hopefully not
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
its my first time cosplaying but il be banjou all 4 days
>What you wanna see be at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
TBF movie, seiyuu's i love
>What’s your plans?
live in the dealers hall til im broke
tokusatsu cosplay meetup
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>>10169241
Damn, all those weebs who have those Ouran suits will have an excuse to dust them off and wear them again.
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>>10169241
I'm impressed! I was ready to be disappointed by another digital influencer announcement, but that's actually pretty cool.
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>>10169241
I'm ready for the overnight autograph lines
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>>10169241
I hate Ouran but I'm always glad to see high-profile mangaka as guests at AX. That's a good start to the announcements.
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WTF!! I just received a text from my friend saying that we no longer have no room since her contact decided to drop out and cancel the room without telling anyone first. Worst of all, we are coming from the East Coast. Does anyone have extra room space?
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>>10169282
Try the Reddit threads, buddy. Seems to be some spaces open last time I checked their shit.
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>>10169282
Got a throwaway email or leddit? I have some info
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>>10169046
Fuck that shit. Just get your ass to parking at 6am. It's not like you're camping out overnight. There's tons of spots at 6am and even at 7 there's a lot
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>>10169190
Assuming the bit about lower level staff not knowing about it being AXed from the schedule, the creator of the map image probably didn't know it was canceled.
Nothing booked at the theater because it was intended to be used and nothing last second has been booked to replace AWM.
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I have a masochistic relationship with AX. I don't know I keep paying for this overpriced, shit show of a con.
I fucking hate idolfags though, so I'm kinda glad their shit is gone. I'm actually just sitting here and waiting to see how else they screw over the Premiere & GA attendees, since they, you know, don't give one rat's ass about us.

At this point I almost just want a front seat to watch AX burn
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>>10169461
Any AX nightmare stories involving idolfags?
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>>10169280
I might be poking the bear, but I'm curious. Why do you hate Ouran?
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>>10169266
Keep setting yourself for disappointment though. The "digital influencer" garbage announcements are inevitable, sigh
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>>10169497
Please no, my standards are already so low. I hope that the group that was already announced will be the last of them
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>>10169501
How do these "digital influencers" actually promote anime and manga again? I never heard of these people they brought in last year.
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>>10169495
The same reason I hate most shoujo, it revolves around a protagonist who somehow manages to be a special snowflake yet bland as fuck at the same time and inexplicably has at least two or more men in love with her despite the fact that she’s bland as fuck.

Like I said, most shoujo is like that so it’s not that Ouran is particularly bad. It’s just part of a genre that I really struggle to like.
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>>10169509
What shoujo anime do you like?
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>>10169504
I think >>10168757 summed it up well. Absolutely worthless "guests" with obnoxious as fuck fanbases
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>>10169515
NANA is the only one I’ve ever liked, despite how melodramatic it can be at times. And now it’s in hiatus hell, so sucks to be me I guess.
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>>10168632
>>10169266
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>>10169539
disgusting
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I want a /cgl/ gril to bully me this AX
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i just got my badge anyone else
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>>10169564
Just got mine yesterday!
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>>10169568
nice anon, i placed it on my work desk so it’s a big fat reminder i gotta get my shit done asap
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I wanna see other people's budgets
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>>10169539
ProZD isn't funny.
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>>10169539
I only know of TFS and ProZD, who the fuck are the others?
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>>10169572
none of them are
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>>10169544
>/cgl/
>gril
I'm afraid I got some bad news for you.
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>>10169509
That just sounds like every harem/reverse harem anime not every shoujo anime
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>>10169564
>>10168156 reporting in with NOTHING AT ALL
AX you're killing me here
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AX changed how premeire badges work without fucking warning and I got dicked over hardcore.
traditionally one friend would buy four badges, and it was my turn this year. they limited it to one premiere badge per person.
>friends tell me they will buy the regular badges and we can still go
>ok cool at least I got myself a premiere badge
>a DAY past the refundable deadline friends all decide AX isn't worth it without the premeire badge
>cancel on me
>I'm left with this $500 ticket I cant refund or sell

fuck this con.
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>>10169509
>>10169532
Yeah, that can be quite a predicament in shoujo. I see it more in the form of the "floor mat" protag rather than bland, but some of my faves definitely fall into that category. I think you might be more interested in Josei like NANA than shoujo. You might like: Princess Jellyfish, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, and Wotakoi which all fall into the Josei genre.
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>>10169573
AnimeMan, Akidearest, Gigguk, and Mother's Basement. Not sure about the rest.
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>>10169504
I asked that last thread. I understand that most of these people run popular youtube channels, but what do they actually do at the con?
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>>10169591
Fuck, anon that's rough. I hope that something extra special happens for you at the con that makes it all worth it! Especially so you can rub it in their faces for ditching you.
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If I purchase a one day badge in early June, do you degenerates think I’ll get it mailed to me in time?? I live in SoCal, so I’m hoping I should be ok. (Pic unrelated, of course)
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>>10169282
For out of staters just use Airbnb and Uber or bus there from the valley or something. It’s so much cheaper.
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>>10169605
plan on skipping out actually. no way I can afford the hotel by myself. doing something else instead. I would give away my ticket at this point if I could. kind of you to say though
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>>10169611
SoCal here, last year didn’t get my ticket in my mail till maybe a week before the con. Seems weird people are already getting there’s.
>>10169613
Been going to AX for a decade and never got the bubblegum rare badges. Felt it was worth it last year after hearing all the industry guests who did special signings and such, is it really worth $500?
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>>10168905
Katsuya is overpriced. You can get better sushi for much less just go to little tokyo.
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>>10169614
I'm not fond of panels at all but here's how I feel about it
>get to skip lines
>get your own area to eat/cool down where they offer you free beverages, comfy couches, so on

I actually had free time to do whatever I wanted at this con. no more "oh shit, gotta set aside 3 hours to wait in line" I could just walk in and go. no more drying up in the sun. it was damn nice. it was hard to justify the $500 fee but I'm convinced anime expo is shit teir without the badge. most I had to wait in line was for food. I got the vibe that they roll out the red carpet for premiere badge holders and dont give a shit about regular attendees
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>>10169620
What about for autograph sessions? I only ever go to guest panels and got into most of them last year but the lines for some (like overlord) are rediculous.
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>>10169613
I'm sorry to hear that. I've seen people buy passes (especially premiere) even after a name change can't be completed. The buyer is just SOL if they lose the pass or something. I don't believe there are any consequences to selling your badge, but of course that's up to your discretion. Transfer my good luck wishes to some good luck in life, friend.
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>>10169626
I heard this year the badges are tied to the name that's attached to your paypal or whatever. I could pass it off easy if it was blank like last time. I wonder if theres anyone else with a premeire badge in the thread who recieved it in the mail.
>>10169624
never really cared for autograph sessions so I couldn't tell you, sorry
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>all of my friends that I'll be going with to AX post on instagram throughout the week about receiving their passes in the mail. I can feel the hype in my blood rising
>I patiently and eagerly await my badge to come so that I can join them in celebrating
>a few days pass and I'm starting to get antsy
>suddenly I remember the missed package notice I received last week. I hadn't purchased anything online nor did my family so I didn't think much of it at the time. I filed for redelivery the day after receiving the notice. It was supposed to arrive at latest by that thursday. I hadn't thought much about it since I was so sure that my badge would be coming in a letter, not a package
>It was Friday now, pic related
>I frantically flip between going to the post office and waiting it out a few more days. Before I can make a decision, the weekend rolls in and I have to put a pin in the thought in order to focus on finals
>I submit my final Monday afternoon and walk out into my living room for my first meal of the day. A package addressed to me is sitting on the table
>It's addressed from AnimeExpo,

Badge secured, bois. We did it. Mission success
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>>10169604
They host q and a panels where 95% of the questions are asking if they would ever collab with another digital influencer no one’s heard of
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>>10169591
Try the reddit anime expo sub. I bought my badge from there ( GA, not Premiere) you might get a taker. I don't know how low you're willing to sell it for though.
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>>10169635
So basically a waste of a panel room
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>>10169591
Get fucked
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>>10169603
Glass reflection and digibro
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>>10169446

Pretty sure Aqours will be at the MS Theater, from what I hear. They're not affected by the AWM cancelation. At least that's what my source says. I hope they're right. LLSS movie premiere should be in the Novo.
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>>10169577
No, it’s pretty much almost every shoujo too. Most of them have at least two or three different guys in love with the MC at some point. I don’t know if that counts as reverse harem or not but his point still stands.
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>>10169601
I’ve read a decent amount of Princess Jellyfish and it’s literally EXACTLY like what I described I hate, so I have no idea why you think I’d like it. Also NANA is shoujo, despite feeling very much like a josei, and Wotakoi is neither, it just falls under the “web rabucom” category. Wotakoi is pretty good, though I’m tired of every single female otaku in anime/manga being fujoshi specifically.
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>>10169624
You have to do a decent amount of waiting in line for any popular guest or series. Every single big con is like this, so I don’t know why people act like AX is somehow different.
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>>10169539
hard pass on all of these

>>10169241
FUCK
I hope they announce more
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>>10169770
>hard pass on ProZD and Gigguk
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>>10169591
That sounds like your friends being dicks.
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>>10169777

not that anon

PRoZD is an unfunny fat chink fag with awful opinions and Gigguk is okay but not really worth turning up to see
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>>10169770

Demo is fantastic, Digibro is good when he's talking about something he actually knows about

Gigguk and Akidearest are alright; everyone else in that image sucks a fat one
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>>10169777
Based trips confirm less shitty digital influencers!
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>>10169777
>wasting your time at AX watching these losers try and interact with their autistic fanbases

No thanx~
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Anyone have any clue who the possible concert performers could be? Sounds like the rumor is Aqours could be coming and a mini Steins Gate concert has also been pretty much confirmed by Funimation.

Curious if anyone closer to the planning process knows who the performers stuck in negotiation hell could be.

Trying to decide if I should just cancel my flight and hotel and just spend the thousands of dollars going to Japan instead because this year's anime expo sounds genuinely empty and if the relationship with AWM has been permanently soured there is no reason to ever come back.
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>>10169798
i wish they would confirm no digital influencers at all
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>Aqours returning to AX for the fourth time
>Not getting Franchouchou since Zombieland Saga is better
AX fucked up there
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>>10169614
I haven't heard of industry signings for premium members
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>>10169803
>mini steins gate
If they bring asami imai or mamoru miyano I'm going to flip my shit
But then again if its funi I worry for jow they'll handle them
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>>10169827
>Aqours returning again
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge LLfag, but we do need new shit.
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>>10169747
I hope they separate the lines for the Bandai Namco booth this year into 'AQUORS STUFF' and 'NOT AQUORS STUFF' because the way they handled the line capping last year was stupid as fuck.
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I see lots of rumors of things happening and people freak out but where's the source or evidence
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>>10169792
>ProZD
>unfunny fat chink
>disrespecting the Dave Chappelle Of nerd comedy
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>>10169635
It's even worse than I thought
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>>10169681
Thanks, m8
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>>10169844
according to funimation’s site the guests are ito kanako (sings steins gate songs) who will be doing a mini concert and a steins gate marketing guy from Japan. Weird that the location of this is AX’s 21+ lounge (they mention steins gate themed drinks will be sold at a cash bar)
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>>10169918
None yet, there's been no official announcements
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>>10169844
better camp their twitter page for those online autograph tickets
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>>10169949
> AX being so shit at announcements I learn about Itou concert through anon on cgl

That’s cool tho. Might check her out since I enjoy a lot of her music.
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>>10169973
For real, AX is absolute shit at announcements and event management this year. I don’t think they even said a peep or promoted otaquest. I find out everything going on at AX from anywhere but AX staff
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20 years of my life I finally get to go to AX, what should I prepare myself for?
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>>10169997
Insufferable heat and dehydration.
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>>10169949
>paying 120 bucks just to get an exclusive autograph ticket
oh jesus christ funimation
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>>10169990
I really don’t understand what could be going through their heads not to announce a guest like Ito. I’m sure people would at least buy a day pass for her concert. They love money but don’t put forth any effort to make it.
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>>10169887
man i hated the line capping shit that took place at a good number of booths. i was finally able to enter the aniplex booth line on day 4 last year
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>>10169949
Fuck blurays
If this were steins gate elite I'd maybe consider it
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>>10169863
>>10169827
I agree, I love Asamin and getting Franchouchou to come to AX is the only opportunity I can be in the same room as her.
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>Anime Expo is the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture
>Bring in Gravure and JAV artists
Based AX
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>>10169997
Disappointment
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>>10169792
>awful opinions
Like what?
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>>10169997
Stupid as fuck insufferable weebs that make DTLA hate having AX around.
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Literally who?

http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/05/15/mothers-basement-super-eyepatch-wolf-sachie-join-ax-2019-digital-influencer-guests/
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>>10169997
Better hope you are local or have a hotel room if you want to get into any panel that is not shit. Also bring a fan and water.
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>>10169999
Quads confirm another heat wave
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>>10169591
lmao
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>>10170165
At least they got them out of the way early.
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>>10170169
How would you even realistically attend the con if you’re not a local and don’t have a hotel room? How many people do you really think drive an hour+ each way every day?
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>>10170165
>Shill’s Basement
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>>10170165
fuck this shit
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>>10170165
You >>10168652 fucking predicted that that professional shitbag would come to AX. Please tell me that prediction was a fucking joke.
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>>10170165
I remember when Sachie was just some cosplayer that /cgl/ had a hard on for. Then she became a shitty Fortnite streamer.
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>>10170165
The only one I know of is Mother's Basement and I heard he's a fag.
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>>10170184
Even hotels that were on the con block that are 10 miles away with no shuttle service even got sold out.
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>>10170222
I hear he is a cuck for that old /cgl/ trip.
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I've never been able to see Aqours before so I'm literally flying out to see the concert and then going home assuming they are actually still coming lmao.
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>>10170222
He does grade-school level “critical analysis” of anime openings and shills whatever Crunchyroll pays him to. He’s about as much of an influencer as a YouTube ad
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>>10170274
They are not, now fuck off.
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>>10170287
Give me a legit source first bitch ass.
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>>10170274
I honestly don't understand people who buy tickets and make travel plans for literally one (1) very specific thing that isn't even confirmed and then get pissy when it doesn't happen. Did Aquors say they were coming back this year during last year's live or something?
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>>10170304
Who said I bought tickets?

They said they wanted to come back to the US again, so many assumed it would be through AX.

I booked a hotel room in which I can get a 100% refund if I cancel the 1st of July.
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>>10170184
Well now with the wristband shit it’s practically impossible to get into the best panels unless your there by like 5 am, I used to commute but after the ticket price jump and attendance numbers I don’t see a way to enjoy it if I’m not staying there. AX really needs to start having a max capacity, it’s a fire hazard
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>>10170314
Hopefully you didn't book it through the AX hotel block or else you'll be charged $50 for cancelling
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>>10170316
I didn't.

This is my first time I planned on trying to go, I wasn't going to lock myself in until Aqours got confirmed, and now I'm really glad I didn't.

I legit just want to see them live once, that's all I can really afford anyway.
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All of you guys are a bunch of fucking retards. Don't believe a god damn thing that some random cunt says on this forum. Shut the fuck up, wait for announcements, go or don't fucking go. Wasting your time whining about unsourced bullshit.
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>>10168978
only to have to buy off a scalper in the end
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>>10170329
Are there actual scalpers for autographs?
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>>10170331
yep, paid some paki 150 dollars last year for an autograph ticket. I should have charged back.
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>>10170331
saw people complaining about scalpers for yuki kaji's online autograph tickets last year
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>>10170274
I’ll sell you my light stick thingy from the ax a couple of years ago
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>>10170346
I don't want a glow blade for a concert I didn't go to lmao.
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AWM isn't happening this year, folks. It is more than that anonymous post.
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>>10170323
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>>10170356
Considering that I don’t like most of the artists they bring over, it’s no loss at all to me.
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>>10170337
its yuki jaki so im not surprised
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>>10170356
It has literally been only anonymous posts, people pulling stuff out of their dick
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>>10169997
Check out the survival guide and eats around the area. Bring cash for AA and food trucks to avoid card fees. Don't eat the convention food, it's overpriced and bland. If you stink easily, shower often and bring fucking deodorant or body towels. Axe is not a shower.
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>>10170373
Considering that people can't reveal their sources without revealing themselves since the knowledge isn't supposed to be public yet… The anime organizers crowd is relatively small and confined, the people who blab openly would find themselves cut off.
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>>10170375
Neither is febreeze
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>>10170010
Lololololl welcome to Japan
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>>10169997
Prepare yourself for the annoying baby and adult weebs, people that smell terrible because no deodorant or shower , hot weather, hot convention center thats congested with smelly sweaty weebs, long lines

Don’t forget to bring a big water bottle and snacks. Also bring a lot of money because the dealers hall and artist alley are bomb. They’re the only good thing about AX.
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Prices rose again kek
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>>10170450
They keep warning people to buy! I'd sincerely hope everyone who is going already bought theirs.
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>>10170450
and idiots on social media are still gonna complain anyway
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>>10170442
>hot weather, hot convention center
>that high af heat on the second day last year
Why do I even go? The heat is absolutely terrible for both normal attendance and cosplay.
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>>10170287
Be patient, dude
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>>10169887
Man so much of line management in regards to Aqours was absolutely retarded. First the merch line before the concert, with the iPads not working, the Bushiroad booth in the dealers hall, Bandai, everything was a mess. I hope they learned.
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>>10170511
>terrible for both normal attendance and cosplay.

>tfw my cosplay involves a jacket
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>>10170515
>merch line before the concert
Please don't remind me of that. I don't even know if the penlights and other stuff was worth waiting 5 hours in line for.
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>>10170442
>the dealers hall and artist alley are bomb.
95% of the stuff in the dealers hall can be found online for significantly cheaper. It’s only worth spending money on shit there if you want an early release figure or something.
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>>10170506
They have a right to complain. I don’t know why AX expects us to fork over money for a con that we still know almost nothing about. Thank god I’m local and can afford to decide last minute whether or not I want to go. Last year I bought my ticket early and they ended up having zero guests that I gave a shit about, so I won’t be making that mistake again.
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>>10170450
They’re really out for blood aren’t they
I want them to announce more guests Goddammit
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>>10170379
That sounds like an excuse. It's easy to leak actual information anonymously
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I hope the heat keeps up and keep people from going to AX. I can survive 40C just fine in layers of clothing.
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You're a special kind of delusion if you believe Aqours is returning to AX this year.
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>>10170631
It really feels like Aquorsfags are the most vocal too
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>>10170631
I almost hope they bring some no name male idol group just to see all the bitching on Twitter about being 'lied' to.
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Never forget.
https://youtu.be/yCGYLdHdHKc
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>>10170669
Anyone remember AX 2016 when some random homeless guy got into the LACC, left his backpack somewhere which caused a bomb scare and force everyone to evacuate the place?
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>>10170631
Idolfags arent human
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>>10170574
Dont know about AX, but every dealers hall I've been too usually has some good deals or hard to find merch if you look hard enough, I usually end up with a good amount of shit that's been sold out or just rare. AA is also worth checking out since most of the people dont have online stores of they have con exclusive shit
There's plenty of scams and absolute bullshit con markup like people selling prize figures for 90$ or nendos for 200$, just gotta be smart
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>>10169933

>Disrespecting Dave Chappelle by comparing him to that tub of shit

>>10170156

Likes bad anime, dislikes good anime, bit of a pretentious virtue signalling hog as well
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>>10170669
What's really sad about this is a good portion of the line was lining up in front of absolutely nothing. What's even more sad is that there were some exits that were relatively easier to get to but a huge number just joined the line thinking it was the only place to get it
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>>10170707
>get into the long ass line
>impatient weebs noticed an opening and everyone jumped on a chance to get in before a massive blocking happens
>didn’t take advantage of that in time and was too late
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>>10170349
You can tell all your friends you did. I’ll throw in the ticket too
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>>10170707
The sad part are the people who only had single-day badge for that day, half their day was wasted being in that line.
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You Preregistered? - Yes
You saving up for the con? - By a bit of brokering magic, I don't have to save much for the con
How’s your AX fund jar doing so far? - What?
You got your work PTO approved? - Yes
Any setbacks so far until the con? - Uhhh no.
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>>10170669
This shit is why I was so glad I started doing day 0 in AX15. That extra night of sleep really helps too
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>>10170671
Didnt even know that happen even though I went that year got any source???
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>>10170740
Googling shows a 2011 incident. Also, wonder what threat we'll get this year. Didn't take the whole shooting threat too seriously last year, but I am excite!
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>>10170635
The fucking idolfag tears are delicious. I hope all their shit is scrapped this year.
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>>10170652
Yes. This.
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>>10170669
if this what happen this year then I thanks god for training me during Black Friday arc. Either that or I just go there 3-4 hours early before door opening
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>>10170751
THe RFID badges and badges being mailed that was added last year was specifically done to avoid what happened in 2017.
So no, your Black Friday training arc was not necessary.
You'll still need to line up early if you want to get in early, doubly so for panels/premieres, but getting in isn't an issue anymore assuming nothing changes from last year.
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>>10170756
You can still anticipate a bottleneck for crowd getting in because of the bag check and now mandatory weapons check every time you go in. Albeit the latter should be much shorter than regular attendee.
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>>10170373
Hoping all of these concert rumors are just bullshit people pulled out of their asses. Without proof and actual names of who AWM was trying to invite it’s all just anonymous vague rumors

Whether the rumors are true or not, though, fuck anime expo for being scummy either way. If there is no concert they’re scum for not saying so before badge prices go up and cancellation deadlines pass (while still advertising non/existent concerts on their website). If there IS a concert they’re scum for waiting until a month before the con to mention that their main attraction exists, forcing everyone who is interested to pay double for badges and flights.
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Man you manlets are all total assholes. I hope they bring more idol shit just because of that.
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>>10170792
I don't really have anything against idolfags. They seem to be a passionate group. I just ask that they clean themselves because they seemed to be the smelliest group at the convention I encountered.
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>>10170746
Inb4 repeat of ALA car fire in the LACC parking lot.
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>>10170732
That’s not during the badge pickup, that’s for getting in the con itself
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>>10170165
>Bisco Hatori in the year 2019
>These random fucking people

I know that Ouran was still popular a few years ago because of Netflix, but holy shit, this isn't 2006. AX has never waited this long to announce at least a couple of decent guests.
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>they just tweeted with a rainbow
oh geez
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>>10170870
Aqours round 4 and probably movie premiere on the way after all
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>>10170861
I don't think AX has ever had a mangaka guest while they were still in their heyday (whereas Comic-Con managed to get Kubo Tite while Bleach was still popular and Kohei Horikoshi just a year or two ago). But hey, Ouran probably still has a lot of fans or at least people who feel some strong nostalgia for it. I would be very surprised if her panel didn't fill to capacity.
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>>10170871
I did get a good chuckle from someone responding with King of Prism though
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>>10170870
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welp they just announced aquors
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So nothing for people who don’t like shitty idol music?
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>>10170889
>>10170871
>>10170870
>tfw I made this shit back in March
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I’m happy for idolfags, means less people on Saturday for any decent panel
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>>10170890
I'm just hoping the raves are good this year since AWM sounds like a lost cause
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>>10170889
>idolfag concert at the Novo
>idolfag concert not at the Microsoft Theater
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>>10170901
Yeah that's gonna be a huge shit show since the Novo is much smaller. Must be why they booked for 2 days?
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>>10170904
Yeah and sans one idol member
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I have a premier access code to buy tickets. For anyone interested in more details message me.
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>>10170631
lol how does it feel to be that wrong? I told you they were gonna return: http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/05/16/aqours-returns-anime-expo-2019-two-days-performance/
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>idolshit
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>AX wasting money on this shit when Aqours are past their prime
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>>10170956
Idolfags will pay to wave their glowsticks at them anyway, it's fine.
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We're never getting male artists, are we?
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>>10170969
yfw male artists don't earn enough ROI
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>>10170969
No that's gay.
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>>10170969
>tfw no jam project
>tfw no TM revolution
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I'm an Aquors fan and even I don't want them at AX this year. I've seen them five fucking times already and all the concert screenings
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>>10170956
At this point I would even take Nijigasaki Idol Club over them even if they don't have an anime yet
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>Promotes Japanese pop culture
>Doesn't bring in JAV and Gravure artists
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>>10170969
Highly doubtful. While Fujoshi bitches are indeed a large high spending shit lump, they just cannot compare to the sheer magnitude of idolfags who are willing to spend the last of their mother's retirement if it means getting a chance to jerk themselves off while simultaneously waving a piece of neon plastic at their favorite manufactured fantasy waifu
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funimation is finally promoting the steins gate event
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>>10170981
>tfw AWM 2016 is still the best AWM
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Idolmaster bros....
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>>10171087
>tfw the only reason I hold myself up for AX is for that slim chance they'll bring back hiromi hirata
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>>10171087
>be bamco
>japan onry
>fuck international success
>fuck the rest of asia and anyone that speaks english
>fuck love live
>fuck their overseas success
>fuck bringing your people overseas
>fuck even allowing non-japanese players to play your newest imas game for a period of time
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>don't know shit about idolshit
>don't know shit about industry guests
>don't know shit about any artists
>still going to AX for 7 years in a row though
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I cannot believe fucking VIZ of all companies is bringing the more interesting guest so far
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>>10170932
>Best Aqours Girl not even in the concert
What’s the fucking point in going now?
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>>10170746
Last year was that bulletin for the crazed ex with a gun getting ready to take it out on some weebs. It was posted everywhere
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>>10171096
Same, but it's been 10 years since I first attended
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>>10171107
>Best Aqours Girl
Arisa sucks anyways, not a single fuck is given.
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>>10171096
Same, but I'm oldfag and have been going even longer
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>>10170932
>>10170944
>>10170982
>>10171012
>>10171107
>>10171148
Aren't you guys a little bit too old to be following little Japanese girls?
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>>10171213
I'm 19, nigga.
>Thinking there is am age limit when it comes to this
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>>10171213
Lmao Suwawa is the same age as I am, so no.

I just want to see her live once, since I'm a poor college student this will probably be my only chance.
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>Steins;Gate is coming to AX

Well shit, looks like I need to finish Steins;Gate Elite. Or should I just watch the anime instead?
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>>10171215
There is. I would heavily question the emotional maturity of anyone over 25 who still has any desire to wave a glowstick for Japanese teen girls who have no actual singing or dancing talent.

But 19 is still pretty damn young, so have fun while it lasts.
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>>10171257
The anime is a bit streamlined but if it’s that or nothing the anime is fine. Really tho it’s just leading you to the way he figures out what to do differently so it’s not essential
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>>10171261
This is such a miserable outlook on life. I don’t understand people who think that when you get to be over 25 you should just shrivel up and die and stop enjoying anything. Aqours isn’t any less entertaining than whatever other stage act that is cool for adults to like
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>>10171298
There’s a big difference between naturally growing out of extremely juvenile things and “shriveling up and dying.” You must be young.
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>>10171327
Scoffing at things (whether it be a band or Legos or whatever the uncool thing du jour may be) and labeling them “extremely juvenile” to me is the mental equivalent of shriveling up and dying. I’m “older” and basically everyone I know with this mentality has isolated themselves and lost all of their friends because they can’t participate in anything without scoffing at people. (“Detective Pikachu? That’s immature!” “A fruity cocktail? That’s so girly!” “I’ll stop wearing this old band T-shirt because what if someone makes fun of me?”)

I personally can’t think of a more joyless way to live than to be that concerned with how strangers perceive your hobbies/tastes/appearance/whatever.
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>>10171327
There's a guy who had an idolmaster themed wedding. Otagei dancing with penlights and everything. He got married to a weeb girl. He works for Blackrock investment and he flies to Japan for events on the weekend and then flies back straight to work. He's got more money than most of us will ever see in our lifetimes.

A lot of glowstick-wavers have jobs that enable them to go even harder for idol events nowadays. People fly to Japan just for these concerts. If they have the money to do it and the will and desire to, who are you to judge?
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>>10171261

Aqours aren't even teenagers they are all like 22 and older.
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>>10171354
Money only makes the whole thing creepier since it goes hand in hand with the whole 'idol starlets as public property of the fans' mentality.
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>>10171327
You can't reason with 30+ year olds determined to rub one out to a talentless Japanese teens. It's wasted on them, just like offering them deodorant or a non uguu "we rabu our fans soo machu!" interest. They got their shitty concert with their soon to be aged out of the system waifus, so they're happy. Maybe they'll all suffocate together on the collective body funk from being crammed in the Novo, who knows.
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>>10171361
" I bought all your merch, so basically I own you"
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https://twitter.com/AnimeExpo/status/1129446580052930560
nice
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>>10171363
>just like offering them deodorant
Someone should really convince a hygienic product company's marketing department to do a run of character themed soap and deodorant for conventions. I've seen food companies handing out samples outside of AX so it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility.
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>>10171361
>>10171364
Most fans don't think that way and the ones who do are exceptions and not the norm.
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>>10171373
>no AWM
wake me up
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>>10171379
>no neon district either
why live
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>>10171377
Lmao, wtf. That's literally part of the appeal, is selling idolfags the fantasy that these girls are "for them" and need their "support" ($$) and will love them for it. That's why there's things like fucking Love-Bans where idols are literally not allowed to date like normal human begins because it destroys the illusion of accessibility. These girls sell themselves out to idol industry because they lack whatever to get the entertainment industry any other way, and in exchange they put up with having their lives managed, and literally being stalked ala Maho Yamaguchi or whatever her name is.
You're delusional if you don't think the notion of some degree of fan ownership and the notion of constant access to "Cute Teenager, you'd never get to look at you otherwise" isn't a HUGE backbone to this idol bullshit
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>>10171377
We're talking specifically about the ones who publicly proclaim to spend large amounts of money on these franchises. I don't think the possessive mentality among idol fans is particularly uncommon though. Livers in particular seem to have to be told regularly to be decent humans by the staffers.
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>>10171379
>>10171383
Why even go
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>>10171379
>>10171383
Why would a composer being announced mean that those other music events couldn't happen too? I don't go to any musical events, I"m just curious
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>>10171373
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>>10171377
Not to mention like half the people at these Aqours concerts are girls themselves. The atmosphere at these idol concerts has been far from a den of smelly gross dudes (I see that smelly awkward dude stereotype mostly in gaming related panels or events)
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Lmao the amount of anger you manlets have is hilarious. It's a fucking anime convention, that's not even that good calm the fuck down.
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>>10171387
Arguably the most popular love live idol cast member just got engaged to a pro wrestler to general fan praise. Maybe 10 years ago these stereotypes were true but these days the mainstream idol scene is pretty chill and fans are all genders, ages, and nationalities.
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>>10171401
I think their logic is if this musical guest isn't announced with awm it either means they aren't part of it or it isn't happening which is just stupid logic to begin with
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>>10170669
I don’t believe in cutting but that’s one of the few times I did, I had a one day pass and it was nearing 5pm, cut about 5+ times with like 2 hours of the con left. Utter tragedy for the others that didn’t make it in with one day passes.
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>>10171420

I think a big part of this shit are the Japanese fans not the Americans. Shit on them and not the US fan base. A big majority of the US fan base that seems so obsessed are females anyway.
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>>10171418
>Met a qt girl that lent me her pen light at last years Aqours concert
Nice person and really kickin' ass itabag too.
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>>10171388
"What kind of “troubling eccentric behavior” is being referenced in the announcement? When live viewings of Love Live! Sunshine!! were ongoing late last year and earlier this year, the official Love Live! website issued four warnings addressing the behavior of the series’ fans. Concerns included inter-fan disputes which could cause legal trouble, respect for the personal space of Love Live! voice actresses, and fans engaging in trespassing and illegal photography in the series’ hometown of Numazo.

In one instance, a fan who received chocolates from a Love Live! cast member was assaulted and robbed by other fans. In another instance, a Love Live! fan overturned a rack of magazines and stomped on them when he didn’t receive a special prize for showing up to an event."

https://www.otakuusamagazine.com/female-otaku-ask-to-avoid-male-love-live-fans-on-japanese-dating-service/
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>>10171448
See, it's the Japanese not the Americans.
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>>10171458
Meh, idolfags are all pretty much the same. You all like that shit for a reason.
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>>10171424
If you only had a one day pass, do what you need to for survival
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>>10171462
I mean I find them attractive as much as the next guy, but like I'm not obsessed with them lmao.

I've only seen one time where an American got aggressive at an event and it was at Otakon when some guy tried to sneak back stage to see Hayami Saori when she had to stop autographs since she wasn't feeling well.


Yeah I was mad I waited in line for like two hours too, but I'm not trying to sneak in the back to give her a fucking drawing and see her lmao.
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>>10171464

Also if I was creepo and all that shit, I wouldn't be bringing my freaking mom to Love Live shit lmao
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>>10171354
Money and success does not mean you're not emotionally stunted in some way. It doesn't mean you're smart. All it means is that you know how to work hard (which I won't deny is a very good trait to have)...assuming that the money wasn't inherited.
>If they have the money to do it and the will and desire to, who are you to judge?
I judge people for spending money on retarded shit all the time. I'm not gonna call for the disbandment of all idol groups or try to stop people from going. If my opinions hurt your feelings, too bad. This is 4chan, you should be used to bluntness.
>>10171377
There are a VERY significant amount of those fans in Japan. Usually sad old men who don't know how to form relationships with real people.
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>>10171458
Too bad they’re offering a tour package for Japanese fans to see the AX Aqours concert. It’s going to be fucking insane at the shows this year, and JP fans are only going to add to that. Their ticketing goes up sometime today, so if you want a day one ticket you better have premier access.
>>10171443
Also hi if she was in a Hanamaru cosplay that was probably me.
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>>10171512
Source on this?

That's complete bullshit. The whole purpose of a US concert is so US people can actually see them.
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>>10171418
Half is a big stretch. Probably more like 1/6~1/8 at best. This year given the smaller venues and the fact that there's an official tour package for Japanese fan club members the competitive obsessive types will probably be over-represented at the concerts.

>>10171420
>Arguably the most popular love live idol cast member
Hot take considering her original contract ended in 2016 and she only recently took up a new one to voice her character in a new game and make occasional token appearances.

>engaged to a pro wrestler to general fan praise
Yes, self aware people tripping over themselves congratulating her to show how much they approve of "their" Mimo dating him when the tabloids first started pushing it despite how bizarre it is to feel they need to do so in the first place. What they say doesn't really matter compared to the way they'll act. I seriously doubt any of these people will be lining their walls with pictures of her anymore. She also once specifically asked people to stop doing a call of her name at an event.

>these days the mainstream idol scene is pretty chill
Love Live isn't mainstream idol scene anyway and certainly not American fans who are obviously better behaved than Japanese ones as everyone says. *46/48 groups are the mainstream and are absolutely still meant to only be cute-girl-type-objects for fans who buy access to them. But it's hard to imagine LL fans feel differently.

>>10171514
https://jtb-entertainment.net/tour/2019/llsa/
It's done by lottery, so they won't totally overrun the place if that's what you're thinking.
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>>10171213
>you should stop enjoying things at a certain random age that I just pulled out of my ass!
how about no?
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Why does AX keep bringing back Aqours when Bandori is the hottest thing in Japan right now? I rather see idol seiyuus play musical instruments instead of the fugly Love Live.
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>>10171594
Because that would require AX to be competent, and you're asking too much of them
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>>10171594
Because Bushiroad is holding bandori for their own event in December. Could they bring them for both? Yeah, probably, but honestly the biggest draw of CharaExpo is the bandori concerts and they don't want to dilute that by giving it up for AX
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>>10171603
And that means I'm now buying a ticket to Chara Expo
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I haven't gone in years, every year I wait for something worth going for.
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>>10171615
Last year they had all three bands. So far just Roselia and Raise a Suilen this year but I'm ok with that
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>>10171594
https://youtu.be/8CTeLy3Ujxc
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>>10171096
>Been going to AX for 16 years
>The shittiest lineup I've ever seen
>Never given a fuck about Ouran or Steins;Gate
>Still haven't purchased a ticket
>Been having an increasingly shittier time each year
>mfw I will still probably go because it's too late to plan for other summer cons
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>>10171373
He appeared at last year's Production IG panel and lives in LA. I don't remember anything else about him but an orchestral performance is pretty cool.
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>>10171705
>The shittiest lineup I've ever seen
They’ve barely announced anything.
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>tfw last year the Sailor Moon editor mentioned at the panel that Naoko Takeuchi said she wanted to go to AX
I know words don’t mean shit, but if she actually came to AX as a guest of honor I’d buy a ticket just for that alone.
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>>10171738
We can dream, anon
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>>10171019
They did last year didn't they?
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Post your dream guests/concerts.

>AX gets a literal who composer for a gacha game no one played that anitubers shilled instead of Anime Hans Zimmer
Fucking hell, AX
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>>10171853
I thought the same thing about that announcement. Hilarious how the only reply on twitter for hours was the beeg yoshi. Top pick for me would be Anno with a film premiere and Shiro Sagisu with at least that smaller ensemble from the Godzilla/Eva concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXhQ6E66AIQ

Naoko Yamada with a premiere and panel would be nice too, she always has some interesting takes on the industry.
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>>10168135
You could take the shuttle buses to lil tokyo and eat there too and the food trucks are maybe 30 bucks max and thats only if u eat from that one big red one with the waifus on it something that starts with an O

If all else fails poor mans diet since u have a hotel stock up on something quick nd inexpensive for breakfast like fruit or a sandwich then implying your not a cali resident try the tasty shit for lunch nd dinner.
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>>10171853
Hiroyuki Sawano concert announced out of nowhere at AX this year
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>>10171853
Haruka Tomatsu or Takehito Koyasu
TM Revolution
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>>10171868
Could you try that again in English?
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>Hiroyuki Sawano
>Full concert, no Anisong 2 or 3 songs bullshit
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>>10171952
>a full Sawano concert
Stop breaking my heart with beautiful things that’ll never come true.
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>>10171853
Dream concert would be GRANRODEO x OLDCODEX x JAM Project rock day for concert 1

Then original idolm@ster x SideM x full Walkure x Franchouchou for an idol day concert 2

As for guests... more seiyuu but the dream guest is miyano mamoru which probably has no chance in hell of happening.

And now I’ve gone and made myself depressed because AX has gotten so shitty that what once seemed possible is now laughable, RIP
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oh shit i wasn't aware that some panels are already up on the AX app
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>>10172054
I assume more will be announced because that is an absolutely shit lineup so far.
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>>10171619
What are you interested in seeing there?
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>>10171738
>>10171746
If you got a chance to get something signed, what would you have her sign?
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>>10172054
Oh shit, I didn't know either. Thanks senpai. It's sad that I can rely on con-goers for more information about the con than the fucking official accounts.
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>>10172142
This took me a few times attending to learn and is a great tip for anyone new to AX: look for information anywhere other than official AX sources because they will be the absolute last people to announce something going on, if they ever announce at all.
In previous years they had AAA famous seiyuu hosting unannounced, unadvertised panels basically out of a closet after being silently added to the app less than a week before the con
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>>10171974
>>10171952
that'd be baller as fuck
if I had VIP for Aquors and all I had was GA for nZk I'd drop Aquors in a heartbeat

>>10171975
surprised no franchouchou considering Cygames is pushing into other avenues hard. sponsoring Evo and making GBF Versus, holding granbluefest, Zombieland Saga in general, etc
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>>10172168
Jesus fucking christ the hole just keeps getting dug deeper
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>>10172117
Yeah I kinda feel like I might just attend otaquest on day 0 after all even though I only care for m-flo and capsule
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>>10172222
Day 0 is my shopping day to avoid everything I want selling out.
I might do the orchestra concert because he isn't necessarily bad even though he's not famous.
Kind of getting fucked on premieres and panels though, usually there's at least a couple of things I want to attend, and a lot of the staples (trigger, wrestling etc.) aren't present yet.
At least this AX will be relaxing because there's nothing to fucking do.
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>>10172168
Last year, the scheduling was all kinds of fucked, too. The Aniplex panel was listed as a general upcoming series panel on the online schedule, but was actually entirely Fate GO and advertised that way everywhere else.
The Good Smile Company panel was listed as Figure Posing 101 hosted by GSC, it was their usual general content with a half-empty room and Gen Urobuchi showed up for autographs/photos.
Can't wait to see inside the scheduling surprise box this year
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>>10172280
They also had members of 22/7 stuffed into a tiny booth with no AX announcements, Horie fucking Yui silently hosting a panel in a room so small that the premier line filled it, and Lia announced literally 7 days before the con to do a concert no knew about during the opening ceremonies... AX is like a fucking treasure hunt, they will only tweet shit no one cares about and make attendees scrape up the good content on their own
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Any chance AX decides to move Aqours to the MS Theater due to high demand?
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>>10172321
there's outside forces on it or they would have put them there to begin with. either they are booking it for other things or they aren't using it at all this year. it's probably the latter because lol what else would they put there that is bigger than aquors?
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Sentai Filmworks just conformed miyano mamoru is coming to AX holy shit
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>>10171975
https://twitter.com/SentaiFilmworks/status/1129926830927077378
Congrats
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>>10172351
fuck I got excited by everyone else in that post only to be let down by a male seiyuu
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>>10172358
> let down by male seiyuu
You do know who Mamoru Miyano is, right?
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>>10172364
I don't care for any of his roles and don't listen to his music. I stand by the let down comment.
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>>10172351
FUUUUUUCK YES
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>>10172351
Will the con implode on itself
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>>10172351
>an exclusive Q&A session after the premiere, where they will answer fans’ burning questions about their roles in the UtanoPrincesama franchise
So does this mean questions are limited to those about this specific franchise?
Hard pass if so.
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>>10172351
FUCK I wanna see Mamo, but I despise Utapri. Monkey's paw situation.
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>>10172351
Does Sentai host their own autograph sessions? Hopefully it doesn't have to be UtaPri specific merch if so
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>>10172351
Seriously never saw that coming... dream guest confirmed???

>>10172358
“Let down by a male seiyuu”? He is one of the most famous people in the entire anime industry, arguably more famous than Aqours due to huge Hollywood movie dubbing presence and being the main character in a lot of anime. He’s even become a common face on standard Japanese tv shows and was on last year’s kouhaku New Years special, the biggest Japanese entertainment show of the year
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>>10172351
>Miyano finally comes to AX
>but only to promote idolshit
Fucking kill me.
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>>10172431
I would have been more excited for anyone else that poster mentioned. Like I said, I don't care for any of his roles or his music. They could have announced Robert Downey Jr or Chris Evans and I still wouldn't care for the announcement

and lmao they have tons of people on Kouhaku. I've sat through one before in person.
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>>10172443
Still a headliner guest and the equivalent of a comic con getting Robert Downey Jr, way more than just some male seiyuu

Either way if he is not your cup of tea, hoping someone you DO want to see shows up . Seems anything is possible now
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>>10172338
would be amused if mamo is also doing a concert at MS theater
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>>10172472
I don't see Sentai as footing the bill for MS Theater and I doubt AX would gamble that much money on him either. As big a name as he is he's not a safe ROI.
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>>10172472
The MS Theater is reserved for a Vic Mignogna concert.
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>>10172338
Something AX related has to go in there since there are no other events booked at MS Theater during con.
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>>10172478
THE LASAGNA STRIKES BACK
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>Kaji last year was only for AoT
>Mamoru this year was only for Utapri
Remember when AX had high profile seiyuu with their own panels and autograph sessions without being forced to promote ONE show that half of their fans may not even like?
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>>10172502
>Ai Kayano was only for SAO
>Tomoaki Maeno was only for Hataraku Saibou
Fucking kill me
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>>10172504
God I hated that. I almost regret even bothering with Maeno's autograph since you could only get it on one of their promotional posters. I didn't even become a fan of the show so it just feels like a waste.
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>>10172509
>since you could only get it on one of their promotional posters
Now I'm also reminded of how you were able to get Tetsuya Kakihara's autograph ONLY on the TTGL poster that was provided. I like TTGL but still, this is just another annoying thing that's done at AX
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>>10172512
I hate when they pull shit like this. When they had Akira Himekawa as GOH a few years back, they were allowed to sign anything Zelda related, even if they weren't personally involved in the project.

I wonder if the restriction is AX policy or something put in place by whatever company is hosting them? Maeno, Kaji, and Mamo were/are industry guests, not AX GOH. I remember Miyu Irino was allowed to sign things from different series he'd voiced in.
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>>10172514
It's probably required to help promote the series they're voicing in. I'm a fan of UtaPri so I wouldn't mind getting a signed poster if they do autographs but for anyone else who isn't into it it really does take a lot of the magic out of having their signature.
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>>10172514
I feel that the restriction may just depend on the company that's hosting the guests. There weren't any restrictions for the video game industry guests(Yuji Horii, Toshihiro Kondo, etc) who I was lucky to meet.
I didn't like that Square Enix announced right as the Yuji Horii autograph session was about to start that we could have anything personal signed though. Hope that doesn't happen for the other industry guests this year
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>>10172521
That's exactly it. AX funded guests are obligated to do open, free signings. Company funded guests are not. That's also why you will see some people show up at the AX autograph ticketing booth and others not. Some might still choose to do so. Some might not do a single signing. Some might sign but it requires you to buy something or have other restrictions.
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I can’t believe that Mamoru Miyano is finally coming to AX but it’s for FUCKING UTAPRI. No offense to that series, I have no opinion of it, but it’s niche as fuck compared to the tons of other very populary shows and video games that he’s been a part of. Most of his fans probably have no interest in Utapri. I never wanted this monkey’s paw.
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>>10172552
Maybe niche in the US but definitely his most popular role in Japan. He’s been playing the main character for 9 years through 4 anime TV series and countless games, hitting basically the #1 spot for every dvd or cd along the way. This is also his 5th time singing the theme song.
So maybe not his most popular role in the US but globally this is what he’s most known for.

The movie looks basically like a concert and fans are already coordinating pen lights and stuff so the premier looks like it’s going to be fun for any idol genre fan.
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>>10172815
>an animated concert film with the actual characters
If only the Aqoursfags got the same treatment
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>>10172885
The first love live movie was full of songs so I bet the new aqours movie is concert-y. I’ll be shocked if that movie doesn’t premiere at AX this year too.
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>>10172889
If Aqours is coming this year, the movie will either have a US premiere at AX alongside the US premiere of Studio Trigger’s new movie.

I just hope the Aqours movie gets the Crunchyroll Movie Night FathomEvents treatment
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>Utapri
>more popular anywhere than Gundam, Death Note, Kingdom Hearts, Persona, and Final Fantasy
No.
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Reminder that someone predicted this shit 2 months ago.
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NEW THREAD
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>>10168279
This week will probably be the final proof... if there’s no AWM announced by the end of the week I’d consider it cancelled.

Still really weird that Microsoft Theater is empty for 4 nights. I don’t know what is going on there but clearly someone at least tried to book it, so they either need to do something there and hope they can sell tickets in only 30 days or pay whatever ridiculous cancellation fee likely comes with bailing on such a big venue...
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>>10173077
> utapri
> almost 10 years old
> still churning out merch, concerts, stage plays, collabs, drama cds
> 4 anime seasons, 10 games, 1 movie
> topping music charts every time a new cd releases
> boasts almost every major male voice actor in the industry including wakamoto
> not popular
Sure
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>>10173150
Meanwhile at every fujoshit’s basement in Burgerland...



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