Special Coverage | Anime Expo 2011 (Pt. III)

July 4, 2011

Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee

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This was my first time ever going to Anime Expo and for some reason, I enjoyed every single minute of it, which is why I decided to continue on with the event coverage. Today was actually the 4th and last day of Anime Expo, so I headed down there and met up with a good friend of mine, David Izrailov, to focus on some parts of the event we couldn't cover yesterday. I was expecting a less crowded day, but surprisingly, it was as packed as yesterday, but we managed to walk around the exhibition hall and cosplay area taking shots here and there.

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It was my third day at Anime Expo and I had to buy something! Most of the products were seriously overpriced, but I managed to get some Naruto Key Chains at the end of the day. By the way, this coverage will include the third and fourth day of Anime Expo.

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People staying in line to get an autograph by the Voice actor of Full Metal Alchemist.

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Awesome Domo figures.

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That ain't good...

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A famous cartoon back in the days when I used to live in Korea.

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Anime Key Chains~

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Go ahead and hate if you want, but Naruto ftw!

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Human size Gundam covered in Part 1 or 2.

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These Dragbonball figures are no joke.

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I call this the 'G' Kirby.

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Angry Birds and Domos unite.

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Props to this guy with this costume.

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Make a wish.

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Probably the only guy who attempted to make Domo. Not close, but still high five.

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The girl at the left didn't fit in with the Bleach characters. Where is Inuoue?

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Prom night.

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There's David checking out his photos.

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These cosplay people were in the right spot for perfect lighting.

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Just a random snap of Los Angeles.

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Funny seeing these guys dancing with Korean music.

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Naruto clan.

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Anime Expo is more than just cosplay and the exhibition hall. There are tons of rooms showing Anime videos, workshops, and even an Arcade room.

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There's David again playing Initial D.

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Back to South Hall, spotted the Bleach cosplay crowd.

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No idea who they were trying to be.

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Something wrong with this photo? Look at the person behind the Swat(?) guysUmbrella Corporation Guards.

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Jack Sparrow getting harassed.

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Randomly came across these girls.

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Another Hatsune Miku cosplay model in front of Toyotas booth.

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I'm sure she was aiming for a guy at the balcony.

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Now most of the males playing cosplay were so-so because they didn't look similar to the characters they were trying to imitate. However, this guy was grabbing attention all around. I realized how much I was out of shape, so starting from today, gotta make that six pack.

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The closest cosplay character to the original. He sounded and acted the same as Jack Sparrow.

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Continuing on with today's coverage (Day 4).

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Look who David and I spotted today. I'm not sure if they were covering for It's JDM yO! but it's always good to see a site that we know popping up out of nowhere.

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I think she's pretty famous in the cosplay scene. Hot.

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I thought Wolverine was made in the US.

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Weeeeee~~~~~ BOOM!!!!

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Loving the Gundam characters.

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Portgas D. Ace.

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Outside to the cosplay area and saw this group. I thought he was a she for 0.01 seconds.

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David Izrailov.

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Same Hatsune Miku cosplay models during Day 2.

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What the......huh?

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Ever seen a Gameboy going up an escalator?

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Cloud again from FFVII.

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Byakuya Kuchiki and Ichigo.

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No idea.

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Right when I was about to leave, saw a group of photographers taking photos of this group. Girl at the right looked very familiar...

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and I realized it was our supporting model Eva Skye.

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Very awesome costume.

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That's about it! Hope you guys enjoyed our random coverage. Have a good week guys and Happy 4th of July.


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