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This years convention was pretty nice. There were lots of booths and displays, all nicely spaced out. Also lots of panels and screens making it worth to come to these things. The only problems I had were the crowds that filled most of the conventions where people were lining up for demos, panels, and autographs. Also some booth were pretty unimpressive (Animenewsnetwork one with only a HDTV showing My sister can't be this cute stream demo and two posters to the side -_-) and some I question there reason to be here (Animal planet?). Overall it was fun to be there and hang with other people with the same interest. 
 
News:

Funimation Panel was pretty packed and some interesting news 
 

 

  • Summer wars will be release in some American theaters starting in New York and Los Angeles in Dec this year and will be release on DVD and Blu-ray in spring 2011.
  • Evangelion 2.22 - You can (not) advance will be shown in theaters but can't 100% confirm it to be 2011.
  • Eden of the east films will be release on disc form in 2011, the first one in spring and the second one later that year.
 
Bandai had a full panel too with some good news from them.
 
 
 
 
 
  • Gundam Unicorn volume two will be release November 12, 2010
  • Adding new products to there store like Durarara, 5 centimeters per second, and the Gurren Lagann movies.
  • R.O.D Complete Blu-Ray Box will be release next year.
  • Mobile suit Gundam both English and Japanese language dubs, sold in two parts as Anime Legends.
  • Gundam Unicorn DVD for people who don't have blu-rays.
  • Christina Vee announced the two voice actress, Cassandra Lee as Ritsu and Shelby Lindley as Mugi, both completely new to voicing acting in animes.
  • K-on! will be released in DVD, DVD Limited Edition, Blu-Ray, and Blu-Ray Limited Edition starting in spring of 2011.
  • Blu-ray releases of The girl that leapt through time and:    
  • to be released with Japanese and English dubs at an unspecified date.
 
Star driver US Premiere
  The Premiere was very well received will people really enjoying it for its action, comedy, and ideas. Masahiko Minami, director of the anime, was there to answer question on the influences on the anime and what he wants the audience to see in this show.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kotobukiya offers free Shunya Yamashita poster at San Diego Comic-Con

Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s #1 collector toy company Kotobukiya announces an original illustration of Marvel comics heroines has been created by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Yamashita-sensei has designed many of the new statues in the Marvel X Bishoujo series, and now has captured Rogue, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch is a new, more playful light. This image was commissioned specifically for the San Diego Comic-Con, and as a special treat for fans, the image will be featured as a free poster as the centerfold of Kotobukiya’s SDCC catalog.  

The future of the Marvel X Bishoujo Statue series will be previewed with sneak peeks at two new character designs. These will be formally announced during the Marvel Presentation at the Kotobukiya booth 1pm on Friday July 24th, co-hosted by Marvel’s Jesse Falcon. All this is in addition to the already announced SDCC Exclusive Yelena Belova Black Widow, and the SDCC Debut sales for Rogue and Natasha Romanoff Black Widow Bishoujo Statues.

Please visit www.KotoUs.com for the most recent information, or stop by Booth #2601 during Comic-Con July 22~26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Free catalog/poster offer valid while supplies last.

Marvel, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow: TM & © 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. www.marvel.com. All rights reserved.

About Kotobukiya

With over 50 years experience in the toy industry, Kotobukiya has grown into Japan's number one collector toy company, with a peerless reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Kotobukiya is always striving to further improve the material, detail, and design of all products. Kotobukiya continues to attract the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best the toy and collectibles industry has to offer. For more information, please visit www.KotoUS.com.

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