Here goes Day 3 of Anime Expo 2009 coverage which is my last coverage of AX since I didn’t attend Day 4 because my flight left at 1.00 pm. It was nice and sunny on Saturday morning in LA. I got up early and took a shower. After this and that, I left my hotel and went to LA convention center. Since Day 3 was my last day, I came with only one purpose: Cosplayers hunt. I dedicated this day to take some pictures of the cosplayers. If you have not checked my previous Day 0, Day 1 and Day 2 post, please do so ^^. Note that this post is image heavy so if you have a slow connection, it may take a while to load all the photos since there are at least 100 photos ^^.
If you think of waking up early to avoid the line up, don’t bother because everyone thought the same thing. It was only 9am but I saw a lot of people walking around.
A huge banner of welcoming people to Anime Expo. I felt so welcomed ^^.
The architecture inside LA convention centre is quite interesting. A lot of pillars support each other and become the skeletal of the building.
Another view from inside LA convention centre. This view was what I saw when I entered the building. It was definitely a different feeling altogether compared to Anime North.
Since I didn’t get any breakfast, I stopped by at one of the food court at LA convention centre. As I was expected, food at the convetion is pricey. My breakfast below costed me about US$8 and it didn’t even fill me up ^^:;
After my over-priced breakfast, I went for another visit at Exhibitors/Dealers. AX Exhibitors/Dealers room are huge and located at LA Convention Center Hall E to H if I remember correctly. It required me couple visits to explore every vendors there and I didn’t have a chance to look at the artist alley booths except our ACG NA representative booth.
Hen Dai Ne booth was probably one of the booth that I visited quite often. If you look at the picture below, you can see why ^^;;
I took a picture of one of manga gamers booth girl and she was nice enough to allow to take pictures of her. She was wearing a uniform of Oubi academy from Kira Kira eroge, one of the titles that mangagamer localized.
The above is Morning Musume booth and on Saturday, they had an autograph session for fans. Can you imagine how crowded it was ?
Interesting cosplay that this girl had. Tifa Lockhart from Crisis Core (Thx Chloe). She was holding a big pole (supposed for advertisement for a store) with a cowboy attire. Not only that, she was dancing around to the music being played on one of the booth.
Rin from Koi Aichaku is quite well-known for his tower of figure but can he beat this wall of figures ? ^^
To my surprise, I found this rare figure of Rize from Shuraki Trinity. US$80 is little bit pricey for me so I had to skip on this one.
After 2 failed attempts of getting an autograph from Morning Musume and Daisuke Ishiwatari, I was luckily spotted that Takashi Okazaki would be signing autograph soon. In a hurry, I went to buy a print for autograph and started lining up. It took me about 1 hour before my turn but it was totally worth it. Look forward for my loot post ^^.
Afterward, I went to mangagamer booth again and took a picture of her cosplaying as Oto-nee from Da capo II. She was holding a sign saying that Yuka Kayura, one of DC II eroge artist, was there and gave out sketches for $20 with her signature. This kind of opportunity might not come again in the near future so I ordered a sketch of Yume and Otome ^^ since those two are my favourite characters in Da Capo II and again, look forward for my loot post.
I spotted this Taiga Ousaka from Toradora by Cospa. It was not the best but it was not the worst either so the quality is pretty average. Does anyone own quite a few figures by Cospa ? how’s the quality ? Are they comparable to Kotobukiya?
Natsume Rin from Little Buster. $75 is pretty pricey for me since I am not really a fan. If it was around 35-40, I might buy it.
After I was done with the dealer room, I went to the main hall at LA convention center. It was the best place to spot / look for cosplayers from your favourite anime series.
As I was going down the stairs from the dealer room, I saw this R2-D2 look alike. I am not sure why a lot people around saying this is R2-D2 because it is not. As far as I know, R2-D2 has a blue colour and probably one of my readers, who are StarWars fans, can confirm this.
At AX, sleeping in hallway is not advisable unless you don’t mind getting your wallet stolen (note that the guy didn’t actualy steal his wallet as he used his wallet and pretended to steal his wallet).
That pretty much sums my Day 3 at Anime Expo. Below is cosplayers at Anime Expo 2009. If you see your photo and would like it to be removed and want the original one without the watermark, please let me know by posting a comment or emailing me ^^.
I saw quite a few cosplayers similar to her. Does anyone know from which series she is ? Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. Thx, Toast.
Street Fighter ^^. Best Dhalsim I have ever seen.
Haseo and Atoli from .Hack GU series
Allen and Lenalee in their red Black Order uniform
Suiseiseki and Souseiseki from Rozen Maiden series
Kamina and Yoko from Gurren Lagann
Name this character ^^ Kai from Heavenly Sword. Thanks Zenical.
Lovely Athena from Saint Seiya
Cloud Angeal (Thx for the correction, Amiami) from FFVII Crisis Core and Tifa from FFVII
Name that character Elizabeth from Gintama (Thx, Izaya) ^^;;
Kaede and Asa-senpai from Shuffle!. They were nice enough to pose for me even though they were in the middle of having lunch. Thank you, ladies ^^
Sheryl Nome and Klan Klang from Macross Frontier
Name this character. She is from the latest game by NIS America but I couldn’t recall what game it is.
Ikkaku Bankai form from Bleach. Awesome cosplay ^^
Group cosplay from Hayao Miyazaki movies
Shinigami-sama from Soul Eater
Another pose by Shinigami-sama ^^
Name this character. It’s from a game I believe. Prinny from Disgaea. Thx Zenical ^^.
Road Kamelot from D.grayman (she is one of the Noah)
All Hail, Lulu
Eruka Frog from Soul Eater
Chii from Chobits
Eruka, Medusa and name this character Free from Soul Eater. Credit to Zenical.
Another name this character ^^;;
She was nice enough to do some poses ^^
“Will you marry me”
I think she said yes ?
Name this character. I know it’s from Ouran host club. Honey senpai from Ouran. Zenical is on the roll ^^
Chun-li. She is cute ^^.
Excalibur from Soul Eater.
Name this character and Dante from Devil May Cry series. Gloria and Nero from Devil May Cry 4 (Thanks, Javix)
One of the Power Ranger ? Power Ranger Dino Thunder. Credit to Zenical ^^
Lavi from D.grayman
Balthier from FFXII ( I think) Guy from Tales of Abyss
Cloche from Ar Tonelico II
KOS-MOS from Xenosaga II
Another Kamina and Yoko from Gurren Lagann
Lady and name this character Michiko from Michiko to Hatchin. Thx anonymous ^^
Jill, Kagome and not sure what the other 2 Solid Snake and Naked Snake aka Big Boss (Thanks Devin).
Yuna from FFX
Ami and Taiga
Name these characters. Reimu and Marissa from Touhou project. Credit to Zenical. This basically proves that I know nothing about Touhou XD.
Name these characters ^^;;
Rin from Vocaloid
Al from Full Metal Alchemist
Nel from Bleach
Rin, Miku and Len
Kamen Rider not sure which one though ^^;;
Name this character
Azumanga Daioh group
Umi, Hikaru and Fumi from Magic Knight Rayearth. Oops almost forgot to mention Mokona.
Should I bother naming this character ^^?
Kaguya Sumeragi from Code Geass
Name this character. Her uniform looks familiar. Can’t recall from which series though. Lumiere from Kiddy Grade. Thx, LightningSabre. I can’t believe I forgot because Kiddy Grade is one of my favourite series of all time ^^;;
Yui from K-ON!
Lee. Nice eyebrows ^^
Rachel Alucard from BlazBlue
Pudding, Ichigo and Aoyama from Tokyo Mew Mew
Ouran High School Host Club
Here comes my favourite character, Saber from Fate Stay Night
And more Saber….
I could not stop taking pictures of her.
Someone…. stoppp me please >.>
Oh gosh, Saber is addictive ^^;;
I promise this is my last photo.
or not…. ^^;;
Salsa and March from Eternal Sonata.
Ishida from Bleach. Nice bow he got there.
Name this character. Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. Thx, Toast.
Fran from FFXII
Name this character Meeting stone in WoW. As expected from former WoW player, thx GN ^^.
Name this character Fox McCloud (Thx Amiami) and Donkey Kong
Name these characters. They are from Pangya golf games. Thx for the hint, LightningSabre.
My favourite CC cosplayer. I love her eyes ^^
Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
Name these characters Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) (Thanks, Amiami)
I couldn’t resist so I took another picture of her ^^;;
Mayuri and Nemu from Bleach
Simca from Air Gear
Talim from Soul Calibur series
Name these characters Cowboy Bebop. Thx Chun ^^
More Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
And another Sheryl ^^. A lot of Sheryls at Anime Expo 09
Name these characters. Miku and Luka from Magnet Music Video. (Thx, LightningSabre)
Nnoitra Jiruga from Bleach
Can’t seemt to get enough Sheryl at AX ^^
Blood Elves from WoW
Vincent from FF Dirge of Cerberus
Inoue from Bleach
I believe they are from .hack//Sign. Subaru at the front from .hack//sign but I am not sure about the rest. Sniper, high wizard (I think), high priest and assassin cross from Ragnarok Online. Thx, GN.
Another cute Chun-li ^^. She has a nice smile.
Name this character Queen Zeal from Chrono Trigger (Thanks, Sam)
Name these characters Pikmin (Thx Aminami)
Riku from FFX
Misha from Pitaten
Pedo Bear ? lol
Danny Choo Stormtrooper at AX ?
Name this character. Chii from Chobits. Thx, LightningSabre
Name this character. Chii from Chobits. Thx, LightningSabre. Didn’t see her ear.
Name this character Vaporeon (Thanks, Chelsea)
Ikakku Bankai form and one of the arrancar. I couldn’t recall what his name is Rudobone. Thx GN ^^
Dejiko from Digi Charat
Name these characters.
Vash from Trigun. Cool hair ^^
Hawt cat lady ? I don’t think she was cosplaying a character from an anime series.
Sephiroth and Yuna
Name these characters. Tinker Bells and Jasmine (Thx GN , Amiami and anonymous)
Kureha from Shining Wind
Odin Sphere cosplayers
Name this character Belzenef from Ouran Host Club (Thx Aminami)
If you know the characters / series they are from, please let me know and I will give you credit and link to your blog ^^. In addition, if I mentioned the wrong characters / anime series, please do let me know so I can correct them and give you credit. Since I didn’t attend Day 4, there will be no Day 4 coverage…. sorry XD. My next post would be my loot post.