Videogame News from ANIME EXPO 2015


ANIME EXPO 2015 TO HOST TOP GAME COMPANIES AND GAME 

CREATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH SPECIAL PANELS, 

SESSIONS AND EXHIBITS DURING JULY 2-5 EVENT IN LOS ANGELES 

The 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will play host to over 100,000 lovers of Japanese animation and pop culture, as well as to many of the world’s leading videogame companies and creators.

The event takes place this year from July 2-5, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. See: anime-expo.org/ and to purchase badges: anime-expo.org/registration/.

AX 2015 will present such top videogame companies as Capcom, SEGA, Namco Bandai, NIS America Games, Aksys Games, Atlus USA, Voltage and Koei Tecmo. Another Highlight of this year’s AX: The non-profit VGC (Video Game & Computer) Foundation will be presenting a truly unique exhibit comprised of One Example of Every Video Game Console Ever Sold to the Public.
See: anime-expo.org/history-of-video-gaming-exhibit-at-ax-2015/.

Among the AX show highlights being presented by these gaming companies and creators are:
SEGA: SEGA’s upcoming game, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, will be available for attendees to try out for the first time in the free play area of Anime Expo’s Entertainment Hall (West Hall)

Keiji Inafune, Creator of Megaman, who will be announcing a new project, and Eiko Tanaka, STUDIO 4°C Producer, will appear on a Panel together.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/cf3259b64ef5bfd0c7b6e9b70709a9fb#.VYtKDvlVhHw.

Aksys Games: Will present a Panel discussing the lineup for Aksys Games into the latter half of 2015 and beyond. See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/c1520cc6ee7fd63b6c5da2aa537d13b2#.VYtKOvlVhHw

Bandai Namco: Bandai Namco will sponsor a free play gaming area.

The company will also have J-Stars available to try out as well.

Also: Join BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. as they discuss their upcoming JRPG games including Tales of Zestiria, Project X Zone, Sword Art Online and more.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/9d74003416a8b260f645a1c70f1ec807#.VYtK5flVhHw.

NISA Games: Will Preview a new game and present a Session entitled “What’s In Store for Next Year.”
See:  animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/c5ecab1f469a773bac6f4037c31fe467#.VYtLX_lVhHw.

Disgaea Legacy: Debuting in 2003, Disgaea has become one of the most compelling tactical RPG series in history.

Upon its beginning, Disgaea brought fresh new concepts to its genre - picking up and hurling itself with deep complexity and sense of humor of ridiculous levels.

At this panel, NISA will be talk about how Disgaea has evolved over the years, its successes, and building upon its legacy.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/91acb77cc5170d51a00f0a9dd4fe7656#.VYtLoflVhHw.

Danganronpa Presentation: Writer/Director Kazutaka Kodaka works at Spike Chunsoft.

He served as writer and lead designer on the Danganronpa series, and as writer and director on the Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo spin-off game.

He is also involved with assorted novel- and manga-scriptwriting projects.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/346613e1a1effceffcb29b89fcfcd789#.VYtMEflVhHw.

The Creator of Guilty Gear Session: Born in Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa, Daisuke Ishiwatari is a game creator at Arc System Works in Yokohama, Japan.

He is best known as the father, aka General Director, of the “Guilty Gear” fighting game series.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/5cf73203990291061f0e787067356cfc#.VYtM1_lVhHw.

Skullgirls & Lab Zero Games: Meet with Lab Zero Games, the team responsible for the critically-acclaimed Skullgirls Encore, which has been adding new characters and features since its wildly successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Listen to stories about Skullgirls' eventful development and find out what it's like to bring a 2D, hand-animated fighting game to the latest consoles.
See: animeexpo2015.sched.org/event/3b4452b9ef7416880800f4d4480d9f79#.VYyikvlVhHw.

ABOUT ANIME EXPO:
Founded in 1991 at U.C. Berkeley, CA, by a group of anime aficionados, the Anime Expo is an annual celebration dedicated to bringing together members of the entertainment industry and fans of Japanese Pop Culture. The event is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. This year’s expo will be held July 2-5, 2015 (the show’s 24th year) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), based in Santa Ana, CA, is the parent organization which funds and manages Anime Expo.

Popular Anime Expo events include: The Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, and the Fashion Show. Anime Expo also offers late-night programming such as dance, video screenings, tabletop and electronic gaming, and open-mic karaoke. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention. Cosplay lovers also participate in the dozens of AX events designed for fans of different anime, manga, gaming, and other media genres.

Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has also been the site of many U.S. debuts of TV shows, movies, videogames, and bands. For more information, please see: anime-expo.org/.

ABOUT SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTIONAL OF JAPANESE ANIMATION:
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a organization that works to promote Japanese Culture and the arts that are related to Japanese Animation. The SPJA has various ongoing projects that work to achieve this goal. These events are fueled by the dedication and support of a small workforce and over 1,500 impassioned volunteers.

The SPJA owns properties such as: Anime Conji - San Diego's premier Japanese culture event, Anime Expo - the largest anime convention in North America, and Project Anime a business-to-business event dedicated to connecting - conventions, distribution companies, vendors, and each other for the purpose of “adding fuel to the fandom.”

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation is a 501(c)(6) registered non-profit mutual benefit trade organization. For more info, please visit: http://www.spja.org/about-us/.

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  1. The snacks here had a smooth taste with a bit of cheese and lime juice. To start, we got pork rinds at venues in Houston; they were really flavorful with a spicy kick and smooth taste. Plus, it was a large fresh bag too, place is worth the price.

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