Anime Expo 2010 - Guess Who Is Coming To Town?

... Santa Claus?? of course not! :sweat:

it's AKB48~!!!

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AKB48 has been invited to be a guest of honor for this upcoming Anime Expo 2010 in L.A. The said expo will start from July 1 up to July 4. AKB48 will be having a 1-day concert on the first day of this convention.

So what's so great about this? Or potentially explosive about this news? I hope you remember these girls very well:


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Yep! Tomomi Kasai and Tomomi Itano (Queen and Elizabeth) of Kamen Rider Double are front girls for AKB48, meaning for large events like these they have a 90% probability of coming in to the expo. The last event that one of these two girls went to was the New York Anime Festival in September 2009 (only Itano came to NYC though while Kasai was sent to Cannes, France).

Cross your fingers that one of them or both will participate. Some of my wota friends have started booking tickets for this already. AKB48 will perform live in Nokia Theater on Thursday July 1, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. The girls will also participate in attendee panels, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions.:thumbs:

Good thing i've asked some of my friends to get stuff signed for me since i can't come to the US. :p



LAST MINUTE BIG EDIT

BUT... BUT.... yes BUT... here is now THE OFFICIAL LIST OF GIRLS WHO ARE COMING TO THE ANIME EXPO...

<drum roll please...>


Members for the Nokia Theatre Live:

倉持・小嶋・指原・高城・高橋・前田(敦)・前田(亜)・秋元・板野・大島・小野・仁籐・藤江・峯岸・宮澤・北原の16名

A - Kuramochi, Kojima, Sashihara, Takahashi, Maeda Atsuko, Maeda Ami
K - Akimoto, Itano, Oshima, Ono, Nito, Fujie, Minegishi, Miyazawa
B - Kitahara, Kasai

total of 16 girls. though according to the management updates it's still possible there might be changes to the roster, but these are the girls initially selected for this task.

it looks like Tomomi Kasai won't make it, but at least Tomomi Itano will be there :thumbs:

source: http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-10546541103.html
 
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Sekiria

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After the bad experience my buddies and I went through last year at AX, it would take a whole lot for me to come back.

...Sadly, this isn't enough. Sorry. :sweat:
 

JFC

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Mayuyu says "It's about time someone made this thread."

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JFC

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I might just have to go to AX now... damn it... and either do a Double or Shotaro cosplay.
If Mayuyu is part of the group that comes and if she sees you in costume, she'll definitely notice. She's said in previous magazine/TV interviews that she's like the otaku of the group (she also said that IXA is her favorite Rider, hence the 753 shirt in that pic I posted).

Then again if TomoTomo are there and you're in costume you could take a picture with them as if you're doing "AsaKara" with Queen and Elizabeth. :p
 

Serapho

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From what i saw when AKB48 came in Paris last summer.
their show was just amazing ! a bit short (blame the french organisation) but fantastic.

And Tomo-Chiyuu (Kasai)was there.
 
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unmei

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I may show up for the day of the concert. We'll see how busy I am that weekend. At least i know I'll get in free if I decide to show (has been a friend of the organizers for many a year)
 
there aren't any updates yet or even the list of the girls who will be coming, but i was able to get this interesting stuff that happened last year when morning musume was the guest of honor (got this insight from another forum - stage48:


I forgot to mention the possibility that they will have another breakfast with the Guests of Honor again this year. Very few people knew about it last year but a few very lucky fans actually got to sit at a table with the MM girls and ask them questions. They were pretty much face to face with the girls for about ten minutes before they were rotated to the other tables. They even had translators at each table so the girls were asking just as many questions as the fans were. [shock] There were a limited number of tickets for sale last year and there's no guarantee AKB48 will attend but there's a pretty good chance they will.


i wonder who in HJU gets to eat breakfast with AKB48... :O_O:
 

JFC

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That was the only regret I have about last year's AX. I came THIS CLOSE *holds thumb and forefinger half an inch apart* to going to that breakfast thing with MM last year. My hotel room phone rang at 6:30 in the morning, and my one buddy was on the other line, having just found out about the event just then. However at the time there was no guarantee that MM would be there at the breakfast thing. Add the fact that it was being held within an hour of when my buddy called and I ended up not going because I was still wiped from the night before and I wanted sleep. :(

So yeah, if any of you guys go and have a chance to go to the breakfast thing. DON'T make the same mistake I did by skipping it. Get your ass up out of bed and get within arms-length of "Queen & Elizabeth".


And hopefully Mayuyu.
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^damn! that was a chance missed to meet some idols! :sweat:

BUT... BUT.... yes BUT... here is now THE OFFICIAL LIST OF GIRLS WHO ARE COMING TO THE ANIME EXPO...

<drum roll please...>


Members for the Nokia Theatre Live:

倉持・小嶋・指原・高城・高橋・前田(敦)・前田(亜)・秋元・板野・大島・小野・仁籐・藤江・峯岸・宮澤・北原の16名

A - Kuramochi, Kojima, Sashihara, Takajo, Takahashi, Maeda Atsuko, Maeda Ami
K - Akimoto, Itano, Oshima, Ono, Nito, Fujie, Minegishi, Miyazawa
B - Kitahara

total of 16 girls. though according to the management updates it's still possible there might be changes to the roster, but these are the girls initially selected for this task.

it looks like Tomomi Kasai won't make it, but at least Tomomi Itano will be there :thumbs:

source: http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-10546541103.html

p.s. first page also updated :p
 
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JFC

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Presence of Acchan, TakaMina, Sayaka, Korisu, Tomochin, Miichan & Sae = :buttrock:

Lack of Mayuyu & Suuchan = :noesbueno
 
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