Seems like I’ve got quite a weekend in store for me. Friday 27th October sees the European release of Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, and you can expect to see something related to that on my blog relatively soon.
That’s not the only game being released on Friday, though – Super Mario Odyssey will be unleashed upon the world.
However, that isn’t what I’m writing about here – no, instead, I shall be focusing on the second MCM London Comic Con of the year, which I shall be attending.Talking of both Super Mario Odyssey and Nights of Azure 2, both of those games will be playable at Comic Con.
Nintendo will be celebrating the launch of Super Mario Odyssey with Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario himself. Unfortunately, he’ll only be there on the Friday, so I won’t get to see him.
The games on offer that the Nintendo stand are: Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokkén Tournament DX, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.
They will also have a chill out zone, where the following 3DS titles will be playable: Metroid: Samus Returns, Miitopia, Fire Emblem Warriors, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, Monster Hunter Stories, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Tomodachi Life and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
Dynasty Warriors 9 and Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon will both be playable at Koei Tecmo’s stand, and as you can see, they have a couple of other events going on as well.
There’s plenty of other games on offer, but I feel fairly confident in saying that Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are the two companies that I currently have the greatest interest in.
As for things from the world of anime, I know that MVM Entertainment, Anime Limited and Manga UK will all be present.
The first two episodes of Matoi the Sacred Slayer will be screened courtesy of MVM at the PopAsia area. I know that it will be released in the UK on November 20th, though it is entirely possible they’ll be selling it at the event. If they are, I’ll be picking it up – after all, it’s a decent magical girl show, though its beginning leaves a bit to be desired…
Manga UK will be selling the critically-acclaimed In This Corner of the World and Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here. You’ll also be able to get hold of Pokémon: Indigo League, Dragon Ball Super, Paprika, Steamboy and Digimon Adventure Tri The Movie Part 2 early. I tempted to get Dragon Ball Super, though I might wait until I’ve completed my Dragon Ball Z collection first.
Manga UK will also be holding a raffle to support the National Autistic Society.
All The Anime (aka Anime Limited) are listing six big reasons to visit them at Comic Con. They’ll be selling Your Name on Blu-ray and DVD ahead of its official 6th November release, whilst stock lasts.
They have also been going for five years now, so they’ll be celebrating that. There’ll be an exhibition highlighting their first five years, as well as a photo space where you can get a digital photo and a physical one to put up on their wall with a birthday message.
They’ll also be selling Your Name merchandise, as well as official All The Anime merchandise.
Anime DVDs and Blu-rays will also be available to buy, as is usually the case. These include the aforementioned Your Name, A Silent Voice, Ajin: The Complete First Season, Genius Party + Genius Party Beyond, Hyouka Part 1, Durarara!! x2 – The Second Arc: Ten, Castle Town Dandelion, Fairy Tail Part 19, Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses, Psycho-Pass 2, Lord Marksman and Vanadis and Tokyo ESP.
All the Anime will be making announcements, and they’ll be holding a panel.
As is usually the case, there will be an anime guest of honour, and this is something I’m particularly excited about.
This time around, the people responsible for the Little Witch Academia anime will be the anime guests of honour. That’s director Yoh Yoshinari, and producers Naoko Tsutsumi and Katsuhiro Takei. Also joining them is Yosuke Futami, producer of the upcoming Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time game.
They will be holding a panel on the Saturday, and it seems that All The Anime is screening something before that as well…
I’ll probably be picking up manga as usual from the event, which is why I haven’t posted any ‘Thoughts on Manga’ posts lately. It will probably be back to business as usual after Comic Con, though.
I’ll also be picking up Pocky and playing cards, most likely from TokyoToys. As tends to be the case, I may pick up an anime figure of some kind – usually PreCure, though last time I bought myself a Stylet Frame Arms Girl.
There’s loads more going on beside what I have highlighted here – this is just the stuff that interests me most. There’ll also be stars from Doctor Who, Sherlock and Star Wars appearing, and many other franchises besides those that I’m not really into.
Of course, I shall be cosplaying as well.
Definitely looking forward to the event, and I may even Tweet during it to share my purchases or general experiences (though I’ll be avoiding Twitter after 3.30pm UK time so I don’t have episode 4 of Love Live! Sunshine!! spoiled for me).
I’ll also post on here, probably the day after, to share what I bought.