As I type this, the first day of the MCM London Comic Con is in full swing. I will be attending said event tomorrow (Saturday), and figured I’d share a quick post about the things that I am quite looking forward to.
There will be panels. One is the Anime Guest of Honour: Yuichiro Hayashi, which was the reason I decided to watch Kakegurui recently. He is the director of said series, and that is just one of many anime he has worked on.
Another panel I’m interested in is the Akira Himekawa Zelda Panel – Akira Himekawa being the name of the two women responsible for the The Legend of Zelda manga. There’s a clash between these two panels, though, so I’ll going to have to miss half of one of them, assuming everything is running on time.
That’s just two of the many panels that are planned for the weekend.
On the video game front, PQube Games will be present, and they are bringing members of Arc System Works with them: president and CEO Minoru Kidooka, Chief Development Officer Mori Toshimichi, as well as Producer of both KILL la KILL – IF and Guilty Gear Takeshi Yamanaka and Production Manager Zack Tan.
They also have the opportunity to play an in-development version of KILL la KILL – IF, and test out the newest additions to the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Roster.
Iffy’s European Online Store (as in IF from the Neptunia series) will also be there, and I quite fancy the idea of getting my hands on one of the Goddess Bags they are selling – most likely Blanc/White Heart. They also have demos of games to try out.
The NISA Europe Online Store will also be present, and with limited stock of the Atelier Lulua Limited Edition… hmm… I hope that they set aside stock for each day.
As for anime, the usual suspects will all be present: All the Anime, Manga UK and MVM Entertainment. They’ll be selling Blu-rays and DVDs of anime, as you’d expect. There might also be some extra goodies too, particularly for those who can get there early – like I am planning to do. Crunchyroll will also be present, with merch of their mascot Hime being sold there.
My manga collection shall also be increasing in size, and I might even find a light novel or two as well.
What I’ve mentioned here is only a tiny part of what is going on over the course of the weekend. I haven’t touched on the MCM Cinema Truck, which will be screening films throughout the weekend. That includes the UK premiere of the Saga of Tanya the Evil film, though that is on the Sunday.
Perhaps I’ll pay two visits to London this weekend… I guess it depends on how tired I am after tomorrow.
Either way, I’ll probably be Tweeting from the event tomorrow, and you can expect a post on all the goodies I pick up in the not too distant future.