So this last weekend, I was at anime expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Its been here for a few years and its not too far from where I live. My favorite part is the exhibit hall, where I spend tons of hours walking around and seeing everything they have for sale. I did get to see a few panels again this year like the funimation sneek peak and some others. I was not excited about the guest list this year so the exhibit hall was where I was at mostly. Its very hard to find items from older anime which I prefer, but I do love shows like one piece and I was not disapointed at the items they had from it. I was lucky to find the 3 slayers try anime books while searching through a big box so I was happy! I got to troll around the artist alley and picked up a slayers pic there as well!! One guest I was excited to see and lucky to get a chance to meet was the seiyuu of Piccolo from DBZ- Toshio Furukawa! He's also the voice behind Ace from One Piece and many others. He was in the exhibit hall and I was able to get his autograph and a pic with him. He was super nice. On my badge this year, my nickname was Monkey D. Luffy from One piece and when he saw it, he recognized the name and said Luffy, and I said Hai! It was soo awesome!!
I like looking at all the cels they have and I saw a few slayers ones which were awesome to see! Also in the exhbit hall and has been for a few years now, booths selling vintage items from shows like rainbow brite, care bears and my little pony. He also had old lunchboxes from diffferent shows and some older comics too. The cast of one of the older seasons of the Power Rangers were there as well!! Some booths had no anime items at all. Some had jewerly and clothes so its become a different scene to me. Even some cosplayers were from characters from comic books and or other shows entirely- Disney movies, video game characters, even santa claus was there! I don't mind but I heard some people talking in front of me while in a line saying that they didn't like it and thats what comic con and other comic book conventions are for. Cosplay is also big and I saw a majority of them from one piece, some sailor moon, naruto, utena, hettalia and yugioh which was surprising to me as I thought it wasn't that big anymore. I did see a xellos cosplay so that made me happy. No Lina this year though..... Not alot of free stuff being handed out this year so that was a bummer compared to last year. Overall, fun!!