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Fire Force

Fire-ForceWiki.fandom.comI’m going to talk about this cool anime called ,”Fire Force, which was produced by David Production. It came out quite recently and the main reason  I wanted to see it was because it was an anime centered around fire fighters which I think I should have seen coming besides the title being a dead give away. Anime as a whole has managed to make anything look cool and exciting and they have pretty much gone after almost every job/sport known to man. But, this is the first anime show that’s based off of firefighters that I know of.

Anyway, this show is mainly centered around, Shinra, who is widely known in the Academy has the crazed “Devil” because of his fire ability that comes out of his feet combined with the fact that he has a tendency to make a crazed smile in the wrong kind of situations. Basically, his classmates thought he was a dangerous nut job. He still passed the academy training with flying colors and was sent off to his first unit in the Fire Force.

TheOtakuAuthor.comNow, the Fire Force has two main jobs and they are to kill the ‘infernals’ which are creatures born from human beings that seem to combust into flames for unknown reasons then lose control of themselves and go on a rampage. Their second job is to find the cause of the reason why people are turning into infernals and put a stop to it.

For them fighting infernals is hard enough, but with hints of a conspiracy happening within the Fire Force and one of them being that one of the other companies might know the secret to the sudden human combustion, it makes Shinra and the others wonder. If another company knows the reason behind it, then why haven’t they put a stop to it? Also, are the other terrorist characters that have been causing havoc lately being employed by said company? If so, why?

pinterest.comThere are many more mysteries happening in this anime and I bet their is more to come soon, since this is a ongoing series. But, if you prefer to read it then you’ll be happy to know that its a manga, too. So, if you can’t wait to see the end then I would go for the manga. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the show and see what is the cause behind the birth of the infernals and why they exist in the first place.

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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

GameWatcher.comHello everyone, I hope your having a wonderful day.

Today I’m going be talking about Atelier Firis which is the sequel game to Atelier Sophie, which came out in November of 2015. I really enjoyed playing the first game so much that I couldn’t wait to play the next one. A general summary of the game if your unfamiliar with the series is that your main character is an alchemist and your job is to collect items, ingredients or destroy monsters in order to create items using alchemy to help solve your or other peoples problems.

For this installment, your main character is Firis a shy, super good girl character who has an unique ability to find ore in mines. Her ability comes in handy since she lives in an underground city that only a select few get to go out or in. According to the story only certain people can go in and out the gate and for some reason Firis isn’t one of them whose greatest desire is to go outside the city and travel the outside world. But, no one (especially her parents) believes that she can go outside and survive long enough to tell the tale. Until she meets a certain someone who literally blows a hole in her world and gives her the tools to survive the outside world, so she can prove to everyone that she’s not a weak little girl to be coddled.

GameTrend.comWhen I first played the game I felt like I was thrown back into my childhood because the graphics reminded me a lot of when I was playing video games on my PlayStation 2. It wouldn’t have bothered me if it was the same level of graphics from the first game which is wasn’t. The Atelier Sophie was way better graphic wise and I would like to think its because the first game’s release didn’t do so well as the developers hoped, so they had to cut the budget in certain areas. Even with that in mind, I simply am enjoying this game a lot so far. The story sucks you in to a point that you can’t wait to see what will happen next that something like how good the graphics are doesn’t even matter anymore.

I would very much like to say that you can start any atelier game in the series without getting lost since each one has their own story, but when their are moments when other characters from the previous games pop in to say hi. It kind of makes you want to start from the very beginning of the series. So, you can fully appreciate what’s really happening when they appear, but that’s entirely up to you.

I’m really enjoying game and I hope you do too if your into adventure or rpgs with anime moments, but if your not that okay. I would definitely recommend this to beginner gamers because the controls are so easy to understand. But, if you prefer to watch the gameplay unfold then I’ll leave the a link to my gameplay at the bottom to watch to your heart’s content.

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A Silent Voice

Shout! Factory.comWe’re going to be diving into an animated movie called, “A Silent Voice” or “The Shape of Voice” whichever title you prefer.  It was produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida. With that said I would like to thank everyone in involved in the making of this awesome movie.

Now this movie mostly revolves around two main characters who are Shoya and Shoko. Shoko transferred over to Shoko’s elementary school where everyone learned that she was deaf and had to wear hearing aides in order to hear at least a little bit. But, still preferred to communicate with everyone through her notebook. For some reason, Shoya and her friends start bullying her and anyone trying to befriend her. Until one day, Shoko’s mom makes an complaint to the school which in turn makes Shoya’s friends turn on him in order to save themselves from punishment.

With the bullying and harassment exposed Shoya’s mom was forced to pay back all the money to Shoko’s family in compensation to him breaking or taking her hearing aides. Shoya learned three life lessons during this time:

Karma is a bitch

During tough or dire situations, you find out who your real friends are

That all of your actions come with rewards and consequences

AminoApps.comIn this his case very harsh consequences because not only did his family have to give up the money to Shoko’s family, but he also lost all his friends and everything he did to her was being done to him. This stuck with him even after Shoko suddenly transferred out to another school. Eventually, he did get to transfer to another school too, but the mental and emotional damage was already done by then because in his new school he didn’t have any friends there either, he had trouble looking at people in the eye and his depression seemed to be so bad that his mind couldn’t even bother to remember people faces. The people not important to him in his life had huge Xs over their faces showing that he didn’t really care for their existence so the only people that initially didn’t have an X over their was face were pretty much family members.

Fate seems to intervene once more with Shoko and Shoya reuniting in a sign language class. Shoya wants to redeem himself for his past mistakes concerning her, so he decides to befriend her.Then, the beautiful drama journey between these two is born. This is a total tear jerker of a movie and if you watch this movie and you don’t shed a tear then I’m pretty sure you don’t have a soul.

Tumblr.comIn this movie, new friendships are born, old ones are renewed, jealousy and love are sprung and speaking of jealousy I think Naoka had a crush on Shoya because of the fact that she blames Shoko for how their friendship ended in elementary school and now how Shoko and Shoya seem to be so close now. So, she ends up becoming a bitter bitch in trying to sabotage their new found friendship anyway she can. What I think Naoko never ever understood from that childhood experience was that their little group of friends weren’t really friends to begin with because even if Shoko wasn’t in the picture; some other time in the future something else was going to break them apart. Also, she had plenty of time after the incident to rekindle her friendship with Shoya but the fact that she never bothered because she was afraid of becoming an social outcast herself spoke volumes to me.

Anyway, I really loved this movie it moved my heart to tears. Their are a lot of life lessons to be learned in it, makes you appreciate life as a whole and how it shows you that things can always get better with time plus the movie itself was overall beautiful. I recommend anime and non-anime watchers to definitely watch, but if you don’t feel like crying your eyes out while watching it, I will understand.

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Angel of Death

NextEpisode.comSince its October let’s talk about some horror, shall we?

The anime, Angel of Death, is still kind of ongoing, but I’ll get into that later. It’s about a girl named, “Rachel”, who finds herself in a very strange situation. All she remembers in the beginning of the story is that something happened to her parents, then she went to her first counseling session. Soon after, she wakes up in a strange building where she finds out very quickly that she has been named a ‘sacrifice’ in that strange place and that people are out to kill her for some reason.

Her first encounter with Zack wasn’t a very good one because he was the first person to try to kill her in this show with a scythe. You can tell immediately that Zack hasn’t gotten all his lightbulbs screwed back into his head yet, but he doesn’t seem to mind it. After a couple of near close calls, she makes a deal with Zack that if she successfully help him escape this building then he’ll kill her. Weird, right?

But, I think Rachel has her reasons for agreeing to this.

As you watch the show it starts to feel like your watching a video game and after doing some digging, I wasn’t really surprised to find out that it was a video game before it was turned into an anime. The video game was launched to the world in 2015 in August and was created by Makoto Sanada.

Anyway, as time goes by and they tread deeper and deeper into the insanity of the mystery building more of Zack’s and Rachel’s pasts are revealed in the process. But, there are some questions that haven’t been answered yet. Why is Rachel there? Is she dead or alive? Is she in some kind of purgatory if she is dead? What did she do to deserve being sent to that place? The anime only shows you 12 of the 16 episodes the rest of the episodes you have to search the internet for.

If anyone know where to watch all 16 episodes I would greatly appreciate it if you put it in the comments, so we can all enjoy the ending.

You can play the video game and see if you can beat it to see the plot twist of an ending or if your neither a gamer or a watcher then you can enjoy reading the manga, too. There are so many mysteries to this show and so many unique characters that these two have to go through. For the episodes that I was able to watch, I found it quite enjoyable and I hope you do, too.

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Kakuriyo: Hotel for Spirits

Blubberblabber.comAlright, today I’ll be going into an anime show called,” Kakuriyo”. It revolves around a girl named, Aoi, who was pretty much an ordinary girl other than the fact that she could see Ayakashi (aka other worldly beings) all her life. Things take a strange turn in her daily life after her grandfather died. Soon after his funeral, she gets a visit from Ōdanna, a handsome Ogre demon who spirits her away to the Hidden Realm so she can become his bride.

Totally confused about her new situation, she demands an explanation. Turns out her good old grandfather, Shiro, left a huge debt behind to Ōdanna and his hotel and never paid it back before he died. Knowing he couldn’t pay back the amount in time, he made a deal with Ōdanna saying that in exchange for his huge debt, he could take his granddaughter, Aoi, as his wife instead. Messed up, isn’t it?

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Shiro

Even if this encounter was inevitable, Shiro could have at least warned her about the agreement so she could be mentally prepared when it happened. I know some of you out there would probably say ,’she would have run away’ or something like that, but let’s face it. Their Ayakashi from another realm, I’m pretty sure that no matter where she went in the world they were going to find her and bring her back kicking and screaming. Moving on, Aoi really didn’t want to get married to him for obvious reasons even though he was good-looking, kind-hearted and seemed to be wealthy enough to take good care of her for the rest of her life. So, she offered to pay the debt off by working for him in his hotel, the Tenjin’ya.

After the deal was made he became a bit of a dick to her and was super sure that she would come running back to him the moment, she realized that wouldn’t be able pay it all off fast enough. What he didn’t expect to happen was for her to find her place in the hotel and make her own eatery.

As time passes for her in the hotel, she meets all kind of new people, spirits and Ōdanna and Aoi get closer and closer. The show is still ongoing so I’m going to assume that they fall in love with each other and still get married in the end, but who knows maybe their will be a whole different ending to this. I do like this anime and I kind of feel like they got this idea from Spirited Away which is a very good movie by the way. There is a bit of mystery going on in the show and a lot of comedy, so if your into those kinds of genres then I would look into this anime quickly.

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Aggretsuko: The Death Metal Panda

denofgeek.comWelcome, welcome, welcome!

Recently, I just got done watching an anime called, “Aggretsuko”, that I was really on the fence about. The main reason was because of the fact that the anime style wasn’t the usual kind that I would watch. At first glance, it looks more like a cartoon than an anime, but once I was done watching the first episode two things went through my mind.

One: This is definitely an anime show.

Two:  Totally in love with this show!

It’s about a red panda named, “Retsuko who works a regular nine to five office job for a company. But, what no ones knows about her is that she loves singing death metal karaoke whenever she’s stressed about something. After, I watched her scream-sing about how shitty her boss was in the company building bathroom, I knew I had to see more and before I knew it I went through the entire first season.

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Fenneko

Now when she’s not working at the company in the day, she’s at her favorite karaoke bar at night; singing her stress away. She goes there so often that the employees know her by name. Retsuko suppresses a lot of her emotions during work because she’s afraid that if she was herself and said what was actually on her mind during work, she would be fired and not have any friends or any kind of social life.

I can say we can all relate to her in some kind of way. When you really want to say or do what you really feel, but your mental filter comes in, so you don’t. Anyway, I really like the characters in this show if I had to my favorites it would be the trio (Fenneko, Retsuko and Haida).

Fenneko is a fox that should quit her job and be a detective instead. Reason being she has a habit of going through extreme means to find any info or dirt on any person that catches her eye. Retsuko can’t even change her daily routine without Fenneko finding out about it. You can’t hide anything from this girl.

Aggretsuko Wiki-FandomHaida is a hyena and has been Retsuko’s friend and co-worker for the last five years. Has time passes you realize that he’s developed a crush on Retsuko and doesn’t know how to confess his feelings for her. As you watch him, you realize how good of a match they would make if they got together. She’s a death metal singer and he dresses like a rocker when he’s not at work and plays an electric guitar.

Plus if you listen to their voices when they say Retsuko’s name it kind of sounds like their saying red skull instead. It’s really funny considering her hobby. This show is really enjoyable and I have to thank the creators for making this and Netflix for airing it into the world and into our hearts. The 2nd season doesn’t come out until 2019 and until then I’ll patiently be waiting.

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Danganronpa 3: Season 1&2

I hope your having another wonderful day! Since today is my birthday I decided to talk about one of my favorite anime shows today which is Danganronpa.

As you all know Danganronpa was originally a video game before it became an anime series. So far there are two season, but I think their probably going to make a third season and I’ll tell you why later on. For now looks into the show itself, the first season is about what happened before the second game ,Goodbye Despair, but after the first game. The second season shows what happened to the class, Makoto and his friends after the second game ended.

Danganronpa 3 Trailer: https://youtu.be/djcN27k9kM0

In the first season it revolves around the Hinata and the 77th class at Hopes Peak Academy. It basically shows how they all were before they met Junko Enoshima which pretty much is how they were in the game before except that they didn’t want anything to do with each other because according to the school that as long as they pass the exams they don’t need to be in class. That’s where their new and perky home room teacher, Ms.Chisa, comes in. She comes in and makes them band together so they can enjoy a perfect and awesome high school life.

 

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Chiaki The Ultimate Gamer

Turns out though that Ms.Chisa and several other people at the school have other ulterior motives for being there, which I’m not going to spoil for you. Anyway, there are some things that I want to point out that happened in the first season. The first one being is that Chiaki was in the class too and was alive at one point. My first thought was,“How is Chiaki alive?! I thought she was just a computer program so why is she here?” Turns out those questions are solved as you keep watching the series and when you find out about Chiaki’s fate it is the most saddest thing that you will ever see. I tried not to cry for the poor girl only because I know what happens to her in the second game of Danganronpa.

 

The other people who caught my eye were Nagito and Hinata for obvious reasons. Nagito was already a little bit of a nutcase, but it seems he didn’t really go off the deep end until the end of the first season after encountering the one and only Junko Enoshima. So, this really cleared up some things concerning him. Hinata, on the other hand, I kind of saw coming because if you’ve played the game then you know what happens to him while he was in Hope Peak. But, it was really interesting to see how he got to that point and how someone like him ended up joining Junko’s crew even after becoming an artificial Ultimate Hope.

Last but not least, I want to talk about what happened on the last episode of the first season. The reason being because I’m super confused as hell about it and I don’t know if I’m the only one who noticed this. So, on the last episode of the first season the new faces that showed up in the show and Makoto looked like they were all banding together to fight against a small army of people and helped stop another horrible tragedy and that Mikan mentions that she helped save someone from poison and that should be alright now. Right after that person (which I believe to be Kyoko) walks out and surprises Makoto to show that they are actually alive and well.

Pinterest.comNow here’s why I’m confused as hell, that episode shows what happens after the second season ends, right? But, in the second season Makoto, Kyoko, Ashina and the new faces from the previous season have to endure a second killing game in where most of these characters and Kyoko die. How could that be when they were shown in the teaser episode showing them fighting against a common enemy that was supposed to be in the last episode of the second season? Can someone explain that to me please? For now, I’m going to assume that the creators made that episode but then reconsidered later on in the series and decided to kill them off instead.

The second season is what I said before a killing game in which we finally get to see Monaca doing what she does best. Now is she the mastermind of this killing game, something worse or not at all? Your going to have to watch it to find out the answer to that questions. But, I was really excited to see her crazy ass face after the Ultra Despair Girls game came out. Anyway, in this new season we see a lot of new faces and a lot of other people’s abilities in action. They just put you in for another wild ride of crazy. I can understand why they didn’t make this another game though because of the fact of the rules of this game and how their was no trial to determine the blackened. Everyone knew how this was supposed to go but even so turned on each other faster than the previous two classes did. When I saw that I was like,“Future Foundation my ass! They can’t even stop themselves to from becoming crazy with despair!” The only people who didn’t go crazy as hell are the people that were survivors of the previous ones.

pixelstalk.netAlso, the reason why I think that they’ll make a third season is because I want background stories on Junko and Ikusaba. I think we can all agree that no one is born evil. You have to go through some awful stuff in order to become twisted like these two. That’s why I want to know their pasts and how they became how they are now. Sam e thing can be said for Nagito and Mikan. Their personalities were already weird to begin with but after Junko turning them evil their personalities got hundred times worse. That’s why I hope they make episodes about their pasts to find out why they are the way they are.

Speaking of crazy and evil is it wrong to like their despair appearances more than their current hopeful selves? I can’t deny that some of them looked cool as hell being evil but that’s just me. This anime will take you for a wild ride into the past and the future of the Danganronpa world. I hope you enjoy and the games as much as I have. Also, shoutout to all you enjoying your birthdays today and have fun!

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The King’s Game: A Game of Deception and Chaos

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Welcome Back!

Today I’ll be talking about another horror type anime called,“The King’s Game”, also known as,“Osama Game”, that was written by Nobuaki Kanazawa. This is the type of cruel and twisted horror that has no problem sucking you in within minutes of watching it.

It revolves mostly around a teenage boy named,” Nobuaki,” who is transferring from his old school. You can tell right away that something is wrong and he’s waiting for something to happen. He was really scared to get close to anyone and just wanted to be left alone. The only person who tried to really hard to be his friend in the beginning was Natsuko, a cheerful and bright girl who fell for Nobuaki at first sight or so she claims, at least. Not long after he gets there he and rest of his class get a text from the ‘King’ welcoming them to the game and that they must do everything it says or get punished which in most cases was die a horrible and gruesome death.

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Natsuko aka Ms.Two-Faced

Nobuaki knew it was coming, so he wasn’t really surprised, but he didn’t know how to solve the problem. So, his only solution that he could come up with is if he doesn’t obey and dies as punishment then the game will hopefully end. Unfortunately, he ends up going through with the order because of Natsuko who in turn isn’t just a crazy two-faced bitch whose survived a previous King Game, but is Chiemi’s twin sister aka Nobuaki’s exgirlfriend.

Now Nobuaki not only has to find a way for everyone to survive, but stop Natsuko from meddling and getting everyone to turn on each other. This show is a rollercoaster of emotions and gets very twisted and very dark real quick. But, I have to point out some mistakes in the show’s logic and unsolved mysteries. One being the sister’s themselves, we never know how the sister’s got separated in the first place but only know that they born in a village that no longer exists on the map and that’s where the original King’s Game was played. According to the story, the first game was played at the sister’s village and 30 years have passed until Nabuaki/Natsuko’s previous games, correct? My question is how is everyone teenagers? They should at least be at their late 20s in college or something, right? So, that little detail is never explained in the show.

The anime never explains how the King’s Game was created in the first place; it only hinted to the fact that Chiemi and Natsuko’s father had something to do with its creation. Also, on how a virus that started on paper became an extremely intelligent computer virus? Was someone still working on it? Modified it somehow? And another thing that got was the ending to this entire insane scenario which was the hidden rule to end the game forever. The hidden message said that if all participants in the game die then the game will end and will not spread to new hosts. If there is a survivor then the game will spread and spread until all of humanity is destroyed. So, how and why did the game virus somehow transfer to someone who is totally unrelated to the current game?

Pinterest.esMaybe all these questions are answered in the manga, I only watched the anime so my opinions and views are coming off of that. If someone finds the answer then don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Maybe they plan on explaining it in a second season, I don’t know but I highly doubt a second season is going to come out into the woodwork any time soon because of how it ended. If I had a choose a favorite character in this show, I would have to pick Ria. She was a total badass every time she appeared in the show. Also, the way she died was so cool that I had to give her respect. How can someone be set on fire and act so cool as if nothing was going on is beyond me, but she pulled it off.

Ria had reasons for being the way she was and I’m not going to reveal them. You’ll just have to watch or read the manga in order to find out. I really enjoyed this since I usually go for the horror types of anime. I wouldn’t recommend this to immature people (you know who you are) because there are a lot of sexual and intimate scenes in this and hints of rape as well. Also, if you’re not into horror, gore or very twisted situations and people this isn’t for you. Other than that I really enjoyed the anime overall and if a second season is coming out, I’ll be keeping my eye open for it.

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Prison School: A Fantasy or a Nightmare?

animeshiroe.wordpress.comHello everybody today I’ll be talking about Prison School. I meant to talk about this one a long time ago but never got around to it. This one was made by Akira Hiramoto which started out as a manga, but later became an anime show.

The story starts out with five teenage boys being admitted to Hachimitsu Academy, but what they didn’t know until they got to the school was that they were the only boys attending the school. Originally the academy was an all girls school until recently when the school decided to become coed and use a group of boys to test out how well that would work.

Kiyoshi and his friends go from shocked to ecstatic for realizing the situation that their in and couldn’t wait for the semester to begin. Boys being boys they end up doing something stupid which was trying to peep on the girls while their bathing and get caught and arrested. Not arrested by the actual police, but by the school police which is made up by the student council of three members.

www.zonanegativa.comWhat the guys didn’t know about the school was that it has very strict rules that are still enforced, even though, the school is trying to change its policy. So, because their so strict instead of getting a slap on the wrist and telling them not to do it again, they are given a choice. Either endure prison school for a month or be expelled.

They ended up choosing  prison because of obvious reasons. During their time there, they were basically tortured, humiliated and treated like slaves the whole time. Reiji who is the fat one of the group with a small face takes everything in stride. To him the punishment was heaven even though he was beaten and treated like crap everyday.  You can probably tell that he probably thought he was never going to get any action anytime soon so he thought this was probably the closest thing to it.

Poor guy. 

Kiyoshi on the other hand wanted to get out of there as soon as possible including the others (except Reiji) . For most of them they just wanted to be free and far away from there as much as possible, but Kiyoshi wanted to get out of there for a whole different reason. He wanted to go on a date that was promised to him by Chiyo who is also the student counsel’s sister.

In this anime, there are a lot of jail type situations like betrayal, love, jailbreaks, etc. It was really funny to watch the guys so everything in their power to get away from these girls. Sometimes, I would feel bad for them until they did something stupid and I would just laugh some more. For you guys out there, if you haven’t watched or read Prison School yet then I suggest you start. Even if you don’t get any enjoyment out of watching these guys squirm then watching a trio of hot girls go around beating them up and putting themselves in compromising positions surely will.

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Otakon 2017

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Once again, I’ve got another convention to tell you about. It’s about the all and famous Otakon that happens every year. This year they decided to hold the event in Washington D.C. instead of doing it in Baltimore like they usually do. Granted, I haven’t been to Otakon in about 3 years, but that’s okay.

I’m guessing a lot more people kept showing up every year so they probably had to choose a bigger location than the last one which  is understandable. Otakon is the second most largest convention in the country, so that’s a good reason to go besides liking to just go to cons all the time. A lot of the little things have changed since the last time I went to this con and one of them being the registration. Yes, you can still pre-register or wait until you get there and pay for your badge there, but this time you don’t get the option of doing a single day pass anymore. Your only option is the 3 day pass which is $100.

DMJPhotography.comSo, I suggest that you get your money’s worth and go all three days or make sure you think its worth $100 for attending a day or two if you can’t do all three. Obviously, I thought it was worth it, but other people might not think so.

Their was plenty to do there. Talking to other fellow fans, taking pictures of cosplayers, enjoying the video game room, buying stuff at the dealers room and a lot more. If you don’t plan on spending a lot then I would avoid the dealers room at all costs. Since, they decided to use a different location than last time, the places layout was a lot more confusing to me even with a map. I couldn’t tell you how many times I asked someone for directions.

Even with my loss for direction during my time there, it was still an awesome event and if I’m available next year I’ll definitely be back again.

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