For all of our Canadian readers in the GTA, the 3rd annual Unplugged Expo is coming up to celebrate all of the finer geeky things in life. Of particular interest to anime fans, this year’s Unplugged Expo features Johnny Yong Bosh, the English voice of Ichigo from Bleach, Kaneda from Akira, Artemis the white cat from Sailor Moon, Takaki from 5cm Per Second, Vash the Stampede from Trigun, and played the second Black Power Ranger. Also headlining are various secondary voice actors from the likes of Sailor Moon, Dragonball GT, and My-Hime.
You can check out their website here for passes and more information if you’re looking to nerd it up this September.
You may have noticed that the main Movie Guide is down a couple of anime movies as of late. Rest assured that this is only temporary as we were originally holding off on posting a couple of movies to the Guide so that we could have a huge chunk of new content available when AMG 2.0 launches in the near future. We’ve realized, though, that holding out on adding these movies is making the Guide seem a bit dated, so they’ll be coming thick and fast before the new design goes live so that you can continue to be up-to-date on the latest great anime movies.
One notable removal from the Guide, though, is Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King. While I enjoyed the movie well enough at the time, its inclusion largely hinged upon the promise it held as the opener to a three part series. Viz was kind enough to send us Blu-ray copies of the next two films and upon seeing the Golden Age Arc as a whole, I realized that the movies present a story with a much more niche appeal than I had originally supposed.
Canadians are getting a double treat of anime in the coming months with Cineplex hosting screenings of Katsuhiro Otomo’s SHORT PEACE on May 14th/May 17th and the second Tiger & Bunny movie, The Rising on June 26th/June 29th across Canada. To find out which dates/times the screenings are taking place in your area check out the PDFs linked below. If you’re having trouble purchasing tickets for the events online and your theatre is listed in the main lists, pop Cineplex support an email and let them know.
In case anyone doesn’t follow our social media accounts here’s a sneak peek at the current version of AMG 2.0. We’re bringing a lot of improvements including a responsive design, bigger images, revised prose, and even a couple new sections and surprise features. Of course, it will also mean: more anime movies added to the Guide! Hurray! We’ll keep you updated as development progresses, but look forward to a whole new AMG experience coming soon.