Hentai Embarrassment, Anime Expo 2015

My weekend at the Anime Expo was incredibly fantastically fun! I got to see so many cosplays and panels. I had a press pass, but unfortunately it seems that the Expo this year was very strict on everything; you had to have pre-authorized permission for many panels and events. Also, I was not able to use my phone for social media outlets because of so many dead zones throughout the convention center so I am currently editing videos of recorded material on my phone.

Spirited Away Cosplay

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Spirited Away Cosplay

Hot girls cosplaying Dragon Ball Z

Hentai Embarrassment, Anime Expo 2015 ... Los Angeles ... Cosplay, Spirited Away, Dragon Ball Z, Shinichi ... Parasyte, Yukibomb by Yuki Ito ... video ...

Hot girls cosplaying Dragon Ball Z

Shinichi from Parasyte Cosplay

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Shinichi from Parasyte Cosplay

I got to hang out with Emily Tangerine and Eddie, an old friend I met at K-Con in 2013. We were roaming around the convention and checking out the cosplayers, food trucks, and fashion show (currently editing a few videos). At night, all of the hentai panels were happening so Emily and I decided to try and experience the bashful animated porn (lol). Eddie was tempted to leave us since he was uncomfortable with the topic but we convinced him to attend with us (poor guy… lol). Unfortunately, every panel was at maximum capacity! Even though Emily, Eddie, and I had press passes, we were not able to attend any of the hentai panels! We were so shocked but laughed at the situation by joking there were so many perverts and we were one of them (lol). Eddie asked us if we were embarrassed at trying to attend an 18+ event but we said, “Hey, this is a once a year event so why not go?” Emily and I believed why should be embarrassed over attending something that people truly have an interest in? It may be considered strange but we should be respectful in other people’s interest, right? Emily and I did notice that when we were trying to find a panel to attend, many people looked a little shy and embarrassed. So, Emily and I shouted, “Darn it! We want to watch the hentai panel!!!” I was happy to see that the shy people in line laughed and looked a little more comfortable. :]

Here’s a glimpse of my time at Anime Expo 2015!

Day One of Anime Expo Frenzy

Day One of Anime Expo

Day One of Anime Expo ... Los Angeles Convention Center ... yukibomb, Chitoge, Nisekoi ... Cosplay ... Sailor Moon ... Nicadmous ... Jack Frost ...Yesterday was the first day of Anime Expo 2015 and so far, I am impressed by the countless cosplayers. If no one saw, I cosplayed myself as Chitoge from the new anime series, “Nisekoi” (my current favorite!). As I entered the South Hall, I did not realize how popular my character I chose to cosplay was. I would have random people shout, “CHITOGE!” which was very amusing and funny. Everyone was so excited and vibrant from all the positive energy. Another great vibe from the convention I noticed was the friendliness from people you do not see regularly in Los Angeles.

Day One of Anime Expo ... Los Angeles Convention Center ... yukibomb, Chitoge, Nisekoi ... Cosplay ... Sailor Moon ... Nicadmous ... Jack Frost ...

There were countless cosplayers that I was very excited to see. There was a Sailor Moon group (YouTube video coming soon), Dragon Ball group, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII, Parasyte, Nisekoi, Full Metal Alchemist, High School of the Dead, characters from various Miyazaki Hayao films, and so much more. I am sure that if I kept going, the list would take up the whole post (lol)!Day One of Anime Expo ... Los Angeles Convention Center ... yukibomb, Chitoge, Nisekoi ... Cosplay ... Sailor Moon ... Nicadmous ... Jack Frost ...

 

I went to the convention by myself and was actually roaming around for a few hours taking videos, pictures, and attending panels and events. For those of you who plan to attend, I recommend purchasing wifi from the Los Angeles Convention Center since there are so many dead zones. I couldn’t make calls, texts, or post anything online. So instead, I took my time to just enjoy myself and the environment (besides, I kept getting stopped to take pictures for my costume). I ran into so many old friends from high school to college so it was nice to just regularly converse and catch up on things without using smart phones.

Day One of Anime Expo ... Los Angeles Convention Center ... yukibomb, Chitoge, Nisekoi ... Cosplay ... Sailor Moon ... Nicadmous ... Jack Frost ...

Another person I was happy to run into is Nicadmous. He is one of my favorite supporters and is very kind. We ran into each other over at the Anime Karaoke event. We took pictures, talked about some anime, and Nylon Pink.

ANYONE GOING TODAY OR TOMORROW? Let me know either in the comment box or through my social media:

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If you somehow cannot go, take a peek of the convention through my eyes on my live streaming profile on Periscope. My Periscope username is

@OgYukiBomb

See you there! 😀 😀 😀

Hot Otaku Fest 2015 – AX

Otaku Fest 2015!!! #AnimeExpo

I must say, sometimes Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense. Fashion is certainly one of my favorite ways to express myself. These photos were taken about a year ago but it is still one of my favorite photo shoots. The colors are fun, the mood is spunky, and it is daringly sexy. Just like some Japanese animations…..

Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense... Yuki Ito @ Otaku Fest 2015 │ YukiBomb.com

Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense... Yuki Ito @ Otaku Fest 2015 │ YukiBomb.com

Just a Manga Girl with Geeky Glasses

One of my first part-time jobs during high school was actually a cashier and sales associate in an animation toy store that sold everything related to Japanese animation. It was definitely one of my favorite jobs (lol). I wore thick, black framed glasses and did nothing but work, did my homework, played Final Fantasy, and watch anime (lol)…

Anyone bought their ticket for the Anime Expo (aka AX) yet? I already bought mine! AX is the largest Anime Convention held in the United States with about 86,000 attendants.  Yes, if you ever wondered, I am a nerd… This year’s AX has many special guests such as voice actors, cosplay professionals, manga /anime creators, musicians, and many more. I would certainly love to meet Tomoyo Kurosawa, Vampy Bit Me, WagakkiBand, and must I go on?

I look forward to attending the CrunchyRoll Industry Panel, masquerades, DragonBall Z: Resurrection “F” Panel, Gundum Model Builiding, FUNimation Industry Panel, and multiple manga panels.

One factor I love about AnimeExpo or other anime conventions is that everyone who attends are very appreciative to be there; attendees seem to always make the most of it. It’s exciting to see attendees cosplay because in a way, it is courageous to show what you love and simply be proud of it, especially if it is not considered common. What’s so phenomenal about it is, in a way, everyone is connected through their common interests at the convention, including myself.

Here’s a video on 2014’s AX