May 2014 London MCM Comic Con Highlights in Pictures

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It was a busy weekend at the May 2014 London MCM Comic-Con, so much so that i not only missed out on plenty of interesting events but its also hard to recall the ones i enjoyed. To counter this, as well as share my experiences, i’ve decided to list a few of my anime-related-highlights of the event and list them with pictures i took while i was there.

All The Anime/Anime Limited (Booth):

If you wondering why this is a highlight then it’s simple, Andrew Partridge (i.e. the main man) was often on the stall selling items and having chats with fans, me included, so it’s nice to have that ‘direct communication’ with someone in a company, even from a customer perspective. This isn’t all, as the All The Anime booth had posters upcoming releases, such as Patema Inverted and Tokyo in Terror, but they also listed a massive poster promoting the Ultimate Edition of Gurren Lagann, which is now expected to release in late august early september.

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Bandai Namco Games (Booth):

The best place to be during the MCM Weekend was no doubtedly the Bandai Namco Games booth, not only because it featured an ‘extensive’ list of games (including playable version of Tales of Xillia 2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution and One Piece: Unlimited World Red) but their were also signing events with the creator of Tales Of franchises, Hideo Baba.

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Blue Exorcist: The Movie Panel (Theatre B):

On Saturday Andrew Partridge from All The Anime / Anime Limited conducted a panel with the Producer (Takamitsu Inoue) and Director (Atsushi Takahashi) of the Blue Exorcist Movie, along the way asking questions about the film, Space Dandy and upcoming titles. It was memorable because it was informative, just like our own interview with them both, but at the same time provided a few laughs with some microhpone failures.

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Blue Exorcist: Director and Producer Signing Session (Manga UK Booth):

Throughout the weekend fans of Takamitsu Inoue and Atsushi Takahashi, producer and director of the Blue Exorcist movie, could have their merchandise and/or posters signed completely free – all they needed to do was visit the booth, wait in line and get their merc signed. Fortunately i didn’t bring any with me, but i just had fun talking to them.

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These of course were just my ‘main highlights’ of the event, as there were plenty of other things i enjoyed – such as the endless stall selling cool anime and gaming related merchandise and of course there is the insame amount of talented cosplays all of which were keen to show of their outfits.

The May 2014 London MCM Comic Con is now over and done with, and so is our short coverage of the evnt, but with only five months left until the October 2014 (and 2 months until the Manchester event) their isn’t long to wait for our next comic-con fix.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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