For three years running, Anime Expo has taken place in the Los Angeles Convention Center. It would seem that AX would get in the groove of things and host the most successful convention yet. Instead, this year was marred by changes in management, hikes in fees for merchants, and almost an overload of guests. The result was disorganization and inconsistency in almost every possible event, an exhibit hall that was only about half the size of Anime Expo 2008’s, and problematic scheduling that forced attendees to choose between different guests they wanted to see.
There were still positives to this year’s Anime Expo, though. While many directors and character designers appeared last year, the theme this year was certainly idols and voice actors. From the idol group AKB48 to Macross Frontier stars Megumi Nakajima and May’n to veteran voice actor Yui Horie and Eri Kitamura, AX 2010 had something to satisfy every fanboy.
From panel coverage to exclusive interviews, read on for The-O Network’s coverage of Anime Expo 2010!
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