Anime Revolution 2018

I went to Anime Revolution, the biggest anime convention in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, August 4. It’s a 3-day event. These are just the events and panels I went to, and I scheduled my day around these panels beforehand.

 

The event I was looking forward to the most was getting an autograph from Kappei Yamaguchi, my favourite voice actor. He’s the Japanese voice actor of Usopp from One Piece, Inuyasha from InuYasha, Shinichi Kudo from Detective Conan, L from Death Note, Ranma from Ranma 1/2 and lots of other anime. If you’ve seen these anime, you’ll know that Usopp sounds very different from L.

I waited two hours in total for his autograph but it was worth it. Not everyone got it because he signed for one hour. He signed my One Piece fan, which was a gift from my friend. Kappei-san and I shook hands afterwards. My dream came true.

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Kappei-san wrote ‘Usopp’ under his signature

I also went to a seiyuu (voice actor) event. Kappei-san and other seiyuu (listed below) were guests. There was also a sound director. It was a live recording for Kyoukai no Rinne. I waited around an hour and a half, but got a good seat.

  • Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Marina Inoue, most known for Armin from Attack on Titan and Momo Yaoyorozu from My Hero Academia
  • Satsuki Yukino, most known for Kagome from InuYasha
  • Hitomi Nabatame, who has voiced too many characters to count!
  • Takeshi Takadera, sound director for Watashi ga Motete Dousunda, Yowamushi Pedal, Yuru Camp△ and other anime

It was an extremely informative event! I learned that about 20 seiyuu share 3 or 4 microphones, and they shuffle around to speak. Yes, 20 seiyuu gather around all at once.

First the seiyuu do their interpretation of the character’s voice with the video playing. It’s like a draft. Then the sound director gives feedback and the seiyuu do a final version. Sound effects, music and other effects are added in later on to complete the episode.

Well, that’s exactly what the seiyuu and Takeshi Takadera did today at the convention. They did a live demonstration and it was hilarious. All the Japanese seiyuu were dressed in yukata. Marina is gorgeous!

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Other funny guests were Chinese cosplayers Baozi and Hana. They are two of my favourite cosplayers, and I attended their panel on posing for cosplay photography. I thought it was very interesting. It was framed as a Q&A, in which the interpreter first asked questions then allowed attendees to ask their own questions.

Baozi and Hana mostly spoke in Mandarin Chinese, so I understood everything before the interpreter translated their words into English. ^^

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Devil fruit cake I saw at the Vendor Hall (from One Piece)

My haul. The Touken Ranbu keychains are mirrors.

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  • Touken Ranbu
  • Durarara!!
  • Ace Attorney

This was one of the best days of my life because the line-up was so good. One Piece, anime and cosplay play such a big role in my life. I am so happy.

I also have to thank my friends.

 

I couldn’t take many photos because they aren’t allowed in some panels. The cake maker, Baozi and Hana gave their consent for photos. ^^

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Ita Bag

Ita bags are bags that have a transparent cover. They are great because every bag is different and personalized, depending on how you decorate it. Some people cover the bag with their husbando or waifu, while other people have themes like pastel colours. The rest of us just decorate it however we want!

I love ita bags because you won’t have the problem of losing pins or keychains, provided that they are inside the bag. There are different styles and sizes of ita bags. I decided to get a bigger one because I can fit my cosplays in there. I usually change into cosplay at conventions or photo locations. Plus, I have a bigger space to decorate. Safety pins are great for holding keychains and other things in place.

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How it works – there are two zippers.

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This one came with a band to hang keychains.

My ita bag will always be a work in progress, but here is how it looks as of right now:

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Since I got a bigger bag that I initially planned, I decided to include a variety of anime and other things. A lot of people decorate their ita bags with fake flowers. I decorated mine with an egg. I also have my Death Note and feather pen in there. They’re cosplay props, hahaha. You can see that I didn’t limit myself to only pins and keychains. You can do basically anything you want, and that’s what makes it a fun and creative DIY project. Small plushies are also popular.

If you’re curious about the things on my ita bag, they are:

  • sunny side up egg – originally a hair clip
  • Death Note – cosplay prop
  • feather pen – cosplay prop
  • Ryuk keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Rem keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Misa Amane keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Durarara!! button
  • Celty button (from Durarara!!)
  • Simon button (from Durarara!!)
  • Izaya button (from Durarara!!) x2
  • Mikasa button (from Attack on Titan)
  • Lelouch button (from Code Geass)
  • Dazai keychain (from Bungou Stray Dogs)

This is my third bag with anime accessories.

My Hero Academia – Inko Midoriya Cosplay

Inko Midoriya is the mother of Izuku (Deku), the protagonist of My Hero Academia.

I’ve cosplayed as high school girls (even though I’ve graduated from high school some years ago), as boys, and now I’ve cosplayed as a mother. I’ve even cosplayed as characters I don’t like before!

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Fun fact: I sewed the apron!

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Edit: It was brought to my attention that the wig for my Inko cosplay is not dark green enough. I completely agree, but I also wanted to say that the wig was originally used in an earlier cosplay. I didn’t spend a single cent on this cosplay.

DIY: Clovers & Flowers

1. Four leaf clovers

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Step 1: Find four leaf clovers.

Step 2: Put transparent tape on both sides of the clovers to preserve them. Cut off the edges of the tape to keep it clean.

Step 3: Clip them. I’m using my Rilakkuma clips.

Step 4: Tie them to a string and hang them up. I’m hanging them above my computer, but you can hang them anywhere you like.

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2. Fake flowers

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Simply wrap fake flowers around your bed frame. There are lots of other things in the home you can do this with.

 

I hope you liked these easy DIY home ideas! See you next time!

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Housekeeping stuff 

I think it’s fairly obvious, but for those of you who don’t know already – my blog is my online diary.

-insert rant-

I always find spelling and grammar mistakes in my posts after I publish because I don’t check it thoroughly enough beforehand. It bothers me a little bit.

-mini rant over-

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Temporary tattoo.