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ACen 2014 Cosplay

And now for the cosplay portion of our Anime Central 2014 coverage! Lots of good stuff was seen, so there's a ton of photos below the cut:

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ACen 2014

Anime Central, the largest anime convention in the midwest & the third largest anime convention in the US overall, is always a blast. Held in the middle weekend of May, 2014 was no different. Here are some of the highlights of ACen '14!

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C2E2 2014: Cosplay

And now to take a look at some of the cosplay highlights I took at my stay at C2E2 2014! Lots of good stuff to look at below the cut!

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C2E2 2014

It's time once again to take a look back at the con season from 2014! First up of course is the top comic convention in Chicago- C2E2! Even though this convention covers every corner of geekdom interest, our primary focus remains on anime & manga (& some similar interests that fall outside that line a bit). There isn't ever a heck of a lot (save for cosplayers, which will have its own separate entry), but there's always something. Let's take a look!

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ACen 2013: Cosplay

& now to take a look at some of the great cosplay I captured at Anime Central 2013:

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A Look Back at ACen 2013

Anime Central 2013 was another great year for the country's third largest anime convention. With the new convention season right around the corner, let's take a look back at what made this one so great!

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C2E2 2013: Cosplay

And now a look at some of the best cosplay seen at C2E2 2013! Hit the jump for pics galore!

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A Look Back at C2E2 2013

It's once again time to take a look back at Chicago's largest comic convention, C2E2! Spring is right around the corner, meaning convention season is upon us. Before we start up a new one here in Chicago, which for me mainly includes C2E2 & Anime Central, let us talk about the fun times found at C2E2 2013. Hit the jump for lots of pics & a few vids!

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TFS - Abridgimon Episode 2

It's been awhile, but TeamFourStar has finally released the second episode of their amazing Digimon Abridged Series- Abridgimon! Personally I think they should just stop doing DBZ Abridged altogether & work on Abridgimon all the time. This episode, covering the final 2 episodes of season one, picks things up right where the first episode ended, which covered episodes 1-52. You'd think since this episode covers a few less episodes in the exact same amount of time that there'd be pacing problems. BUT YOU'D BE WRONG.

Check out the video now, & then go watch the latest episode of Gennai with the Glasses!

Final Episode of Yu-Gi-Oh Ever!


In case you haven't heard, the final episode of Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal- & indeed the final YGO episode ever- is now up & playing on the main site! Don't miss out on Yuma's final battle to save his friends & the world! Featuring special guest appearances by Yugi, Judai, Yusei, Bandit Keith, & Gozaburo Kaiba! Don't miss it:


Minecraft Creeper Dakimakura


Today, ThinkGeek announced their brand new Minecraft goodie for you to spend your hard earned money on- a Creeper dakimakura, or body pillow! You've seen all pillow covers with hot anime babes on them, but nor for just $69.99, you can snuggle up in bed with a real Creeper! No more lonely nights for you! Just check out the video to see it for yourself:

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Power Rangers MegaPhone


With Power Rangers Megaforce currently airing in the US, merchandise for the series is popping up everywhere. The latest announcement is the first ever Power Rangers smartphone! Titled the Megaphone, this high-end touch-screen phone comes from Saban Brands who've partnered with a leading mobile manufacturer, & is designed to look like the Megaforce morpher.

It comes with an impressive 12MP camera, which you can use to "morph" any picture you take. It also comes preloaded with Power Rangers apps, ringtones, & even features a Zord Link! Keep a look out in stores for this bad boy, as it's slated to come out towards the end of this year.

Source: http://www.powerrangers.com

My Little Pony Cologne for Men


"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" has become so popular with adult men, or Bronies, that popular merch creator/seller WeLoveFine has now created a line of men's cologne featuring the brand. The Power of Pony Homme Cologne line features three different fragrances sure to to win over all the ladies- Shy, Luna (by Luna), & Twenty (as in 20% cooler). WeLoveFine

To add on to the MLP news, the Anime Detour convention, which is going on this weekend, has changed their name to My Little Detour. That's right, it's now all about the Ponies. Make sure to check out their updated Guest List as well! My Little Detour

Nitro+ Preps for American Release

Nitro+ has been hard at work on their latest game- Sonicoshock Infinity. But what wasn't known until just today is that the folks over there are hard at work on bringing the game to America! In fact they're so dedicated to making it a success over here that they even have an American in charge over there, who also is guiding us around the studio in this video. He has to be American after all, what with that blond hair & perfect accent. Check out what he has to say in the video above!

ACen 2012: Cosplay

And now we're back to take a look at all the fantastic cosplay seen at Anime Central 2012! Lots of photos after the jump:

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