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Anime Expo 2009 Day 1

Today we got up early to eat breakfast.

I accompanied Imaishi and Nishigori to the breakfast served for guests.

It was...Japanese food but not really.

Anime Expo 2009

Anime Expo 2009

I then split up with them to take care of the passes for the rest of the Company G staff.
(Well, my sister went to go get them...I just had to make sure they can get on the shuttle and arrive at LACC).

Some of the staff got to ride the school bus one, and they were excited.

Then I went to Opening Ceremonies and met up with the GoH.

We went to the dealer's room to shop.

Anime Expo 2009

Anime Expo 2009
They are looking at ero-hon...

I saw Shugo Chara cosplayers so I took a picture:

Anime Expo 2009

After shopping we went to eat at In-N-Out.

Anime Expo 2009
Huge bite out of a double double.

We then went to a supermarket.

Anime Expo 2009
We got in trouble later for taking pictures...

Then we went back to the convention for the focus panel.

Anime Expo 2009
I was sitting to the right of Imaishi.

Anime Expo 2009
This Simon had a moving drill!

I thought it was funny that someone asked about Evangelion, since they hardly worked on it.
I tried to explain that Imaishi was only an in-betweener then, but it didn't work.
Hee hee hee.

We then had an autograph session.

Some people thought I was my sister and need!
I'm sure we look the same when I don't have my glasses on.

And thank you for the compliments about the Company MG booth :)

We had a Buuta cosplayer.
Anime Expo 2009
She was at Fanime 2008 too...check my old posts for a picture of her in a panel.

We had take-out dinner from CPK, along with Gundam 00 director Mizushima.

Anime Expo 2009

After dinner we hurried to watch the ending of the Gurren Lagann movie (part 1) screening, so the GoH could see the fan reaction.
They LOVED the reaction!

Thank you to all those who came and watched.

The GAINAX panel was after that.

Anime Expo 2009
Other than Manabe, Imaishi, and Nishigori, Sushio and Otsuka joined too.
(They didn't talk much, though).

The GoH enjoyed this panel more than the first one, because the crowd was more lively and I guess the GoH were relaxed this time, since it was their second panel.

There was an Anti-Spiral cosplayer.
Anime Expo 2009

The panel had a "surprise" which was the presentation of a trailer for "Hanamaru Kindergarten," which is a project by Company G and director Mizushima.

The trailer they showed was subtitled just for AX attendees!

It was a looooooooooong Day 1.


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