The following photo gallery was taken at the Macross 35th Anniversary Blue Moon Show Case (Jan.9 – Feb.28, 2018) during two separate visits to Tokyo Skytree. Some areas didn’t allow photography, but we documented as much as we could of those that did.
Leiji Future was held on December 3 at Tokyo Culture Center. Originally an annual event, but held a little more sporadically in recent years, Leiji Future is a tribute to all things Leiji Matsumoto. It usually includes sellers of related merchandise, panels, screenings of old tv material, and a sketch & autograph session by the man himself (usually projected on a big screen so attendees can watch him work his magic).
The following is a few pics taken at Leiji Future 2017. You can hear our report of the event at the 1:12:55 mark of ep.96 of the SpeakerPODcast.
Currently running at Seibu Ikebukuro (Jan.12-Jan.22, 2018), the 3×3 Eyes Gengaten is a fairly extensive exhibit of art from Yuzo Takada’s 3×3 Eyes.
Held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the manga’s serialisation, the exhibit features illustrations from the series’ inception, all the way up to Takada’s most recent work on the franchise in 2016-2017 as well as an all-new original illustration that he put together for the exhibit.
In an unusual move, photography was actually permitted in most parts of the exhibit, so the SpeakerPODcast Crew put together the following gallery.
The annual Tamashii Nation toy show will be held at the UDX building in Akihabara from Dec.1-3 (with Dec.1 being business day and Dec.2-3 being open to the public).
But who wants to wait until then? The power of Bandai’s VF-2SS drew intrepid SNN reporter Adrian Lozano to the scene for a sneak peak before opening. He managed to snap the following gallery.
Bandai also had a Chogokin YF-19 and 1/48is (unconfirmed) VF-1J on the show floor, however photography of these two items was unfortunately strictly prohibited. Keep an ear to the ground for his full impressions in our next podcast.
Two hobbyist modelling events were held today, “The Plasticmodel Rock Festival” and “Baka Modelers Company”. Small, local get-togethers, these events gave local modelers an opportunity to get together and show off both their skills and imagination.
The Plasticmodel Rock Festival focused on met plamo kits old and new, and included some amazing custom kits.
Baka Modelers Company, on the other hand, was targeted more towards military models of real-life aircraft, with a few pieces kits based on popular anime and a LOT of love given to the F-14 Tomcat.
The SpeakerPODcast Crew was on the show floor snapping away like crazy to get the following gallery together. Hope you enjoy them 🙂