Sega Fes 2018 was held over 2 days, from April 14-15, at the Belle Salle event space in Akihabara. A celebration of all things Sega, the event featured games (plus a giant Megadrive controller!), announcements (Shenmue 1&2 HD remaster and a New Sakura Wars title), and an extensive display of Megadrive and Dreamcast hardware and software (although no Master System or Saturn, strangely enough). Looking through some of the Megadrive covers was a major nostalgia trip – there were a lot of familiar and influential titles in there.
During the first day of Sega Fes, Kotobukiya Akihabara also held a Sega-themed 16-bit model display. Participants paid tribute to everything from Virtua Fighter to the legendary Segata Sanshiro. While the display was held in a dimly-lit room, making photography a little difficult, the SpeakerPODcast Crew managed to get a few pics.
If the answer is no, don’t feel too bad, as most of the franchise never received an official release in English-language territories.
Made up of 3 separate series, Galaxy Cyclone Braiger, Galactic Gale Baxingar, and Galactic Whirlwind Sasurigar, the trilogy of super robot anime aired in Japan from 1981 to 1984.
Hakaba no Garo Gallery in Nakano Broadway (3F) is holding a small exhibit of artwork and design documents from the franchise from April 12 – April 27.
But for those who are curious, and can’t make it out to Tokyo on such short notice, the exhibit allows photographs so heres a full gallery. Enjoy!
To commemorate the announcement of Furi Kuri Progressive & Furi Kuri Alternative later this year, Shibuya Parco is holding small exhibit at it’s Gallery X annex.
Featuring a selection of original art, story boards, illustrations and character design documents, the exhibit will run from April 4 – April 15.
Robo Kichi held a collaboration with Macross Delta to celebrate the theatrical run of the Passionate Walkure movie in February. The collaboration featured special Walkure-themed food items and drinks which came with commemorative Walkure coasters. The screens throughout the restaurant also played clips from the Delta TV series along with the restaurant’s regular anime lineup.
Speaking of which, the non-collaboration lineup wasn’t too shabby either. While the menu changes depending on what anime are playing, while we were there they had Ideon Gauge pizza, Roy Focker highballs, and Kakizaki steak… KAKIZAKIIIIIIIII!
Hit the jump below for a full gallery.
Winter Festival 2018 Winter was held on February 18th at Makuhari Messe. As has become their custom, the SpeakerPODcast Crew was on the ground from the moment the event opened and snapped the following pics.
Due to the number of photographs this year, the following has been split into 3 galleries: (1)Macross, mecha and more, (2)Anime and Games, and (3)Original Works.