Anime Expo 2011: Day 1 Summary & Photos

Nerd Reactor writes: "Summer is the time to go swimming or have a bonfire at the beach. For fans of anime and manga it’s time for the largest anime conventions in Southern California, Anime Expo! This year it’s a 4-day event at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1-4. Here’s how our Day 1 went.

Opening Ceremonies

To kick off the convention, Anime Expo presented all the guests of honor (GoH). Most guests were in attendance and introduced themselves. The audience was surprised when even virtual guest Hatsune Miku introduced herself through projection screen. At the end of the ceremony Mr. Izumi Matsumoto, creator of the Kimagure Orange Manga, was presented the AX Daruma head to fill in one eye marking the beginning of this year’s Anime Expo festivities.

GoH: Kalafina Panel

Female trio singing group Kalafina answered various questions at their panel. Hikaru Masai expressed her interest to sightsee in Los Angeles and visit Santa Monica and Disneyland. Keiko Kubota stated that asides from Yuki Kajiura’s music, her personal preference is rock music. Wakana Otaki explained a goal in her life is for Kalafina to travel the world and perform for all sorts of audiences."

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