Anime Expo 2011: Saturday (200+ photos)
It shouldn’t be surprising when I say that Saturday was the busiest day of Anime Expo 2011. Anime and manga fans of all ages took the day off in order to see things like the Power Rangers and shop for great deals on merchandise in the exhibit hall.
Of course, I spent the majority of my convention hours wandering around the expo in order to try to be as thorough as possible with my photography. While I’m sad to say that it isn’t as large as the massive Friday entry, a collection of over 200 photos isn’t something to scoff at. Are you ready for some more cosplayer photos? Well then, hit the jump to see the many sights I witnessed on my Saturday at Anime Expo.
Another Spartan gets the honor of starting the gallery.
Despite the hero of Pokemon Black and White’s reluctance, N insisted on having a word with him in private.
Lara Croft heads out on one last adventure before her next reboot.
The witch Charlotte has enslaved the undead in her quest for more cheese.
Why fool around with Link when you can mosey with Cloud?
Hatsune Miku models a dark dress.
After freeing herself once more, Rita Repulsa decided to track down those teenagers with attitude.
A team of young Taekwondo students practice to be the best of the best.
The Power Rangers panel featured a lengthy Q & A session with cast members from the various shows.
Barbara Goodson might not look too familiar to most Power Rangers fans, but you’d recognize her as soon as she started to speak in Rita Repulsa’s voice.
Blake Foster played little Justin on the Turbo series. As you can see, he’s all grown up. Sitting next to him is Felix Ryan, who stars in the ongoing Power Rangers Samurai TV series.
Catherine Sutherland and Nakia Burrise were in attendance. They portrayed the second Pink Ranger and third Yellow Ranger.
While he didn’t appear in Forever Red with the other Red Rangers, Steve Cardenas made it to the panel. Sitting next to him was the legendary Walter Jones, who busted out his dance moves from the original intro after being challenged to a battle by a fan.
Karan Ashley, the second Yellow Ranger, didn’t arrive to the panel on time. Better late than never!
As long as Konami has its way, Old Snake won’t be retiring anytime soon.
Unlike Sean Faris in the King of Fighters movie, this Kyo Kusanagi cosplayer has the right look.
Fratley may not have regained his memories, but he’ll never leave Freya.
That deadmau5 fellow continues to have many fans at conventions across the country.
Megatron and Starscream weren’t expecting to look like this after getting an upgrade from Unicron.
Half of the Neco Coneco team. He must have ditched his little buddy.
Afro hopes to win the Number One Headband at AX.
Felicia visits Anime Expo as part of her tour with Marvel’s Dazzler.
Kiki and Jiji the cat take a break from their route to pose for a photo.
Jinx, Starfire, and Terra stand together as Teen Titans.
Don’t ask me, I’m just a photographer! I was digging his helmet.
The Executioner Majini wasn’t going to let anybody take his gold ring.
Hunk’s orders from Umbrella instructed him to keep an eye on his large friend.
Some men just want to see the world burn…including the Pyro.
Yuna wears her Gunner Dressphere.
A lolita poses by a convention center pillar.
A Guts cosplayer risks his health by donning the cursed Berserker Armor.
Nurses sure do look pretty in pink.
Clare’s Claymore sense was tingling. The Yoma must be hiding inside AX!
Miku cosplayers were all over the place, partially due to the night’s concert.
Look, it’s that one flower girl from Midgar.
If I hadn’t distracted Babydoll, she would have noticed the guy on her right carrying the map.
One of several display cases at the area celebrating Anime Expo’s 20th anniversary.
Crap, I startled the Witch!
A model working at the DAZ 3D booth, which sold 3D software and assets.
Another booth employee, who was spotted at the Pawstar exhibit.
Everyone’s favorite persocom, Chii.
Arkham Asylum’s Clown Prince of Crime.
Weeping Angels continue to spread their eerie presence around the convention circuit.
Stocking draws one of her katanas.
Some ugly guy named Cell was looking for Android 18, so I told him she’s right here.
I’ve always had a fondness for Egyptian clothing, but I don’t know who he was. Perhaps someone from Yu-Gi-Oh?
Black Rock Shooter and Black Gold Saw test out that theory about Insane Black Rock Shooter.
I require assistance in naming the girl with the bokken.
Zephie and Juto from Magna Carta 2 have brought Hyung-Tae Kim’s art to life.
One can never have enough maids hanging around a convention, especially when it’s filled with messy anime fans.
The uppity Excalibur from Soul Eater.
Darth Revan journeys outside of the Old Republic.
One of Jim Cameron’s Na’vi spotted during a hunt.
“Nin nin nin!”
Wobbuffet makes a scene after escaping from Jessie.
Sailor Saturn poses with her old friend, Sailor Chibi Moon.
Raiden’s goal of rebuilding Earthrealm starts in Los Angeles.
A pair of samurai warriors in intricate suits of armor.
A Bouncer guards a Little Sister from photographers who need more ADAM.
Another photograph of Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII-2.
This taekwondo tournament was also being held in the convention center, but it was an unaffiliated event.
I’ll need the help of readers to identify this character.
A group of One Piece cosplayers posing near the western entrance.
Since there wasn’t a ramp, this tank from Advance Wars had to be lifted up the stairs.
I was dying for a hit. Luckily I found this Senzu Bean dealer on the street.
Liu Kang was happy to pose after emitting one of his famous shrieks.
Nene from Koei’s Samurai Warriors 3.
Reptile was about to give me a free acidic facial peel.
This would have been a perfect time to start playing Techno Syndrome.
Ryu Hayabusa stares into my soul.
Scorpion slams Reptile to the ground in order to replicate the Fatality glitch from the first Mortal Kombat.
Benjamin Franklin assumes her battle stance.
A Jawa searches the dealer room for scrap parts.
I liked the weaponry, but don’t know who she was cosplaying as.
Portal fans loved this GLaDOS-Tan cosplayer.
The Ice Climbers bravely wore their trademark suits in the scorching heat.
Some sort of sexy king, who just finished posing with a group of enlisted men.
Everyone else was taking a photo, so I joined in.
The Red Ranger from a Super Sentai series I don’t recognize.
Maxi and Kilik try not to worry about their potential absence in Soul Calibur 5.
Velvet and Cornelius from Odin Sphere.
Fran forges her own path without Balthier’s assistance.
Sucker Punch’s Amber probably knows how many licks it takes to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Celes and Locke remained together after escaping from Kefka’s Tower.
When Tifa goes Zack, she never goes back.
Seifer underwent gender reassignment surgery.
A group of cosplayers from Spirited Awa—I mean, Howl’s Moving Castle.
A female Brief is looking to replace Stocking.
The ARMPIT member known as Giroro.
Rinoa, Quistis, and Squall are out on leave from Balamb Garden.
The Dragon Age 2 crew was so glad to enter an environment that hasn’t been recycled.
Louis stops popping pills just in time to save Ellis.
A soldier has taught an R2 droid how to serve drinks.
The heroic women of Soul Calibur.
The Assassins are an equal opportunity employer.
A friend of mine tells me she’s Rider from Fate/unlimited codes.
A deadly Dead Space duo.
Dagger spends some time in the light away from Cloak.
Four furry friends ready for fun in the sun.
Ermac, Liu Kang, and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat.
Nanaki found a new family among the Yautja.
Storm’s done handcuffed lightning!
Harley and the Joker use their latest earnings to keep the chattering teeth industry in business.
White and Black Rock Shooter traded their guns for cool and refreshing water.
Juri from Yu Yu Hakusho was broadcasting the play-by-play action at AX.
FUNimation’s official Frieza enters one of his most famous poses.
Guile’s theme goes with EVERYTHING, including this picture.
Feeling modest, Charizard put on clothes to cover its naughty bits.
The Power Morphicon banner was vandalized and autographed by the Power Rangers cast.
I’m guessing that she was dressed up as Resident Evil 3′s Jill Valentine.
The femme fatales of original PlayStation action gaming unite.
Will these be the new bosses of Street Fighter 5?
Disgaea’s Etna matches the drapes.
Rikku stands by a female Vincent.
Little Russell just keeps getting older and older.
Litchi’s lesson plan for the day has Taokaka studying aspects of Japanese culture.
I can’t say that I recognize this character pairing.
I think she was a steampunk version of Mary Poppins.
Nico Robin didn’t sprout any extra limbs.
Someone please name these well-dressed individuals!
When Big Daddy’s away, the Splicers come out to play.
A One Piece murder mystery. Based on her evil grin, it was Tony Tony Chopper with the gun in the corridor!
A dragon cosplaying as a Team Fortress 2 Engineer.
The coven of witches from Final Fantasy VIII halted traffic in the corridor. They tried to move through it at a pace slow enough for photographers to get their shots.
Adel leads the charge.
Edea was next in line.
Ultimecia brought up the rear.
Morrigan approves of her succubus doppelganger.
The Vocaloid called Megurine Luka.
Asuka steps out of Unit 02 for some fresh air.
Navi hopes to pester Zelda players in real life.
If Thane really cared about his son, he would have taken him to AX.
Michelle Pfeiffer’s classic Catwoman.
XSEED was auctioning off several banners, such as this one featuring art from Ys 7.
Rinoa and Tifa try to find souvenirs for Squall and Cloud.
Smith Micro’s booth featured their Manga and Anime Studio software packages, which allow fans to easily create their own comics or movies.
Rikku is ready to hack and slash.
To keep Robin Williams safe, I said “Jumanji” and made Van Pelt disappear.
Princess Daisy commands you to place your litter in the proper recycling or trash receptacles.
She-Hulk smashes the fourth wall and enters our world.
Nel uses her Resureccion ability to become a centaur.
I can feel your Halo, Halo, HALO!
Another kigurumi cosplayer seen walking through the con.
The cast of Odin Sphere gathers together.
Panty transforms in to her robot form.
I don’t know who they were, but they sure know how to accessorize.
Black Lagoon meets Ghost in the Shell.
Final Fantasy X’s icy Shiva.
Rodin sold Bayonetta her cheerleader costume.
Beat best not get any paint on my new camera!
Godot has more than enough caffeine to survive a long night at the expo.
I tend to take a lot of photos of scantily-clad women, so here’s something for the ladies.
Rikku’s strengths against mechanical enemies made her a boon to the Fallout universe.
“DO YOUR JOB!” “C’MON!”
Hsien-Ko… what big hands you have!
Wolverine sure has a lot of clones running around.
The stress of his political career has grayed Haggar’s manly mustache.
A second Lara Croft was raiding the third floor.
Due to the decline in opera’s popularity, Erik relocated and became the Phantom of the Convention Center.
Just like Alvin, all Tira wants for Christmas is a hula hoop.
FanimeCon’s Dhalsim was sporting a Scorpion costume.
Two Cammy cosplayers loyal to Bison and Shadaloo.
Momohime from Muramasa: The Demon Blade.
Pyramid Head and his nurse dared attendees to reach the escalators.
It’s the leader of the Autobots…Convoy!
Rose nails Sean with her first Ultra.
The Cowboy Bebop gang, including Ein.
A second Scorpion equipped with more defensive gear.
Sylvanas Windrunner, queen of the Forsaken.
OH MY GOD, Edward Cullen! The way he sparkles is so dreamy…
Oro demonstrates the power of his one-armed fighting style to Ryu.
Oro then joins up with Capcom’s other fighting legends.
Judging by the Elmo doll’s expression, he doesn’t appreciate being tickled down there.
Smoke went back to his old costume after being embarrassed by his new haircut.
A party of three Black Mages was quickly wiped out by random encounters due to their lack of a healer and tank.
Psylocke doesn’t need telepathy to control the minds of men.
Optimus Prime conspires with Starscream to destroy Megatron.
Hail to the Hi-Chew King, baby.
Crono and Lucca were glad they saved the future. Then I showed them Chrono Cross.
Charlotte was catching up on the latest info at the Anime News Network’s booth.
Felicia the black cat crossed my path.
Sorry, I didn’t see where Trish was storing her sunglasses.
Volt Krueger laughs when he thinks about the popularity of his Bouncer costars.
Arkham Asylum’s interpretation of Scarecrow.
Another Poison Ivy specimen.
Holy smokes, Batman! Which young sidekick do you want tonight?
Unlike the new DC Universe’s Supergirl, this Kryptonian enjoys the company of humans.
A female Marik from Yu-Gi-Oh, who proudly attached a note to her rear indicating that she was wearing leather pants.
The Uncanny X-Force’s Wolverine.
I guess Zhou Yu always was complimented on his good looks.
Chakrams are once again Sun Shang Xiang’s weapon of choice.
Ganondorf keeps a watchful eye on his empire.
Tuxedo Mask will always keep Sailor Moon out of harm’s way.
A female Mario model who was promoting a web site dedicated to hot geek girls.
After the events of Final Fantasy XIII, Fang and Vanille found themselves among Kadaj and his clan.
I’m not a fan of the actual Space Channel 5 video games, but I must say that this is a damn good group.
Just like Ariel, the Big Sister is tired of life under the sea.
Vash and Amelia from Trigun: Badlands Rumble. Since they’re so close, I hope she’s gotten over her allergic reaction to males!
Members of the Gallian militia salute, treating all photographers as commanding officers.
The Street Fighter crew welcomes Little Mac and two Terry Bogards into their roster.
T. Hawk flipped off a bus when the driver scolded her photographers for standing in the road.
What didn’t I use when taking Alex’s picture? FLASH!
Jimmy and Billy Lee live the Code of the Dragon.
Noooooo, Stewie…I’m not Lois!
A look at the southern courtyard from a window.
A passerby is shocked to see an amazon in the flesh.
You can never have enough good Yoko cosplay.
He must be Batman’s latest inductee of Batman, Inc..
Sebastian offers me a spot of tea flavored by his pet cat.
Nurse Joy usually doesn’t talk about her brothers.
Harry Potter tries to drum up extra hype for the second Deathly Hallows film.
I fired an Evoker to call out Izanagi for a quick picture.
Lady Kai defends the convention center as if it were Osaka Castle.
Stocking and Panty fool around with a pair of handcuffs.
The spectacular Scarlet Spider.
Plusle and Minun tends to be a popular Pokemon costume among friends.
Tired from a long day of chasing cosplayers, I decided to relax in the corridor and let them come to me.
Korben Dallas and Leeloo needed to provide a multipass to get inside AX.
Ryoga lost his way while wandering down the corridor.
Red XIII must have a decent midi-chlorian count.
A dance circle formed, giving costumed and noncostumed attendees the chance to show off their moves.
Yoshi spends a night on the town with his girlfriend/boyfriend, Birdo.
I scanned the barcode on Agent 47′s neck to determine his identity.
Ghostbuster Jenssen wasn’t afraid of the phantom sneaking up behind him.
That’s all for Saturday! I’m off to get cracking on the Sunday photo roundup, so check back for the next batch real soon. Once again, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email if you’d like to receive a full-sized version of any photo in this post.