Hello my friends and welcome back to the next exciting post from our coverage of the 5th Annual Anime NYC. As previously mentioned, I’ve been in attendance for this one since it first debuted and if you are only just joining me now you might want to click HERE to launch a new browser tab with all of the posts that have preceded this one. You’ll thank me later for sure. Now I am still a bit of a novice when it comes to Anime stuff so I might not always have commentary on the images but let’s pick up from where I left off as we continue to explore the Javits Center.
I loved this “My Hero Academic” statue and if you glance around it you will see a whole lot of people. This event really draws an amazing crowd but it would start with one downer for me. There was NO opening ceremony to document for the Official YouTube Channel and I heard that this was based on COVID concerns. Truth be told, there were so many people on top of one another already that caution was being tossed to the wind.
One of the things that I enjoy most about the Anime NYC convention is the fact that you aren’t surrounded by Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplayers. Sure those are wonderful at the New York Comic Con but here its all about the Anime characters. This Gameboy isn’t an Anime character but still awesome.
The folks from BLERD were there trying to raise awareness about their own convention. Sometimes you will see those kinds of exhibitors and I think that’s a great thing. Let’s keep the geek life going right.
Usually I will encounter a few giant inflatable Pikachus but this is the first in a themed onesie. It works.
Crunchyroll is one of the main presences at the Anime NYC and they had a sizable pavilion on site. There were a few photo op spaces in the area as well.
There were a few tables with new games that were presenting so I stopped at this one called “Danger” and I even did a video that will be posted on the YouTube Channel soon. It was interesting.
Now I love to eat and there was a booth serving up samples of a Japanese Pancake which is called “Okonomiyaki”. This vendor was selling a certain sauce that goes with it and it was yummy. They were kind enough to hook me up a couple of times as I wandered around. I guess this media man looked tired and hungry as well.
I’ll wrap this chapter up now and say “please stay tuned for more” since there is plenty of stuff coming down the pike. You might know this already but if you don’t the Anime NYC convention runs for three days and I do plan on being at each of them. The days will be segmented like this to make finding stuff a bit easier. Until that next post I encourage you to keep up with the PiercingMetal website on our social media profiles because that let’s you engage with us the easiest. The links are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.