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Dokomi 2018

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Recently we were able to visit the 10th anniversary of the Dokomi Convention in Düsseldorf Germany. The 45.000 visitors got to enjoy a large merchandise area, multiple musical acts, two cosplay competitions, four stage plays and much more.

We particularly enjoyed the live performance by Eri Sasaki, who is the voice behind the Yuru Camp Opening and the Plastic Memories Ending song. In some of her slower songs she played a violin herself, being accompanied by an acoustic guitar. Those were especially amazing and really let her amazing voice shine.

Not to be outdone, Megumi Nakajima was also star guest and had an amazing performance. She is known for the main role in Macross Frontier and the opening song of Net Juu no Susume.

With all the acts, artists and workshops we of course were not able to see everything, but we definitely had an enjoyable time.

Gamescom 2017: Gaming and Cosplay

Friday, 29 September, 2017

This year we were able to visit Gamescom again to bring you some of the Japan related highlights.

Japanese published Bandai Namco offered gameplay for three of their new announced titles. What got us most interested of those was Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Unlike the Ninja Storm game series, here you are able to play matches with up to 4vs4 players. Jumping and moving through terrain as well as balancing you team seemed very importing and it looks rather promising. The second title Dragon Ball FighterZ is a new Beat ‘em up with a distinctly Japanese style and gameplay. The third title Ace Combat 7 is the newest installment of the famous air combat series and made for a very enjoyable VR experience for those who enjoy this genre.

Published Square Enix presented their new Title Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Similar to the new Naruto game, here you can engage in tactical team combat and chose from characters from all the different Final Fantasy titles. Another interesting presented game is the Online DLC for Final Fantasy XV. We are glad to see that DLC and Updates are still being released for this amazing title and still will be in 2018.

More than that, fans of the Cyber Punk genre should definitely look out for Detroit: Become Human, while fans of the classic RPG genre shouldn’t miss Divinity Original Sin 2.

We also enjoyed the Cosplay Village as well as the shopping area, which were even more prevalent this year. Below are some photos, enjoy:

Dokomi 2017

Saturday, 5 August, 2017

This year again we were able to visit the Dokomi Anime Convention in Dusseldorf Germany.

With this year’s 40.000 visitors, lots of show acts and workshops as well as amazing cosplayers, there was nothing left to be desired for anime fans in the region. As musical acts VII ARC and Shiroku have performed on stage. Another big plus was even bigger shopping area this year offering an amazing selection of anime and gaming related goodies.

As always, here are some of the cosplayers: