Fans get excited for unreleased apps at the fully-attended fan meet-up “Anime Expo 2018” in Los Angeles Event Report
Anime Expo is North America’s largest anime and Japanese culture exhibition. This year, over 350,000 people from over 70 different countries came to experience this large-scale event.
Anime Expo 2018 marked Voltage Inc.’s fourth year attending. This year, Voltage Inc. partnered with Anime Expo to produce the AX Butler Café, where fans could purchase exclusive Voltage Inc. merchandise. Also in the café, attendees could experience “kabe-don” with Fujibayashi Sakuya from the app Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY. There were fifteen shows in total, with most shows sold out.
Voltage Inc. also held its first-ever Western fan meet-up, which was attended by over 400 people, filling the room to capacity. Unreleased videos from both Love 365: Find Your Story and Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY were shown, along with promotional videos from two unreleased apps, Makai Ouji to Miwaku no Nightmare and Ayakashi Koi-Meguri, which both received an incredible reaction from the crowd.
Furthermore, certain retailers sold Voltage Inc. merchandise on the show floor. One retailer will also be taking the merchandise to the east coast of the United States to sell at both OTAKON (8/10) and New York Comic-con (10/4).
Since 2011, Voltage Inc.’s romance app series continues to grow in popularity in the Western market, thanks in no small part to its large, dedicated fan base. Voltage Inc. will continue to give back to its wonderful fans by providing them with high-quality romantic entertainment.
▲A huge column greeted attendees when they entered the venue.
▲ The gorgeous official cosplayer dressed as Fujibayashi Sakuya
▲Merchandise for sale
▲Tables at the Butler Café
▲Voltage Inc. staff presenting at the fan meet-up
▲Attendees at the fan meet-up
Sponsored by: Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Vendor locations: Within Butler Café, Purple Plum #3025, 3026, 3027, 3029, 3127 and more.
Dates: 7/5/2018 (Th.) – 7/8/2018 (Sun.)
Love365：Find Your Story
- A reader app that houses all of Voltage Inc.’s Western releases both new and old. Released November, 2011, this single app boasts over 40 different titles and 292 characters, with more still to come. It’s never been easier to find your perfect man and story.
Samurai Love Ballad： PARTY
A bittersweet romance in a time of war
You are a cook in the Warring States period leading a peaceful life, until one day your little brother is forced to become a poison tester for a feudal lord. You vow to take your brother’s place, so you join this ruthless samurai lord back to his castle. What fate awaits you in this era of chaos…?