Welcome to Anime Destiny 2012 Main Event page. Here you can explore the different opportunities that are available to you at Anime Destiny 2012. This page is constantly growing and changing, so check back in the future for updates.
Map of the Convention
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Schedule of Events
|10:00 AM||Free play open all day|
|11:00 AM||The Stars at Dusk||The Yaoi Decal||Persona 4 Arena|
|12:30 PM||Ti@Mi||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|01:00 PM||Comic Panda|
|02:00 PM||akai SKY||Vocalekt Visions||Street Fighter: AE|
|03:00 PM||Doremi Fansubs|
|03:30 PM||Kurenai||Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom|
- akai SKY
akai SKY stands as the premier American Jrock band in Northern California. The San Francisco-basedband fuses Japanese lyrics and heavy rock sounds to create a unique mesh of music. With Ryuusei’spowerful vocals, Hayashi’s intense guitar, Umi’s lively bass and Jinra’s dynamic drumming, the bandtours all across California, as well as throughout the country, including Nevada, Texas and Florida.
The band released its first four-track EP album, Tokyo Beat Riot, in May 2010 which is available for purchase as a compact disc or digital download on the akai SKY Bandcamp page. Also the band recently contributed a song to the L'Arc~en~Ciel 20th anniversary tribute album, featuring other Jrock bands across the world which can be bought at Amazon, iTunes and other major music outlets.
It all started with a dream to create great music and share ourlove of music with the world. One day we decided to get together and play a few songs that we love, and we realized that we had great potential. That day, the dream was born. We decided to call ourselves Kurenai, after one of our favorite X Japan songs. Our love for music is the driving force behind everything we do. Hopefully we can one day inspire others to follow their dreams, just as we have.
- The Stars At Dusk
The Stars At Dusk is a J-Rock-inspired band from the Bay Area who knows how to show you a goodtime. The brothers Darrell (lead vocals, guitar) and Dean (drums) founded the band in late 2011, andwere joined by Pete (bass) and Law (lead guitar) in mid-2012. Their vivid, hard-hitting pop-rock soundis the result of their diverse musical backgrounds. The Stars At Dusk strive to inspire others with theirculture-bridging music and energetic live performances.
Each of the band members are influenced by Japanese rock music, and have been involved in the animeconvention community for years. They are excited to come together as “The Stars At Dusk” and showyou a good time at Anime Destiny. You can hear their music at www.facebook.com/TheStarsAtDusk.
Ti@Mi is a performing duo of Tiffany and Ami. They have been performing individually since 2009 at cons and local anime events but started performing together from 2012. Their performances consist of “utattemita” and “odottemita” based on a concept from Nico Nico Douga of Anime, Vocaloid and Nico Nico songs. It is encouraged to bring your hype and cheer and “otagei” for them on stage!
- Tapas Media
Tapas Media is an open platform for aspiring artists and indie publishers. Our vision is simple – to provide artists with a medium to display their creative work and give our viewers a great range of content to choose from.
The U.S. comic industry is dominated and controlled by a handful of companies. Tapas Media is dedicated to leveling the playing field for aspiring artists and indie publishers. Everyone is provided with the opportunity to showcase their work to the world. Artists and publishers can now focus on what they do best without worrying about marketing or operating websites.
Tapas Media is leading the revolution in reformatting webcomics and visual stories so that the fans can experience the works of artists without interruptions. The ‘Scroll’ format is becoming increasingly popular worldwide to both artists and fans alike.
- Doremi-fansubs Fansubbing
Doremi-fansubs is a group that started back in August of 2005 by two UC Berkeley alumni. Originally dedicated to fansubbing Ojamajo Doremi, they have branched out to do other series, such as Mai-Otome, History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi, and Bamboo Blade.
- The Yaoi Decal
This course is Cal’s very own course on yaoi! Let’s discuss yaoi and what it really implies. We will be discussing in this panel about gender roles within yaoi as well as commercialization of yaoi within US, Japan, and Korea.
- Vocalekt Visions
Tempo-P and NeutrinoP started Vocalekt Visions in 2011. Since then, Vocalekt Visions started spreading their network to join in team members from all around the world. Together with partners, Vocalekt Visions have gone to different conventions to show Hatsune Miku the software, giving public speeches and hosting live holographic concerts of their music.
Vocalekt Visions’ music and holographic concert has sold out shows in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York and Romania. Their music and content has garnered over half a million views on YouTube since they debuted in 2011. Now as official supporters of Mikubook (Crypton Future Media’s video sharing site) and endorsed by AHS Co., Ltd they have gained the attention of Vocaloid companies from Japan.
Vocalekt Visions’ music newest album “Vocaloid Vacation (V4)” is available at Kinokuniya and available at major Internet retailer outlets such as iTunes and Amazon. Recent contributions to the Western Vocaloid scene have made Vocalekt Visions a buzz topic among the English/Western Vocaloid fan base. Major Vocaloid websites such as Vocaloidism have written articles about their recent activities.
Coming back for Anime Destiny 2012, Vocalekt Visions will host a Vocaloid concert panel featuring Hatsune Miku. Tempo-P will be talking about Vocaloid history, the fanbase, and how you can become the next Vocaloid producer sensation.
Vocalekt Visions will announce future concert dates, have Vocalekt Visions’ newest album – Vocaloid Vacation (V4) for sale, and will also be passing out free Hatsune Miku goods… straight from Crypton Future Media!
- Anime, Art, Activism – Yuumei (Wenqing Yan)
Anime and art can be more than just pretty pictures, but also a powerful mechanism of change. As an anime artist and environmentalist, I will talk about the path from drawing my first activist art to publishing my first book, and all the challenges in between. The panel will also detail how you can easily take action with nothing but the will of your imagination.
–Creator of Knite, 1000 Words, and other comics.
To be announced
|10:00 AM||La storia della Arcana Famiglia|
|10:50 AM||IS <Infinite Stratos>|
|11:40 AM||Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse|
|12:30 PM||Tamayura: Hitotose|
|01:20 PM||Smile PreCure!|
|03:00 PM||Sword Art Online|
|03:50 PM||Haiyore! Nyaruko-san|
|04:40 PM||THE IDOLM@STER|
|05:30 PM||Dusk Maiden of Amnesia|
|06:20 PM||The Ambition of Oda Nobuna|
|07:10 PM||Shirokuma Cafe|
To be announced