Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 02 Issue 1 June 2015 - Page 13

Magazine Panels, special guests and concerts help celebrate anime PAGE 12 M Written by Jesus Figueroa Staff Writer Anime expo 2015 is coming up on July 1 will bringing together cosplayers from different areas to the Los Angeles Convention Center. The workshops and events range from panels and screenings to live performances. KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will join Momoiro Clover on July 2 for a live performance at Nokia Theater at LA Live. On July 1 Momoiro Clover Z will host a special fan event at the JW Marriott Hotel in Downtown LA starting at 7 p.m. in the Platinum Ballroom. Momoiro Clover Z as well as a special guest will be in attendance to show attendees a concert DVD, teach them about otagei and how to dance. Momoiro Clover Z and KISS collaborated on single “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina,” released earlier this year. KISS will be presented with a prestigious award from Japan. Momoiro Clover Z are known for the theme song for “Dragon Ball Z” and “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.” Viz media celebrates “Sailor Moon” Day on July 3 during AX2015. Voice actors Amanda Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus), Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa), Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon) and Ben Diskib (Gurio Umino) will be at the Viz media booth from 3:45-4 p.m. for a photo-op. “Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic” will return once again to the stage with co-hosts Draven and Vixen DeVille. “In terms of hosting I’m sure you’ll get the same old Vixen we all know and love,” DeVille said. “I will