I hit The Heeren with Lord Angelus (Joey) today for the Gantz Cosplay Party, a promotional event by Encore Films for the upcoming theatrical release of the Gantz motion picture, based on the manga of the same name.
In addition to performances by local ani-band Ryuusei, there was also a mini cosplay contest, which saw six participants, including Maria Tachi (in her Sengokushi Taisen 3 garb), and ElmGrandmaster (a totally kickass Zabuza) strutting their stuff across the stage.
Wish I had some pictures of the proceedings from ground level, but it’s hard to be in two places at once, especially if you’re a contestant, kitted out, and in character.
Still, it was great fun, everyone put up a great showing, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
It was especially heartening to see the Fightsaber guys cheering me on, and of course, who can forget both Jeremy and Joon Sin from my D&D table, who were there to lend a hand (Jeremy, especially, because he was Polymorphed during Joey’s segment).
Incidentally, Gantz opens on the 12th this month, on most screens islandwide.
It’s the story of high schoolers Kei Kurono (played by Kazunari Ninomiya) and Masaru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama, of L fame), who die in a subway incident and are pulled into a grisly game of alien hunting administered by a mysterious, black sphere filled with high tech weapons and power suits.
Having read the manga and watched the anime series on DVD, I’m pretty excited about how the film’s going to turn out.
With Shinsuke Sato helming the project, I’m hoping that it’s going to be as splendid as The Princess Blade, and as rigorous as Oblivion Island, so here’s keeping my fingers crossed.
I’m definitely going to be in the queue this Thursday, that’s for sure.
The Neo Tokyo Project’s Gantz Movie Poster Giveaway!
I’ve got two theatrical sized Gantz movie posters to give away (Woohoo! First blog promo ever!). So if you’re interested in picking up some swag, all you have to do is:
Step 2: Post a comment here, with a trackback to your Facebook post. You could also submit a screenie if you prefer.
Step 3: Profit.
The deadline for this contest is 30th May, and two lucky winners will get to walk away with a poster each. How cool is that?