London MCM Expo Info

This year’s London MCM Expo is almost upon us and we at Anime UK News have received some exciting news about some of the line-up!

Top Voice Actors Attending

Leading voice actors from the worlds of anime and videogames will be in attendance including Vic Mignona who is best known as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach and Tamaki in Ouran High School Host Club. Also making an appearance will be Gideon Emery who voiced Balthier in Final Fantasy XII, Fenris in Dragon Age II and Sgt. Blackburn in the forthcoming Battlefield 3, Adam Howden (Dragon Age II’s Anders and Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles) and Philip Shahbaz (master assassin Altaïr in Assassin’s Creed).

Beckii Cruel to Perform New Single at London Comic Con

Beckii Cruel will be performing her new single ‘You Can’t Kiss Me’ at this month’s MCM Expo London Comic Con, organisers have announced. The Isle of Man schoolgirl, who shot to superstar status in Japan after the nation fell in love with YouTube videos of her dancing to anime songs, will be appearing on-stage on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October.

As well as singing ‘You Can’t Kiss Me’ – released on 24 October – Beckii will be performing a medley of her YouTube dances and getting the crowd on stage to dance along to the popular Japanese Internet meme Danjo. Beckii was a huge hit with London Comic Con visitors when she came along in May, and we’re delighted to welcome her back for the October show.

Genki Gear Unveil Exclusive London Comic Con T-Shirt

Genki Gear have created a humorous official limited edition Ninjas vs. Kittens T-shirt for this month’s MCM Expo London Comic Con as seen below.Created exclusively for the London Comic Con, the limited edition Ninjas vs. Kittens design will only be available on pre-order up until 20 October at Available on both men’s and women’s T-shirts, the design can be collected either direct from the Genki Gear stall at the 28-30 October show itself or posted straight on to you following the 28 October official launch date. To check out Genki Gear’s great range of clothing, visit their site.

Capcom Bring Forthcoming Titles to MCM Expo

Capcom comes out fighting with the announcement that Street Fighter x Tekken, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and actioner Asura’s Wrath will all be playable at next month’s MCM Expo London Comic Con. Gamers can play on one of the twenty consoles Capcom is bringing and will do so in one of two full-size boxing rings that Capcom is installing!

Street Fighter x Tekken sees two beat-em-up behemoths go head-to-head for the first time. Dozens of playable characters lets you pit the likes of Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li against Tekken heroes such as Kazuya, Nina and King.

Telling its epic tale of feuding gods through TV-style episodes, Asura’s Wrath seamlessly blends relentless action with dramatic narrative, eliminating the traditional distinction between gameplay and cutscenes.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 adds 12 new legends to the already bulging Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster – including Ghost Rider, Hawkeye and Strider – not to mention eight new stages and a refined fighting system. It also has Phoenix Wright who is awesome.

Videogaming goodness doesn’t stop there as other top publishers attending MCM Expo include 2K Games; Namco Bandai; Nintendo; Pqube; Rising Star; Square Enix; Tecmo Koei; THQ; Ubisoft and WB Games.

The MCM Expo will take place from the 28th of October until the 30th at Excel London, Royal Victoria Dock. For London MCM Expo tickets please visit the store.

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