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The AEUG at Japan Expo 2016: full schedule

plan aeugThe AEUG is taking part in the 17th edition of Japan Expo, from July 7 to 10 at the Parc des expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. You can find us on the booth S148, next to the inner garden and near the Kitsuné stage.

You can find our whole schedule (available in French only) for this event, filled with Gundam quizzes, dubbing and karaoke sessions, an all-event-long Gunpla building workshop, (for free for the first participants, courtesy of Bandai) etc.

Do not forget our main event: our annual Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost tournament! It starts on Saturday 1PM!

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To be aware of all the happenings of the AEUG during this event, you can follow us on Twitter.

The AEUG and AnimeFrance.fr in Animeland

195-142Last summer, the AEUG performed, through AnimeFrance.fr, a nationwide survey aimed at French anime watchers. The purpose of this survey was to learn more about the habits, the expectations and the opinion of the French anime audience, thus providing the tools required to analyze the French anime market.

The preliminary results of this survey are available today in Animeland, the leading anime/manga-related magazine in France.

The whole results of the survey will be available in December, on AnimeFrance.fr.

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Here comes the AEUG’s Gunpla workshop… to “The Bar at the End of the Universe”!

logo_dernierbarFor the first time in Paris, you can enjoy GunPla (Gundam plactic models), build your own model and customize it to unlimited extents!

  • For starters, just pick up one of our beginner-friendly models (“First Grade” models, 5 to 10€).
  • Then, you can use our nippers, files, Gundam Markers (paint markers) for free to build and customize your model. The members of the AEUG will be there to assist you if needed.

If you are not into building simple GunPla, just drop by to (drink and) talk about model kits in general! Because the AEUG’s GunPla workshop is a chance to share some good tips, your last works, etc. Moreover, we like to talk about the whole universes surronding our favorites kits, wether they come from manga, anime, etc.

Save the date: November 16 (Sat), 2PM to 5PMn at “Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde” (“The Bar at the End of the Universe”), 19 avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris.

The AEUG in the Gundam ACE magazine!

201302000389After Mr Tohru Furuya – the voice of Amuro Ray in Gundam and Seiya in Saint Seiya – payed us a visit at the Cartoonist festival (April 20-21 in Nice), we are glad to share with you the report he wrote about his journey in France, published in the monthly Gundam ACE (August issue).

We would like to thank Mr Furuya again for his kindness.

Here are some extracts of the report:

April 20 (Sat)

I was supposed to start this day’s signing session at 11, together with Seiya’s French voice actor, Eric Legrand, anime singers and others guests. But since the signing session before us got late, we were finally scheduled to noon and therefore I had the chance to record an interview with the TV channel “Nolife” right at the entrance of the festival, where cosplayers were gathering.

Eric was as popular as all the other Japanese guests. Like me, he played Yamcha in Dragonball… And even Vegeta! I was very surprised of this, but Eric has been very friendly and expressed his thanks with great respect.

April 21 (Sun)

At noon, I recorded an interview with the Net radio “Nihon no oto”. They knew a lot about my career and we discussed the details of my participation in “Casshern Sins”, the coming-soon anime version of “Gundam The Origin” and even wether the facts reported in “Gundam Sousei” manga were true or not. In the end, it was a very very interesting moment.

At 2 PM, together with Eric, we started the panel in the main theater. There I yelled Seiya’s attack “Pegasus ryuusei ken” in French (“Les météores de Pégase”) and so did Eric in Japanese! His cheerfulness has made this panel a very pleasant time. As we discussed, I have been very surprised of how Japanese and French ways of dubbing are different – the French can record six episodes a day! And they don’t play with a booklet in their hand but read the dialogue as it slides under the screen right at the time it is supposed to be said, like subtitles. As a result, Eric said that he was a little jealous of the slower Japanese pace of recording and of our booklets.

After I had took part in the following panel, with “Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas” author Shiori Teshirogi, I went to act as the main judge in the Gundam model kit contest held by the AEUG, the organization of the French Gundam fans. There I awarded a golden Gundam trophy and a Perfect Grade RX-78 model to the winner. The president of the AEUG also gave me some wine as a souvenir from France.

[Caption of the winning entrant’s picture] The winning entry of the Gunpla contest, Char’s Z’Gok – A very tough choice since all the entrant models were top notch.