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    by Published on 03-24-2013 04:23 PM

    Our PR girl Becca reports back from her visit at the weekend to The Tea Prince latest cosplay café held at MADD café in Soho.
    This was my first experience of a cosplay café, I have always been far too busy with crewing to enjoy the one Anime League provide at Alcon so was very excited and intrigued to experience this! Purchasing V.I.P princess tickets, entitling us to chekkis (photographs), a waltz and confessions letter from our butler.
    On arrival, we were greeted by leading maid dressed in the traditional outfit and filled with beautiful pink bows. She explained the rules and led the way into the surreal world of cosplay cafe…
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    The menu consisted of delicious dessert delicacies; chocolate truffle, chocolate cup liquer soufflé, strawberry and cream slice washed down with a choice of drinks from the usual coffee, tea or MADD’s speciality fruit smoothies. If you’re feeling extra naughty strawberry daiquiris were on offer! On arrival, each butler will personalise your dessert plate, with your name and/or image on request – including bunnies, dinosaurs and lego men! Personally, If visiting again I recommend you choose MADD’s speciality, the mango smoothie and the chocolate soufflé!
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    As well as good hosting and food, entertainment was also provided by the maids and butlers of tea Prince, including j-pop dancing. My friend braved the stage and performed the waltz with Butler Shen! Another friend received a beautifully hand crafted confession letter (love letter) from Maid Usagi, kudos to her performance giving the letter, also naturally my friend he had to have his chekki with her!
    Interestingly, I attended with friends who have very little, if no interest in anime, just a love of food and new experiences! Despite this, the maids and butlers were very courteous, friendly and understanding, explaining anything we didn’t know. Speaking with our Butler Shen, who could see we were new to cosplay café, and perhaps slightly nervous. We discussed that it may because, in the UK we are barely used to getting someone to service us with a smile. The closet we get to a personalised plate, is an incorrectly name spelt on a take away Starbucks cup. Cosplay cafés are becoming more popular in the UK and I recommend you try one out no matter if you’re a cosplayer or not, as long as you like food and good company, go and find the nearest one in your area! For more information on Tea Prince events visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/teabutlerprince?fref=ts
    by Published on 01-08-2013 11:22 AM

    January 25th-27th will be the 14th year of the London Edge Fashion Show held at The National Hall, Olympia. Animelague will ...
    by Published on 12-30-2012 09:37 PM

    As the New Year is approaching we look back at the top moments from over the year. Thank you for all your nominations through forum posts and tweets.

    10. AL Radio Show.
    Where else can you listen to anime theme tunes, songs from your highlight have even included our very own @ferefire letting loose with some karaoke. It’s a great fun show and beats any of that Kiss 100 crap. If you haven’t tuned in, make it a new year’s resolution for 2013!

    9. Crazy League
    The forum section where you can discuss anything and everything! Chats have included cheese, confessions and hugs! Check it out and start your own crazy times.

    8. Alcon’s Masquerade Ball
    This seems to a favourite due to the transformation that occurs. Girls change from their short school girl uniforms, into a long flowing ball gown. Boys swap jeans for a suit and bowtie. The décor changes, live bands change to Studio Ghibli and Disney soundtracks. The venue no longer looks like a trendy student place, but something out of well…an anime series.

    7. LAC makes waxing a talent
    In LAC talent show the participants are usually singers and dancers. At LAC4 we had a new entry, one that had the crowd entranced, wincing and screaming. Two lovely ladies in cosplay, waxing two (willing?) young men live on stage. Watch out Simon Cowell, we saw them first!

    7. Otaku Fashion Show
    This is the chance when we get to see a variety of different fashions expressed on stage from Lolita to steampunk and who can forget LAC5 where the Spirit models made an appearance in latex…

    6. Clan battles – LAC 4 clan leader goes flying
    Each attendee selects a clan, for example at Alcon; vampires, pirates and ninjas. Then is then a massive (non-violent) showdown where clan leaders and attendees defend the clan and win points. At LAC4, attendees might remember when Organisation XIII leader got a little bit too excited and leapt off the stage. Thankfully no clan leaders were hurt in the making of this battle.

    5. Yaoi/Yuri showdown
    The event started with a Yuri snog on stage, our enthusiastic attendees then attempted a yaoi/yuri inspired exercise video and dancing. Barrels of laughs were heard. The only complaint was the lack of tentacles. Oh well there is always next year…

    4. Baka no Gameshow
    Here in the UK, the craziest gameshow you can apply for is deal or deal, but at LAC and Alcon we recreate the wacky and bizarre elements of the traditional Japanese gameshows. The brave and the foolish enter…but only the crazy survive! Tasks have included eating ‘dog food’, drinking our famous ‘mystery milkshake’ and other wacky tasks. People have drooled and even vomited on stage.

    3. Guest Panels
    This past year, we have had some great panels from the abridgers, and voice actors Kyle Herbert and Little Kuriboh and we have had lots more great ones to come next year – LAC6 we have the amazing Caitlin Glass!

    2. Cosplay Masquerade
    Cosplay is one of the main reasons people attend conventions. At our cosplay masquerade, attendees who have handmade their costumes showcase their creations we have often been left astounded by the heart and soul people have put into them!

    1. Abridgers read 50 Shades of Grey
    When Ben Q threatened to ruin Alcon, Little Kuriboh and Kyle Herbert took it into their hands and saved the day by reading extracts from the popular erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey in various anime characters from Gohan to Seto Keiba!

    Missed out on these moments, we have lots of conventions next year make sure to attend so you can create your own. Register for the next London Anime Con 9th-10th February 2013 www.londonanimecon.com
    by Published on 11-17-2012 09:24 PM

    UPDATE: There's a special Q&A session with Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (of Production I.G) at Hyper Japan next weekend. They're asking people to reply to this article with questions to put to him. Do so here - http://www.hyperjapan.co.uk/whats-on...-festival.html

    Come and find us at Hyper Japan which takes place on the 23rd-25th November where we have our own table! We will be handing out flyers about our upcoming events and selling special Animeleague t-shirts for you to wear!

    We also have an amazing competition to win a pair of tickets for London Anime Con 6 which takes place on February 9th-10th. This is great opportunity to ask us any questions about AL and our events, meet our crew and new like-minded people. So release you inner Lolita and passion for Japanese culture, we hope to see you there!

    For more information visit www.hyperjapan.co.uk

    by Published on 10-22-2012 09:35 PM

    At Alcon your generosity and enthusiasm for our fundraisers which included the cosplay auction and charity auction helped ...