With an extensive program of activities and celebrities from the world of dubbing, cosplay and even a concert with Japanese singers Maya and Keena, the spring edition of Tsunami, the anime, comics, Kpop and cosplay event, will take place today and tomorrow. in the Southeast, at the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention and Exhibition Center.
Celebrating 20 years of what was the first edition of the Tsunami in Yucatan, Gretel Rodríguez, organizer of the Tsunami, recalled that unlike the event that took place in Mérida last December, a greater number of visitors is now expected, because in that access was limited to 400 spectators simultaneously. Now that the conditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have changed, the expectation is around 5,000 visitors.
Visiting the newspaper
Yesterday, on the eve of the Tsunami, a group of event participants visited the Diario to invite the public to experience the emotion and fantasy that overflows there both days from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Among those who visited this publishing house were the Mexican dubbing figure Marc Winslow, voice of Giyu Tomioka in “Kimetsu no Yaiba”, Ciel in Kuroshitsuji and Dio in Jojos; from Japan the singers Maya and Keena and the Mexican cosplayers Misaki TL, Brenditz, Kou Ryam, Nash Clive and Yerahoney, the latter proudly Yucatecan.
Happy to be in the newspaper’s facilities, the visitors did not miss the opportunity to have fun in the entertainment space of the place, where they also took pictures and recorded some videos.
Maya and Keena are Japanese stars with 13 years of experience in the world of anime music, their show is based on the “opening” themes of various series, many of which have reached Mexico and were translated into Spanish. The interesting thing is that these artists present on stage, perfectly harmonized, those same songs in their Japanese version. Thus, fans can listen to songs from programs such as “Evangelion”, “Sailor Moon”, “Dragon Ball”, “Ranma”, “Kimetsu no Yaiba”, among others, in this presentation.
It is not the first time that Maya and Keena visit this land within the framework of this event, but they have not been present for almost three years and they are eager to have that contact with the Yucatecan fans.
For his part, Marc Winslow is also happy to be in this spring edition of Tsunami 2022 and to be able to spend time with the fans. Originally from Mexico City, 24 years old and dedicated to dubbing for seven years, he got into this activity after studying voice over.
He recalled that as a child he lived in a time when anime and manga had already established their roots in our country and already had a large number of enthusiastic fans, but he never imagined that he would give voice to various characters.
As for the young exponents of cosplay, they expressed their excitement at being present in this edition of the Tsunami and are ready to delight fans with their incredible characterizations, in that incessant search for the extreme similarity with the character they interpret.
Professionally dedicated to this activity, transformation artists invest a large amount of time and resources to produce their costumes, accessories and other elements; the care of the makeup, the special lenses that, in addition to colors, give them a larger appearance, wigs, footwear and even work a lot on their facial and body expression.
Curiously, the cosplayers admit to being a bit shy and introverted, contrasting with the personalities and even the outfits worn by the characters they interpret. They assure that they are not exhibitionists nor do they pretend to be the center of attention (they do it so well that it is impossible for them to go unnoticed), they simply like to characterize themselves, get into the role of their favorite characters, because yes, to do what they like the character must ultimately fill and excite them in order to enjoy it.
For this edition of the Tsunami there will be a great special of the Kimetsu No Yaiba Demons Slayer and Tengen Uzui series with the voice actors Iván Bastidas, voice of Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba and Henry Hart in Henry Danger; Uraz Huerta, voice of Inosuke Hashibira in Kimetsu no Yaiba and Shaoran Li in Sakura Card Captors; Gabriel Basurto, voice of Tengen Uzui in Kimetsu no yaiba, Sesshomaru in Inuyasha, Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan and Ban in the seven deadly sins and Marc Winslow.
The legend of the World Wrestling Council, KeMonito, also arrives: he will be taking photos with all the fans on both days and signing autographs.
The visit of 20 different exponents of cosplay is scheduled, such as San Chan, cosplayer and video game streamer since 2009. He dedicates his time creating content for social networks and digital platforms with more than 300 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel; Rabbit Exe, cosplayer from Guadalajara, with five years of experience; Magical Idol, Merida cosplayer since 2010 and streamer for two years and winner of the 2020 Carnival Cosplay Contest.
The program includes the Dance Cover Ultimate League contest in the group and individual categories with prizes and recognitions; and for all cosplayers there will be contests in the group and individual categories to show who is the best in all of Yucatan.
In total, around 80 exhibitors participate and there will be an Artist Zone and a Cosplay Fraternity.
Admission costs 150 pesos per person. Visit www .tsunamimerida.com or buy your passes at www.tuticket.mx and pay with a credit/debit card or at any Oxxo store, there will also be ticket sales at the box office on the day of the event.— Emanuel Rincón Becerra