Netflix and cheer
Super presents seven Netflix highlights at the AsiaPOP Comicon (APCC) held July 27-29 at SMX Convention Center.
- Netflix Experience
The most immersive showcase at the APCC. There was a set of “Stranger Things” featuring the Byers den where guests can doodle a puzzle piece that completes the map to Will. We watched Josie and The Pussycats sing while having milkshake at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, and had our “Riverdale” yearbook photo taken. We also joined a gang at Chinatown a lá “Iron First” and got a hatchet “tattoo” for protection—which went well with our “Aggretsuko” rock star face paint.
- “Aggretsuko” surprise.
Our favorite red panda, who is charming accountant Retsuko by day and death metal headbanger Aggretsuko by night, dropped by as a mascot, and we sang “choke on my rage!”
- Hall N presentation.
No photos or recording allowed but we had fun with the “Luke Cage” squad: Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Mustafa Shakir (Bushmaster) and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker who did a meet-and-greet with Filipino fans.
- “Iron Fist” season 2 first look.
Still at Hall N, actor Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist aka Ser Loras Tyrell on “Game of Thrones”) and showrunner Raven Metzner delighted the audience with the show’s season 2 trailer care of Marvel. Rolls out Sept. 7.
- Netflix <3 Animé panel.
We met the creatives behind the shows: Takashi Yoshizawa, producer of “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle,” and Adi Shankar, “Castlevania” co-executive producer. Season two trailer of the video game-inspired, dark medieval fantasy “Castlevania” was also screened. Show starts Oct. 26.
- “Next Gen” special screening.
It’s an off-beat animation about an unlikely friendship between a lonely girl and her combat robot, and their battle against a scheming madman and evil bots. Streaming soon.
- Netflix freebies.
Loot bag was a “Sabrina” paper bag with “Luke Cage” poster and Netflix baller. A “Riverdale” Southside Serpent black shirt was given to those who completed the “Netflix viewer chart.” Hawkins Arcade had games from the 1980s such as “Dragon’s Lair” and “Pac-Man.” We also got to chill at Pop’s diner with free chocolate milkshake.
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