I have two cats and I thought learning about Japanese folklore would be interesting, so I went the Supernatural Cats of Japan panel at Anime Next. In Japan, there are many different urban legends about cats and yokai. And many of these stories derive from events and have been passed down for generations.
I went to an interesting panel at Anime Next about how Anime or Manga series gets Americanized. Some series that we all know and love should never be replicated. America seems to fail when attempting to recreate an Anime series or movie adaptation with their own spin on it. Sometimes it is not all bad but they still fall short even with the help of A-list directors and screenwriters.
After a long day of running around, Drey and I took a small break in the Manga library. Like the idiot I am, I started reading volume one Uzumakiうずまき by Junji Ito. Homie is twisted but that’s a topic for another day. The library closes, now my mind fuckery level is at an all-time high. I was so confused. That confusion only heightened.
I was lucky enough to sit in on the Vocaloid panel with Toshihiro Fukuoka, Itto-Maru, and Nao as they discuss Hatsune Miku and her music. In this panel, they discussed the vision behind their own version of Hatsune Miku.
I’ve been a fan of Japanese Music since 2003. And while Anime Next had us running all over the Atlantic City Convention Center. One of the panels, I had the pleasure of sitting in on was (5 Years Of) Japanese Indie Music hosted by John Carroll.
I went to the Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have Your $$$ panel hosted by DJ Date Masamune, unfortunately, I can relate very well. I am one of those people who spend all their money on Final Fantasy games and regret it later. I have played countless Final Fantasy games, I keep going back regardless if the last ending was good or bad.
This past weekend was AnimeNEXT many of you have heard of this conventions, it’s been around for well over 10 years. This is the first time we’ve been to AnimeNEXT since 2010 after the convention moved from the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ to Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ it was a little difficult to get to being further in NJ but we made it 2 times out there before having to stop going all together. Now that the convention is settled in Atlantic City, NJ it’s easier to get to from NYC and more convenient to travel. I kept up with a few blogs that covered AnimeNEXT just to keep up with all the events happening.
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We went to Animenext in Atlantic City, NJ this weekend and we had a blast. It’s been a few years since we’ve been to AnimeNext so coming back was a great trip down memory lane. We covered a few panels they we were interest in and a few events we will be having photos and videos of our con experience.
Hopefully you’re following our social media accounts we have been posting a lot of IG stories so hopefully you caught it in time. We will be cranking out everything related to AnimeNext this week so be on the look out.
We enjoyed AnimeNext and possibly if life goes right we will be here next year. We recommend you guys go to AnimeNext 2018 it gets better each year.