Behind the Scenes of Yuri On Ice with MAPPA (Panel)

I was so excited to sit in on this panel and learn about the making of Yuri On Ice. I had no idea how deep the creative process was. There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. From the tiniest details like the casts clothing to the colors that are used within the background design. There are also several props used in the designing of all the characters clothes and skates. Examples of props that were used are skates, food, and skaters clothing.

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Bad Anime, Bad!! Panel

This is post is a collaboration between Alice and Myself on the Bad Anime, Bad!! panel at the AnimeNEXT Convention.

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a Bad Anime, Bad!! panel at AnimeNEXT seeing the panel still thriving after all this time and each year continuing to come with all of the bad anime there is out in the world makes each year funnier. There are several different types of anime series some are good but, some are just bad. The panel we went to showed nothing but, bad animated series that some may have seen growing up that are recommended for children to watch at a young age but in reality children should not see. This year’s theme was Bad Retro Anime. The clips that were shown were from movies from the 1970’s during the disco era.

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Supernatural Cats of Japan (Panel)

 

Jibanyan – Yokai Watch

 

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.

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Anime and America Cinema (Panel)

 

Hetalia (America)

 

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.

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Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga

 

 

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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 not ready. 

Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga (panel). 

Hosted by: Xan Villanueva

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Vocaloid Animation: Panel

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.

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(5 Years Of) Japanese Indie Music

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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.

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Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have Your $$$ (Panel)

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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.

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Overview of AnimeNEXT

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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BOOKCON 2017

 

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This was my first year at BOOKCON. I thought at first it was going to be boring and that there would only book signings but I was wrong, BOOKCON was really interesting. I turned out to be something I did not expect. I never really thought of the process people put into books. I had the opportunity to meet some really good authors and learned about their stories. It was interesting to see how people can turn their fantasy into a reality through a story.

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