Hey, what’s good everyone? It’s been a little over a month since we attended Anime Next. Between the three of us, we pushed out a ton content via our website and our other Social media outlets. Videos, pictures and other exclusive releases. (via Twitter and Instagram) So if you aren’t following us, do so because you are missing out. The grind was non-stop that weekend. But it’s Story Time.
Fooly Cooly ( Furi Kuri) is one of the most memorable Anime’s of my childhood. Originally airing on American Television back in 2003. Fast forward, 14 years later and the mere thought still brings a smile to my face. From Naota cynical outlook to Haruko’s Vespa and everything in between, most of all Lord Canti. So when Cartoon Network announced a possible remake, I was in shock but more over confused. In all seriousness, FLCL has everything packed into six episodes. What more could they possibly do? My answer came in the form of a trailer.
I came upon another webtoon that caught my eye called WhereTangentsMeet created byInstantmiso. I was looking for a love story and came upon this one while reading SirensLament by the same author. This was a romance story that had me hooked from the very beginning.
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’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 use to love Gohan. He was my favorite character from the franchise only coming second to Future Trunks. But I felt connected to Gohan because we sort of grew up together. Then enter the Saiyanman arch, this was something I struggled to accept. Low-key hurt my feelings. LOL But I digress.
I’ve been a fan of Anime, comic books, and video games for as long as I can remember. For me, growing up around mostly Black and Latin peoples nerd related things were a foreign concept. So when I dabbled in these mediums the idea of equal representation never crossed my mind until I became an adult.