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NY Anime Festival, Friday

by on Sep.26, 2008, under Uncategorized

Day 1 of the New York Anime Festival 2008 today. Some highlights (or lowlights):

Negima OAV: It was the “Golden Week tropical island” story. Argh, I really dislike dubs. And there was some Adaptation Decay. But, you know, still kinda fun.

Loveless: This was an anime aimed at bishounen love fans, also featuring mysterious magical battles. I don’t really mind the borderline-yaoi, but the story was just developing so slowly.

Marie-sama ga Miteru: This one for the lily fans. The all-girl intrigue and subtle maneuvering was kinda cool. Certainly more “story density” than Loveless.

mc chris: The sound system was low and the audience was sometimes befuddled, but he was tirelessly upbeat and energetic, making for a really fun show.

Samurai Beat Radio: This was a radio show taping an episode here, talking about the history of Japanese popular music. They played the very first Japanese song to hit #1 on Billboard, way back in 1963…yes, “Sukiyaki”. I felt rather pleased with myself for knowing about that (I heard about it from Peter Payne’s J-List email). And they played a bunch of other interesting songs too, most of which I didn’t recognize. And they had “Falsies on Heat” guest-appearing, who spoke only Japanese. Interesting.

The Akihabara Stage: This was a stage in a big hall where people would dance or tumble or put on lightsaber shows. Sometimes unscheduled!

The Dealers’ Room: All sorts of wild stuff here. Quick highlights: A guy selling “Danger: Pedobear” T-shirts. A guy selling Doki Doki Majo Shunpan 2 (in some sort of premium box that was $100). Voltaire.

A bunch of girls with signs saying “Free Hugs”. I did not get any.

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I-Con Closes…for another year

by on Apr.06, 2008, under Uncategorized

I-Con was lots of fun. I actually spent a large portion of it roleplaying with Chris Adams. Neat.

I’m too tired to write more of an entry now, though. đŸ˜›

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by on Apr.04, 2008, under Uncategorized

I’m off to I-Con 27! Today will probably be playing Continuum and listening to game design talks by the designers, but who knows what might happen!

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