Few lines for a convention so large. Overall, excellent venue.
Several panels were dedicated to making fun of lame anime. Sometimes it was hilarious, other times it was tedious. A few times they even poked fun at non-Japanese animation. That’s about as hard as clubbing a baby seal.
“If you listen closely, there are people already jumping off the boat.”
Big surprise, I didn’t buy anything. My walls remain blank.
One of the guys I roomed with bought an $80 Hatsune Miku towel. I am still not sure who Miku is or what she has to do with anime.
Been there, done that—my reaction to most of the panels. Surprisingly, the most engaging panel was on traveling in Japan.
3. Stuff I watched
Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne (English trailer): Rin is no longer voiced by Mamiko Noto. Thus, her voice is much more fitting and much less entertaining. (+++)
Detroit Metal City (Live Action Movie): Several minor variations from the anime make it worth watching. (+++)
Fist of the North Star (Movie): Several minor variations from the anime were pointless or for the worse. Also, some of the scenes were clearly not remastered. (~)
Canaan 1-2: Cool action, lesbian potential. May continue. (+)
Best Student Council 1-2: Mildly entertaining. Cyndi, the driver girl, is awesome. May continue. Comment if this show is any good. (+)
Otoboku 1-2: Boring, pedophilic. (~)
Macross: Do You Remember Love (Movie): Watched mainly for the educational/historic value. Not bad (except for the whole aliens-with-feelings thing), but I’m sure it’s better when spread out over an entire series. (+)
Spice & Wolf 1-2: Had me at currency speculation. Will continue. (++)
Blood: The Last Vampire (Live Action Movie): Crappy acting, crappy directing, crappy writing, cool fight scenes. (~)
Cruel Restaurant (Live Action Movie): Worst movie I’ve seen since Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Its only redeeming features are that it’s occasionally pornographic and doesn’t take itself seriously. (~~)
Erotic Comic Girl (Live Action Movie): Worst movie I’ve seen since Cruel Restaurant. Absolutely terrible, even for porn. (~~~)