Hey everyone, back again with a small update.
My panels got accepted for Anime USA 2015! I’m really glad they decided to let panelists know three months in advance (give or take) due to the amount of panels I’ll be running. I’m going to try and give a (short) explanation of all the panels I’m running for anyone who’s interested.
ToraDora: How to do Good Characters – Friday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Half created out of anger out of those who keep calling Taiga a poorly done character, and half created because I want to gush about Toradora and how wonderful and amazing it is. It’ll be a look at how the main 5 developed throughout the series (due to time constraints, I probably won’t be looking at Yasuko, etc). I’ll also look at how some characters interacted with each other to create meaningful relationships and probably try to compare it to some other shows.
When Subtitles Go Wrong – Friday, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
What it says on the label. I’ll be retweaking my Otakon 2015 version of this panel (which was positively received) but I won’t try and mess with the formula too much. Maybe some different Ninja Slayer shots and maybe some more examples or videos of bad subtitles to give me a little less sweat while filling an hour long panel. Bad subtitles are always fun.
Jojo’s Influential Adventure: The Influence of JJBA on Anime and Games – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This was created when I was thinking of what else I could present on. Given Jojo’s expanding reach with season 2 and the possibility of a season 3, I’m sure new fans would love to know just how far Jojo’s reach goes. It’s pretty damn expansive. I’m not too worried about preparing for this panel but I will have to be able to talk about it for an hour so I’m not treating it lightly.
The Garden of Words and Lessons – Saturday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
After trying to do a complete panel about Makoto Shinkai and having it fumble a bit at Katsucon 2015, I decided that my friend (who helps present the panel) and I would try and focus on something that might have a wider appeal and be easier to talk about given the time constraints. So we decided to look at The Garden of Words and focus on what Shinkai was teaching his viewers with the movie and how he went about that.
The Evangelion Fan Panel – Saturday, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Personally my favorite panel that I’ve presented (although I love all my panels) because it’s just so much fun to talk about Evangelion with fellow fans for an hour. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like enough. I’ve given it at 3 conventions so far and each time we have filled the hour EASILY and didn’t even touch everything we could have. A big fun fan discussion. This is the one I’ll be advertising to Eva cosplayers (and maybe we’ll get another congratulations video).
Don’t Judge a Show By Its Cover – Good Anime with Odd Features – Sunday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
There were a few inspirations for this show and one BIG one but I don’t want to spoil anything until I present the panel since I want them to kind of be surprises. But I’m sure my friends on twitter could think of at least a few examples of what I’m going to talk about. Basically this panel is about those shows that might get straight out ignored by a casual (or even a more serious) viewer due to how they look, what the target age of the show is, or other aspects. So I’m going to try and convince people that yes, these shows are still worth watching.
And those are my six. Expect articles about Toradora, The Garden of Words, and possibly a list of the shows I am using/will have used for my good anime panel in the future. Maybe another Lain article too. Thanks for reading! Have a great day 🙂