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Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Anime conventions + random conversation about conventions in general.

Does anyone go to Anime conventions?

 

And if so, any one Cosplays? eh eh? 😄

 

I have an old pic lying around... I'll post it but I am embarassed 😞

 

Topic created cause Anime North is this weekend (Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th) at Toronto Congress Center in Toronto (which is really north etobicoke; and before anyone says it, yes I also know their staff are all volunteers who are rude to anything that moves, breathes or asks them a question lol)

 

Also, I have NEVER been to FanXpo... o__O am i missing out? I am aren't i?

Retired Moderator RogersAsif
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Re: Anime conventions + random conversation about conventions in general.

Hi @ShakTiburon

 

Last Anime show i watched was Dragon Ball ZSmiley LOL

 

I have never been to a Anime Convention but i have seen pictures and it looks awesome!

 

Do we have any Anime fans in the Community?

 

RogersAsif

Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Anime conventions + random conversation about conventions in general.

Well, They are bringing back Dragon Ball series...
The next series will be based on AFTER Dragon Ball Z

Since Dragon Ball GT didn't actually exist (Its Professional Anime but Fan-Made per say)
Retired Moderator RogersAdam
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I used to be hugely involved in the scifi/fantasy convention crowd, back in the the 90's and early 2000's. I was part of the committee for the Montreal con, Con*cept, and would do a yearly circuit going to Arisia (Boston), Ad Astra (Toronto), DragonCon (Atlanta). Those were super-fun, allowing for cosplay, panel discussions, and rubbing elbows with authors, artists, and personalities in that genre.

 

I did try Anime North and FanExpo 3 years ago, but those are not the same. They feel much more impersonal and commercial than the smaller cons I mentioned above, focusing more on merch than on the actual scene. The only exception was DragonCon, that is a huge convention, but since it grew out of being a small one, it retained that true-geek spirit and community.

 

I think it's still worth checking out, the cosplay at Anime North is absolutely amazing, but for my money, I still prefer the smaller, more literary cons.

Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Anime conventions + random conversation about conventions in general.

Oh god, yes, Anime North has become more Merch based than the community itself.

Cosplay got better. People put more effort in there design but the Anime north specifically is mostly runned by Volunteers who get "Gifts" as incentive (which is valued at Weekend-pass buyback and a plushie). Not exactly trained on soft skills as their complains pile up a lot. Since my Bestfriend actually sets up shop there annually, I have come to learn to avoid the volunteer staffs lol

Going back to Anime itself.
I recently watched 'Kill la Kill' - don't watch it, if the humour doesn't catch you in the first few episodes then I don't recommend it.

Also has any one watched MONSTER? more adult-serial-killer thriller story, and I wanted to know if there is any other anime like that out there?
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I am a HUGE anime watcher 🙂  I still watch about.. 7 or so series per season 🙂

All that being said..  specially since i got married, and now a son.. i rarely get out to anything anymore 😞
Went to fanexpo last year.. but that was the first one  in a while 😞 

Only Cosplay i have done in the past, was a Full Metal Alchemist soldiers uniform.

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I have never seen MONSTER.  Never really got into Kill la kill.  But i HAVE seen alot..
Lets put it this way... ontop of my 50+ 6hr vhs tape and 50 DVD collection... i have over 2tb of computer format anime 🙂  If you can list any previous shows/genres that you like, i can list some similar type ones maybe



Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Anime conventions + random conversation about conventions in general.

o__o
Holy wow... you have a lot of anime collection.
Now to put it to cloud so you can access it anywhere! lol

Dragon Drive was a good show as well.
When i was younger, i wanted a house on the street Dragon Dr just because of the Anime. Haha such a childish thought...

There are so many anime to list.
I am Bleach Fan to be honest - The only thing I cosplayed as was Grimmjow...
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Ugg... while bleach is.. passible... i am sort of ANTI serialized anime...
Dont like any of them.. Naruto, one piece, etc....  I think it's the DBZ sindrome they often fall into..  like one fight goes on 10 episodes 😛

Closest thing to serialized for me was Fullmetal Alchemist.
(well, i guess thats not 100% true.  I did watch more longer series in the past.. the Ranma 1/2, Tenchi, etc)

 

That reminds me.. need to figure out what i will be watching in the summer season.. only a few episodes left of this seasons.



Retired Moderator RogersAdam
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I actually just got around to watching the first few episodes of Bleach. So far, I like it.

 

In terms of series anime, they vary a lot. Claymore and Sword Art Online were amazing. I really dug Knights of Sidonia and of course, Attack on Titan. Digimon was another one that I really liked. It had progression, unlike Pokemon.

 

Never could get into DBZ. Despite being a martial arts based show, I couldn't stand the characters or the story. 

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I watch most of my stuff subtitled as its released.. so I MAY be a bit further head than some who only really watch on Netflix, etc 🙂

Sword Art Online 2nd season was pretty good, not quite as good as the first.
2nd season on Kinghts of Sidonia is airing right now.. its REALLY good.

I wish they would have finished Claymore 😞

TeraFormars was pretty interesting.. good fighting but very violent.

There were some suprising 'sleeper' hits.. ones i started more to fill time.. and ended up being really good.
Some with action.. some suprisingly not.. but very 'emotional' that make you feel for the characters.  . one this season has had me crying 3x already 😛

I have to say... the number of series that have over the top FANSERVICE lately.. seems to be growing >.>
Not that I personally mind... but its sometimes hard to get OTHERS into it, with all of it. 😛



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