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?
Last Anime show i watched was Dragon Ball Z
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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