It doesn’t happen every year, but this July is going to see Anime Expo and Otakon. If you’re into anime cons, this is a double-edged sword. As I get older, I’m worried I might not have the energy for both.
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Highlights from June:
I’m Bad at Understanding Rhythm, but the Manga “Wondance” is Changing That
More love for an interesting manga, especially what it taught me personally.
Dark-skinned Precure: The Importance of Cure Soleil
The significance of Star Twinkle Precure‘s Mexican heroine.
Banjo-Kazooie, Dragon Quest, and the Precariousness of Nostalgia
Looking at how Smash Bros. as a “history of video games” can run up against its role as a vehicle for personal nostalgia.
Chapter 17 puts the S in Soprano.
The Pros and Cons of $20 Anime Figures
What do you think of these symbols of budget anime merchandise?
I have two panels at Otakon this year, and I hope you’ll be able to make them. I’ll make another post closer to Otakon so that it’s fresher in people’s memories, but make sure to mark “Star-Crossed Alien Lovers…in Robots” and “Genshiken and Beyond: The Works of Kio Shimoku” on your Otakon schedules!
Anime conventions too close together best to conserve your energy after training for endurance. Too late to start training now so just conserve energy between the shows.