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With Hiromi Wakabayashi & Koyama Shigeto
At Anime Next 2014, the "Creative Officer" and "Creative Director" of Kill la Kill, Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi, respectively, did some show-and-tell for the crowd. Their Saturday panel on Kill la Kill was not ... read feature

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The Pool is open for business
Anime Next 2014 in Somerset, New Jersey, spotted some terrific weather. It was almost nicer outdoors than indoors because the air conditioning was having problems on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, where many of the panels ... read feature

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Anime Next brings Rookies and Luna to East Coast burbs

This weekend, catch the soul of Studio Trigger
Jun 05
Anime Next 2014 is this weekend, out in central New Jersey. This mid-size anime convention is pretty neat in that recently it has consistently pulled in some star power with solid musical acts, idols, and some really hip anim... read

AnimeNEXT '10: 'Cosplay is Serious Business'-con

Jun 28
Cosplay is always serious business. As such, serious photographs are required.While Jeff and I were trolling the mean streets of Somerset to cover AnimeNEXT (our Kamiyama interview debuts later this week), Tomopop editor Anth... read

AnimeNEXT is coming up this weekend, and one of the guests that I'm looking forward to is Kenji Kamiyama -- director of Eden of the East. He's got some other titles under his belt, like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alo... read feature


East coast welcomes Eden of the East creator at AnimeNEXT

May 20
Live on the east coast (a.k.a. the beast coast)? If you do, you'd better get ready to drop your pants (more than usual, at least), for Kenji Kamiyama, director and creator of nudist tourism anime Eden of the East, is coming t... read

At AnimeNEXT, Ed Chavez took the stage in front of a few dozen people. It created a bit of despair for the panel -- one of the industry's smaller publishers was put into the largest panel room (FUNimation, meanwhile, was in t... read feature


Anime Next '09: FUNi announces Dragonaut cast

Jun 14
With bated breath, Jeff and I waited at FUNi's panel at AnimeNEXT for the announcements they'd have in store. But alas, all we got was a dub cast and a blanket statement that they're looking, but haven't yet gotten any of the... read

Japanator will be at AnimeNEXT this weekend!

Jun 11
Just a reminder to all of you in the tri-state area: Jeff Chuang and I will be wandering around AnimeNEXT this weekend, covering some of the panels and taking some photos. Right now, I'm planning on attending the Vertical and... read

FAKE? coming to perform at AnimeNEXT

Mar 31
I didn't realize just how many music artist were coming to the US until Zac made this post. It's pretty overwhelming, especially for people who really want to see every single artist that will be here. I guess I could say I'm... read

Super secret awesome post

Feb 07
“What are we going to do about this?” asked Dr. Fernwood as he slapped the stack of papers within his grip. He took the fist paper in the stack and tossed it onto the desk that was opposite the one in which he slo... read

Podtoid-san 63: I'm In Ur AnimeNEXT, Blogging Your Panels edition

Jun 29
Gia and I had a fantastic time at AnimeNEXT, let me tell you. The only thing that marred the whole time was John, who refused to do Podtoid-san, leaving it up to Gia and me to record the show. Of course, we were lacking micro... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Thanks for all the fish

Jun 24
I just wanted to take a moment out of everything to say thanks to a bunch of people who made AnimeNEXT a lot more enjoyable than I expected it to be. First off, I want to thank Trisha Sebastian, the director of publicity for ... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Translating Manga 101 - Points and Pitfalls Panel

Jun 24
Hosted by Mari Marimoto, with Steve Bennett popping into the panel, this one was of particular interest to me. I've spent about three years now trying to learn Japanese, and of course, translating manga and anime was on my li... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Media Blasters panel

Jun 22
I'll admit -- the Media Blasters panel was a little less than exciting this year. They don't do panels all that often, and so to do this one, and repeatedly say that you've got no acquisitions to announce, why hold the panel ... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Del Rey talks on how to break into the manga industry

Jun 21
The second part of the Del Rey panel was definitely the most interesting part. Dallas gave us a good perspective on how to break into the industry with your own work. Del Rey is starting to test the waters of OEL manga, but a... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Yoshitaka Amano confirmed for Bra-- er, NYAF

Jun 21
Coming out of the New York Anime Fest panel, Peter Tatara -- the Conference Manager for NYAF -- has announced that Yoshitaka Amano will be the guest of honor for the New York Anime Fest '08. He'll be there at the con to talk,... read

Podtoid-san 63: I'm In Ur AnimeNext, Blogging Ur Panels Edition

Jun 20
Hey everyone, it'sa me! Gia!So Brad and I are yucking it up at Anime Next with any number of people, including reader KuronoK, AnimeAlmanac's Scott, Ani-Gamers' Vampt Vo, Anime Next staffer Trisha, and anyone else who can sta... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Del Rey panel

Jun 20
Del Rey, much to my disappointment, didn't want to announce anything new at AnimeNEXT. Sure, they've got announcements coming up, but nothing that they wanted to share with the fine folks here in Jersey. Namely Gia, Scott, an... read

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