For those wondering when my reviews will be returning, May should be filled with nothing but reviews, most of which will follow a simple theme: Obscure Entries in Popular Anime. But, to end off an April filled with stuff that aren't reviews, let's talk about conventions. Living in central New Jersey I'm happy to have a fairly local con that happens every early summer: AnimeNEXT. I've been going to AnimeNEXT for the past two or three years now, but this year I thought about doing something new, something I've attended but have never done myself: Host a panel.
So in early March I sent in an application to host a panel at this year's AnimeNEXT, and just last night I got the word that my panel has been approved for the con! This is going to be something new for me, since this is going to be live, in person, & I can't go back and fix any errors I make. With all of that in mind I decided to make this panel about something I feel I am somewhat knowledgeable about to an extent, and I came up with this title:
25 Years of Burning Blood: Masami Kurumada Animes
That's right, for one hour-long panel AnimeNEXT is going to be hot-blooded in a way that only Masami Kurumada can bring it. Saint Seiya (TV series, movies, & the Hades OVAs), Fuma no Kojirou, B't X, & Ring ni Kakero 1 (TV series, Manga DVD, & the Pilot Film) will be covered, with even Seiya spin-offs The Lost Canvas & Omega getting brought up to an extent. I've already got the basic PowerPoint slides down, though I'll likely be checking them over more and more as the con approaches, and I hope to also be able to show video clips from each series. I've only got one hour, so hopefully I can get everything I want in there. I'm both excited and a little nervous, but hopefully it will be a fun time when the panel happens.
So if you'll be at AnimeNEXT this June 8-10, be sure to check out my panel if you have the time and don't have anything else better to do. I don't know right now when it will happen right now, but that's why cons give you those things called guidebooks, right?