The Speakeasy #105: Hinamatsuri, Octopath Traveler, Azur Lane


Ongoing Investigations: Journey to the West, Octopath Traveler, Azur Lane, Hinamatsuri.

Song:  “Monkey Magic” by Godiego

Food for Thought: What are some of our favorite absurd comedies?

Topics: 12 Manga Magazines Canceled in 2018, Inkypen Coming to Nintendo Switch, RightStuf Launches Emma Kickstarter, New Slayers and Dirty Pair Novels.



Otakon 2018: Panels and Workshops

hisui_icon_4040_round As I mentioned several times before there was a good amount of mecha panels this year. All but the most diehard mecha forums poster would have more than enough content to keep them happy. Kate and I did our best to experience the full range Otakon and for the most part, I think we did. In retrospect I actually went to more non-mecha panels then I did mecha panels which I think was an accomplishment. I did go to 6 mecha panels overall so I probably went to as many mecha panels as most attendees go to on a weekend so I hardly avoided robot related content. I think it just speaks to the amount of panel content there is at Otakon.

I will say listening to the Ani-Gamers podcast for the convention I dodged some real stinkers when it came to panel content. I did not love every panel I went to but I did not really go to anything that sorely disappointed me or angered me. I have to wonder if I have just gotten really good at picking panels or am I just very lucky.

If you looking for the shows I talked about at New Anime for Older Fans I have a complete list here.

narutaki_icon_4040_round As always, Otakon’s panel offerings are a major highlight of the convention. While I didn’t participate as a panelist this year, I saw many familiar faces among the presenters but also new blood here and there. Continue reading

The Speakeasy #104: Otakon 2018, Made in Abyss, Free! S3, The Night is Short

Ongoing Investigations: Made in Abyss, Free! S3, and The Night is Short Walk on Girl.

Song: “Deep in Abyss” by Miyu Tomita and Mariya Ise

Food for Thought: What franchise or composer would you like to see a concert of?

Topics: Otakon 2018.