Going to my first Anime Convention - Need Advice
Okay, Rym and Scott's coverage of Anime Conventions has gotten me to give them a try. I'm going to my first one next month - Anime Expo in Anaheim, CA. Info is at http://www.anime-expo.org/.
I'm a regular at Comi-Con and "Star Trek" conventions but I've never been to an Anime Con before. What does everyone recommend as far as my "must do's" and "don't miss" activities?
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Except for Gigantor (my favorite show when I was a kid), Speed Racer and Kimba, I haven't really checked out any Japanese animation. I rented Cowboy Be-Bop (sp?) and Spirited Away based on Rym and Scott's comments and enjoyed them. Are there any must see screenings I need to attend?
As for necessary anime to watch
All the Miyazaki movies
Everything directed by Satoshi Kon
Akira (read the manga also)
The Patlabor movies
I'll stop there and let other people fill in the rest of the must-see anime.
Lodoss War (the original)
Berzerk (read this manga as well)
Tenchi Muyo (the first ova)
Vampire Hunter D
Ghost in the Shell (1st movie)
Transformers Season 1, 2 and the movie
That's a fairly wide list of very good movies (and a show) from several genres.
- Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (skip the other 5 or so movies, and don't be afraid of the dub)
- Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
- The Place Promised in our Early Days
- Tenchi Muyo in Love (the first movie: NOT the rest of them or the show)
- Ghost in the Shell (both movies)
- Dominion Tank Police (again, don't fear the dub)
- Shoujo Kakumei Utena (The show, NOT the movie)
- Galaxy Express 999
Ignorant question: Is Gigantor considered anime? It is a black and white animated show from Japan about a boy with a giant robot. I'm not sure if that qualifies though. It was my favorite show when I was a kid - yes, I was a kid back in the days of black and white TV.