An exploration of the unusual and the transcendent, through an examination of "artistic" anime projects both known and unknown.
This panel will examine the nonsensical, the over-the-top, and the bewilderingly artistic creations found in the anime community, such as: Cat Soup, Paprika, and other such titles. What was going on in the heads of their creators? Let's speculate on purpose and meaning!
Do you love Attack on Titan? Let's look objectively at a few parallels between the smash-hit anime and some prevalent real-world issues!
If there's one thing Attack on Titan has down pat, it's some pretty heavy-hitting social commentary entwined in many of its more pervasive scenes. Beyond this, there are plenty of subtle nuances within the storyline that can be related to world issues we currently face within our society that are not unique to our culture, or Japanese culture and society alone! Here we will aim to discuss what some of those real-world issues might be as they relate to scenes in the anime, and objectively examine what is being communicated.
Come talk about your favorite recording artists and bands in recent years of Japanese pop music!
From 1990 to present-day, who have been the most influential names in Japanese pop music? What are some of your own favorites? These are just a couple of the topics we will be addressing as we go over the evolution of J-Pop over recent years! Come learn about new musicians and bands you've never heard of, or teach us a thing or two about your own J-Pop obsessions!
Come talk about your favorite recording artists and bands in recent years of Japanese rock music!
From 1990 to present-day, who have been the most influential names in Japanese rock music? What are some of your own favorites? These are just a couple of the topics we will be addressing as we go over the evolution of J-Rock over recent years! Come learn about new musicians and bands you've never heard of, or teach us a thing or two about your own J-Rock obsessions!
Many similarities across a variety of different anime titles have sparked memes and macro images all over the Internet! Let's discuss some of those tropes, or common themes.
Beyond the various anime titles, there are a surplus of categories as well as subcategories they each fall into, often attributed to stark similarities in themes. These common themes have led to widespread tropes ("senpai noticed me") among many others! I-It's not like I like you or anything! Baka!
Masculine, strong, & aggressive. These archetype descriptors pertain to a growing number of characters in anime, often upheld as an ideal standard sometimes at the expense of all others. Discuss!
This panel is an exploration of the Gar character archetype and its relation, evolution, and affects on modern American and Japanese culture. In this way, we will examine masculinity vs femininity within the sphere of anime, and how masculinity is upheld as superior while analyzing why this appears to be so, with the flow of popular entertainment.
18+ Panel. An analysis of Japanese and American cultural development through animated tentacle porn! Also showing some fun clips!
Hentai's affect on American and Japanese modern culture has proven to be expansive over the years. Let's take a look at some common themes found in various Hentai titles, and engage in an intellectual discussion derived from bouncing disproportionately large animated boobs in your face—also, tentacles!
Do you LOVE your waifu or hasubando? This panel is dedicated to discussing the phenomenon of hug pillow affection that has taken the otaku world by storm!
For this panel, we will talk about the unique subculture in fandom that are known as "otaku dates," wherein anime fans take on their favorite animated fictional characters as lovers. Come to discuss the history behind otaku dating, or just come to show off your hot date! No waifu, no laifu!