Last year I tried doing a series of posts that would cover each day of Anime Expo, but that failed quickly! The thing is, it’s not really an organized thing to go to an anime con. Sometimes I hung out with friends, sometimes I went out to get lunch, sometimes I bought things, sometimes I went to the dance, and the rest of the time, I actually went to the panels and screenings. Anime Expo is close to me, so we may not necessarily treat it as special as other individuals do. For us, it’s a casual thing that we do every year. However, there is one thing we did all the time, and that was taking pictures of beautiful cosplay.
So without further ado, here are the details of the event! This is meant to be a single, informal ramble about the things we did while showing the very best images we took at the con. I may sometimes go off-topic.
I was hanging around Bakersfield, CA when a new friend told me about a con that was going to take place during April: BakAnime. It’s a small little con that took place in the Doubletree hotel in Bakersfield last Sunday. Nothing huge like Los Angeles’ Anime Expo of course, but it was a pretty nice con to go to. There were a few panels, and people were selling stuff so it was alright.
Staple Anime goods.
It’s only a review of Season 1 so far. And uh, in an effort to make things a little more organized, I’ll talk about the show and divide it into the areas I think are most important. Links are at the bottom as usual.
Maria Holic isn’t exactly a new show, but I considered checking it out because the second season just finished airing, and because it’s a Shaft work. Recall that Shaft is behind Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Puella Magi Madoka Magika, Bakemonogatari/Nisemongatari, and so on. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of Shaft, though their work can vary tremendously each show. Maria Holic’s selling point is: A lesbian who enrolls at an all-girls Catholic school for the sole purpose of finding her love, and yet instead makes contact with a cunning, sadistic trap. It sounded like a spoiler to me at first, but Shaft does nothing to hide it. It is revealed by the end of the first episode.
My formalities. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Halloween. Wow, I’ve been out. I can elaborate more on my personal life in a different post, but that will best be appropriate at another time. Short story: College. It’s been one hell of a transition but I’ve enjoyed every single day of it.
I recently finished Bakemonogatari over the course of last week, and while it wasn’t my first time watching it, I was just simply blown away.