FRI 12:00 PM – Great Anime Openings (MAIN EVENTS)
You read the title, right? Congratulations! You know what this panel is about: the fact that one of the best things about anime is the openings. The Anime World Order podcast will take you through some of the great openings in anime: old, new, some you’ve seen, and maybe even something brand new to you that will spark an interest in checking it out Come cheer on your favorites! Wait…why do people cheer for openings…?
FRI 9:00 PM – TouRabu: Welcome to Sword Boy Hell (PANELS)
If you thought all those ship girls were “trouble,” the Anime World Order podcast presents the boy equivalent: Touken Ranbu is a brand new Japanese online game about anthropomorphized versions of historical Japanese swords. Learn how it’s played and get to know some of these lovely works of art, both in real life and in their beautiful male versions. Useful if you want to actually play it…or at least if you want to know what some of that fan art is about!
SAT 12:00 PM – Hail 2 Jojo! (MAIN EVENTS)
Seen Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure on Crunchyroll or via a video game and wondering what it’s all about? Watching the anime and curious about what comes next in the manga? The Anime World Order podcast will introduce you to the most fabulous shonen fight manga ever created, discuss its influences on other series, and look at some of the anime and game adaptations made over the years.
SAT 4:00 PM – Anime Podcast Summit (CHIBI EVENTS)
SAT 7:30 PM – Stupid Video Panel OF DOOM! (CHIBI EVENTS)
You may have heard once that “nerd culture” is now “mainstream culture.” Or perhaps “mainstream culture” is now “nerd culture.” But there’s a nerd proto-culture, and we don’t mean “giant space aliens” (and DEFINITELY not “robot fuel made out of a flower”). Nothing defines us more than the act of watching stupid videos together! Daryl Surat of the Anime World Order podcast has a serving of video junk food consisting of strange bits from cartoons, film, television, and this newfangled thing called the Internet! And–get this–some of it’s…from Japan!
SUN 1:00 PM – Animators in Anime (MAIN EVENTS)
At some point, every manga becomes in some way about creating manga. It may be a lazy convention, but that does not mean that anime doesn’t also fall into that sometimes. The Anime World Order podcast takes a look at some of the times that anime has turned the proverbial camera upon itself, and how these “anime about making anime” may or may not match up with reality.