Conventions

Friday Anime Podcast 75: Anno and the Otaku

Friday Anime Podcast 75: Anno and the Otaku

On this week’s news-focused Friday Anime Podcast, we talk more about the latest announcements regarding this year’s Anime Expo and Otakon (the two biggest anime conventions in North America). In addition, we talk about Toonami’s new shows, Microsoft’s new moe mascot, another interview from Anno Hideaki, an some interesting sales charts regarding anime studios. Like […]

Anime Boston 2015: Exclusive Interview with Uchiyama Kouki

Anime Boston 2015: Exclusive Interview with Uchiyama Kouki

Anime Boston is a special event that I will always hold close to my heart. Much of the its sentimental value lies with a long list of firsts. It’s the first entertainment/hobby convention I’ve ever attended. It’s the first time I met anime fans outside the college bubble. It’s the first time I became a […]

Anime Boston 2015: LiSA Press Panel

Anime Boston 2015: LiSA Press Panel

So during this magical year of ridiculous snowfall and winter blues, international Japanese Pop Diva LiSA graced us lowly denizens of New England with her presence this year at the 2015 Anime Boston. Accompanied by a legit rock band (unlike the 2012 performer Itou Kanako — damn, that was an awkward show), LiSA dominated the […]

Yoko Kanno at Otakon 2013: “PIANO ME”

Yoko Kanno at Otakon 2013:

When Yoko Kanno was announced as a musical guest for Otakon 2013 a few months ago, I knew immediately that I had to go. Yoko Kanno debuted her new concert PIANO ME at Otakon. It consists of her playing piano solos alone on the stage, without any instrument or vocal backing. Yoko Kanno is easily my favorite anime […]

“Kami Kai Theater”? Nobody Asked MY Opinion…

Wow, I haven’t done one of these in a while!  I apologize to both of my readers and the other BtNRV staff members who have been carrying this place while I’ve been slacking.  I do not have an excuse, so I wont make one.  I just have not been inspired to write anything.  It’s not […]