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3×3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon by Lady Sage

3×3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon by Lady Sage

Pai disappeared four years ago, yet Yakumo has never stopped searching. But once he finds her, he discovers that Pai is living as a normal high school student. She has no idea who he is... or who she was. To restore her memories, they must travel to the land of her origin. But is Pai suffering from simple amnesia, or is there something more sinister afoot?

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3×3 Eyes by Lady Sage

3×3 Eyes by Lady Sage

Yakumo has been alone ever since his father ran off to study demons in Tibet four years ago. Then one day on the way to work, he comes across Pai, a mysterious girl who presents Yakumo with his father's skull, along with a note from said father. It explains that Pai is a Sanjiyan, an immortal demon, and the last of her race. He asks that Yakumo aid Pai in her search for the Statue of Humanity, which can turn Pai into a human.

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Sukisho

Sukisho

Hashiba Sora has recently come down with amnesia due to falling out of a fourth story window. He has forgotten all his friends and classmates – including his roommate, Fujimori Sunao. But there is more to their relationship and Sora’s accident than meets the eye. Who is Ran, who is Yoru, and why do they reside in Sunao and Sora’s bodies? Will Sunao and Sora be able to survive their friend Matsuri’s jack-of-all-trades business? Finally, will Sunao and Sora ever be able to look one another in the eye after Ran and Yoru’s… nighttime activities?

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Stellvia of the Universe

Stellvia of the Universe

It is the year 2356 AD. One hundred eight-nine years ago, a devastating shockwave caused by the supernova of Hydrus Beta killed 99% of the human population. Now all of humanity cooperates on the Great Mission, as humans aboard space stations struggle to prevent a second shockwave. Into this world steps Katase Shima, who is coming from Earth to go to school onboard the space station Stellvia. Shy Shima must not only struggle with the new environment and the regular troubles of being a teenage girl, but also with the difficulty of being a participant in the Great Mission.

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Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse

Tomboyish Utena is new to the bizarre Ohtori Academy, but not everything there is new to her. Not only does she meet her old flame Touga, who now bears a mysterious rose seal ring that seems to be a key to one of the many mysteries surrounding the couple and the school, but she also soon finds herself caught in a bizarre dueling scheme revolving around the Rose Bride Himemiya Anthy. But there is something desperately, desperately wrong at Ohtori something that could lead to the downfall of the entire school.

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Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Once upon a time, there was a little princess who was very sad because her parents had died. She was comforted by a prince on a white horse, who gave her a rose seal ring, promising that it would lead her to him someday. The little princess was so impressed, she swore to become a prince herself. Years later, Tenjou Utena is famed at Ohtori Academy for her chivalrous ways. However, when she challenges the student council to defend her best friend, she finds herself sucked into a complex conspiracy that could be the key to her past…

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Raimuiro Senkitan

Raimuiro Senkitan

The year is 1904, and the Russo-Japanese War is raging. A former Russian diplomat, Umakai Shintaro, boards the flying warship Amanotaro to teach at a supposed girls’ academy. There, he finds his students are a bit…unusual. They are five nubile, ditzy teenage girls with psychic powers. They also happen to hold the outcome of the war in their hands…

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Full Moon wo Sagashite by Lady Sage

Full Moon wo Sagashite by Lady Sage

Because of a promise she made two years ago, 12 year old Kouyama Mitsuki desperately wants to become a singer. However, this is impossible because of a life threatening throat tumour that makes singing or talking loudly very painful. But when the Shinigami duo Negi Ramen tell her that she has only one more year to live, Mitsuki seizes the day and attends the Seed Records New Artists Audition in secret. With a little help, this act starts her on the road to becoming an idol, and puts her closer and closer to fulfilling her promise.

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Poor Adachi Momo is a member of the swim team who tans easily, so people see her dark skin and assume she’s a skank, although that couldn't be farther from the truth. But now things are looking up because she's starting to move in the right direction with her friend Toujigamori Kazuya – "Touji" for short – despite rumors that he prefers pale-skinned girls. However, her sole friend, Kashiwagi Sae, also has set her sights on Touji, and has enlisted the help of the impish and popular upperclassman Okayasu Kairi to tear the budding couple apart.

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Meine Liebe

Meine Liebe

On the small European island of Kuchen sits Rosenstolz Academy, a boarding school for young noblemen where certain students are singled out as the elite Strahl candidates. Currently, the prime choices are Orpherus and Ludwig, two powerful young men with very different ideals. However, as battling political factions threaten to tear apart their school and the country, Orpherus and Ludwig must set aside their differences and work together with a little help from their friends to save what is dear to each of them.

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Berserk by Lady Sage

Berserk by Lady Sage

Guts’s only purpose in life was to fight and kill for money - it’s the only life he’s ever known. But then he is taken into the Band of the Hawk, the famed mercenary band led by the charismatic and power-hungry Griffith. Guts and his comrades are willing to do just about anything to help their esteemed leader, but what happens when things go too far?

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Azumanga Daioh by Lady Sage

Azumanga Daioh by Lady Sage

At first glance, one would expect a day with Class 1-3 to be as normal as with any other class. As one walks in the door, there’s the 10 year old genius girl with the pigtails reading. When the bell rings, there’s the screeching of the teacher struggling to make it on time. During class, there’s the tall quiet girl looking out the window at what appears to be a very cute cat-shaped cloud, with another girl staring at her with a red face… Directly in front, there’s the girl from Kansai staring blankly into air. Behind, the two childhood friends are arguing loudly again and whacking each other with their textbooks, but it’s fine because the teacher is too distracted by what’s happening in the class next door. Ah, just another day in the world of Azumanga Daioh.

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Magical Canan

Magical Canan

Chihaya is an ordinary schoolgirl. She goes to school, spends time with her friends, and works in her mother’s restaurant after school. That is, until one day she rescues a cute creature at her school. This creature, it turns out, hails from the land of Evergreen, and has come to Earth to gather the magical Seeds that transform humans into monsters. He recruits Chihaya for this duty – now she must become the magical girl Carmine and fight Seeded humans, all while hiding Natsuki and maintaining the appearance of a normal life.

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Loveless

Loveless

Twelve-year-old Aoyagi Ritsuka is a changed boy since his older brother Seimei was killed. The troubled preteen meets Wagatsuma Soubi, a friend of his late brother’s, who slowly fills him in on the details of Seimei’s death. Soubi was once the “Fighting Machine” to Seimei’s “Sacrifice,” and fought similar teams - and now Ritsuka has inherited Seimei’s position. He reluctantly agrees to fight in order to find out more about the group called the Seventh Moon and the conspiracy behind his brother’s death, as well as to get to know Soubi, whom he finds strangely fascinating.

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Legend of DUO

Legend of DUO

In the not-too-distant future, humans have begun to fall victim to the Disease of Death from the loss of their purana, the essence of life. In order to save the humans, the vampire Duo reveals the secret of purana to them. However, this revelation was taboo, and now his old friend Zieg seeks to punish him.

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Jinki: Extend

Jinki: Extend

Aoba was an ordinary girl living in Japan, until her grandmother dies and she was kidnapped and brought to Venezuela. There, she is asked to pilot a mecha called a "Jinki" for the organization Anhel, and meets her mother for the first time that she can remember. Three years later in Japan, Anhel is investigating the syndicate Kyomu, which caused the Lost Life Phenomena. The young amnesiac Akao has decided to fight in a Jinki and defend Tokyo. But what is her connection to Aoba?

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Iketeru Futari

Iketeru Futari

Saji Keisuke likes girls. A lot. Koizumi Akira hates guys. A lot. That’s why Saji is so surprised when, after he gets caught in one of her manipulative traps for perverted men, she agrees to go on a date with them. From that day on, he dogs her continually, even as the capricious Koizumi tries to evade his advances. Will his persistence eventually win her over?

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Ichigo 100%

Ichigo 100%

Manaka Junpei is in a bit of a predicament. While up on the rooftop of the junior high school he attends, a beautiful girl literally falls on top of him. Manaka is immediately attracted to her looks, and especially her strawberry panties. However, before he can get her name, she runs off in embarrassment. Using the notebook she left behind, Manaka begins looking for a girl named Toujo Aya; the girl he finds though, looks completely different. Could this really be the same beautiful girl he had seen on the rooftop?

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Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter

Gon Freaks is finally old enough to escape from Whale Island, where he was raised by his aunt Mito, and take the test to become a Hunter. He is one of hundreds of individuals from all walks of life - some good, some not so good - seeking this prestigious title. However, Gon is driven by more than the wealth and power that most of the test-takers are looking for. Rather, he is trying to find his father, the famed Jin Freaks.

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He is My Master

He is My Master

Sisters Izumi and Mitsuki and their pet alligator Pochi are desperate for somewhere to go after running away from home. They find a place to stay in the mansion of the disgustingly rich teenager Nakabayashi Yoshitaka in exchange for their service as maids. However, Yoshitaka is not just disgustingly rich - he's also disgustingly perverted and a total asshole at that, keeping Izumi tied down with outrageous debts. Now she can't leave until she's gotten them paid off - but can she survive that long?

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Gokudo

Gokudo

Gokudo is rude, crude, and greedy – in other words, the perfect adventurer. His main purposes in life so far have been to eat good food, get lots of gold, and piss off as many people as possible. But all that’s about to change when he manages to obtain Jinn, a lecturing drunkard of a genie, and goes off to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his landlord (after charging an exorbitant fee, of course). And what was that old lady in the inn yelling about, anyway?

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El Hazard: The Magnificent World

El Hazard: The Magnificent World

Makoto, having just exposed the fraud his self-proclaimed rival Jinnai used to become student-body president, is currently fleeing for his life. But just when it seems like his time is up, everything freezes. A beautiful woman emerges and tells Makoto she will be waiting for him in El Hazard. In an instant, Makoto, Jinnai, Jinnai’s little sister Nanami, and their teacher Fujisawa are transported to this other world. There, they quickly become embroiled in the growing conflict between the two races of El Hazard.

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Card Captor Sakura: The Movie

Card Captor Sakura: The Movie

Kinomoto Sakura was just your average 10 year old girl, until her encounter with a magical book and its guardian: an orange stuffed animal. She is now Card Captor Sakura, the magical girl entrusted with capturing the Clow Cards in order to prevent calamity from befalling the Earth. During summer vacation, Sakura begins having strange dreams that feature a mysterious woman hovering over a pool of water. The paranormal events continue as she wins a free trip to Hong Kong in a local contest! The trip features reunion and confrontation, and showcases how the power of emotion can transcend centuries.

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Buzzer Beater

Buzzer Beater

In the year 20XX, basketball has become the most popular sport in the galaxy. However, the creators of the game – humans – have been relegated only to planetary leagues, as they lack the strength or height of many other races from different planets. Into this world steps Hideyoshi, a street boy with an incredible talent for the sport, who is scouted for the newest all-Earth basketball team.

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Boys Be…

Boys Be…

High school is a time of many firsts, and six friends – Kyoichi, Makoto, Yoshiyuki, Yumi, Chiharu, and Aki – are about to experience one of the most oft-discussed: first love. Kyoichi and Chiharu in particular are childhood friends whose relationship is starting to develop into something deeper. All six of them are about to learn something more about themselves – and each other.

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Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Five years ago, a serial killer terrorized this town. Then, a month ago a strange light appeared in the sky and somehow, everything had changed. Now children with strange powers are cropping up and people are disappearing. Could this all be caused by Boogiepop, the fabled embodiment of death?

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Bastard!!

Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Chaos are trying to reawaken a demon god sealed ages ago, a disaster that could bring about the end of the world. Meta-Rikana holds the seal on this god of destruction, but their defenses are at the breaking point. In order to avert disaster, they summon Dark Schneider, one of the most powerful magicians ever. But is the cure worse than the disease?

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Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

Japanese mythology speaks of a beautiful tennyo that was trapped by a man who stole her hagoromo so that she could not return to heaven. Instead, he forced her to marry him and bear his children. Millennia later, Mikage Aya and Aki are ordinary twins leading ordinary lives. But on their sixteenth birthday, they find that their destinies are closely entwined with this supposed fairy tale, and their lives will never be the same again.

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Animation Runner Kuromi

Animation Runner Kuromi

Meet Oguro Mikiko (20 years old), a recent graduate of an animation school who is eagerly anticipating her first day of work at Studio Petit. However, the moment she walks in the door, Oppama, the production manager, greets her, gives her a quick tour, dubs her Kuromi-chan, hands her the timetable and critical information for the second episode of “Time Journeys,” and is carted off to the hospital by an ambulance with a stomach ulcer. The bewildered Kuromi is now left to deal with the stoic line director Shihonmatsu, the laid back staging manager Hassaku, and a team of key animators that are as diverse as Canada, but all share one common trait: an utter lack of useful productivity. Can Kuromi finish “Tai Ja 2” on time, or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

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Angel’s Tail 2

Angel’s Tail 2

One year has passed since the events of the original series. Goro has finally found success as an intern at a veterinary office, but other than that, little has changed, and life continues for Mutsumi Goro and his guardian angels.

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Angel’s Tail

Angel’s Tail

Mutsumi Goro has been having a bad time of things lately: he can’t get a job, he can’t get a girl, and his luck just plain sucks. But one day when he is caught in the rain, a mysterious fortune teller informs him that his luck will soon change, though he just brushes it off. But soon enough, maids from a place called Maid World that are reincarnations of his childhood pets start coming out of his cell phone. Maybe his luck is changing after all…

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Angel Links

Angel Links

Sixteen-year-old Li Meifon heads the Links Group, a free pirate-fighting enterprise created as per her grandfather's dying wish. Some have said that running such a huge organization would be too much for a young girl, but Meifon has proven them all wrong. With her superior leadership skills, a devoted crew, a state of the art ship, and her pet/weapon Taffei, Meifon has more than enough to take on the scum of the universe.

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Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

When Suzuharu Misaki gets off the train to her new home in Tokyo, she is enchanted by the vision of two human-like dolls battling on a gigantic screen. An eccentric man who calls himself Icchan informs her that it is called “Angelic Layer,” and helps her get into it. Misaki rises quickly in the world of Angelic Layer, overcoming her self-doubts and making some new friends along the way.

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Android Ana Maico 2010

Android Ana Maico 2010

Matsuan’s radio show is in trouble for one reason: nobody listens to it! Not to mention his completely incompetent staff, from Suga, the washed-up scriptwriter, to Densuke, his useless AD. But the company has brought him a savior: the cute android Maico, programmed to deliver the perfect radio show. A perfect radio show can only be delivered by the perfect person, however, and Maico has her share of technical difficulties!

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Amazing Nurse Nanako

Amazing Nurse Nanako

Nobody’s really sure why the brilliant Dr. Kouji took the amazingly dim and utterly inept Nanako on as his assistant, or why he puts her through his bizarre training program when she can’t even cook a fish properly. Little does the dimwitted girl know that she is the key to one of the greatest experiments ever conducted.

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Akazukin Chacha

Akazukin Chacha

Twelve-year-old witch Chacha is thrilled about starting magic school along with her friends, Shiine-chan the wizard and Riiya the werewolf, despite her clumsiness with magic. But on her first day of school, her teacher Seravy gives her a necklace, a bracelet and a ring so that she can use the power of love, courage, and hope to "holy up" into the magical princess and fight off the minions of the Evil Magic Lord. But why does the Evil Magic Lord want to hurt her?

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Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

Hanabishi Kaoru is your typical Japanese college student. One day on the way home, he encounters a girl in a kimono with a broken sandal in the train station. Being the nice guy he is, he fixes her shoe and helps her find her way to the place she was looking for, which happens to be in his neighborhood. But when the address holds nothing but a vacant lot, the girl shows Kaoru a picture of the one she's looking for, a little boy he recognizes as himself many years ago. He realizes that the girl is Sakuraba Aoi, a friend of his from a long time ago. As it turns out, she is actually his fiancée and ran away from home to be with him. But she's a reminder of an ugly past Kaoru would rather forget. What will he do with this beautiful, but naïve girl?

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Air Master

Air Master

Aikawa Maki was once one of Japan's top gymnasts, but no longer. Now she is known as the Air Master, famous among street-fighting circles in Japan for the gymnastic techniques that allow her to fly through the air while fighting. One after another, opponents come to her, challenging her dominance of the back alleys. But she, too, is looking for something she lost long ago...

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Air

Air

Kunisaki Yukito, a young man blessed with the gift of telekinesis, has been searching for a girl with wings for much of his life. One day, he wanders into a small seaside town, where he meets the strangely childlike Kamio Misuzu. Yukito is taken in by Misuzu, and as he lingers, he learns about Misuzu, the other girls of the town, and himself.

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Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses

Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses

When Keiichi's away, the goddesses will play! In their spare time, goddesses Urd and Skuld (occasionally joined by Belldandy) shrink down to super-deformed size to play with and torment their friend Gan-chan the rat.

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Angel Sanctuary by Lady Sage

Angel Sanctuary by Lady Sage

Being blessed with great strength and quick recovery, Mudo Setsuna is far from what you might consider normal. The fact that he recognizes he has affections for his little sister is proof enough. Setsuna is fine with all this until some weird people start bringing up some story about Heaven and Hell and how he is an integral part of some greater fate. However, Setsuna wants no part of it until events force him to take action and to decide which is the lesser of two evils.

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Video Girl Ai

Video Girl Ai

Moteuchi “Dateless” Youta has the worst luck. Moemi, who he’s head-over-heels in love with, just confessed to him that she likes his best friend, his VCR is broken, and all the girls in school hate him and have saddled him with the world’s worst nickname. To console himself, he stops by a new video store called “Gokuraku” and checks out a video from the Adult section. But then Amano Ai, the star, pops out of his broken VCR to help rescue his love life!

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Venus Wars

Venus Wars

In the year 2003, a comet crashes into the planet, making it habitable. Humanity, always eager for new territory to explore and settle, quickly colonized the planet. Flash forward to the year 2089. A war rages between the two nations of Venus, Aphrodia and Ishtar, over land and natural resources. Ken Seno, a talented young Battle Bike racer, is recruited to the war effort because of his skills with a motorcycle. Then, Matthew Sim Radom, a young cadet in the elite forces who discovers the military is very different from how he thought when he finds the woman he loves at the center of a military conspiracy.

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Ranma ½

Ranma ½

Many years ago, best friends and martial artists Saotome Genma and Tendo Soun promised one another that someday, their children would marry and secure their legacies. Now, Genma has returned from a recent trip to China with his sixteen-year-old son Ranma to meet with Soun’s three daughters to make good on their promise. But the two have recently picked up a slight condition: since a visit to some cursed springs, when splashed with cold water, Ranma turns into a girl, resulting the selection of the boy-hating Tendo Akane as his bride-to-be. Little do they know their troubles are just beginning…

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Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy

Koishikawa Miki’s parents have always been a little crazy, but this time they’ve gone too far. They were supposed to be out having a romantic vacation in Hawaii, but upon returning, they inform Miki that they will be getting divorced and swapping partners with the Matsuuras, another couple that they met there. To complicate matters, the Matsuuras have a son Miki’s age named Yuu, who’s incredibly cute – but also the biggest jerk Miki has ever met! How can Miki learn to deal with such a messed-up situation?

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DNA2

DNA2

Momonari Junta suffers from a rather unusual condition: whenever he gets close to a girl or sees one naked, he gets sick and vomits. Then things do a 180 when he meets Aoi Karin, a girl who claims to come from the future. According to Karin, he will soon turn into the Mega-Playboy and impregnate 100 women, causing a severe overpopulation problem…and she’s there to stop that from happening. But then she shoots him with the wrong bullet, causing his transformation to accelerate instead of preventing it…

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Anime Expo 2010

Anime Expo 2010

This year marked my eighth Anime Expo, the ninth anniversary of the first year I attended, and my eleventh con overall. In these eight years, I have attended and graduated high school and college, worked full-time and supported myself, and most recently, started preparing for a new career as an English teacher in Japan. My anime fandom has waxed and waned several times over, as has my participation in the online community.

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Otakon 2007

Otakon 2007

For yet another year, Baltimore hosted the largest Japanese animation fan convention on the East Coast, Otakon, on July 20th through the 22nd at the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC). The attendance topped 20,000 eager participants for the fourth straight year, a testament to the con’s staying power and the loyalty of the fans. As always, there were many different things to see and experience, ranging from industry panels where companies........

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Anime Expo 2007

Anime Expo 2007

July 2007 marked my sixth consecutive Anime Expo (AX), which was an unusual year for several reasons. It was the first time in five years that the con was held at Long Beach Convention Center, rather than the more spacious Anaheim Convention Center, since the Shriners took over the ACC for Fourth of July weekend. It was my first year at AX without my usual convention companion, who is in Germany for the summer.

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Otakon 2006: Nana Kitade/MUCC Concert

Otakon 2006: Nana Kitade/MUCC Concert

I’ll admit, I didn’t really do a lot of actual congoing at Otakon this year. Between the lengthy commute to and from the hotel, various misadventures with Le Bread‘s car, and more time spent socializing and wandering around Baltimore, I found little time to actually go to any events. There were two, however particular standout events: the Voice Actors Uncut panel the attendance of which came with a veritable nondisclosure agreement)......

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Fanime 2004

Fanime 2004

Anyway, Djudge, taking a moment from my hiatus here to give all you readers here at AS a small peek of what happened, through my perspective, at FanimeCon 2004, one of the largest conventions right here on the West Coast and in the U.S. for that matter. This year's event was spread out over four days and spanned a good part of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the adjacent San Jose Hilton....

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