The person I took a picture of cosplaying as Amu yesterday came by the booth to get my "autograph." I really disagree ruining someone's book, but she insisted...
We took pictures together.
I went to see part of the Gurren documentary. It was funny.
There was a Q&A panel afterward, but I didn't stay for the whole thing.
GAINAX staff and Yamaga-san.
At night, I went to the Yamaga-san party (formerly called "Meet GAINAX Party") to eat. I forgot to take pictures, but the food was sad. Especially for me who was expecting food like last year's party.
There were cheese pizza, corn dogs, popcorn, Cracker Jacks, and brownies.
At the end of the party I met up with Reuben Langdon, one of the Fanime guests. I met him like 2 years ago? and haven't seen him since, so it was cool.
We were talking about his auction/charity thing (winning bidder got to play Street Fighter against him and get a recorded message on voice mail) and he offered to record something for my voice mail too.
So if you know my cell phone number and get the "busy" recording, you can hear Ken Masters.
This day I went to Company V to visit my friend. This is the view of the building.
I got a brief tour, and then we went to lunch.
Then I headed back to Fanime.
I saw my friend J, formerly of Company BEI and now working for video game Company S. I told him I was playing one of their games, and he was actually part of the project. Not the video game but the anime version of it.
I also saw my friend H from video game Company A. They were promoting a new title coming out in June.
Oops, I was going to write this for Mother's Day, but my wrist has been acting up.
I was going to introduce some manga that my mother reads/likes.
She doesn't read much manga, which is odd, considering how much manga she's been around, but here they are:
Jaja-uma Grooming Up! by Masami Yuuki
My mother likes horse racing...so this is an obvious choice. It's about a guy who travels to Hokkaido and decides to quit high school to live at a horse-breeding ranch. It follows a span of 4 years of him, the people around him, and the horses as they grow.
What I like also about this manga is that the horses are drawn so cute! I used to HATE going to the race tracks when I was a kid, when only my father was into it. I hated the smell of the horse poo.
But now I'm more aware about horse racing...I don't know if that's a good thing, but...
Atashi'nchi Eiko Kera
The first time my sister and I read this, we laughed so hard because the mother in the manga acts so much like our own mother. This manga is presented in equal-sized panels that go down. They look like 4-koma but there's no punchline at the 4th panel, but a chapter goes for about 3 pages. The story is about everyday life of a family. It's all in color and very cute.
Seigi no Mikata Chiaki Hijiri
This is about a pretty evil, selfish lady (the older sister of the main character) whose evil comments or acts end up saving other people. This was made into a live-action drama series (Japanese dorama), which is why my mother showed interest.
My mother and sister say that the evil sister is a little bit like me. Hmm...