Hello everyone, it’s your boy Curser656 aka Anthony aka uh, well you get the idea.
So it’s that time of year again. Firstly I want to personally apologize that this coverage has taken so long, we had no contact with admins and no access to the site. So to begin.
This year we’d opted for a hotel room, this way we’d get to go to the really late panels that Anime North now has, or we hadn’t noticed it had last year.
Here are the highlights of Friday:
We started our day with the opening ceremony, I don’t know who the lady talking to us was but we got to meet our guests, have a few laughs and of course kick off Anime North.
Big shout outs to the great drumming performance and of course to all the guests.
But I have to ask, when did Anime North become My Little Pony North?
I don’t think we should just be doing things to please people, for example throwing in clips of My Little Pony in the opening video.
I have a thing against bronys, you’ll figure that out soon enough.
On top of this, unfortunately the opening ceremony ran over an hour late. Meaning we missed our friend Initial P’s panel, still unhappy about that.
Late night with John and Tyson
This panel ended up being Late night with John, Tyson, Chris, and Michael.
If I had to sum up this panel in as few words as possible, it’d probably go something like this: Holy F***ing S**t.
I have never laughed so hard, this panel was great.
It’s just four guys telling stories that anyone under 18 would be shocked and confused about. (Then again let’s be realistic in this day and age 14 year olds know more than they should.)
Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take any pictures or video and technically we shouldn’t be talking about it. But if I had to pick one panel as my favorite during the Anime North weekend, it’s this.
We woke up a bit late to attend the early panels on Saturday, so we started our day with a good all day breakfast, and watching Shingeki no Kyojin air in Japan.
This consisted of Funimation blatantly lying to fans, pretending they actually make anime, and licensing the worst titles of the season.
Stick to Crunchyroll.
(This is my opinion and it doesn’t reflect the overall opinion of the site, blahblahblah.)
The Dealers Room
Gallery Momiji Staff
These guys put a lot of work into the displays and the security of the artists works. Honestly, hats off to them.
As press we are allowed to take pictures under artist approval. Even with our guide with us we had multiple staff approach us to double check our privileges.
As a little treat we’ve taken our favourite picks from the gallery and the piece that I wish I’d bought.
The one that got away
Some people may think this con is a bit backwater and that it doesn’t live up to the big boys. But to be honest it’s one of the better conventions I’ve been to. And it’s definitely the effort put in by the staff that makes it that awesome.