There are many things that I grew out of over the years (thankfully), but anime isn’t one of them. If anything, I’m even more immersed in it now thanks to a combination of my brother’s newfound interest in anime, recommendations from friends, and a growing list of covers to learn on the piano. With the exception of Attack on Titan, I didn’t watch anime between my third year of high school and months after graduating from university, so I’ve basically been playing this never-ending game of catch-up.
As you can guess, I was beyond excited to attend Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center this year. I’ve been an on and off attendee for nearly a decade, but this was my brother’s first year at AX – the first of many, according to him. While I have been to AX plenty of times before, this has to be one of the best years yet. It takes an immense amount of work to organize the largest Japanese animation convention in North America, but the SPJA team, staff, and volunteers pulled it off.Read More