Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It's May here at Let's Anime and that means that my important anime-blogging time is taken up with different, more urgent pursuits... namely, Anime North, Canada's number-one Japanese cartoon festival.

This year I, along with Ninjatron of AstroBoyWorld, will be hosting a Classic Anime panel on Sunday at 2pm that promises to be filled with clips of old Japanese cartoons, expounded upon at length by myself and Ninjatron. We promise to answer every question you may have about Japanese animation from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and who knows, we might not even have to make stuff up.

But before Sunday comes Friday and Saturday, and Friday night I'll be MC'ing JAPANESE ANIME HELL, the amazing two-hour collection of wonder, trash, goof, and WTF that has entertained audiences in two nations.

After HELL, you'll witness the Canadian premiere of THE OZONE COMMANDOS - the wild Corn Pone Flicks extravanganza starring nerds dressed as Japanese cartoon characters piloting their Death Blimp against a super-scientific hovering SF convention. And if you still have eyes to see and ears to hear, you'll be treated to Corn Pone Flicks' seminal 90s documentary BAD AMERICAN DUBBING.

Saturday night, interested parties may enjoy Neil Nadelman's presentation of TOTALLY LAME ANIME, where he whips up a frenzied cornucopia of terrible cartoons and inept animation for everybody to laugh at.

All these amazing events are, of course, FREE with your paid admission to Anime North, where you can also enjoy guests, videos, panels, wrestling, dealers, bands, costumers, and all the other accoutrements of the modern animation festival. It all happens May 28-30 - don't miss it!!

So basically it's an entire weekend of Japanese cartoon fun that you can't afford to miss. See you there! Your regularly scheduled Let's Anime posts will resume shortly thereafter.