Saturday, September 01, 2007

Anime Convention

Well this has been a rare and interesting experience. My own little entlings were not in any specific regalia, they just wore t-shirts from their favorite series. Oh my gracious goodness has the people watching been interesting here. The most amazing aspect of this whole experience has been how many characters I seem to recognize.

Apparently some of these characters have worked their way into my passive consciousness over years of video games and cartoon watching. Today I saw multiple portrayals of characters from Full Metal Alchemist, Legend of Zelda (Link and Zelda,) Kingdom Hearts, Bleach, Sailor Moon, Spirited Away.

To my shock I found myself in discussion with Entling no. 2 about a young lady in a brown military uniform.

Me: So which series is she from? Is that from Gundam Wing?
Entling no. 2: No, the only female officer in that show wore a red skirt.
Me: Still, all those medals...
Entling no. 2: I know, otherwise it is a match.
Me: I can't believe I'm having a conversation where I am uttering the words, Gundam Wing.

I also saw a group of Ghostbusters, Draco Malfoy and Luna Lovegood, Princess Peach and a Mario Brother. Captain Jack Sparrow was there as well as multiple kitty cats, and foxes. Every one seems to be clutching a stuffed animal.

What an experience.


AMY T said...

what fun. wish you could post people watching pics.

Anonymous said...

So -- didja get a stuffed animal to tote around, just to fit in?

Camille said...

Entling no. 3 acquired some kitty cat ears and various pins. I found myself wishing for a camera several times. The costumes were absolutely amazing and showed such devotion -- sort of like folks who become Klingons for a weekend. Now that is an obsession I can understand.