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Otakon 2005

By Dave Menendez
Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 10:18 PM

Summary: Capsule reviews of the anime I watched (plus some manga I read) at Otakon this year.

I spent last weekend at Otakon 2005, catching up with college friends and keeping vaguely in touch with anime fandom. (This is tricky for me, because I haven’t been part of an anime circle since college, and trying to keep up with new releases these days is like trying to drink from a fire-hose.) The con itself was a success, I gather, with attendance on the order of twenty thousand. Pretty good for an organization founded twelve years ago in the backwoods of Pennsylvania.

I didn’t make it to any panels this year, nor did I spend any time in artists alley, despite the presence of several people whose webcomics I read regularly. I did get sufficient sleep and food, which is not always a given at events like this. I even ran into someone I know from a non-anime context, which is pretty impressive, given the number of people there.

Capsule anime and manga reviews

Where I spent most of my time: