Anime, Manga Bites The Big Apple
New York City has a lot of things, but not everything. Whereas this will come as a shock to some Big Appleites, perhaps their outrage will be softened with the news that their hamlet will be honored with its first major anime festival.
The New York Anime Festival will happen December 7 – 9 at various locations in Manhattan, including the always overcrowded, hard-to-get-to Javits Convention Center and, in a brilliant stroke, the ImaginAsian Theater on East 59th Street. That bodes well for a whole lotta screenings, and the location couldn’t be more significant. Kudos.
The show is being run by Reed Communications, the same folks who bring us the horribly managed New York ComicCon. It calls itself a celebration of classic and cutting-edge anime, manga, and Japanese culture, and it’s about time New York got in on the action.
Here’s hoping the show will come off better than their comics show did the past two years.
More info: http://www.nyanimefestival.com/en-us/index.cfm