Sunday at Anime Boston brought a few interviews, and even fewer panels. However, this wasn’t unwelcome as it allowed me to take it easy. Below is my recap of the panel I attended on Sunday, as well as my overall convention experience.
20 Manga Recommendations for Grown Ups Panel
This panel was really cool as it provided a lot of insight on manga I hadn’t heard of before. Fitting the retro theme of the con, the host provided attendees with names and information regarding twenty-two retro manga titles aimed towards adults. Genres for the manga ranged from comedy, dad fiction, horror, police action, and fanservice. Within these twenty-two were manga that had a variety of different volumes out in circulation, some spanning decades. Below is the complete list of manga provided in the panel:
||12. Dance Til Tomorrow|
|2. Golgo 13||13. Pink|
|3. Blackjack||14. Tropic of the Sea|
|4. From Eroica with Love||15. Gunsmith Cats|
|5. Path of the Assassin||16. Golden Boy|
|6. Domu: A Child’s Dream||17. Blade of the Immortal|
|7. Cooking Papa||18. Helter Skelter|
|8. Ghost in the Shell||19. Salaryman Kintaro|
|9. Madbull 34||20. Great Teacher Onizuka|
|10. You’re Under Arrest||21. Uzamaki|
|11. Ah My Goddess||22. 20th Century Boys|
Overall Con Experience
Overall, I had a wonderful time at Anime Boston. The panels and guests were great, and being able to attend so many premieres made me feel like I was getting the most I could out of my pass. Anime Boston is such a unique experience because everyone is there for the same reason: their love of anime and nerdy things. I didn’t see anyone frowning, and everyone I interacted with exuded excitement. Anime Boston is one of the few east coast conventions I’ve been to where everyone is genuinely happy a majority of the time. I hope the convention staff and attendees never lose that sense of wonder and camaraderie that I felt all weekend, and I look forward to attending future conventions.