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30 January 2006 @ 10:46 am
Panel moment  
I meant to include this in the previous list, but I think it works fine as its own entry.

Towards the end of the science fiction in anime and manga panel, I was sitting there with Fred Patten on my right, Hiroaki Inoue (given name first, co-founder of Gainax) on my left, and Ed Hooper to his left. I was trying to remember the name of this wonderful anime series that I felt should be mentioned. There wasn't much time left, so I got the microphone and said:

"There was this other great series... I can't remember the name... a girl was studying to become an astronaught..."

Ed started suggesting Gunbuster and Stellvia and a few others.

"No, the girl could see this ghost who wears a lion's head..."

Right away, Inoue-san said, "Futatsu no Spica."

"Yes, Futatsu no Spica! Twin Spica."

"I produced it. Thank you."

"Thank you!"

Hey, it was exciting for me. I've never been on a panel with an anime industry professional before. He was nice. :)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Kevin Standleekevin_standlee on January 30th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Lucky you! Although he and I have talked and exchanged e-mail on Worldcon and WSFS business, and we're both members of the Society of Worldcon Chairs -- in my case, blessedly Emeritus -- I've never had a good opportunity to talk to him about anime. My wife, who first met him while she was wearing a costume from another series he produced, has what I think is a viable idea for an anime series. (I'm not going to go into details, but it's not fanfic, and no more derivative than just about anything else anime-related is, and she's been working on scripts or at least written stories for a 12-episode run.) I'd like his advice on how to "pitch" it to someone who could actually produce it.

But, besides having to deal with the language barrier, I'm a little embarrassed at presuming on someone who is doing something as difficult as chairing a Worldcon -- after all, I know what it's like! -- with something that mundane.
(Anonymous) on February 3rd, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
Ten today. Sorry

Bakang Batugan: Beautifulkyoy on April 2nd, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
That was cool! Your experience sounded awesome, so lucky! x.x

Oh, don't mind me, just some Twin Spica fan-lurker passing by.
ashi: fate-nanohaashi on April 2nd, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
:D It is a fond memory. I need a Twin Spica icon...

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