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."
Hey, it was exciting for me. I've never been on a panel with an anime industry professional before. He was nice. :)