Brent J. Warren,
Swissotel, Lower Ballroom Level 3, Alpine Room.
From the dust of the Mach 5, through the power of the reconfigurable
veritechs of Robotech, "Anime" (Japanese Animation) has expanded
and expounded within the U.S. It's most easily recognized by the
non-afficionado because of the prevalence of cute, female characters with
short skirts (or alternately skin tight spandex), outrageous, high tech
mecha, oddly colored hair (blues, greens, neon reds) arranged in
asymmetrical, geometric shapes and the ever present combat phrase (and
pose, a necessity). Plot twists, unique things happening to characters
(water based sex changes?), and the use of cute, fuzzy creatures make
anime a true treat to behold. So look beyond tales of the electric mouse
(Pikachu) and visit the Chicon 2000 Anime Rooms.
There will be a limited edition, special program guide available at the
convention, as well as some other neat surprises. Don't miss out!
The 58th World Science Fiction Convention / Chicon 2000 Anime Room is
being sponsored by MANGA Entertainment, a Chicago-based company
that has become a household name in the anime community. Their best-known
anime is Ghost In The Shell. MANGA will be showing the Special Edition DVD
version of Ghost In The Shell in surround sound at the convention
along with their other various titles. We are also being blessed with
anime videos, discs, and series from Bandai, Urban Vision, Media Blasters,
and AD Vision to name just a few. We would like to thank these companies
for their support in making this year's Worldcon the best yet.
Check out our sponsors on the web!
Chicon 2000 Anime Listings
This is a list of some of the anime programs we'll have in the first 24
hours of our schedule.
And this is only for Thursday, and Friday morning. Wait till you see what
else we're doing! Pick up a Chicon 2000 Anime Program Guide for the rest of
the Convention schedule.
- Ranma 1/2 (Outta Control)
- Berserk Episodes 1-4
- Fist Of The Northstar Vol1
- Cardcaptor Sakura
- Black Magic M-66
- New Dominion Tank Police
- Street Fighter IIV Vol1
- Samurai Showdown
- Cat Girl NuKu NuKu
- Street Fighter IIV Vol2
- K.O. Senji Beast Episodes 1-3
- MAPS episodes 1-4
- Those Who Hunt Elves 3
- Lost Universe
- Sword For Truth
- Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Episode 1+2
- Those Who Hunt Elves 1+2
- Battle Angel
- Bubble Gum Crisis 2040 Vol1
- Macross 7 Episodes 1-4
- Master Of Mosquiton-The Vampire
- Voltage Fighters! Gowcaizer: The Movie
- Landlock Vol.1
- Original Dirty Pair Vol1
- Jungle Emperor Movie (Kimba)
- Macross 7: Movie
- Gunsmith Cats: Bullet Proof
- Bubble Gum Crisis 2040 Vol2
All Anime is subject to availability.
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