Good afternoon, Lost in Americans!
It’s a cool, cloudy day in San Jose California as my first ever Fanime kicks off. I’ve attended a few events so far – Matsumoto Leiji panel, opening ceremonies, etc. – but the big one for today is the Eureka Seven: AO event scheduled for tonight. Legendary character designer/animator Koyama Shigeto (one of the original designers for AO) will be on-hand along with some Funimation folks. Should be a great time. The big thrill so far was meeting legendary GAINAX co-founder Yamaga Hiroyuki.
Below are some of the pics from Day One. This press badge has its advantages – instead of 90 minutes my registration line was 2 people, and I don’t have to use the public bathrooms (that one is big). I think the early seating will be huge for some of the headline events, too – membership has its privileges, as they say. Why didn’t I have one of these at TAF, dammit?