Show #25 Battle Angel Alita OVA
Opening Music: Ninja by 7 Seconds of Love found at rathergood.com. Please support their awesomeness by buying a T-shirt and be sure to check out their classic videos, like the viking kittens and spoonguaaaaaaard.
Ending Music: “The Ballad of Elves and Zombies” by our friends the Christian Pirate Puppets
Here’s what I said on a forum once about cosplay:
I really like walking through a con and seeing someone dressed as a character from some obscure series that I enjoy. It’s this kind of recognition – someone else also loves that character! If they weren’t dressed up, I wouldn’t know that about a stranger. Just wearing a T-shirt of the show they like doesn’t really make the same heartfelt impression.
I think non-cosplayers take a lot more away from a con than just a picture of a cosplayer – seeing so many people dressed up – many of them from some of your favorite shows – adds to an ambiance of reassurance that you’re not the only freak out there who loves anime. Everyone at the con can take something away from the gobs of cosplayers. For some people it really is about being the greatest Naruto ever, but for many, cosplay is a great way to meet knew people.
No riffraff at World Fantasy Con!
Email segment! Yes, Noah and I are a couple. But no, we don’t plan on having a load of kids anytime soon. Erin reveals that she’d rather go to Japan this year than rush into marriage with Noah after only dating him for five years!
OMG Why Haven’t You Seen This Yet:
Battle Angel – the $1 dubbed VHS tape from RightStuf
Battle Angel Alita anime entries on ANN, AniDB, AnimeNfo.
The original manga is being reprinted and is widely available.
I reviewed the Battle Angel Alita Last Order manga in an old Manga Recon column. It is also widely available.
The Doctor Ido cosplayer at Anime Expo 2005:
My Life in Fandom: Noah tells a tale about a Star Trek con where he was young and broke, and a waitress tried to hit on him, even though he was 14.
Here’s Arada’s concept art of Noah looking hot while I freak out about his potential fangirls: