At Anime Expo 2011 Benu had the chance to sit down and talk with Fred Gallagher of the popular webcomic Megatokyo. Benu chats with Fred about what he is most proud of with Megatokyo, how he keeps the story going while avoiding burn out, his plans for other projects, influences on Megatokyo, and the current state of fandom today.
Recorded live at Anime Expo 2011 it’s Anime Genesis Live: Benu’s Violent Torpedo Of Moe! If you missed it you can now listen to the whole show in all it’s awesome glory! With special guests Mark Allen Jr. and Alex Leavitt! Benu talked with voice actor Mark Allen Jr. about voice acting, dubs, and how to break into voice acting. Benu then chatted with Internet and media PhD researcher Alex Leavitt about Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloid phenomenon and just what is the true definition of the word “Otaku”. Thanks to all who came out to the show! It was awesome to see all of you that showed up!
It’s that wonderful time of the year again, Anime Expo! Me your favorite host Benu is on the scene to cover the best that anime expo has to offer! I’ll also be hosting two panels! Check out the schedule below and stop by and say hi!
Anime Genesis Live: Benu’s Violent Torpedo Of Moe
Friday, July 1, 2011
9:00 pm LP 3 (LACC 515A)
Anime Genesis Presents: How To Fail At Anime Podcasting
Join Benu from Anime Genesis in a follow up to “Habits of Successful Anime Podcasting & Blogging” from last year, with talks about failure, why you shouldn’t be afraid to “fail” at podcasting, and how to handle criticism.
Monday, July 4, 2011
12:45 pm LP4 (LACC 411 Theater)
Otaku been like yo Benu, where you been? Where you been the past couple of months? I’m like, I haven’t gone nowhere. I’ve just been watching all the cool moe shows. So their like, hey Benu where’s Anime Gen going? I’m like, I don’t know but I’m here to take the show back, the show is officially mine, it’s officially mine!
Spring 2011 Anime Season
Eden of the East
Final Verdict: A – Masterpiece
Final Verdict: A – Masterpiece
Disclaimer: The DVDs reviewed on this podcast were sent to Anime Genesis by Funimation Entertainment for review purposes.
I went to the awesomely hilarious Mega 64 panel at AX this year. If you don’t already know who or what Mega 64 is they do hilarious comedy skits based around video games. What some may not know though is that Mega 64 is actually an episodic show released only on DVD with their video games skits interwoven into the story of the show. They are hilarious and a must see if your any kind of video game fan. Their panels are also hilarious and a ton of fun! If they ever come to a con in your area and do a panel definitely check them out! Take a look at the video below that Mega 64 took of their panel at Anime Expo this year and also check out some pics of me with the Mega 64 crew and the hilarity that ensued after the panel!
One of the Mega 64 guys grabbed the camera and snapped these pics below.
Derrick also grabbed the camera and took a pic of me and everyone standing next to me at the time randomly.
Is it just me or is there something odd about this picture….
Benu sat down for a chat at Anime Expo 2010 with Danny Choo of dannychoo.com. Benu asked Danny about otaku, Japan, moe and what his most important piece of advice for bloggers would be.