New York Anime Festival

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Isn’t it ironic that the big New York Anime Festival, occurring next weekend at the Javitz Center, begins on Pearl Harbor Day (12/7)?

It’s a huge show, but the highlight for old fogeys like me is the appearence of the original U.S. dub voices for Speed Racer, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim – Peter Fernandez and Corrine Orr. This is the inaugural festival and it’s shaping up to be the biggest anime event in North America. For more information, go to the festival website.

(Thanks, Derek Tague)


  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron H. Bynum

    Expectations are high for this new festival… perhaps mostly because of the closure of the Big Apple Anime Fest some years back.

  • Joe P

    BAAF just disappearing was a let down, it was so exciting and fun.

    Really looking forward to this.

  • victoria

    That is ironic.

  • Royce

    It’s a trifle early to claim it’s going to be bigger than Otakon, don’t you think?

  • Steve

    what’s more ironic is that if Speed Racer came out today you would be complaining about “the end of animation as we know it.” Instead you’ll be waiting on line to get in.

  • http://theshenanigans.wordpress.com Moneysworthless

    screw otakon, this is NYC, cultural capital of the world

    maybe be not this year, but soon, this convention will surpass all other anime conventions in the country

  • http://www.realmofquickpaw.com QuickPaw

    Otakon is very nice, but I’m really interested in what this con has to offer….i just found out about it 2 weeks ago ^_^; If all goes well Saturday, I’m totally going to go back Sunday!

    Hope to see ya around the con Jerry!

  • StCredZero

    Corrine Orr kinda looks like Trixie in the photo!

  • http://www.yaytime.com dave roman

    I’m excited about this show!! I too was sad that the Big Apple Anime Fest didn’t last more than 2 shows.