Another recording from NDK 2014. This one featuring Ian Condry on the Soul of Anime. Dr. Coundry is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. He has done fieldwork research in Tokyo's anime studios which has included interviews with creators, merchandisers, and fans. His book, The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story (Experimental Futures), can be found on Amazon.
It is rare that we get to interview international guests, but this year at NDK we were honored to interview Hiroyuki Hashimoto from Japan. Take a seat and listen to this wonderful conversation between Jim and Hiroyuki Hashimoto.
One of the big things about any anime convention is the cosplay, and NDK is no exception. With that, may I present to you just a small sampling of the wonderful costumes found at NDK 2014!