The video programming department that sets the standard for running anime, movies and all of your favorite media is back for 2012! There’s always something to do in the rooms set up to run videos around the clock for your viewing pleasure. With air-conditioning to cool you during the heat of summer, there is something for everyone to watch and enjoy on large screens and stereo sound, you will be completely immersed into the variety of anime and asian cinema hosted at FanimeCon.
We here at FanimeCon know you AMV creators have worked hard over the years to create 5 minute videos for all of us all to enjoy together. Now, we have a major event, or events depending on how you look at it, that cost us nothing to bring the crowds to our con. Well, the time has come for your reward.
AnimeMusicVideos.org top 100 videos
For the 6′s year running the reigning champion is Random Variable Productions – Euphoria. Will they keep the top spot this year or will a new king be crowned? This is a great way to experience the past and present in anime and music. The top 100 list is taken from AnimeMusicVideos.org. will be held every day in the main video room.
AnimeMusicVideo. Org best of 2012
A categorized rendering of the top AMVs of 2012, voted by fans and creators, in categories such as best comedy, funnest, best lip sync, and best of the year. The purpose is to engage the AMV community by acknowledging the editors and videos that have stood out over the last year. The screening occurs across different skill levels, tastes, and cultural boundaries. As they are a diverse group, any disagreements are solved by popular vote. will be held in the main video room.
AMVs That Should Have Been Top 100
Didn’t see your favorite AMV in the top 100 list on AnimeMusicVideos.org? FanimeCon is here to help. Come check out some of the great videos that fans think should have made it into the top 100 list. will be held late night in the main video room.
FanimeCon Short Film Showcase
FanimeCon’s 8 year hit is back! Come and enjoy FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike festivals taken from the web and Japanese industry showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials. will be held in the main video room.
Robot Armageddon IV
NOW WITH VIDEO CLIPS!!!!!!
This programming is inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. Remember your elementary school arguments about whether Voltron or Optimus Prime would win in a fight? Prepare for the ultimate in fan interactive panels! Jerry Gonzales, Head of Video Programming for FanimeCon, hosts a tournament where 5 panelists that are picked from the audience to argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Many will enter but only one will emerge the victor! will be held in main video room
The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd
The Angry Video Game Nerd (aka the Angry Video Nintendo Nerd) can’t get over the terrible video games that consumed many frustrating hours of his childhood (and yours too)! Although this was in the ’80s, the Nerd is still pissed! will be held in the main video room
Remembering the Past with the Nostalgia Critic
Along with the 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare, and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material. will be held in the main video room.
The Best of Zero Punctuation
Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don’t have to. Called “hilariously cutting … first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory” by Boing Boing, see why gamers love it and developers fear it. will be held in the main video room
In Honor of Ishiguro Noboru – Anime Screenings
Ishiguro Noboru, the director of “Mikan Enikki” and one of the famous classic anime directors had passed away on Tuesday, March 20, at 5:45 p.m. in a Kawasaki City hospital. He left behind his wife, Yumi. He was 73.
Ishiguro Noboru was well known for directing a lot of highly regarded sci-fi anime classics such as “Astro Boy (1980)”, “Super Dimension Century Orguss”, “Megazone 23″, “Macross – Do You Remember Love”, “Legend of the Galactic Heores” saga, “Locke the Superman: Lord Leon” and quite recently, “Tytania” and a true story movie “Pattenrai!!”. He also supervised “Katekyo Hitman Reborn!”.
All of his works were a great piece of high quality animations.
May his soul be at peace.
FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. Our newest themed room, the Nostalgia room, has a wide range of anime spanning the 60′s all the way to the 90′s. It showcases 60′s classics like the original Astro Boy, the original Pirate Captain Harlock and animes 1st bad boy, Devilman to moderen 80′s and 90′s classics such as Kimagure Orange Road, Project A, Ranma ½, and Sailor Moon. Come and see what made anime fans fans!
Short movies, Animation and Anime Music Video parodies and all the cool stuff from Japan or fan made that you normally will not see! Watch your favorite full length anime movie in our large viewing room. Showing from classics to the latest and greatest, which includes live action versions of your favorite anime.
Abridge Series Screenings
You made this happen with your emails, raiding the forums, and showing up the screenings then filling up the room. So once again, a different abridge series everyday of the con. Come and show your love and passion for these fan made parodies.will be held in the film room
For those fans who like to immerse themselves, gain the greatest experience with complete saturation, and those who just plain want to see the whole thing all at one all over again; we have the Marathon Room. Here we exhibit a single block of only the most asked-for anime for hours on end. It’s a great social setting for like-minded otaku!
Come in and see the future of anime. We show what other cons call premiers years before. Tons of great variety to choose from.
Vote on what language you want to hear from various US companies on DVD/BluRay. Select from English, Spanish, French, or Japanese dub with English subtitles for the language impaired.
Full Length Rooms
Watch your favorite full length anime movie in our large viewing room. Showing from classics to the latest and greatest, which includes live action versions of your favorite anime.
The fanime lineup will include showings showing the films of Hong Kong , Korea and Japan. The asian film will be screening some of the latest films to come out of the far east, as well as recent classics and older films you may have missed. The fanime Asian film room has been one of the conventions best kept secrets, but now, the secret is out. Come see what the buzz is about this year!
Sleep is for the weak, but anime is for the weekend — all night, every night. You didn’t travel all this way to watch mindless infomercials in your room. Get out there and feed your head a nocturnal feast of films and series from the hottest new hits to the campiest cult classics, plus eclectic oddities that defy description. So inject that syringe of caffeine and tape open your eyelids, it’s going to be a very long night.
Production Company: ADWAYS PICTURES,INC.
Synopsis: Michi, a high school girl with a seemingly perfect life loving parents, popularity, average grades, one day finds herself wanting to end her own life. When Michi reveals a big secret to her best friend, Haruna, she is betrayed by her. The one person she had trusted most turns on her and Michi becomes a target of bullies at school. Blinded by her agony and hurt, Michi stumbles on to a suicide chat room where she exchanges stories with others in similar situations. After spending some time on the site, she is asked “Would you like to REPLAY?” Michi impulsively presses ‘Yes,’ which catapults her on a quest to her own death in the suicide game, “Re:Play-Girls”.
The director, Yuki Saito, has made his facebook page available so that his American fans can communicate with him.
Too extreme for daytime! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action, and find it here in the calloused coliseum of cartoon chaos. An unflinching bombardment of violence, profanity, nudity, and other mature content to challenge even the most hardened old-school otaku. Anime that kicks ass. will be held in fansub room at midnight every night.
Some otaku hear voices…
Voices that say something completely different…
Sometimes, they do what the voices say…
Welcome to the twisted bizarro-world of fanmade parodies: An altered state in which pimps orchestrate Armageddon by pop-music, dwarves sell life insurance to witches, and ninja do the Macarena. Can your squeedilyspooch stand the shocking goof that is Midnight Madness? Or will you keel over in cachinnation? It’s a marathon of merciless mockery, and only the most tenacious masochists will persevere until dawn. will be held in the main video room at midnight
Yaoi Bingo (Sat and sun Night)
Description: Continuing our years of tradition, we will have our Bishie Bingo sponsored by the gals from Biseinen-ya. Come for the boys, the amazing prizes and alll the fun! 18+ for our Saturday Event. Sunday will be opened to 16+.
Please bring ID, implements to mark the Bingo cards and something to write on. The cards are 50 cents each, 5 cards for $2. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, pounding heartbeats — and that’s just the audience. Three scintillating nights of sexy shojo in sizzling sapphic, sadomasochistic, surreal, and simply silly smut from the midnight moon to the rising sun, imported from the land of the most exotic and imaginative erotica in the world. Now eight years running. All events are 18+ events. An ID will be checked by Fanime volunteer prior to entry. Held every night in the film room at midnight
Hentai Music Video Awards
Do you like Hentai? Do you like Music Videos? If so, it’s that time again! Come to the Hentai Music Videos Competition and Exhibition! Watch as entrants battle for prizes as you, the audience, decide who wins! After the entries for this year are shown and winners are decided, stick around for more Hentai Music Videos! Laughs will be had, hentai will be shown, and you’ll never listen to the Inspector Gadget theme the same way again! will be held in the film room at midnight
Hot Yaoi Nights 18 and older only, id required
It’s raining bishonen! Three naughty nights of adult anime and live events dedicated to men who love men, and the women who love to watch them love each other. Usually written by and for straight women (and oft appreciated by gay men) YAOI is known for emotionally complex storytelling akin to romance novels, with a delicious whipped-cream dollop of male bonding on top. You know you’re curious…
YAOI [n. ya-oh-ee] acronym for: “YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi” Self-deprecating genre label for homo-erotic manga and anime. Some prefer the more humorously descriptive alternative: “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itaii!” it will be held in the industry room at midnight