It’s time to look back on one of the exciting new conferences we attended this year: Project Anime: Los Angeles!! A biannual conference between Tokyo and Los Angeles, this was the first year that Project Anime provided two different tracks: one for conventions, and one for the anime industry!!!
With speakers from all parts of the industry - producers, directors, toy designers, etc. - we learned a lot about the differences in animation development and production in Japan, the challenges of adapting Japanese properties for global audiences, the power of merchandise, and more! What was really special was how easy it was to talk with everyone, even before the networking reception. Between the many inspirational panels, we made new connections, new friends, and even snagged some sweet Yokai merch for our shrine!!
Here’s hoping to see you next year Project Anime!!!