Animating Music in Anime About Music
Hosted by Alex Leavitt
Anime has a rich history of musical composers and theme songs, but an unrelated strand of anime has developed separate from scoring soundtracks: anime about music. From a galaxy dependent on the saving grace of songs (Macross 7) to a classroom of amateur female musicians (K-On!), musical anime has been produced for decades. But why does it matter? This panel takes a look at the whole gamut -- Beck, Nodame Cantibile, NANA, To-Y, Gravitation, and many more -- to see what musical anime reveals about animation, the creation of "fake" bands and songs, and how music works in the adaptation of manga to anime.
Sat, 04/23/2011 at 8:00 PM in Hynes - Panel 206