Schedule Panel

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.

60 minutes
Theme Panel


Sat, 04/23/2011 at 8:00 PM in Hynes - Panel 206

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