Reading Too Much into AKB0048
Hosted by Viga
Continuing in the tradition of our Reading Too Much Into Gurren Lagann and Latin Latin Madoka More Latin, Viga and Froborr present Reading Too Much Into AKB0048! Cute girls, solid animation, a bit of mecha and a lot of great music; AKB0048 was THE guilty pleasure of 2012, and the second season is shaping up to be the same for 2013! But should the pleasure be guilty? Is this series as shallow as it might appear, or is there real depth to it? Who cares, we're going to act like it's deep either way! Join us as we discuss topics from the changing portrayal of femininity in anime, to moe and its malcontents, the transformation of otaku from losers, to heroes in popular depictions, and the nature of fame in the Internet era. We'll also cover the central issue of anime, censorship, corporate control of media, and the restrictions on entertainment in real-life oppressive regimes. Plus a discussion of the group that started it all, the real-life AKB48!
Fri, 05/24/2013 at 7:00 PM in Hynes - Panel 202