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Everyone here at Anime USA is excited you’ve come to join us this year as we celebrate Japanese fashion for 2014! This schedule will provide you with descriptions, locations, and times for each event taking place at Anime USA. We’ve brought together an amazing group of musicians, voice actors, fashion designers, artists, cosplayers, educational guests, DJs, vendors, maids, and hosts to bring you an Anime USA like never before. Enjoy panels, workshops, AMV showings, dances, games, and more! 
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Friday, October 3 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Kill la Kill and the Transformation of Japan (Otogi-zoshi Edition)

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On the surface, Trigger's latest anime explosion seems to be more about boobs and butts than anything else. But dig a little deeper and themes of state-sponsored fascism, elevated gods, the perils of war, and the construction of identity all shine through. This panel looks at the series as an extended analogy for Meiji Japan, the reconstruction of Shinto, and the quest for a unified Japan…cloaked in enough fanservice to make anyone blush.

Theme & Educational Guests
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Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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