03 April 2010

Panel Citations

I want to thank everyone who made Modern Mythology a rousing success. This was my first time using slides to illustrate the different series and points I make during the course of the panel, and I'm glad all my subtle insertions and subtext came through so well. I look forward to giving this panel again in the future, and I take everyone's suggestions into account (for example, explain more the different between mythology and religion; use more of God of War and Xeno-series, I do pay attention to your comments). This panel, like the mythology it contains, is evolving and forever looking for new ground.

I know a good amount of people asked me to list the series credited during the panel. So here it is, a list of every anime and game I used in the slides. I will post the slides themselves very soon, but probably not on this site.

-RG Veda
-Legend of Prince Rama
-God of War
-Viking: Battle for Asgard
-Odin Sphere
-World of Warcraft
-Shin Megami Tensei
-Final Fantasy
-Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne
-Revolutionary Girl Utena
-Vampire Hunter D
-Trinity Blood
-Castle in the Sky
-Spirited Away
-Super Mario Brothers
-Fullmetal Alchemist
-Ghost in the Shell
-Excel Saga
-Ouran High School Host Club
-Love Hina
-Ah! My Goddess
-Yami no Matseui
-Soul Eater
-Gundam Wing
-Death Note
-The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
-Fate Stay/Night
-Gurren Lagann
-Mobile Suit Gundam
-Cowboy Bebop
-Legend of Zelda
-Record of Lodoss War
-One Piece
-Great Teacher Onizuka
-Rurouni Kenshin
-Sonic the Hedgehog
-Outlaw Star
-Azumanga Daioh
-Chrono Trigger


  1. I attended your panel and I thought it was one of the most fascinating and well done panels I've been to in a good long time, if ever. Your examples were all spot on the mark. I hope you continue to come back to Anime Boston, as I will definitely be looking forward to your panel(s) again next year!

  2. Great Panel! Very will done.
    Which Anime did you compare with aeon flux?

  3. I just wanted to let you know how much I adored this panel! Going to panels has never been a high priority of mine, probably because every one I've ever been to sucked. Either the topic had great potential and the host is a horrible presenter, or the presenter is great and the material is weak. But your panel was interesting, funny, educational, AND you were extremely good at it. I hope you return to Anime Boston in the future so I can attend more of your panels! :D (I would have gone to the Eva one except I still haven't finished watching it... whoops!)

  4. @ anonymous: The series I mentioned was Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne. It's very similar to Aeon Flux in progression and level of violence (perhaps more so), but the episodes are a good deal longer (about an hour each, 6 in total).

    It's a recent release, I got it at Katsucon this past February.

    @ Mike/Zero: Thank you for the kind words, it means a lot to me to know people enjoy my panels. I like sharing what I've learned with others, and I'm always one to make sure everyone has a good time. I'm already working on new material for Modern Mythology, so the next time I give it it will be different.

    I hope to make it back to Boston Next year with new material and new panels.

    @zero: Then you really need to finish Eva. I don't want to spoil the end for you.

  5. i know this is off topic but i would like to know if there is anything new from your gone conen panel. like have you goten any more grate storys

  6. I gathered about...8 or 9 new ones. I'm going to go back to posting stories on Fridays now that my coffer is refilled. I have one thats right up your alley from Anime Boston