How do you top an outstanding array of panels in 1999?  By holding even more panels in 2000!  That's exactly what Anime Central 2K did this year with so many forum events and discussions to attend, we couldn't go to them all!  But we did our best to capture as many as we could.  With the exploding popularity of English voice actors, DVDs, manga works, and computer graphics in anime, Anime Central 2K played host to a growing number of audience participation discussions and activity rooms sure to satiate the appetites of even the most hungry convention attendees.

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Panels 8

Lost in the Translation: Renowned interpreters (left to right) Neil Nadelman, Shin Kurokawa, David Fleming, and Takayuki Karahashi spoke about their professional and personal concerns on translating Japanese anime for the American market.  Discussion ranged from purity of scripts for the hardcore crowds to dealing with certain Japanese verbal nuances that cannot be effectively and efficiently translated for the mainstream audiences.
Industry Panel: Viz Communications; moderators Toshi Yoshida and coworker of Viz discuss future titles and get input on what fans would like to see. Manga Retouching Workshop: Instructor Dan Nakarosis of Dano Ink Studios talked about the fine art of manga art re-touching for the American market as well as his involvement with such projects as Record of Lodoss Wars, Kia Asamiya's Studio Tron manga works, and Tomoko Taniguchi's shoujo manga works.
Legend of Galactic Heroes: moderators Hank Wong and Takayuki Karahashi showed the audience clips of this amazing romantic saga of galactic war between two righteous civilizations and discussed the aspects of why the epic series remains a fan favorite for years to come. Fushigi Yuugi: moderators Jenny Williams, Kristi Brownfield, Priya Monrad, and Maura Beddes discuss with the audience their reasons for being in love with this amazing series that is so full of stylish romance and shoujo storylines rarely seen in most mainstream anime. The Matsumoto Verse: moderators (left to right) Steve Harrison, David Merrill, Dave the III, Amy Howard, and Bruce Lewis spoke about the their devotion to the most inspirational anime series of all time: Space Battlecruiser Yamato (StarBlazers), Captain Harlock, and Galaxy Express 999, all of course single-handedly forged by the godly Lieji Matsumoto. 

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