Panels! Panels! Panels!  More panels than you can shake a stick at and then some!  Anime Central 2001 offered a huge variety of panels galore featuring many esteemed Guests of Honor, noted fans, and industry representatives from the domestic anime kingdoms all heading healthy discussions on various exciting anime and manga-related topics ranging from new shows, fan activities, industry follow-ups, historical perspectives, and other forms of fan entertainment lasting all throughout the day.  Packed full of attendees, every single panel or activity offered something to learn from.  If only school or work meetings were this stimulating.

Anime Central 2001
Saturday Discussion Panels 1

Media Blasters: With a playing field that is not as fair and even anymore, Media Blasters has been trying to branch out into broader scales of anime merchandise, such as music, toys, and posters.  It's a difficult bidding war as always, and picking up anime titles like Rurouni Kenshin and RayEarth was almost purely by luck. Code Name: Robotech: Imagine a Robotech universe without Mospeada.  Possible?  Discussion from fanfic writers delved into the realms of the Robotech chronology, Robotech II, Macross II vs. Macross the Movie, Macross II vs. Southern Cross, and interesting side stories that actually stick to and enhance the Robotech chronology.
Evangelion Fan Panel: Like a cold shower, fans of this amazing show reviewed clips of some horrific scenes recalling the unending battles of NERV vs. the Angels and the various cinemagraphic styles which Gainax has used to essentially have some freaky fun with the TV audiences. Bringing Manga to America: Representatives from Fanboy Entertainment and Digital Manga discussed issues for their loyal fan base hungry for more titles that deserve to condensed into anthologies like Super Manga Blast and Viz Comics.
Wendee Lee: Inside the Voice Actor Studio: Wendee Lee (right) educated her huge fan base with issues regarding the difficulties on wiring good scripts, booking good talented voice actors, directing the hectic schedules, and basically dealing with the long hours of work that it takes to produce a good product that the fans love.  She also noted that while not always the case, most actors perform well under pressure, and it's always been a challenge to work with the Screen Actors Guild for contract actors.
Music Videos Beginners Workshop: Musical enthusiasts got a chance to be inspired again as creators of some of the most popular anime music videos got together to share their videos and talk about how other can develop their own. Character Designers Roundtable: Ranga Murata, Yoshitoshi Abe, Shin Nagasawa, and Yoshio Yamakawa answered questions from the audience about their characteristic styles and frame of mind when creating famous anime characters.

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[Dealers Room 1] [Dealers Room 2] [Dealers Room 3] [Dealers Room 4] [Saturday Night Soap Bubble Dance 1] [Saturday Night Soap Bubble Dance 2] [Extra AC Convention Activities and Sightings] [Fan Fun!] [LLNN Alien Sightings and Commentary]

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[Cosplay Contest Winners Circle] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 1] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 2] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 3

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