Comic Con Video Diary – Day 1: Starring Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson

Well, tiredness, bad Internet connections in San Diego, and life got a little in the way–but here’s the Day 1 video diary for this year’s Comic Con! Days 2 and 3 should be ready tomorrow. This episode is notable for having some big names in the video, namely Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson for Afro Samurai! (Which IS a real anime–it was conceived and written by a Japanese person, Takashi Okazaki, and animated by Gonzo. Plus, I reviewed the first episode long ago.) Comic Con, in general, has much more liberal film and photography rules–this sort of thing would not be possible for equivalent Japanese guests at AX or at Comic Con either (witness our lack of footage for Tite Kubo).

Incidentally–Paul screened this before I published this so hopefully, no hard feelings. 🙂 He was a really cool guy to hang out with.

Days 2 and 3 will feature a lot more of the usual fan interviews. But this is the celebrity footage edition. Only from Anime Diet. 🙂

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

2 thoughts on “Comic Con Video Diary – Day 1: Starring Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson

  1. BGM was a bit loud at the beginning…
    Looks like it was fun.
    BTW, why Afro Samurai panel?
    <.< I thought you didn’t like it. Heh.
    And also, glad you are ok after the earthquake.

  2. @korasora: I’m not a huge fan of Afro Samurai, no. It’s not my kind of anime, though it is well-animated and stylish. But the possibility of getting Jackson on tape so easily was irresistible. 🙂 Alongside Tite Kubo he was definitely the most prominent “anime guest” (strange it would be him, wouldn’t it) at Comic Con–and he didn’t seem to mind photography or video one bit.

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