I only went there on Sunday.
Epitanime is one of the oldest con in France. They often invite prestigious guests. Last year it was Ryukishi07, and I wrote about it in detail here and here. This year, it was Urobuchi Gen and Kosaka Takaki, members and creators of the company Nitroplus. Just like with Ryukishi07 last year, the guests gave two conferences. Sadly, I only managed to attend the second conference on the 19th, so I will only write about this one. I’d rather not write about something I didn’t see and hear myself. Speaking of that, I apologize in advance if I made any mistake, or remembered something wrongly. The conference was also streamed live on Niconico, and some of the questions Urobuchi san and Kosaka san answered were picked from there.
The conference began with Urobuchi san and Kosaka san introducing themselves. Urobuchi san jokingly said that while a lot of people call him Urobutcher, he never worked at a butchery. Kosaka san said that the room is probably filled with anime fans, and that we’ve seen shows with a relation to Nitroplus, but he asked us if we also know about their Visual Novels or played them. A good portion of the audience raised their hands, which made him happy. “We’re going to have a good discussion.” He said.
Note: There’s going to be massive spoilers on Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass and Saya No Uta.
Got a signature from him. Hell Yes. I’m so happy. (Even though I’ll probably fail my exams starting June 5th).
He was there the 26th and the 27th. Each day he did a signing session at 11:15am and a conference at 2pm. The guy who translated Higurashi in French and the founder of Witch Hunt were also present at the conferences. (Didn’t know one of the guys who started up Witch Hunt was actually French). I’ll type here pretty much everything I remember from those conferences. This first post will be about the first conference which was focused on Higurashi (The second one was focused on Umineko). I’ll post a summary of the 2nd conference tomorrow at best. The conferences were also streamed, the 1st one on Niconico and the 2nd one on Ustream so I’ll post the links too. I can’t find the link of the 1st one for now though, so I think I’ll put both in the 2nd post. Of course, if someone who was also present is reading this, feel free to point out mistakes.