July 26 - July 28, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, USA
Saturday, July 27, 2019
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Panel 7 (Room 146C)
Mecha as Modern Mythology: The New Hero's Journey [F]
Why are today's teenagers responding more strongly to the stories in Gurren Lagann and Gundam than those of Odysseus and Hercules? Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology as he unearths a new hero's journey in modern mecha anime.