The panel was hilarious. All four of you were awesome!!!!~~~~~ Team USA have wonderfully fun personalities and anyone could tell that Renee and Sonnya are close friends by their teamwork in conversation! :D And team Osaka was so charming! Yui was trying so hard to communicate in English and simple Japanese, and I think the audience really appreciated that.Awwwwww~
I was left shocked at the YuiMino's performance when I saw it on youtube last year (and it's still my favourite cosplay performance of all time, even after the hours I spent rewatching it from different angles).
Actually, I *just* discovered they came to NYAF and came across this LJ. (I didn't read up on Team USA 08 was till I saw the panal, actually. ^^;) It's heartwarming that Renee saw them at 2009 Comic World in Korea - friends from across a planet and a language barrier reunited once again from cosplay. :D
I'VE COME TO EXPRESS MY LOVE!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I also come with questions! Are YuiMino more low tier idol-singers than cosplayers? Do they have a cosplay account somewhere with awesome professional cosplay photos? From that I see, their singing is their career and the cosplay is a side hobby that they do with occational fevour and they haven' been cosplaying for as long as you guys have. I can only find their kindda-lackluster blog/official site. :_:
I did stuff to make the Osaka team recordings at WCS more awesome
. For nostalgic lane, click:http://community.livejournal.com/code_geass/1622460.html
And, eh? This isn't posted on this LJ, but I'd be surprised if you haven't come across this before. This panel recording has far better quality: http://www.mevio.com/episode/148249/con-goer-new-york-anime-festival-2008
There's one more thing. Maybe you two noticed already, but there's a funny *adorable* scene at 29:42, where Yui says "Cosplay ga ichiban daisuki dakara... kareshi wa iranai!". Which was translated as "Because she likes cosplay the most, she doesn't have a boyfriend". Renee hugs Yui, and Yui looked a little confused at the sympathy.
That because she said "Because I cosplay the most, I don't need a boyfriend!~". And she followed that by "Lelouch boyfriend Suzaku." And judging by the sad "Awwwwws", people thought she meant Lelouch is her boyfriend, when she really just meant that Lelouch is Suzaku's boyfriend.
Wonder if she still thinks that way. XD