Animangapop: The Interviews

Animangapop: Behind the Scenes

The interviews

In this short series we take a look behind the curtain at some of the people who make the magic happen. These people give huge chunks of their spare time to bring these shows to life all around the country and are dedicated in making sure they put on the best show they possibly can, making sure everyone has a fabulous time and leave them wanting to attend Animangapop again. So without further ado, let’s say hello to… James.

Hello James, thank you for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions.

Can you tell us what your role here is at Animangapop?

Sure, I am the stage/tech manager here at Animangapop.

How did you get involved with Animangapop and have long have you been here?

I got involved as a volunteer at their first event in Plymouth in 2014 and liked it enough to pay for VIP for their February event every year (mainly for the merch) and I helped them out if and
when they needed it, I was then asked to join the team properly over a year ago.

What is one of your favourite tasks and why?

Looking after attendees at an event as their enjoyment/happiness is priority number one.

What is the one task that is a grind but needs to be done?

Setting up and clearing down the TV’s in the gaming room.

If you had to pick one memorable thing that has happened in the last 10 years of AMP, what is it?

To be honest most of the events have memorable qualities to them because they are so much fun so it is hard to narrow it down to just one.

Animangapop embraces all forms of Japanese POP-Culture. What is your favourite part of Japanese culture and why?

Anime and Manga and Card Games because I can lose myself into their worlds via my imagination and the card games keep my brain active having to remember all the mechanics for example Life Points and when cards attack or defence change (Yu-Gi-Oh!).

What is your Favourite Anime?

I don’t have a favourite anime as my mind changes with each new season of anime released.

Tell us one funny thing that has happened to you at an Animangapop event in the past?

I don’t think I’ve been here long enough just yet to embarrass myself but I’m sure there is time! ^_^


Thank you for time time on this James, we know you are super busy with Shows.

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