Worldbuilding in Anime

worldbuilding-panel

“Have you ever had an anime just… whisk you away to another world? Somewhere that felt not just real, but somehow, intangibly more than that? Anime have the power to craft a reality above and beyond what’s possible in our own, but how do they do it? Is it the gorgeous painted landscapes? The rich lore and culture? Let’s explore these worlds in this panel about anime that excel at building them, and look at what makes them tick.”

“Have you ever had an anime just… whisk you away to another world? Let’s explore anime that excel at building these worlds, and look at what makes them tick!”

Presented At:

  • Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020 (Video)
  • Sakura-Con 2019
  • Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018
  • Animazement 2018
  • Naka Kon 2018

Featured Anime:

Titles with a star (*) were featured with a clip.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020

Check out the Video of this panel!

No clips this time, so some bonus/expanded content instead

  • Bonus: Anime High School Rapidfire
    • Kaguya-sama: Love is War
    • My Next Life as a Villainess
    • Tonari no Seki-kun
    • Azumanga Daioh
    • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken
    • Tsuredure Children
    • Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions
    • Nichijou
    • Ouran High School Host Club
    • Higurashi: When They Cry
    • Witch Craft Works
    • My Hero Academia
    • Fate/Stay Night
    • Prison School
    • Valvrave the Liberator
    • Kill La Kill
    • Another
    • Kakegurui
  • Place and Time
    • Space Brothers
    • Made in Abyss
    • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    • Aria: The Animation
    • 5 Centimeters Per Second
    • Hanasaku Iroha
    • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
    • Riding Bean
    • The Rose of Versailles
    • Planetes
    • Flip Flappers
    • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
    • Gurren Lagann
  • Rules of the World
    • Baby Steps
    • Kuroko’s Basketball
    • Kaiji
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • Hunter x Hunter
    • Mysterious Girlfriend X
    • Patema Inverted
    • Gunbuster
    • Paprika
  • Populating the World
    • Made in Abyss
    • Gegege no Kitaro
    • Pokemon
    • One Piece
    • Tamako Market
    • Fist of the North Star
    • Yokohama Shopping Log
    • Astro Fighter Sunred
    • Spirited Away
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • Time of Eve
    • From the New World
    • Garzey’s Wing
    • Kemono Friends
    • Girls und Panzer
    • Golden Kamuy
  • Atmosphere
    • After the Rain
    • Magical Circle Guruguru
    • Haibane Renmei
    • Mononoke
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • Girls’ Last Tour

Sakura-Con 2019

  • Place and Time
    • *Made in Abyss
    • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    • Aria: The Animation
    • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
    • Riding Bean
    • Hanasaku Iroha
    • The Rose of Versailles
    • *Planetes
    • Flip Flappers
    • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
    • *Gurren Lagann
  • Rules of the World
    • Baby Steps
    • Kuroko’s Basketball
    • Kaiji
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • *Hunter x Hunter
    • *Mysterious Girlfriend X
    • Patema Inverted
    • Gunbuster
    • *Paprika
  • Populating the World
    • Made in Abyss
    • Pokemon
    • Gegege no Kitaro
    • One Piece
    • *Tamako Market
    • Astro Fighter Sunred
    • Spirited Away
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • Time of Eve
    • *From the New World
    • Garzey’s Wing
    • Kemono Friends
    • Girls und Panzer
    • *Golden Kamuy
  • Atmosphere
    • After the Rain
    • Magical Circle Guruguru
    • Haibane Renmei
    • *Mononoke
    • *Serial Experiments Lain
    • *Girls’ Last Tour

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018

  • Place and Time
    • *Made in Abyss
    • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    • Aria: The Animation
    • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
    • Riding Bean
    • Hanasaku Iroha
    • The Rose of Versailles
    • *Planetes
    • Flip Flappers
    • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
    • *Gurren Lagann
  • Rules of the World
    • Baby Steps
    • Kuroko’s Basketball
    • Kaiji
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • *Hunter x Hunter
    • *Mysterious Girlfriend X
    • Patema Inverted
    • Gunbuster
    • *Paprika
  • Populating the World
    • Made in Abyss
    • Pokemon
    • Gegege no Kitaro
    • One Piece
    • *Tamako Market
    • Astro Fighter Sunred
    • Spirited Away
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • *From the New World
    • Garzey’s Wing
    • Kemono Friends
    • Girls und Panzer
    • Golden Kamuy
  • Atmosphere
    • *After the Rain
    • Magical Circle Guruguru
    • Haibane Renmei
    • *Mononoke
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • *Girls’ Last Tour

Animazement 2018

  • Place and Time
    • *Made in Abyss
    • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    • Aria: The Animation
    • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
    • Riding Bean
    • Hanasaku Iroha
    • The Rose of Versailles
    • *Planetes
    • Flip Flappers
    • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
    • *Gurren Lagann
  • Rules of the World
    • Baby Steps
    • Kuroko’s Basketball
    • Kaiji
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • *Hunter x Hunter
    • *Mysterious Girlfriend X
    • Patema Inverted
    • Gunbuster
    • *Paprika
  • Populating the World
    • Made in Abyss
    • Pokemon
    • Gegege no Kitaro
    • One Piece
    • *Tamako Market
    • Astro Fighter Sunred
    • Spirited Away
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • *From the New World
    • Garzey’s Wing
    • Kemono Friends
    • Girls und Panzer
    • Golden Kamuy
  • Atmosphere
    • *After the Rain
    • Magical Circle Guruguru
    • Haibane Renmei
    • *Mononoke
    • *Serial Experiments Lain
    • *Girls’ Last Tour

Naka Kon 2018

  • Place and Time
    • *Made in Abyss
    • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    • Aria: The Animation
    • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
    • Riding Bean
    • Hanasaku Iroha
    • The Rose of Versailles
    • *Planetes
    • Flip Flappers
    • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
    • *Gurren Lagann
  • Rules of the World
    • Baby Steps
    • Kuroko’s Basketball
    • *Kaiji
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • Hunter x Hunter
    • *Mysterious Girlfriend X
    • Patema Inverted
    • Gunbuster
    • *Paprika
  • Populating the World
    • Made in Abyss
    • Pokemon
    • One Piece
    • *Tamako Market
    • Astro Fighter Sunred
    • Spirited Away
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • *From the New World
    • Garzey’s Wing
    • Kemono Friends
    • Girls und Panzer
  • Atmosphere
    • *After the Rain
    • Magical Circle Guruguru
    • Haibane Renmei
    • *Mononoke
    • *Serial Experiments Lain
    • *Girls’ Last Tour