okay so i’ve been thinking about a dragon age anime convention au
josephine: con staff member in charge of coordinating events and guests. favorite anime of all time is revolutionary girl utena. roses, ladies fighting for ladies, duels! it’s got everything! occasionally she and leliana will talk about what they’ve watched recently but generally they’re out of the loop on new anime seasons.
leliana: head of con security ops. josephine let her know about kuragehime and it’s become a guilty pleasure. probably really likes gunslinger girls and surprisingly, silver spoon. (the baby pig reminds her a lot of nugs) pushes for the con mascot to be a nug and josephine can’t say no.
cullen: he’s actually a basic entry-level casual but thinks he’s a nerd because all of his friends are super normies? stans really hard for attack on titan. (it’s like HIS FAVORITE ANIME OF ALL TIME you guys he listens to the OP on his morning runs to get pumped) watched sword art online at some point because it was on netflix. only watches dubs/shit that’s on adult swim.
cassandra: loves candy candy - probably wrote terry x reader fics when she was youngert. also really into the rose of versailles. buys all the shoujo merch while wearing a hoodie so no one will see her. she’ll watch any and all shoujo romance even if it’s utter trash. she likes ore monogatari and kimi ni todoke best out of recent animes.
iron bull: he’s watched like all the magical girl anime. all of it. sailor moon? cardcaptors? precure? saint tail? fucking obscure ass nurse angel ririka from the 90s? he’s watched it all. has a giant collection of magical girl wands because they’re pink and pretty. also loves berserk. dorian makes him watch opm and he fucking loves it.
blackwall: lmao probably used to be a relatively famous RPer of some sort but got into nasty internet drama and had to drop his Rainier handle. grew a beard to avoid attention at cons. favorite anime/manga is naoki urasawa’s monster. feels 2 old to be at cons.
dorian: ur resident anime elitist (“EXCUSE ME, what do you MEAN dubs are better than subs???”), keeps a curated list of the “best anime”, has written essays about the overarching themes in his favorite animes (you can even look them up on scholarly databases), is actually surprised to learn that blackwall even knows what monster is and that iron bull watched all of saint tail. loves cowboy bebop and akira.
vivienne: cosplayer QUEEN in her youth. invited to cons now as a guest of honor/masquerade judge. you wish you could be her. she can be pretty harsh with her critiques but her craftsmanship skills are beyond compare. holds a lot of workshops/panels re: cosplay & vocal about the cosplay is not consent movement. really into cosplaying all the fanciest yoshitaka amano designs she can find.
solas: he’s a fucking furry. his fursona is “fen'harel” and he probably stands in a corner at the raves sulking mysteriously with a faux tail clipped to his pants. he also enters the art show with his paintings all the time but who knows if he actually sells them. (they’re probably of his fursona) talks about getting an artist alley table all the time. never does. watches wolf’s rain on repeat.
varric: won the tokyopop rising stars of manga contest with his original manga but tokyopop went out of business so he’s pretty much faded into obscurity. while he was working on other writign projects, hawke introduced him to voice acting so now he’s a b-list voice actor with bit parts who gets invited to all the cons because his schedule is so open all the time. great with fans, will record funny voice mail messages for you if you ask nicely.
cole: you may be deceived because he enjoys collecting arpakasso plushies but all he ever reads is by junji ito. his favorite is the junji ito’s cat diary.
sera: watches anime every now and then but isn’t SUPER into any particular anime/manga fandom. (that’s more of her girlfriend dagna’s thing) actually a league of legends streamer who goes to cons to WRECK people in tournaments. lmao probably both a sore loser and a sore winner. unfortunately likes the american dub of shin chan much to the chagrin of dorian and dagna. dorian suggests she watch osomatsu and she seems to be enjoying it.
dagna: really fucking good at making props. makes complicated, to scale model props from LoL for sera. runs a youtube channel on cosplay tutorials, occasionally pops in sera’s stream to show off her new creations. favorite anime is fullmetal alchemist. she wants to cosplay scheska one day.
What are your top 15 favorite anime? Not including Free!
I’ll leave off sports and idol anime in general since y’all know how obsessed I am with those. :’D
1. Wolf’s Rain 2. Hibike! Euphonium 3. Akatsuki no Yona 4. Your Life in April 5. Kids On the Slope 6. Owari no Seraph 7. Kamigami no Asobi 8. Death Parade 9. Zankyou no Terror 10. Moribito 11. Kuragehime 12. Noragami 13. Aoharu x Kikanjuu 14. Ouran High School Host Club 15. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun