It’s not often that you find articles about manga/anime in the Romanian newspapers.
But, I had a nice surprise, because not only did I found one but the article was also featured on the cover: “De la parasutism la manga” (From parachuting to drawing manga).
Here is my rough translation of the beginning of the article:
This summer edition of the A-Camp was given the name of F.U.B.A.R., an acronym from English, used by the American military force in the second world war, which is translated by “Fouled Up Beyond Any Recognition”. The A-Camp was home of 130 young people, with ages ranging from 16 to 24 years old. F.U.B.A.R meant the growth of responsibility, the competitive spirit, of friendship.
The A-Camp members were split in six teams: The Hart team, The Tiger team, The Dragon team, The Wolf team, The Eagle team and The Unicorn team. The teams competed against each other on the whole period of their staying in the A-Camp, between 17 and 23 August…”.
After reading the entire article all I can truly say I want to go to next year. But I don’t think I can convince Johnny to come with me. I am glad that the Anime/Manga phenomenon is growing on the Romanian youth and that there are a lot more Japanese conventions and festivals available.
Now all I wish is that I would hear about them before they actually end.