Fanime is known for its well informed panels and open forums. Many of these events are light hearted and for entertaining purposes. This year’s Fanime had a special panel that was just the opposite. Nujabes: Rest in Beats was a panel opened to the fans of the late and great Seba Jun aka Nujabes. Nujabes had died last February in an accident in Tokyo, but the announcement of his death didn’t happen until weeks later. News of his death spread quickly thanks to social outlets such as Facebook. Nujabes was well known for his soothing beats and music compositions from the anime hit Samurai Champloo. At the panel, fans were allowed to express their remorse and the impact Nujabes had on their lives. The panel was hosted by Austin and Thomas from eigoMANGA who are both fans of Nujabes. They were accompanied by two hip-hop artist Noka and Lonewolf who later performed a tribute song to Nujabes using the fan favorite Aruarian Dance composed by Nujabes. Nujabes will always be remembered for the great songs he made and it will live on in the hearts of his many fans.
Custom made banner wih Nujabes album art
Fans were encouraged to come up to the mic and say what they needed to say