SUPER ANIME SMACKDOWN!! – EXTENDED INTERVIEW! (JESSE PRIDEMORE)
Courtney Kraft was introduced to anime when she mentioned to a friend how she liked Sailor Moon. He asked her “Have you seen seasons three through five?” to which she responded, “There are seasons three through five?!” That night opened the door to the world of anime.
She hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in the U.S., for the last three years as well as its corresponding web show AX Live. She’s written anime and manga reviews for G4, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Teen Reads, and appeared as a manga expert on G4tv.com‘s Fresh Ink Online.
Courtney’s favorite genre is shoujo from the 1990’s including Fushigi Yûgi, The Vision of Escaflowne, and Revolutionary Girl Utena, but there is a special place in her heart for the ultra-violent Hellsing.