DAS Spotlight for January 2007: Kitsudragon
First:(left) Kitsu as Howl helping give a cosplay demo
at the DAS Miyazaki Festival on 5/13/06
Second: (second to right) Kitsu as Jin at
the 6/04/06 DAS Cosplay Picnic
- Name: Kitsudragon (Robert Ryan)
- DAS Position/Role: Founding member
- Location:Felton, Delaware
- What are your favorite animes, music, and Asian cinema?
Anime:All Studio Ghibli movies, Starship Operators, Stellvia, One Piece, Samurai Champloo, Saiyuki,
Starblazers, Baselisk, Full Metal Alchemist
Music:Fairyland -Ayumi Hamasaki and others
The old Godzilla movies, House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha
- Hobbies outside of anime? Dragons, Anthropomorphic art, watching British comedies and stuff.
- What do you like best about the DAS? Well, I was a co-founder of the DAS and I believe it is in the hands of the best leadership. I feel the club is very positive with the quality of the events and has enhanced my anime experience. I'm very proud to be a member.
- What do you think the future holds for the DAS? Naturally, it will keep growing.
- Do you cosplay? If so, what are your favorite costume(s) Yes, I cosplay. I did Rejii Ozhora from Dragon Drive at Otakon 05', Jin from Samurai Champloo for Katsucon and Otakon 06', Zoro from One Piece for Otakon 06' and Howl from Howl's Moving Castle Katsucon 06' and Otakon 06'
Editor's Note: Kitsu first showed us his Reiji costume at our 2nd Annual Halloween Minicon on 10/30/05
- Conventions attended and/or staffed?
Anthrocon 1999-2004, Shoreleave 1999-2003, FarPoint 2000-2003, Katsucon 2005 and 2006, Otakon 2005 and 06' and counting.
- Have you ever named a pet/computer/insert word here after an anime or Asian character? If so, which and why?
Yes, my computer Totoro.
- What theme or institution in anime should be decreased or increased and why?
More believable stories for the space opera type, and like Saiyuki. I have no wish for anything to be decreased because I think all animes are interesting.