I’m planning to present this as a panel at GammaCon, with the following description (subject to change):

The names of anime characters can sometimes carry incredible amounts of meaning, warn you about a character’s importance to the story, or provide an early insight into their powers and abilities. Join John Samuel for a survey of at least some of the names to know in anime and be better prepared for the next time you see them come around.

I’m a fair way into preparing the presentation, but I’m always open to suggestions. If there’s a character whose name you think should be included, please leave a comment (if you don’t mind it being public), or use the Request a Review page (if you do mind).

I’ll be posting the presentation here after the convention, but the attendees get first look (not to mention the possibility of minties and/or other giveaways).