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Conan O’Brien Shows His Moe Side In Anime-Themed Sketch

This week, tens of thousands of fans are flooding to San Diego for Comic Con. Over the past decade, the event’s become a real showcase of the finest in geekery, from film, to video games, to, of course, comics. Fans pack crowded halls to get their hands on event-exclusive goodies, or to catch trailers for the hottest films in nerd culture, year after year.

Amid the media panels, the swag, and the general chaos, though, anime and manga companies still manage to make a showing year after year.

Last night, Conan O’Brien gave a brief shout-out to anime fans across the globe. A brief sketch starring Conan and Andy Richter gave both hosts a set of anime-inspired peepers, with hilariously horrifying results!

The segment was dubbed by veteran voice actress Veronica Taylor (Pokémon, Sailor Moon).

This isn’t the first time that Conan and Andy dove into the anime realm. During his tenure on The Tonight Show, O’Brien visited dubbing studio Bang Zoom! to record select scenes from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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