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by llj
Sat Mar 09, 2024 7:49 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Dies at 68
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Dies at 68

Too young, man. I don't really have much else to add. While I was never a big DBZ fan to the degree many modern and millennial anime fans are, his art was all over video games, ads, posters. One of the most recognizable art styles anywhere.
by llj
Sun Sep 24, 2023 6:53 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Right Stuf store 'merging' with Crunchyroll
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Right Stuf store 'merging' with Crunchyroll

News is 2 days old now but it's still a hard pill to swallow for fans of physical media. I don't expect the same prices and sales to occur after the merger.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/news/announ ... ntegration
by llj
Thu Mar 09, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1488
Views: 429256

Re: What are you Watching?

Of all the "original" Netflix anime shows I've seen, Hi-Score Girl has been my favorite so far. (I'm still slowly making my way through Great Pretender) It probably is a show more catered for a specific generation of gamers though (which I was a part of). Interestingly, Hi-Score Girl is ac...
by llj
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.
Replies: 714
Views: 170819

Re: The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.

I wonder why it took so long for Re: Cutey Honey to be released here. I mean, Anno directing Cutey Honey always seemed like an obvious get. Must have been entangled in rights issues for a long time, I guess.
by llj
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1488
Views: 429256

Re: What are you Watching?

Watched and finished Gokusen last week. This is a 2004 series in the " tough unorthodox teacher a bunch of punkass kids grow to respect and love" category of anime, though this one's a female teacher. Overall a lighthearted series in a similar vein as Onizuka, which is probably why the ser...
by llj
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?

Yeah, pre-advertised release dates aren't always reliable, especially when it comes to smaller companies like US Renditions and Animeigo were at the time. ANN lists US Renditions' Gunbuster as having been released on Feb 1, 1990. I'm not exactly sure where ANN gets their dates from, but it is a rath...
by llj
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?

So indeed, the plot thickens...!

But yeah, I think magazine ads are probably the only way to confirm release dates. I wouldn't necessarily trust the memories of older fans. I certainly cannot remember details from even 12 years ago, let alone over 30.
by llj
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?

davemerrill wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:31 pm MADOX was first.
You're positive about this? Then I guess the US Renditions Wikipedia page needs correcting.
by llj
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Which came out in the US first, Animeigo's MADOX-01 or US Renditions' Gunbuster?

This question was brought to my attention today. On the US Renditions wikipedia page, it states that Gunbuster was the first subtitled anime home video release in the US, in early 1990. On Animeigo's website, it states that MADOX-01 came out in early 1989. The copyright dates on the VHS tapes also s...
by llj
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1488
Views: 429256

Re: What are you Watching?

Pompo The Cinephile--I found it interesting to look up the reception it got after I finished this. It's either underseen or, at least within anime fan forums I've looked through, mixed reactions. I don't think it's a perfect film, yet it's doing something almost completely different from what you us...