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by gaijinpunch
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Nikaku Animart (Contains Large images)
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: Nikaku Animart (Contains Large images)

Somewhat sad to see how poorly those have held their value. You can buy them on Yahoo Japan for a few hundred bucks. :|
by gaijinpunch
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Animanga Nuzu

I meant to go on a weird ISDN tangent when I last replied, but your follow up ties into this, so now's as good a time as any. ISDN, for whatever reason, seems to have been skipped over in North America. Maybe some parts of the US bought into it, I don't think we ever did around Atlanta. ISDN was po...
by gaijinpunch
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Animanga Nuzu

Glad you enjoyed it. I know a lot of it b/c they actually employed a foreigner (a member of the Tokyo Linux Users Group) to help w/ installs for their English-speaking customers) who was not shy on the dynamics of the issue. I remember leaving my computer online all day every day (what I used to do ...
by gaijinpunch
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 98
Views: 5830

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

Yeah, that sounds about right. I never really knew him, as he was taking a back seat it seemed when I was active, but the other locals did. Another one who bought all the LDs, and did some subtitling, is part of the group as well. I reached out once when I tried to get my old Maison Ikkoku timed scr...
by gaijinpunch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 98
Views: 5830

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

Dang we need an edit button: JACOSub was the standard subtitling software in the early 90's, displacing TurboTitle (created by Robert Jenks who, the internet tells me, is part of if not the head of AnimeFest in the DFW area). I do believe Arctic Animation (at least at some point) used TurboTitle wit...
by gaijinpunch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 98
Views: 5830

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

Fireminer wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 am

Also, was JACOSub more popular than Sub Station Alpha?
JACOSub was the standard subtitling software in the early 90's, displacing TurboTitle.
by gaijinpunch
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Animanga Nuzu

Japan was ironically scared of the PC for a developed nation. Personally I blame NTT for the whole thing. I'd love to hear more about this, sounds so fascinating that NTT could both likewise hold the market (country) hostage and yet themselves not get into the PC business like NEC and Matsushita. T...
by gaijinpunch
Fri May 31, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Animanga Nuzu

Literacy, I would say no. Especially in an age of mobile technologies. Until the smartphone days (and really, iPhone and Android specifically), Japanese phone handsets in particular were considered some of the best and most technologically advanced phones you could get. Phones going back to the lat...
by gaijinpunch
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

The ironic thing to me is as an expat living in Japan, I was usually paying a premium for American snacks. There's a few goodies Japan has but most are pretty lame. They have a lot to learn when it comes to corn chips which they suck at... and quite a bit for potato chips, which they are medicore. C...
by gaijinpunch
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

Appending to this: Went and saw How's Moving Castle w/ my son, in Torrance, CA. As some may know, it is a small Japanese colony. Not sure if that had anything to do w/ the targeted advertising, but in the commercials before the show, I saw ads for: - A convention in Boston - A convention in Atlanta ...