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by gaijinpunch
Tue May 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: What are you Reading?
Replies: 119
Views: 10668

Re: What are you Reading?

Maison Ikkoku: Japanese wide edition.

Having timed episodes (back in the genlock days) I am very familiar even still w/ the TV show. Never read page one of the manga, til recently. Enough differences to hold my interest, I'd say. I'm on volume 4.
by gaijinpunch
Tue May 01, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime

Read a few parts so far. Seems like sound arguments. One thing to note though - Japan, and specifically it's economy, has always been a black whole of logic. They've been saying it would crash and burn for ages, but quality of life there is still way better than most of the rest of the world -- bett...
by gaijinpunch
Tue May 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988

I need to watch Crash again... probably will. Never watched AD Police either... shame on me. Appleseed, in my circles anyway, got about zero love. I had read the English adaptation which blew me a way. It was the first anime VHS tape I got, along w/ Akira, one Xmas. Remember when we had to write dow...
by gaijinpunch
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime

Lupin III pt. V This I will probably try, but old IP in a new setting rarely does much for me. Yamato 2202 Same as above. 2199 took me a year to get through. Simply stated, I'd have rather rewatched the original. You may be interested in reading this five-part series of articles by W. David Marx (h...
by gaijinpunch
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime

SteveH wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:26 am
Lupin III pt. V
This I will probably try, but old IP in a new setting rarely does much for me.
Yamato 2202
Same as above. 2199 took me a year to get through. Simply stated, I'd have rather rewatched the original.
by gaijinpunch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime

To play devil's advocate: I am trying to find new, good stuff that entertains me, and I fail. This is after living in Japan for 15 years until a few years ago. So lack of exposure would be ironic. It's a given there that I was inundated with the garbage on TV (as I am here, with western TV) but also...
by gaijinpunch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988

Damn, not even a mention for Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040? I figured if that's the one thing to rant on from 1998 from certain people in fandom, it would be that show. I got no beef with Tokyo 2040, it's how I got to know about BGC in the first place before the OVA's, and I got no hate on that show....
by gaijinpunch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988

Hope this hasn't been posted. Stumbled upon this... nice stroll down memory lane. Source

There is also a 1998 Version
by gaijinpunch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: New City Hunter Movie announced for 2019!
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: New City Hunter Movie announced for 2019!

Some of these shows that were a bit over the top I didn't get into. I have no idea why I didn't get into Cobra, but part of me is glad I didn't. It's still episode an somewhat simple, but TBH for early 80's the quality is pretty amazing, and it's got all kinds of stuff that anything coming out of Ja...
by gaijinpunch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Photos from a 1979 C/FO LA meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Photos from a 1979 C/FO LA meeting

I remember it well. BOY do I remember it well. I think it actually got around to 85 Yen to the Dollar at one point. This happened during 2007-2008 as well. I remember receiving invoices from my deputy service, ShoppingMallJapan, and being in absolute tears. There was a lot of really nice production...