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by Drew_Sutton
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149958

Re: What are you Watching?

Golden Kamuy--Finally getting around to starting this and enjoying it. It seems like a sort of Rurouni Kenshin for today's generation of anime fans, even though it's not about samurais and swords it's got the same kind of appeal of being a pseudo-historical fiction with a ton of crazy looking chara...
by Drew_Sutton
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Yea comic shops have become "Geek Central," so whatever is popular is pop culture/fandom it'll be hosted at a comic shop because in order for them to make money they gotta carry what their customers really want and would find in a comic book store these days. The one I go to in Greenville SC has a ...
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149958

Re: What are you Watching?

Weathering With You --I confess I always have viewed Makoto Shinkai with a level of ambivalence. There's nothing wrong with his films per se, he's a very talented animator, but I feel like he ran out of things to say long ago, and is eternally stuck in perpetually adolescent themes. I did quite enj...
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: New Slam Dunk anime film announced
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: New Slam Dunk anime film announced

I hope so, too. If Toei is smart, they'll do their best to make it look really slick & cool ...BUT its Toei so who knows. 😅 For real. If not just their typical corner cutting, I could see them grossly misjudging its international appeal by either playing hardball for international licenses OR just ...
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

That reminds me: When was the first time you guys saw a store that stock mostly anime character goods and other Japanese pop culture curios? Or the first specialized anime store for that matter. Did they sell stuffs licensed by Dark Horse and the likes in comic book stores back in the days? The fir...
by Drew_Sutton
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: New Slam Dunk anime film announced
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: New Slam Dunk anime film announced

I hope this winds up being something cool.
by Drew_Sutton
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: virtual AWA

Thanks for re-upping, DKop, I'm gonna try to watch it when I have some time.

I wasn't available during the live showing for Friday's stuff, so I hopped on Saturday morning to try and catch some stuff on-demand but it looks like they just uploaded short clips? Kind of a bummer.
by Drew_Sutton
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Speaking of Pac Man fever, weren't there video games at the arcades before Pac Man? You know, Space Invader, Battlezone, etc.? I wonder if Pac Man was the same deal as with modern-day "streaming-friendly" games like Among Us and Fall Guys--being just as fun to watch as to play? Also, does anyone he...
by Drew_Sutton
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Jared Nandin, creator of the Vintage Anime Fans FB Group
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: RIP Jared Nandin, creator of the Vintage Anime Fans FB Group

I had a huge post written up, but missed posting due to auth time-out... so I'll try again. I first met Jared in 2002, through a mutual friend. In the late 90s and early 2000s, he was a pillar of the AnimeExpo staff community, very active in the burgeoning cosplay.com community and known as one of t...
by Drew_Sutton
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Since cars have cultural significant in America too, so I will ask about it. I heard that during the 70s Japanese cars exploded in popularity because of the oil crisis. Is this true? Yes, that's true (I didn't even think about that, though). Japanese motor companies had started US/American subsidia...