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by labsenpai
Fri May 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

Miraculously, my second college roomie volunteered to drive to the Cleveland Cinematheque so I could catch a double feature of LAPUTA and AKIRA. While both films enthralled the full audience, the latter delivered some squeamish shocks to the average viewer. I can imagine the eyeball dynamite that th...
by labsenpai
Fri May 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1346
Views: 109626

Re: What are you Watching?

Restarted the Netflix drip to see the new GITS TV among other things. Twelve episodes are available, rendered in a "budget" version of the CG animation that Shinji Aramaki has been working in since the Appleseed movies. I don't know why some fans think that the cel animation of 25 years ago is comin...
by labsenpai
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene

With ACEN and Animazement cancelled, there are no longer any sizeable events within driving distance for me. I don't have to worry about refunds though, since neither con has invited "old school" guests of interest to me. I'm still kind of grumpy about my luckless trip last year. Maybe I'll set asid...
by labsenpai
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Pirating anime music in the 1980s
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Pirating anime music in the 1980s

Fireminer wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:30 am
Did anyone here use MiniDisc when it came out?
I used Sony's MD for a few years; I think the player could record/mix from a variety of sources, which is why I bought it. That, and I consider Apple's insidious wares something I can live without.
by labsenpai
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Kazutaka Miyatake of Studio Nue Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Kazutaka Miyatake of Studio Nue Interview

Sharing from a Macross FB post that popped up today. A good read on the background of notable Nue projects: https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2019/12/26/kazutaka-miyatake-on-studio-nue-and-the-birth-of-real-robot-mecha-design/ Reminds me I should really buy that Dunbine collection that was re...
by labsenpai
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1346
Views: 109626

Re: What are you Watching?

I finally gave in to curiosity and watched the live action Battle Angel. I don't remember the short OVAs too well, but I knew some elements unseen in the original would be in the movie, however... I can't believe Alita's facial design made it past screen test uno. I think the CG team liked that ICE ...
by labsenpai
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019

ACEN is Chicago. I referenced it because, like NYC Comic Con, it's a convention outside the West Coast that employs the 'Buy x amount of goods for an autograph' policy that is so popular here. The autographs I managed to get at ACEN last month didn't necessitate a merchandise purchase. Sure, you ha...
by labsenpai
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019

I also see designer Sadamoto on the guest list; that pair is a major magnet for oldtaku attendees.
Too bad I never get an invite from family friends in Rancho Palos Verdes...
by labsenpai
Thu May 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

I had several twitter followers try to snag me one of the posters they were giving out, but those seem to have gotten snapped up pretty quickly, alas. At the Bean Bandit panel last year they also sold a ($20) promotional poster, which I think is the better of the two. I like how it was a combo of t...
by labsenpai
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

After returning through a rainstorm that was like Lake Erie being flipped over onto the highway, I will present my short report on ACEN 2019. It will be focused on guest panels and signings, since there wasn't enough time to accomplish more. Now that our one popular midwest con is considered "BIG", ...