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by Akage
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

Man I had that issue at AWA and Animazement, most of the time they don't bother me. I just laugh inside when some skinny dorky nerd wants to try and act like a badass, like come'on now man! :lol: You know what I do professionally. 18 year olds trying to tell me to respect their authoritay is never ...
by Akage
Fri May 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

Your report reminds me of what conventions have largely become for me - An excuse to travel to the opposite side of the country to hang out with friends - and less meeting guests, attending panels and being introduced to new anime. I didn't start attending conventions until 2009 (parents would have ...
by Akage
Fri May 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Zac Bertschy is dead

From the reactions I've been seeing this seems to have been completely out of the blue. I'm slightly bothered there seems to be no mention of the cause of death. From the way the article was written (and his most recent Twitter comments), it seemed apparent on my end that this was due to mental ill...
by Akage
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 12
Views: 717

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

One of my concerns is how badly this is going to wreck Japan. Only now is Abe declaring it as an actual emergency, but even then, it's limited to seven prefectures and up to the local governments to determine how to enforce this. With these prefectures being some of the more densely populated areas ...
by Akage
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: How have the drawings changed over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: How have the drawings changed over the years?

The process varies by studio. Not all studios are fully CG, even now. Many of them still opt to create hand painted backgrounds because CG still can't capture some of the richness and fine detail needed without spending a fortune. It's less common for a studio to still draw on paper for anything whe...
by Akage
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A list of creators who used to work at Mushi Productions
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: A list of creators who used to work at Mushi Productions

There's also Akiihiro Kanayama. He worked on Jungle Emperor and later became the character designer for Ashita no Joe . I met him several years ago when he was a guest at Japan Expo USA's final convention. Very, very nice man. I found out long after the convention that it was his first visit to the ...
by Akage
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Favorite holiday-themed anime?
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Favorite holiday-themed anime?

One of my favorites is episode 19 of Kobato. It's always my go-to episode to watch every Christmas (well...for me, January 6 because I celebrate the Italian holiday instead). Definitely would recommend if you need a visit from the onion ninjas. Also, the background artwork for the Christmas market p...
by Akage
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO New York flyer (July 1980)
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: C/FO New York flyer (July 1980)

I'm more amazed that the paper is still a brilliant white color. Most copy paper discolors quickly due multiple factors such as paper quality, absorption of moisture/pollutants, light damage, etc. So either the original owner popped this into some mylar with some acid free paper to absorb the chemic...
by Akage
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: Rumiko Takahashi to start new manga Spring 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: Rumiko Takahashi to start new manga Spring 2019

I think a lot of Shounen Jump manga are exactly the same way. Underdog but loveable main character overcoming hardship is a classic SJ formula. The thing that Inuyasha had going for it in the US was that it was broadcast on TV at a time where people still were watching cable TV. Streaming was still ...
by Akage
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Hello Everybody

Welcome to the boards. :D I’m not into much into art as all of you guys/gals. I do enjoy aesthetics and well-drawn anime but I do want something with a great story. If at the very least I can talk to you guys about the story and characters of anime that nobody I know has ever heard of. I never exper...