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by Akage
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: How have the drawings changed over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 556

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: 129

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: 482

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: 405

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: 1129

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: 771

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...
by Akage
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708

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

I've heard Fanime was great. ACEN is midwest, I thought? No. Did you hear about Fanime this year? If you were at AnimeFest/Hostage Walk 2017 and enjoyed that set-up, you would have loved Fanime/Hostage Walk 2019. Attendees had to put their hands above their heads this year in order to get into the ...
by Akage
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708

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

Sadly, no...it's the majority of large anime West Coast cons. CrunchyRoll Expo and SakuraCon both rely on industry guests where the requirement to get something from these guests is to buy merchandise at the convention. It's starting to creep in to other larger cons around the US. ACEN is the most n...
by Akage
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708

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

Yeah, I had some friends that went to AX last year and stood in standby for Nagai's line. They said that he refused to sign for standby. He just did the minimum amount that he had to do. That's how AX has been the last few years. Guests are brought over by industry, industry controls whether or not ...
by Akage
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708

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

It's Anime Expo. Since everything here is industry controlled, you're not missing out on much. No autograph session has been announced for Otomo. Since he's being sponsored by a company, if he has one, it'll be on a poster that you'll receive only after you buy $200 of stuff at the con. And if you'r...