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by Akage
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

But you'd have to travel in a group of fans. One guy walking in asking, ey, can I see your old adult VHS tapes, doesn't make for quite the introduction, and al the more reason for the store owner to dial that nine...then a one...and if the creepola starts getting fidgety... :lol: Maybe it's because...
by Akage
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade
Topic: WTB/Trade 1986 Newtype Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: WTB/Trade 1986 Newtype Magazines

You might be able to find some of the issues on Yahoo Japan although you'll need to go through a deputy service to do so as most Japanese sellers will not send abroad.

The shipping will still be pricey but being unfamiliar with how Mandarake is pricing things on eBay, it might ultimately be cheaper.
by Akage
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade
Topic: WTB/Trade 1986 Newtype Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: WTB/Trade 1986 Newtype Magazines

Have you tried Mandarake? They're a Japan based business that sells all sorts of anime and seiyuu related merchandise.

They have older issues of Newtype as well as most other well known Japanese anime related magazines. The shipping will be pricey, but most Newtype issues are about 500 yen each.
by Akage
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

Are you talking about shows on network TV? Afaik Di Gi Charat never aired on TV, or if it did it was through satellite networks maybe. You're forgetting the Escaflowne dub that was on UPN. I want a copy of that to hear how bad it is, because that seems to be the general consensus. You forgot Fighti...
by Akage
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

Are you talking about shows on network TV? Afaik Di Gi Charat never aired on TV, or if it did it was through satellite networks maybe. You're forgetting the Escaflowne dub that was on UPN. I want a copy of that to hear how bad it is, because that seems to be the general consensus. You forgot Fighti...
by Akage
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

It also had the knock-on effect of blowing up anime in the US during the late 90s-early 2000s. Every company wanted to be responsible for bringing the next Pokémon to the US. I don't think I've seen the amount of anime merchandise released for several different properties since that era. All sorts o...
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: 2080

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: 2080

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: 987

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: 14
Views: 1714

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 ...