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by runesaint
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

I recall Cream Lemon tapes being circulated late eighties/early nineties. I even vaguely recall 'fan dubs' of that going around.
by runesaint
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 717

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

The Pokemon Trading Card game was hugely popular in the US. I don't think I've ever seen anything reach that level of popularity before or since. Cards were sold almost everywhere and for such a huge mark-up. I remember flipping through channels one day and seeing the cards being sold on the Home S...
by runesaint
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 717

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

My first thought directed me to here -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_media_franchises Pokemon as a franchise is larger than Hello Kitty, Micky Mouse, Disney Princess movies, Marvel movies, Harry Potter.. Actually Pokemon is worth more than the Marvel Cinematic universe, the...
by runesaint
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I recall two video files (Mpegs) that were about 30 seconds long, one from Nausicaa and one from Green Legend Ran... both were around 1992. No audio, if I recall correctly, but they were among the first animated files I saw ever, so I recall them.
by runesaint
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: My summer plans...
Replies: 3
Views: 698

My summer plans...

While still doing some work from home, I have enough set up to spend more time on other things. I happened to notice that my 'anime' folder has no fewer than 4,965 files/episodes in it, many I have never seen. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I have issues that tend to trip me up over actually watchin...
by runesaint
Sun May 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?

I can only speak for myself, but I had never heard of this show before. I watched the intro on youtube and confirmed that I had never heard of it. My wife hadn't heard of it, but upon watching the intro confirmed she remembered it existing, but she never watched it.
I hope that helps? =)
by runesaint
Fri May 22, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: What ettiquette was there in the days of Usenet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: What ettiquette was there in the days of Usenet?

One comment to add, was 'back in the day', every time you posted on Usenet, a warning popped up saying that it would cost 'hundreds, if not thousands of dollars' for the post to be sent out across the world. Ah, quick search pulled it up: "This program posts news to thousands of machines throughout ...
by runesaint
Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Japanimation Association of Michigan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Japanimation Association of Michigan?

Since the leaflet mentioned Zeta Gundam, I would like to ask about how well-known and well-watched Gundam was before Wing Gundam was aired on TV? I understood that there were fan-sub of 0079 and Zeta Gundam in the 1980s, weren't them? Point of order. The ad mentions Gundam Double Zeta, aka ZZ Gunda...
by runesaint
Wed May 20, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: New Humble Bundle
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

New Humble Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/award-winning-manga-by-kodansha-books?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_2 It has, for only a few dollars, Space Brothers, Love Hina, Beck, Parasyte, Princess Jellyfish, Your Lie in April, To Your Eternity, and Descending Stories. In ...
by runesaint
Fri May 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

Actual theater? Hmmm... not at a convention but an actual movie theater? It would almost certainly be Mononoke-hime. It was a sold out theater, but actually theater sized, and we had to go a ways for a theater that showed it.. Off the top of my head, I would think that most anime I have seen in an a...