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by mbanu
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Anime on CD?

I have a few anime titles - Slow Step, Plawres Sanshiro - released on VCD format that I picked up in various Chinese-community stores in the Toronto area. I have absolutely no idea if these were legal releases or not. I can remember seeing informercials for a Spanish-language VCD package - the play...
by mbanu
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

If I had to guess why there aren't so many volunteers for hentai preservation, it's because it has the same problems as preserving obscure laserdisc releases, only moreso; the animation is bad, the plot not even bad-funny, and you can't even easily claim historical significance because you have to u...
by mbanu
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: William Chow's vodcast series, History of Fan Anime in North America
Replies: 40
Views: 6787

Re: William Chow's vodcast series, History of Fan Anime in North America

One thing I appreciate about old-school fans is how persistent they are when they decide to make something -- "100 views? That's about how many people read my zine articles back in the day..." Series still going on, seems to get a new episode every week. Some of them are indirectly-related, like the...
by mbanu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anyone have a "Where are They Now?" update on Kyle Thomas Pope?
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Anyone have a "Where are They Now?" update on Kyle Thomas Pope?

Well, maybe from California, anyways. On rec.arts.anime he always seemed to have useful answers to the California-based questions, but that could have just been a coincidence. (^_^;)
by mbanu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anyone have a "Where are They Now?" update on Kyle Thomas Pope?
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Anyone have a "Where are They Now?" update on Kyle Thomas Pope?

An old-school fan from California who was active on rec.arts.anime and later ran The Edit List over on the Anime News Network. He mentions in his intro to the column that he was from the C/FO generation of anime fans, so I thought this might be a good place to ask about him. (^_^) Anyone heard anyth...
by mbanu
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 27216

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

I just realized that this month marks 40 years since I got my first tapes in from my bud in Nagasaki. June 1980. I'm amazed that at least some of the tapes are still watchable and able to be archived. Sadly, some are not with my attempts to fix them being failures. So it goes... Thank you for your ...
by mbanu
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1355
Views: 131888

Re: What are you Watching?

Giving Tower of God a shot; I feel kinda bad for the makers, though. Episode continuity is a mess, so it feels sort of like watching an anime while sleep-deprived. Character designs are great, though. I feel like the director was a fan of chibi-angry scenes in anime, but doesn't quite get how to do ...
by mbanu
Fri May 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Zac Bertschy is dead

The replies, plucked from a long and rambling thread about Disney and anime. :) Hey....How do you pronounce these words? Anime: Is it An-yme or An-I-Mee? An-I-Mee Manga: Is it Man-ja or Man-Ga? Mang-Ga (or at least that's how I pronounce it :-) Thanks! You're welcome Mang-Ga (or at least that's how ...
by mbanu
Fri May 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Zac Bertschy is dead

Connecting it back to the Old School; everybody starts somewhere. From: Zac Bertschy <bert...@azstarnet.com> Subject: Re: Call for Disney Adult Animation Date: 1995/07/19 Message-ID: <3uj4d0$519@news.azstarnet.com>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 106556785 references: <cjkoh1.56.300B4991@MFS02.cc.monash.edu.au> <806...
by mbanu
Fri May 22, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Zac Bertschy is dead

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editor ... am/.159803

A member of the Tucson Animation Screening Society (C/FO - Tucson) and a big influence on the Anime News Network and through it on us anime "middle-schoolers"; RIP, Zac!