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by mbanu
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Is there a story behind the Armitage III: Poly-Matrix dub?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Is there a story behind the Armitage III: Poly-Matrix dub?

Slightly pre-Toonami, so I thought it might be a good place to ask. Elizabeth Berkley was unpopular at the time due to Showgirls, but as far as I can tell she didn't do anime before and hasn't done anime since. This is also true for Kiefer Sutherland, minus the Showgirls part (did he also do an unpo...
by mbanu
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Be-Bop High School
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Be-Bop High School

This show is the best kind of old cheese -- everyone is horrible, but somehow it manages to be hilarious. (As I an anime middle-schooler rather than an old-schooler, I played a bunch of River City Ransom for the NES when I was actually in middle school, so maybe I have a soft spot for "what-do-bulli...
by mbanu
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

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: 3604

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: 8099

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: 504

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: 504

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: 32710

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 ...