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by mbanu
Wed Mar 06, 2024 12:40 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Crunchyroll to stop offering free option for newer anime
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Crunchyroll to stop offering free option for newer anime

It looks like they've locked up everything -- does Crunchyroll offer any ad-supported free shows anymore? I'm not against subscriptions, but this might be a barrier for younger fans who don't have an easy way to pay for access. Supposedly now they have a "limited" amount of free titles non...
by mbanu
Sun Dec 31, 2023 2:51 am
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: 48
Views: 25872

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

Series still going strong -- interesting context on the early-era anime hunt for anime-middle-schoolers like me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqdKlHls_2U
by mbanu
Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:29 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Any news on Kay Shapero?
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Any news on Kay Shapero?

I guess for a long time she played the supporting role to Fred Patten, anime-wise, but I noticed that her website is down; anyone know if she is OK?
by mbanu
Wed Oct 11, 2023 11:39 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: The Right Stuf International 1995-1996 catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 2362

Re: The Right Stuf International 1995-1996 catalog

(Maybe expected, but all the anime in this catalog that I'd never heard of were Central Park Media releases. :lol: )
by mbanu
Wed Oct 11, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Eras of Anime
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Eras of Anime

Maybe also off-topic, but thank you for the info! I had never heard of the term rep cinema before; that helps fill in a gap in my understanding of how people related to these things. It also helps confirm the opinion of the reviewer, that Blade Runner did not deserve the praise it received. :lol: Ma...
by mbanu
Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:57 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Eras of Anime
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Eras of Anime

For the anime itself, I think the big cultural split is availability -- I noticed this listening to a recent review of Blade Runner that mentioned that it was derivative of Film Noir, without really seeming to realize that in 1982 VHS was still in its infancy and there was no internet, so unless the...
by mbanu
Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Eras of Anime
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Eras of Anime

I think for the schools used here, the cut-off is "How likely is it that otaku will participate?" There are fans that are older than old-school, but other than a few outliers, it seems like they don't spend much time on message boards, maybe because their bread-and-butter was APAs and con ...
by mbanu
Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:37 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Right Stuf store 'merging' with Crunchyroll
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Right Stuf store 'merging' with Crunchyroll

If you are looking for an independent seller, Robert's Anime Corner Store is still around, although they are split now between calling it that and The Anime Corner Store, maybe so that if Robert decides to take it easy and go watch anime all day, other store employees can keep the thing going withou...