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by Fireminer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Anime on CD?

There are probably home video industry statistics that would include anime titles, but I don't know of any anime-specific database. Which would be pretty amazing to see, actually. I know a lot of Japanese anime was released aimed at the children's video market in the early 1980s - the FHE releases ...
by Fireminer
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

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 Fireminer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Anime on CD?

Playing Magic Knights Rayearth on the Sega Saturn makes me want to ask this: Has any anime ever been released on CD officially? When I came of age, all the anime were pirated on DVD. I wonder what kind of compression you would need to put anime on a standard CD?
by Fireminer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

I'm positive that there are people who collect older hentai/adult titles, but with the stigma attached to sex in the English speaking fandom spaces, they probably avoid talking about it publically. I definitely see collectors pay more on Ebay for vintage books and vhs tapes of those older hentai ti...
by Fireminer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

The Brothers Grime example I posted was dubbed. I think a lot of releases like Legend Of The Overfiend were both dubbed and subbed, but I couldn't say as to exact percentages of dub vs sub releases. Oh, wow, so it was dubbed. I've just read an article on how professional anime voice actors are step...
by Fireminer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

found some images of the VHS box art of an early American hentai release: Was this show or other hentai works dubbed in English, or were they subbed only? Yeah, much like more popular anime back in the day, if someone could get a copy, eventually bootlegs would pass around like wildfire. And if it ...
by Fireminer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

How did Hentai made its way to America?

I know that back in the 1990s, you could hire porn on VHS from rental stores ("behind the curtains" and things like that, right?). But what about Hentai works? How did they made their way to America? I suppose that some early fans had already obtained some tapes or manga from their Japanese sources,...
by Fireminer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?

While reading about Osamu Denzaki, I came across a bit of information about his involvement with the American cartoon show Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light . This is nothing weird, since even in the 80s beside the heavily-Americanized shows like Robotech, there were also American-produced, ...
by Fireminer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 805

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

Pokemon hit the market hard towards the end of 1998. I got my copy of Pokemon Red for Christmas that year, and still have my copy to this day. It really didn't hit full stride till I think spring or summer of 1999. What helped market the show was not just the video games, but the anime that aired w...
by Fireminer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Re: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene

So far here in July 2020, the only fan conventions that have dared to come back are a few comic-con type events in places like Florida. The reports I've seen have been that the events are doing their best to ensure everyone's masked, symptom free, and social distancing, but that it's tough to enfor...