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by Fireminer
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

The first time I became aware of Toren Smith was seeing his name as one of the editors of the 1986 Baycon anime room program guide, and I believe his work in localizing manga via Studio Proteus started soon afterwards. Toren passed away a few years back, but his Livejournal is still there, and I'm ...
by Fireminer
Tue May 21, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 268
Views: 22011

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Yes, I did get into OMG back in the days of DH's original release. They didn't skip the first chapter--they released the first few chapters that showed Belldandy showing up & Keiichi moving out. THEN they skipped straight to Urd showing up. The reasons for that being that 1. many fans were already ...
by Fireminer
Sun May 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 268
Views: 22011

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Say, usamimi, did you read the Dark Horse version of Oh My Goddess when you started following the series? Was it true that the first chapter in Japan was skipped so that Urd, who appeared in the second chapter, would be introduced since the start? I am researching about Toren Smith, and it is said t...
by Fireminer
Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

Also, was there a C/FO at Cornell University? There is a Japanese Animation Society there, which has in its alumni one interesting person I am trying to learn more about, Lawrence Eng, an anime/otaku social scientist.
by Fireminer
Thu May 16, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

Can anyone here give me an overview of the importance of Toren Smith and Studio Proteus in the early fandom? Was it true that both did most of the legwork advertising the titles published by Eclipse and Dark Horse?
by Fireminer
Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 268
Views: 22011

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

It's great to see you making an appearance in Zannen, Canada! If you don't mind, can I ask how did Jesse reach out to you?

Also, will you cover more Tsukasa Hojo's works in your own podcast? I haven't heard anyone talking about F. Compo.
by Fireminer
Fri May 10, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Animanga Nuzu

While I first came across his work thanks to the Seiyuu Database (and his other webpages at usagi.org) but much later, I came across his summaries posted to UseNet. I didn't know he wrote for fanzines, too but I imagine that whatever he wrote there wasn't too much different than on UseNet or his si...
by Fireminer
Wed May 08, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Anime North 2019

We did get those Star Wars manga in the states too, they looked really good from what I flipped through on the manga shelves in the past. I'm not sure if they're still on the shelves today other than at used bookstores. They are still making Star Wars manga now. There is this webcomic named Star Wa...
by Fireminer
Tue May 07, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Animanga Nuzu

I have no idea that Hitoshi Doi also wrote for fanzines beside his work at the Seiyuu Database.
by Fireminer
Tue May 07, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Anime North 2019

As far as I know, Toho's only connection to that Hanna-Barbera Godzilla cartoon was to license the character. Other than that I don't believe there was any Japanese involvement. I do want to do a panel at some point about co-productions, there are a lot of shows starting in the 1960s and moving on ...