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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: 1246

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...
by Fireminer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 0
Views: 7

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

I did not live through the Pokemon craze, so I have no idea how big of a deal was the Pokemon anime. Can anyone tell me how big was it, and how long did the show stay in public's consciousness in America? I really want to see for myself how long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime show can ...
by Fireminer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

Say, which is the first time you guy used BitTorrent for anime, and the last time you did so? And, are you aware of any series or particular fansub of a show that have been lost online because the Torrent link doesn't work anymore? Do you have any series you want to be rescued from the Torrent grave...
by Fireminer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I'm not any kind of video game person, but I remember the serious PC gamers having "LAN parties" - everybody would bring their own PCs to somebody's house, they'd network them together, and they'd play games that way. Of course, internet service still is different depending on who your provider is,...
by Fireminer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

So even in the early 2000, good quality Internet in America was kind of expensive? I wonder how would most people play online games on their PC or XBox in that case? The American fansubbing scene exploded around the mid-to-late 2000s, right? Anime sharing must have had become a common thing before t...
by Fireminer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

The first instance of sharing anime online

When was the first time you saw an anime episode shared online for download? Had it been subbed? Was it split into several parts? Do you remember what kind of media player you used to watch it on your computer? Another related question: Did people at the time make .gif from captured anime footages, ...
by Fireminer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 329
Views: 39315

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Say, Usamimi, can I ask if you still keep the bust of Speed that comes with the Speed Racer collection?
by Fireminer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: A good article on Doug Rice's Dynamo Joe
Replies: 0
Views: 320

A good article on Doug Rice's Dynamo Joe

I came across this article that goes into Doug Rice of C/FO Chicago, his comic series Dynamo Joe, and the relationship between it and anime. It seems like a good thing to share on here. Also, were there a lot of Kazuo Koike's works being brought to the States in the 1990s? This article mentioned Lon...
by Fireminer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 329
Views: 39315

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

I'm definitely checking this podcast out! I do have a question though. Is there a list of the titles that have already been covered by the podcast already? You can look through the list of titles here: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-anime-nostalgia-podcast Not every episode go through a serie...
by Fireminer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 329
Views: 39315

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

It is such a great thing to hear you covering K.O. Beast. I had a good times with it years ago when I watched it back-to-back with Dragon Half and Mashin Hero Wataru, the later of which now has an ongoing ONA series. Sometimes I do miss these light-hearted fantasy adventure series. Anyway, have you ...