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by Fireminer
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

It's really distribution that's the key, and I don't know why Warners or Disney hasn't said, hey, we have the clout to get our product into the spaces where the young readers are, why aren't we cranking out cheap regular product they can bug their Mom to buy them while in the checkout stand at the ...
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: PhenomiCon
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: PhenomiCon

Also, why is it always a Holiday Inn or a Days Inn when it comes to conspiracy nuts making a statement or organize a meeting?
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: PhenomiCon
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: PhenomiCon

Some of PhenomiCon's guests and attendees were probably white supremacists, racists, or various degrees of fascist or Nazis, but none of that was on public display at the convention. One of the guests, Milton William "Bill" Cooper, wrote a book that has been described as "the bible of the militia m...
by Fireminer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: PhenomiCon
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: PhenomiCon

This was in no way a Japanese animation convention, but back in the early 1990s I was part of "Atlanta's Most Dangerous Convention", PhenomiCon, which was a gathering of hackers, gamers, UFO kooks, conspiracy nuts, fake religionists, and deep thinkers, all bouncing off each other for two convention...
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of an omnibus visual novel adaptation
Replies: 0
Views: 148

The first instance of an omnibus visual novel adaptation

I've just finished a show called Sentimental Journey adapted by Sunrise from the visual novel Sentimental Graffiti. Each episode is dedicated to a single story centers around one of the twelve heroines in the game. This kind of arrangement would later appear on other visual novel adaptations such as...
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Suncoast video store in the late 90's immediately comes to mind. At the mall close to me was "the" place to get anime on VHS, before the DVD market took off and they supplied anime on DVD/bluray. They had Dragonball Z tapes there and other stuff that kinda blew me away like seeing Cutey Honey from ...
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

I went and checked Google and that store ("Players Choice?") in the North Myrtle Beach Mall is still there, and I think a new arcade opened up there as well? That's a pretty good store, lots of everything. Interesting in how a shop like that shows how Japanese animation has become such a part of Am...
by Fireminer
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Not well known at all but I think a lot has to do with how the pro-wrestling industry was set up into the 1980s. Pro-wrestling, in North America, operated under or otherwise aligned with, a psuedo-cartel called the National Wrestling Alliance. The Alliance basically carved up the US and Canada into...
by Fireminer
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Speaking of Pac Man fever, weren't there video games at the arcades before Pac Man? You know, Space Invader, Battlezone, etc.? I wonder if Pac Man was the same deal as with modern-day "streaming-friendly" games like Among Us and Fall Guys--being just as fun to watch as to play? Also, does anyone her...
by Fireminer
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 339
Views: 51720

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

After a grueling week of editing this beast, the 2020 year in review is finally up! http://animenostalgia.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-anime-nostalgia-podcast-ep-94-2020.html Thanks for the hard work! I always enjoy your years in review. Hope that next year things will get much more better! Also, I jus...