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by Fireminer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: You convention story?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

You convention story?

Why don't we share our convention stories? Are there any interesting people, events, etc. that make you remember a convention for your entire life? When I visited Japan, my older brother dragged me to a cosplay convention in Yokohama. There was a raffle for visitors, and I won what seemed to be a fa...
by Fireminer
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: I Was A Teenage Anime Club President
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: I Was A Teenage Anime Club President

Just curious, which shows popular back then like "Getta Robo" which people mostly got the title wrong? It reminds me of a recent splash in the Gundam community--for some recent, Netflix decided to use the ancient translation of "the Duchy of Zeon" for Hathaway's Flash.
by Fireminer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Manga
Topic: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?

I'm pretty sure that the Tintin we got in the United States was the same as Tintin in the UK, which is to say we got the same set of changes from the French version. I've never read Lucky Luke so I can't speak to that. I do have some UK reprints of American comics where American terms are changed t...
by Fireminer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Manga
Topic: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?

We all know how companies like TokyoPop brazenly change the content of the manga they localized, but I just wonder if comics like other countries such as Tintin and Lucky Luke were also treated like this? Or were they translated more faithfully to the originals? I know that across the pond in Europe...
by Fireminer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Some observations and questions about 80s cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Some observations and questions about 80s cartoons

I recently talked to a French-Vietnamese who went to America in 1980s to study, and among other things we talked a bit about 80s cartoons. He raised some good points and questions that I would like to bring up here: 1. There was a lot of entertainment for children in the 80s, but there was also a de...
by Fireminer
Sat May 22, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 128
Views: 43676

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

Helen McCarthy suggested that there are some names which I should add to the list, which included Allyson and Dafydd Dyar, Debra and Ted Delorme, Vaunda K. Perry, Wendy Dinsmore, Rob Lantz, the Moriarty twins, and Beverley Headley Moriarty. Except for Vaunda K. Perry (thanks to an excellent obituar...
by Fireminer
Wed May 19, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Living in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Living in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s

Could anyone who had lived in Japan in the 1980s and/or the 1990s share your experience with me? I've been curious about this topic for years, and I've been studying about the how the communal experience changes with economic up- and downturns. How was it like living through these two periods?
by Fireminer
Wed May 19, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2671

Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

I guess that most people don't let go of their anime DVD collection when Blu-Ray became a thing, right? People rarely buy any type of DVD anymore in my country, while music CD are mostly relegated to car entertainment systems.
by Fireminer
Wed May 19, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 128
Views: 43676

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

Helen McCarthy suggested that there are some names which I should add to the list, which included Allyson and Dafydd Dyar, Debra and Ted Delorme, Vaunda K. Perry, Wendy Dinsmore, Rob Lantz, the Moriarty twins, and Beverley Headley Moriarty. Except for Vaunda K. Perry (thanks to an excellent obituary...
by Fireminer
Mon May 17, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2671

How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

Just curious, how cheap are VHS movies, TV series, anime, etc. in America nowadays? And how well do they hold up after all these years? How often do you come across an entire anime collection on VHS with the cardboard case intact? Do you guys continue to use your old VCR and CRT, or have you spent s...