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by Fireminer
Sun May 01, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Article on the fonts of Fanta's Zine
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Article on the fonts of Fanta's Zine

Someone wrote an article on which fonts was used in the 2nd issue of Fanta's Zine: https://fontsinuse.com/uses/45544/fanta-s-zine-no-2 Does anyone know whether the fanzine was written on an electric typewriter/word processor or something else? Also, looking at each page, it feels to me like members ...
by Fireminer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Which Western novel has the most anime adaptations?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Which Western novel has the most anime adaptations?

If we are talking about anime adaptations of Eastern literature, then either Journey to the West or Romance of the Three Kingdoms probably takes the cake. But which Western novel is the most popular to be adapted to anime?
by Fireminer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: What caused the C/FO to fall apart?
Replies: 21
Views: 4135

Re: What caused the C/FO to fall apart?

I'm writing a piece for Reddit's r/HobbyDrama on this topic. Will it be fine if I based the article on this thread?

Also, Fred Patten in his book 25 years said that Randall Stuckey had link to Anime Hasshin. Is this true?
by Fireminer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

It's a mixed bag. Star Wars stuff flew off the shelves. Other stuff (example: A large xenomorph from the Alien movie) that I remember seeing on our shelves at JC Penney's when I was a stockboy in the early 1980's - didn't sell, but if you bought one - oh boy, are they valuable now. Transformers wer...
by Fireminer
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

I know that Gigantor was aired in the 60s, but between that point and the mid-80s when shows like Transformers and Voltron were aired, how niche was mecha to the larger American audience? Like, I think I've seen pictures of Japanese mecha figures being sold in America in 81-82, but how widely were t...
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: "Where's the meeting this week?"
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: "Where's the meeting this week?"

How important to you guys that the place you met had a TV? I guess that no one would want to carry a 25-inch CRT back and forth, right? Though it seemed like at the time there were some models marketed as "luggable"?
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How long syndicated shows usually were?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

How long syndicated shows usually were?

I've read some where that back in the early days of anime in America, Americans much preferred if the anime series were 52 episodes or more so that they could syndicated it to local stations. Was this the lowest length of syndicated shows back then? If we just limited to animation, then how long did...
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Let's Anime looks at the anime movies of 1981
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Let's Anime looks at the anime movies of 1981

Great article as always! Will you do another installment next year for 1982? Also, have you talked on your blog about designs from Dougram and other mecha anime of the time were "lifted" into Battletech? And I would like to ask if you remember when was the first time Doraemon came to Ameri...
by Fireminer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: You convention story?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

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: 1073

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.