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by davemerrill
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: anime hell 60s show
Replies: 0
Views: 8

anime hell 60s show

I'm doing this event next week at Eyesore in Toronto. Thankfully I'm not doing it THIS week because it's supposed to be hella cold and snowing out there tonight. Anyway, it's hands down the most old-school, deep-cut general public event I've ever done in terms of showing cartoons to people, and I am...
by davemerrill
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

I did an Anime North panel a few years ago where I brought the LD player, VHS and Beta decks, and the RCA Selectavision player to demonstrate the physical media we dealt with "back in the day". It was fun to plug everything up and listen to it hum and I might do that panel again if I find another wo...
by davemerrill
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

this is tangential to the discussion, but still applicable; it's a response to a FB comment that kind of went into the "things were great in the old daze" direction. I feel like anyone nostalgic for the tape trading days needs to remember that the tape trading days meant people like me coming home f...
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

There are so many different variables in what makes a show generate a decades-long fandom. Shows that weren't big in Japan become huge in Italy or France and something Japan goes crazy for fails to make a dent in that market, a show that Latin America goes crazy for can't get arrested in the US. In ...
by davemerrill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

I think Steve has a good question when he asks if there's going to be a "catalyst anime" today, if there are properties premiering in 2019 that will have the fandom-creating impact of the properties that premiered in 1963 (Astro Boy) or 1972 (Gatchaman, Mazinger Z) or 1974 (Yamato) or 1982 (Macross)...
by davemerrill
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Older fans – what is your take on anime and anime fandom today?

Anime fandom right now seems to be very fragmented. People follow specific series or creators or genres, and have almost zero exposure to series or creators or genres that aren't in their area of interest. I don't know if this is a positive or a negative. When I got into Japanese animation fandom, "...
by davemerrill
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy holidays!
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Happy holidays!

merry Christmas and happy 2019 to everybody. Hope it's working out well so far!
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: Paper or Electric?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Paper or Electric?

I like paper, I like books, but I hate running out of space to put all these books, especially manga, because that stuff swells to fill available space. The experience of reading on a device isn't optimal, but when traveling you can throw a lot of books onto a device and it's super convenient. To be...
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: harmagedon outta here
Replies: 0
Views: 137

harmagedon outta here

I got so caught up in the post-Christmas rush that I forgot to mention this here, that I finished the last Let's Anime for 2018, all about Genma Taisen / Harmagedon, the Rintaro film produced by Haruki Kadokawa and with character designs by Katsuhiro Otomo. The film works as a bridge between the ove...
by davemerrill
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 19
Views: 747

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

Thanks, I was pretty sure that Vecchio was talking about Misawa AFB but I couldn't recall if that was where he was stationed or not. Was Misawa AFB the only one with a C/FO chapter? What about other larger installations like the Marine base Camp Butler in Okinawa, US Navy Sasebo in Nagasaki or US N...