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by davemerrill
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The end to the Harmony Gold-Macross debacle
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: The end to the Harmony Gold-Macross debacle

All I want is a domestic BD of DYRL. Icing on the cake would be a theatrical release of DYRL. There's no way anything with the words "Robotech" attached to it that's scripted by anyone Harmony Gold has allowed access to the license will be worth watching, so I don't have big hopes for any purported ...
by davemerrill
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: Question About Tai Seng Video Marketing
Replies: 9
Views: 5175

Re: Question About Tai Seng Video Marketing

finally, something good to come out of SM CDs!
by davemerrill
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Amy Howard
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: RIP Amy Howard

Amy's third from the left in this photo of Star Blazers cosplayers at AWA 4 (1998) Was Star Blazers fandom in the late 90s mostly people who had watched the original broadcasts as kids, or was there something that caused a revival? It was all people who'd seen it as kids, that's my recollection. Th...
by davemerrill
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Amy Howard
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: RIP Amy Howard

One of the first Star Blazers voice actors to surface was Michael Chechopolous, who did the voice of "Volgar", a minor character from an arc of the first season. When we interviewed him, one of the questions we asked was, why didn't the voice actors get screen credit? And the reason he gave was that...
by davemerrill
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Amy Howard
Replies: 6
Views: 366

RIP Amy Howard

we learned recently that Amy Howard Wilson, the voice actor of Nova in the 1979 series Star Blazers, had passed away in February. Her family and friends are still stunned, and this includes the thousands of friends she made while visiting anime conventions in the 1990s and 2000s. I wrote a short pie...
by davemerrill
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 52
Views: 4955

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

\ I think those books are in another room in a box somehwre. The one in my bedroom contains a lot of books on film like ones on the old serials or my Tolkien books like The Silmarillion and others or the first edition Star Wars paperbacks or old scifi and fantasy books and pulps. I really need to c...
by davemerrill
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 52
Views: 4955

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

there was a big "nostalgia craze" in the late 1960s and early 1970s as members of the "baby boom" generation became adults and started becoming nostalgic for things they enjoyed as children. 1950s rock and roll, sitcoms like "I Love Lucy," horror movies and film noir movies and gangster movies, and...
by davemerrill
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 52
Views: 4955

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Depends on what you are looking for in old comics. The real problem these days is finding a comics shop that does mail order. Most do not. With the pandemic, many may be looking into doing so but it's not an easy proposition. My boss started his company almost 30 years ago. He has been on the web f...
by davemerrill
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 52
Views: 4955

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

there was a big "nostalgia craze" in the late 1960s and early 1970s as members of the "baby boom" generation became adults and started becoming nostalgic for things they enjoyed as children. 1950s rock and roll, sitcoms like "I Love Lucy," horror movies and film noir movies and gangster movies, and ...
by davemerrill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: I wonder where Wonder 3 is
Replies: 0
Views: 274

I wonder where Wonder 3 is

new Let's Anime takes a look at Tezuka's Wonder 3 manga, the new DMP release of said manga, the Wonder 3 anime TV show, and its subsequent American adaptation that has since vanished into the mists of eBay!

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