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by Akage
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel delayed to Dec '18
Replies: 14
Views: 3388

Re: Alita: Battle Angel delayed to Dec '18

Saw the trailer during the Mission Impossible movie and I wonder if James Cameron will even be able to find the bar this time (South Park reference). Seriously. Looked stupid. Why is Alita the only one with the weird eyes? If we're going for that whole anime feel, every humanoid character in the fil...
by Akage
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Chasing after the long-lost American Sailor Moon
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Chasing after the long-lost American Sailor Moon

1. Was the animation of that 1995 Anime Expo video average or bad compared to American cartoon shows of the time? Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers first broadcasted in 1989 and it was gorgeous, but as far as 1996 you had something as bad as Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Several years ago, some...
by Akage
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: When did Yaoi rise in popularity?
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: When did Yaoi rise in popularity?

For the US, I would say it occurred once Viz opened up their yaoi branch, SuBLime. Prior to that, the bulk of the yaoi manga in the US was released by DMP. DMP has notoriously small print runs, which means that a lot of their titles are too pricey for many to own once DMP runs out of stock. Viz also...
by Akage
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

If ACEN needed more sponsorship this year to bring in a classic guest line, I'd rather deal with any resulting complications than have no guests worth seeing. Depends on how tightly controlled that guest is. I was amused that people thought that the guests that Viz brought to ACEN would actually dr...
by Akage
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

Namely that, I think anime conventions have largely retained their "fan" origins and, more importantly, atmosphere. Sure, you have behemoths like Otakon having an east coat and a Vegas iteration.. You've never been to Otakon Vegas, have you? As far as conventions go, it was a joke. I went there the...
by Akage
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

This was a filthy casual convention for my friends and I this year. A couple of us had met Nagahama several times and had gotten sketches from him, so there was no drive to line up for him again. We concentrated more on the Anime Supporter's Group. We managed to get some nice stuff from Kariya thoug...
by Akage
Tue May 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

.. this dude who was one degree from being Kikuko Inoue's personal stalker. :| I met him in line. Older, Asian man, right? He cut in front of me in the second Sonoda autograph line under the guise of wanting a sketch for his friend or some garbage. All he did was pretty much talk about Inoue the en...
by Akage
Wed May 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up

I had a really good time at ACEN this year. This was my first time in Chicago and ACEN. With their ticketed lines, it reminded me of the Anime Expos I attended back in 2009-2013, back when you could still get some decent stuff if you were willing to put in the effort to get it. I’ll break this down ...
by Akage
Tue May 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

I don't think any of the guests cancelled.. Four of the five Japanese DJs were deported. The con had to cancel the Friday rave because of this. Not like that mattered to me because I enjoy sleeping more. Since I was there mostly to meet GoHs, this was the only time I was interacting with staff or o...
by Akage
Wed May 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

I'm leaving tomorrow morning as well. Still have to pack, but I'm so used to doing this last minute that it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Wish I had more time to have better prepared for the guests, but then again, from what my friend has said, a couple of the guests will not be drawing. So, lo...