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by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Fansub morality/preservation/industry talk
Replies: 24
Views: 2835

Re: Fansub morality/preservation/industry talk

What do you think of modern fansubbing as opposed to fansubbing in the past like in the 80s or 90s? The biggest split has been that "fan typesetting" (fansetting?) has been slowly replacing the traditional idea of fansubbing. Instead of fansubbers looking to create original translations of the obsc...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Video & Computer Games
Topic: The River City Ransom series
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

The River City Ransom series

http://i.imgur.com/pTDXJXM.jpg I was a big fan of those games as a kid. Well, mostly River City Ransom and Nintendo World Cup (I was so surprised when I noticed that they had the same characters -- it wouldn't be until later than I learned they were from the same series in Japan.) http://i.imgur.co...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: What's between Old School and New School?
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

What's between Old School and New School?

I don't count as Old School. I was watching dubs of The Noozles on Nickelodeon while I imagine most of you were out founding the first college clubs, or maybe even narrating raw tapes from a script at the local C/FO chapter meeting. During the mid-90s I browsed rec.arts.anime through a connection at...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Do you feel that older anime is better
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Do you feel that older anime is better

I like the more fluid and gratuitous animation of the 80's. It was a golden age for animation budgets. Some of the most incredible scenes had rotating backgrounds, which had to cost a fortune. You'll never see that today. I have actually seen a few rotating backgrounds recently, as CG has made them...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Cheap anime how long can it last
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Cheap anime how long can it last

The reason behind it, strangely enough, is anime politics. Chinese companies have become interested in anime, and have been spending a lot of money trying to buy their way onto into Japanese production committees. In order to accept the money without losing political control over the process, the C...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Cheap anime how long can it last
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Cheap anime how long can it last

I found a blog post that tries to understand it from the Japanese end: https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2016/12/27/anime-craft-weekly-25-decrypting-anime-production/ https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/01/02/anime-financials-2016/ Right now they are stretched pretty thin in Japan, it looks like. The reaso...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Random archive.org Way Back Machine Recommendations Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Random archive.org Way Back Machine Recommendations Thread

1997 Anime Web Turnpike: http://web.archive.org/web/19971211090850/http://www.anipike.com/ 1998 A collection of #anime! IRC logfiles: http://web.archive.org/web/19980214220325/http://www.apricot.com/~kyousuke/log.htm 1998 EX: The Online World of Anime & Manga magazine: The http://web.archive.org/web...
by mbanu
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Apollo Smile!!!1!1!1
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: Apollo Smile!!!1!1!1

llj wrote:Wonder what she's doing now.
In 2012 she did an interview with one of those public access TV shows about her current business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vF1f8Vz84k