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by zimmerit
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Origin Story Site
Replies: 40
Views: 6666

Re: The Anime Origin Story Site

Yeah, so much of this relies on your personal experience and the availability of tapes in your area, particularly in the pre-internet era. By 1996, legal subtitled anime had been available for about seven years and arguably the biggest anime film of 1995 was co-produced by UK-based distribution comp...
by zimmerit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Cars of Yasuo Otsuka
Replies: 1
Views: 701

The Cars of Yasuo Otsuka

I can never figure if I should just create one massive thread for my blog posts or individual ones (which seems to work a bit better for discussion), but in any case, the latest article published on Zimmerit was about Yasuo Otsuka's fondness for automobiles. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/otsuk...
by zimmerit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Re: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work

There is still an odd, curious insular, provincial mindset in modern Japan. 'Weeaboos' are an amusing curiousity but people like you, me, Tim, Zimmerit (that's another Dave, right?), we're downright scary. Sean, actually! Dave was one of the other Colony Drop guys. (and I'm probably one of 3 people...
by zimmerit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Mid-90's and Earlier anime club roll call?
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Mid-90's and Earlier anime club roll call?

Without digging too deep, I'd imagine that a lot of the college clubs of the early '90s are still kicking in some form or another. A constant stream of potential new members seems to keep a lot of these kicking, even though anime is easier to get than ever before. That said, I was surprised Cal Anim...
by zimmerit
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Re: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work

With regards to their focus on Ultraman/Godzilla, wasn't part of General Products failure to launch in the US in some way connected to their failure to read the tastes of the American anime nerd market, or their inability to deliver goods that the American market wanted, or what? The Ultraman/Godzi...
by zimmerit
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Re: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work

See, GenePro had a table at the '84 Worldcon (If I knew then what I know now!), with flyers and everything. I grabbed some flyers (Dave, did I send you a scan of that? can you post it?) and when I got back home I grabbed some International Reply Coupons and fired off a letter to GP. The catalog and...
by zimmerit
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Re: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work

Being the proud owner of a GenPro catalog circa 1984, obtained from General Products themselves, complete with apology letter that they can't sell to me, I truly appreciate this article. :) (it might be a 1985 catalog, I don't have it to hand at the moment due to my circumstances, but I've saved ev...
by zimmerit
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: Shin Godzilla
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: Shin Godzilla

I'd agree that Shin Godzilla is the most palatable project Anno's worked on in years, but it's also worth pointing out it wasn't just his project. Co-director Shinji Higuchi is best known for helming the recent Attack on Titan movies and doing SFX work on the '90s Gamera trilogy, but he's also an ol...
by zimmerit
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Hideaki Anno's Early Illustration Work

The latest post up at Zimmerit.moe focuses on Hideaki Anno (director of Evangelion -- but you knew that) and his early illustration work, particularly for magazines like Animec and companies like General Products. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/hideakianno I've been working on this article off ...